Fusing traditional grooming tools with modern stylists and formulas is a method that always works flawlessly for the Murdock team. Alongside the two quality treatments, we also got the chance to find out a bit more about the drive and vision of the brand, and got treated to some of Murdock’s top tips for grooming guys everywhere…
Please could you give us a bit of background about Murdock London?
When we established our first barbershop in Shoreditch in 2006, we wanted to re-imagine the masculine luxury of the capital’s Victorian male grooming establishments. An environment for men wanting to release their dapper potential that was less sterile than a unisex salon but still used highly skilled stylists to deliver the finest and latest grooming services.
What does the brand stand for and what are its aims?
We provide a stylish and welcoming haven for a modern gentleman to take the time to relax, have a beer or whisky and build a relationship with his barber. Beyond this, we created our signature, made in England product ranges to allow chaps to make the best of themselves at home.
How often would you recommend visiting a barbershop?
It would depend entirely on the service. Some of our bearded clients will come in once a fortnight for a quick beard trim and condition, whereas the average time in-between haircuts for most gents lies between 6-8 weeks.
What is your recommended at-home skin care routine?
Our skincare collection has been specially formulated to effectively cleanse, hydrate and protect. Once or twice a week use Facial Scrub to clear the build-up of dead skin. Cleansing Facial Wash is your starting point on those non-exfoliating days to gently cleanse excess oil and dirt. Once the skin is properly cleansed, you’ll need to restore its freshness and vitality with a small amount of Hydrating Facial Moisturiser. If the perpetual cycle of late nights and early mornings are showing their effect on your eyes, ensure that you use Anti-Aging Eye Serum to reduce the appearance of puffiness, wrinkles and dark circles. One final touch to your facial regime and a trusty product to carry around with you all day is Lip Salve, which contains essential oils with anti-inflammatory properties.
What are your hints for maintaining a beard?
In-between visiting your barber to achieve a tapered, more prominent style and defined shape, keep your beard maintained at home with our essential Marvellous Moustache and Beard Box. It is the complete grooming kit for the bearded man and includes not only the best products for the job but also our expert guides on how to keep your facial hair trim and tidy.