the professionals

Dear Barber at the Barber UK!

Don’t miss out on this year’s Barber UK show in Birmingham at the NEC on the 21. – 22. May 2017!

You can find our Dear Barber stand at W56. Besides presenting our great product range and cutting demonstrations we will launch the newly founded

Dear Barber – Education Program

with our great Brand Ambassador “The Darryn Pitman”. Who recently got awarded with the status of INTERNATIONAL MASTER BARBER from the BritishMasterBarbers Association™.

Come down and check us out!

#BarberUK #DearBarber #Showandtell

Dear Barber Live! 

Catch the Dear Barber team on stage at the upcoming Beaute Selection expo in Nantes, France on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th March. We will be demonstrating on the Main stage on Monday at 1pm.

We will be supporting our local distributor to ensure maximum success from the show! We look forward to seeing as may new faces there, as well as re-connecting with our existing, excellent network of Dear Barber stockists!

Dear Barber Live! 

26th – 27th February in London

Come and see us at the upcoming HJ LIVE show at the Excel in London on stand C10. We will be doing free product demonstrations with our Brand Ambassador The Darryn Pitman on the stand. It would be great to see as many new and existing faces as possible. See you there! Team DB.

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With Great Beards, Comes Great Responsibility

Every group of friends has one. Whether it’s the guys who grab lunch in the office, the university mates you used to share a dingy bedsit with or even the ‘lads’ from the local sports team, there’s always one. There’s always one guy who’s keen to boast, loudly and proudly, that they can grow the biggest beard, the manliest moustache, the most ferocious facial hair – you’ve probably heard them all by now. And if you’re sat here reading this thinking that you don’t know any one like that, guess what? It’s probably you.

The modern gentleman’s beard is a great many things; sometimes it’s an essential part of a distinctive style, more often than we’d like to admit, it’s the product of a wager that we’d like to live down. Beards can and should be fun, we can shape and mould them as we like, and grow them to our heart’s content (well, most of us, anyway); there’s one thing your beard shouldn’t ever be, however, and that’s unkempt. Dear Barber are passionate advocates of the unashamed, full-bodied beard, but we can’t abide the scruffy, poorly maintained look that gives our delicately maintained facial hair a bad press.

So the next time you feel a tinge of beard envy (or you’re boasting about the size of your beard to anyone who does and doesn’t care) remember this; size isn’t everything when it comes to beards. Fashion favours the brave, but it doesn’t favour the reckless; grow out your beard into the biggest, most intricate style you want, embrace the most outlandish facial hairstyles and trends, but do so with care, and maintain your look proudly and precisely.

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Dublin based men’s fashion and all-round gentleman’s style aficianado, Lawson Mpame gets his first taste of Dear Barber.

 

Mpame, of @lawsofstyle_ Instagram fame, recently featured a blog post detailing his experience at newly-opened 63-64 Thomas Street, Dublin establishment: Craft & Co Barbershop.

 

Needless to say that Lawson was pleasantly surprised by the retro décor he found on arrival. Added to that was the warm welcome and expert hair cut from Ger and the rest of the team at Craft & Co. He loved it…so much so that he just had to get home and write about it!

 

From his initial consultation, relaxing shampoo, throughout the trim and the hot-towel finish Lawson was treated to one of the best gentleman’s grooming appointments going. The expert barbering team at Craft & Co certainly pulled out all of the stops and are really making a name for themselves in the Irish men’s grooming world.

 

Dear Barber is proud to be working alongside Craft & Co as both brands strive to deliver the quintessential, traditional barbering service with a modern-day, style-savvy twist. In fact, check out Lawson’s blog photos to see those great looking Dear Barber products on display. He couldn’t resist but snap a few shots of those vintage wooden-styled pots!

 

Thanks go to Lawson for his great write up. Please check out his blog and Instagram for a unique view on the world of men’s fashion and style. And, if you are ever in Dublin, look up Ger and the team at Craft & Co Barbershop, you wont be disappointed!

 

Don’t forget to check back on our blog for more insights, tips, news and events from the world of Dear Barber. There is plenty for us to report on…

 

Yours in Barbering,

Team DB: The Professionals

Y Plas, Cardiff Student’s Union, Saturday 10th April, was the scene of the hotly contested, Dear Barber sponsored, Salon Cymru 2016 Barbering competition.

 

Hosted by industry leaders ISA Training, over 500 hairdressing and barbering enthusiasts from across Wales were in the building to take in expert demonstrations, network with fellow professional, and, to witness the competitors doing their thing.

