Here at Mankind HQ we recently had the pleasure of hosting our resident barber Jason, who was on hand to provide some of our Mankind men with a tidy treatment or two. We got the chance to catch up with him while he worked his magic to find out some of his male grooming tips and tricks…
How did you get into the barbering industry?
I first started my career as a hairdresser doing both ladies and gents, and realising that there was a gap in the market for men’s styling rather than just a short and sides, I crossed over.
What do you particularly love about the job?
What I love about the job is that every person you meet is different so you get to have a laugh with all walks of life.
What is your morning grooming routine?
For my morning routine, I like to tidy the beard, clean the edges then moisturise. I use the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Moisturising Shampoo to clean my hair, then an American Crew styler.
Which grooming product could you not live without?
I couldn’t live without moisturiser – without it I would look 10 years older!
What are your grooming predictions for 2015?
Over the year ahead, I think we are going to see a pretty slick smooth look so you’d better get your beard oil guys and your high shine sculpting wax!
How often do you recommend men visit a barber?
To keep on top of your style, 4 weeks between cuts is max.
And now for some advice-based questions straight from some of our concerned Mankind men… you never know, you could be in the same boat!
How can a man thicken his thin-to-normal hair without going over-gooey?
If your hair is thinning, don’t worry! There are amazing products out there, and Nioxin shampoo and conditioner is where to start as these products can thicken each strand of hair. Then finish your style with a matte finish wax – you should only be using the size of a 5 pence piece, rubbing it into all of your hand (not just the finger tips) then massage it into the hair lightly before you shape it.
Do men have to use conditioner as well as shampoo? If so, how often?
Do men need conditioner… it depends on your hair type. As a rule, yes, but some hair types work better without conditioner if you’re trying to achieve texture.
What’s your main piece of male grooming advice?
My main piece of advice is to buy good products. As men we spend money on our cars, our clothes, our lifestyles, but scrimp on grooming products. There’s a reason why good products cost more – it’s because they work!
If you fancy tidying up your ends or even switching up your style, you can book in an appointment with Jason at his Wilmslow salon here.
Take some inspiration from Jason & his male grooming tips, and find the best products to care for your hair here at Mankind.co.uk. Save with free delivery worldwide.