The new British grooming brands you need on your radar

I’ve wanted to write a piece focusing on the amazing British skin and haircare brands that launched during the pandemic for, well, pretty much the whole of the pandemic, so it was great to be able to do so for GQ recently.

As I say at the start of the piece, launching a brand is hard enough at the best of times but to launch one at the worst of times – with the threat of Covid hanging over us – well, that takes real guts.

I’m not remotely Brexity as a person (quite the opposite as it happens) but now that the U.K. has left the European Union I strongly believe in supporting home-grown talent where possible – and, trust me, there’s plenty of that in the list I’ve compiled for the piece.

So, do lend your support to the brands featured if you’re based in Britain. Even if you’re a reader from outside of the U.K. I urge you to check them out – many offer international shipping and all represent the very best of British!

To read the article click here.

The Grooming Guru Awards 2012. Haircare Product of the Year: Davines Detoxifying Scrub Shampoo

davines-setoxggawrd12lReviewing haircare products is always tricky for me on account of the fact that hair is an increasing rare commodity for me. I’m fine with my advancing baldness but it does make road-testing styling products a bit of a challenge. To get around the problem I have a small team of amply-thatched helpers to give me feedback. My favourite haircare product this year, though, is one even follically-challenged guys like me can appreciate.

This Detoxifying Scrub Shampoo from Davines is fantastic for ensuring hair is squeaky clean and for keeping your scalp free of dead skin cells and in tip-top condition. Given that there’s some studies linking blocked follicles with hairloss it’s a good investment regardless of how much hair you have. With cardamon, mint and corriander it smells great too and a bottle is never out of my bathroom.

For more info go to www.davines.com

Coming tomorrow….Best Body Product