 

Representing Dear Barber at the event was Global Brand Ambassador, The Darryn Pitman, no stranger to the competitive barbering world himself with over 30 awards under his belt. Darryn spent time taking in all of the entries and was very impressed with the talent on show. He was later welcomed on stage to announce the winners and present them with their awards.

 

Congratulations go to all of the entrants with special mentions going to the top three placings: Adrian Heywood of Rhos on Sea in 3rd; Ryan Pitman of Caerphilly in 2nd; and Marcus Feeley of Ystrad Mynach who came away with 1st place. All of the competitors brought a fresh approach to the age-old tradition of barbering and there were several eye-catching men’s hair and facial hair styles on show.

 

Dear Barber is proud to work in conjunction with the ISA Training team (www.isatraining.co.uk) to promote and encourage the next generation of barbers.

 

Check out the @dear_barber Instagram page for more images from the event. And continue to check the blog for the latest Dear Barber brand news as well as barbering news from around the industry and across the globe!

 

Yours in Barbering,

Team DB: The Professionals

 

The Year of the Beard

In line with an influx of more casual workwear into the office, when tweed fabrics and open-collar shirts replaced three-pieces and wing tippers, 2015 saw male grooming and beards truly find their niche in popular culture and fashion. This movement, of course, was pioneered by key influencers in masculine culture; we saw carefully honed beards on the red carpet at the most prestigious events in film and television, sports icons embraced facial hair both on and off the pitch – even Prince Harry showed us that a well-groomed beard had a place at Buckingham Palace!

Obsessive male grooming made its way back into mainstream fashion when we came to understand one very simple notion; beards don’t have to be scruffy. Whether we sport a closely cropped stubble with precise, measured edges, or a full-bodied beard that has been carefully lacquered and oiled to gleaming perfection, male grooming and styling has now become a steadfast part of our daily routine.  Over 2016, our perception of beards will shift from “lacklustre personal hygiene regime” to “carefully sculpted look”, consolidating their place in fashion, business and commerce.

Ensure your facial hair is getting the care it deserves, and cement your distinctive look with our range of forward-thinking products seasoned with a traditional twist; shop Dear Barber online today.

The Dear Barber team have just returned from Romania after an extremely successful brand launch event.

 

The event was hosted at the ultra-chic Dianei 4 venue in the heart of Bucharest. It was the perfect backdrop for live demonstrations from Master Barber, Alex Radu. Alex walked guests through the Dear Barber range, product by product, style by style. Of particular interest were Alex’s dual-product recommendations, mixing two of the Dear Barber hair styling products to achieve the perfect hair style for clients.


The lucky guests, hand-selected professionals from across the hair, fashion and beauty industry in Romania, were treated like royalty throughout the event. From the red carpet on arrival, to the whiskey tasting throughout the evening. All finished off with Dear Barber gift bags to take away with them into the night!


The night was a marvel! Attendees were given a genuine understanding of Dear Barber’s commitment to the time-honoured traditions of gentleman’s hair styling and men’s grooming products. Something, it seems, which fits well with the modern Romanian gent!


The Dear Barber team would like to thank all of our partners in Romania who worked tirelessly to make the event such a success.


Check out the @dear_barber Instagram page for more images from the launch. And continue to check the blog for the latest news on future events in Romania as well as further Dear Barber Country Launch Events!

 

Yours in Barbering,

Team DB: The Professionals

 

Pocket Watch Fashion

The mainstream media has long dominated cultural perceptions of what is and isn’t fashionable, and last year was no exception. Rejecting contemporary trends, however, 2015 saw the culmination of a tendency towards period dramas with a distinct aesthetic and clear fashion. This movement, inspired by strong masculine figures in programmes like Mr. Selfridge, Peaky Blinders and Downton Abbey, has come to define the trends that will shape 2016.

The new vintage is certainly back in, with staple items like waistcoats and leather brogues accentuated by accessories like pocket watches and handkerchiefs looking to dominate both casual and professional spheres in 2016. In line with this, the trend towards ostentatious, precisely-honed facial hairstyles looks set to develop even further. Victorian fashion was punctuated by extravagant yet carefully pruned looks (think Jeremy Piven’s titular character in Mr Selfridge), with delicately maintained facial hair demarcating the established or upwardly mobile gentleman. These styles were often cut with bolder, heavier moustaches, a trend that we expect will see a marked rise in the coming seasons.

In 2016, the bold beard is set to be as integral an accessory to your working wardrobe as your cashmere scarves or leather satchels. Ensure your facial hair is accentuating, not detracting from, your personal style with premium hair care products from Dear Barber.