Mystery shopper: Pall Mall Barbers London

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  Pall Mall Barbers (PMB) have four shops at key locations around London. Just naming them sounds like holding the best cards in Monopoly; Fitzrovioa (for trendy media types), Bishopsgate (Bankers), Trafalgar square (West end boys) and Westminster (Politicians and spies). Confusingly they don’t have a shop on Pall Mall, but they do have a […]

Mystery Shopper: Champ’s Barbers

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THE MYSTERY SHOPPER IS BACK WITH A VISIT TO LONDON BASED CHAMP’S BARBERS Now followers of this column will know I’ve been to a good few barber shops in my travels, but Champs was a new experience. It’s the first barbershop that I’ve been to that has a really distinctive ‘urban’ vibe, very difficult to […]

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Beard Oils: What, Why & How?

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With hirsute gents still chuckling at the term ‘peak beard’, the popularity of beard grooming products has exploded. The market has become somewhat saturated with both well-known and small independent brands. What are the benefits and which brand should you use? What is beard oil? Quite simply, a beard oil is a combination of conditioning […]

Finding The Barber For You

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Although the name escapes me, somebody once said that the most important figures in a gent’s life are his tailor and his barber. It could be argued that other figures – particularly during one’s formative years – could be deemed more important, but you get the point. But how do you go about finding the […]