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Male grooming tips from dapper gents at The Barber Shop

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Autumn is finally here, and it means the festive party season is soon upon us. There’s no better time to get a trim and refresh your grooming habits – so we spoke with the hair experts at the newly opened barber shop in Quarry Bay, who share their top styling and grooming tips for guys.

When choosing a new hairstyle, check your face shape first. Rounder face shapes suit longer hair more, while skinnier face shapes suit shorter hairstyles.

Matte waxes are a much better fit than gel for fine hair, but if you have thick hair go for the gel. Wax will give you volume while gel will give a smooth look.

Ideally, don’t wash your hair every day. Overwashing your hair, especially using shampoo every day, can be damaging for your scalp. This is especially important if you have a dry scalp.

A more extreme alternative is to join the no-poo movement: cutting shampoo out of your routine forever. Stop washing your hair, except with just water, and after a month your scalp will adjust and naturally produce less oil. You’ll be avoiding harmful shampoo chemicals, with your locks looking surprisingly clean.

When using a hair dryer, stick with a lower heat setting. High temperatures can take the moisture out of your scalp and hair.

If you have a beard, use a little bit of hair product to shape it – a smudge of wax or a few drops of beard oil is perfect.

Seeing some specks of grey? Embrace it and avoid the dye.If you want to avoid the greys for a bit longer, try eating freshly ground black sesame. The anti-ageing benefits of these antioxidant-rich seeds are renowned, and they are also delicious.

Worried about hair loss? There is a plethora of hair thickening products out there to try, but also try giving your scalp a massage for a few minutes every day to stimulate blood circulation.


A haircut can be quality time with your kids. Book a cut for you and your child for a memorable, fun experience and their first introduction to a classic barber. Cuts start at $220, beard trims at $150. The Barber Shop; G/F, Devon House, Taikoo Place, tel: 2958 0037, thebarbershop.com.hk

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