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House 99 is a lot of things besides being David Beckham’s male grooming brand. It’s modern and inclusive, aiming to cater for all men’s needs by using the full range of available grooming technology. It’s stylish, designed to ensure you’re equipped with everything you need to look and feel your best. But what we really love about House 99 is that it’s a brand that places utility at its heart.
In this post, we give you 5 Grooming Hacks directly from House 99: quick fixes that are guaranteed to make your grooming routine that extra bit easier.
The different eras of David Beckham could just as well be divided up into iconic haircuts as by the iconic football teams he played for. Lately he’s been known to favour a modern take on the classic Pompadour, and House 99 has the perfect set of tools to recreate it.
To create a true Pompadour, it’s crucial to use a pomade to preserve the freshly-combed texture and high shine that make the look what it is. But for many, pomades alone aren’t enough to create the lift and volume necessary to create the style.
That’s where hack number 1 comes in. When your hair is damp from washing, run a small amount of the House 99 Going Strong Styling Gel, through the hair. Blow dry while combing to create lift and ensure that the gel doesn’t set hard when dried.
Once this process is finished, your hair will be pre-styled, ready to create the perfect Pompadour using the Smooth Back Shaping Pomade.
There’s a lot of miseducation out there when it comes to Anti-Ageing. Everybody knows the importance of moisturising, which plumps the skin to fight wrinkles. Many know about the value of anti-oxidants, which combat free radicals, one of the major causes of the genetic deterioration that kicks off the ageing process. But very few know that if there’s one thing you can do to stop skin ageing, it should be to protect yourself from the sun.
The House 99 Broad Defense Moisturiser SPF20 ticks all the boxes on this front. Glycerin and other moisturisers draw hydration into the skin cells, leaving it refreshed and firmed, Spirulina and Quinoa impart anti-oxidant benefits, while its UV filters offer a Sun Protection Factor of 20. Together, this makes it the perfect anti-ageing moisturiser.
Tattoos are a huge investment, so if you’ve got them, you want to make the most of them. Like all skin, tattooed areas of your body need care and attention, so it’s important to ensure you’re moisturising and protecting against the sun anyway. However the inks used in tattoos can begin to break down due to dryness or exposure to UV rays, so for this reason, it’s especially advisable to protect tattooed skin.
The Bold Statement Tattoo Master SPF30 is a lightweight body moisturiser that is designed specifically for this purpose. With built in broad spectrum sun protection and a highly nourishing but comfortable moisturising formula, it’s the perfect product for daily wear. A lightweight moisturising spray, it is non-greasy and doesn’t leave residue, but provides 24 hour hydration.
Most of us appreciate a tan. It has a ton of benefits for your appearance, making you look leaner, giving you the appearance of a slimmer profile, and makes you look healthy and youthful. The long term effects of regular tanning, however, are not so desirable. As we touched upon earlier, sun damage is the primary cause of skin ageing, as well as being a major factor in common serious medical issues, skin cancer being the most concerning.
The solution? Tinted moisturisers like the All Bright Bronzer give you a healthy and natural looking colour without causing damage to your skin. Apply an even coverage across the face with your hands, stopping just underneath the jawline. Make sure to blend in around your facial hair, if you have it, and dab away any residue. If you have dry skin, try using the Greater Look Face Moisturiser first to ensure maximum hydration.
If you want to maximise your hair, you’ve got to strengthen the foundations. Using a shampoo with a thickening element is the only way to go when it comes to this. The Going Big Thickening Daily Shampoo is formulated with a powerful blend of nourishing Spirulina and Quinoa as well as styling polymers that bind to the hair at the root, giving it lift and thickness. Using this in the morning will be the perfect preparation for creating whatever look you need, and it’s the perfect compliment to any hair styling product.
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