After 3 years of dedicating kit’s to bearded boys, Milkman Grooming Co have just launched a new kit for Moustachioed men! With the mo trend on the rise again, this kit will ensure you’ve got a solid intact growth like Tom Selleck rather than spotting a Borat ‘stache. At $99 (RRP), the Moustache Rescue Kit is not only filled with amazing products, but savings of over $50! This is the perfect little black bag (only available via www.milkmanaustralia.com/) for any man who loves keeping his mo sculpted or a great Valentines gift to give if you think your man can do with a rescue!
What’s in the bag?!
Included in the bag are all the go-to necessities to keep a prime looking mo.
A Moustache Brush made from oak wood & 100% boar bristle, this mo brush is an exceptional quality grooming tool that can help to style your moustache with precision. Its compact design makes it a perfect addition to your grooming kit & is easy to bring with you when you’re on the go. This tool does for moustaches what lash brushes do for girl’s eyelashes, lifting & separating the hair to make it appear thicker & fuller.
A Mo-Stick, made from an oil-based wax formulation in a convenient twist up tube making it easy to carry around so you can re-apply whenever you need. It’s hard for a moustache to stay true to its shape when beer or coffee consumption, moustache fondlers and gravity are constantly trying to mess up your style. With the Mo-Stick™, you’ll never get stuck with a messy mo!
Moustache Mini Comb, this little weapon is a perfect post meal/drink tool to get your mo and beard hairs around your mouth back in check. If you have a meeting after lunch there is nothing worse than finding out you have some leftovers in your beard. It’s also great for styling your hair when you’re on the go and fits easily into your travel gear.
Do you want to see the end of having your moustache catch in your mouth when eating & drinking? Does your significant other complain that you’re pricking them when they kiss you? Then Milkman’s Affordable Beard & Moustache Scissors are for you. Made from stainless steel that is pretty darn resistant to corrosion. They come sharp enough to cut strays and keep them in check, without catching, and they have a blunted tip so you don’t accidentally stab yourself in the face.
Clear Shave Gel & Double Edge Safety Razor are the best combo to get rid of the hair you don’t need using products especially designed for those with sensitive skin. The old-school double edge razor comes with a single Gillette branded blade.
The Milkman Signature Matte Black Dopp Bag to keep your gear together.
Milkman Grooming Co. products are not simply about grooming, they are a component of male lifestyle. This lifestyle encapsulates what it means to be a modern man. Milkman’s products and image are influenced by fashion, design, style and refinement in all things luxurious about life. We believe this standard of living begins with a respectable grooming regime to give men confidence and project the best possible version of themselves to the world.
Your beard deserves the same care, attention, and time you spend on the rest of your appearance.
Sure, part of the rugged, yet smooth ethos is nailing that ‘effortless’ flair, but you still need to put some work in – or else you’ll end up looking like Tom Hanks after a few years on that island.
Not sure where to start? Don’t panic! We’ve put together some great pro tips to help you keep your facial-locks looking their absolute best with a minimum of hassle …
Picking the Right Beard for Your Face
First and foremost: make sure your beard suits the shape of your face.
We don’t all have the same foundations to build upon, so (sadly) you won’t be able to look exactly like a dignified Clooney or a smooth Gyllenhaal no matter how closely your beard matches theirs.
What’s best for you? Here’s a handy breakdown of the right beards for the most common shapes:
- Square: Keep your beard thicker at the chin and shorter around the sides
- Round: Grow your beard longer on the chin, to add length, while making the sides shorter and neater
- Rectangular: Your face should be adorned with a beard that’s full on the sides and short at the chin
- Oval: An oval face is more of a blank canvas – you can wear pretty much any type of beard to flatter your shape
Once you’ve got your beard to the right length and shape for your face, take a picture: you can keep referring back to this every time you need to trim.
Check your picture as you cut those hairs down to size to stop yourself going too short or messing the shape up. Take your time too, and avoid trimming at all if you’ve only got a couple of minutes to spare – your haste could lead to a lack of focus and see you cut the whole thing off!
Keeping it Clean
Is washing the hair on your scalp a chore you try to skip as often as you can? Bad news, sunshine – that rich, manly beard needs some shampoo-time too.
Invest in a quality beard wash and tend to your face fur a few times a week (or as directed). This will help to keep stray crumbs and dirt from building up, and remove dead skills to minimise itchiness.
Give it a nice comb every day, too, and don’t be afraid to invest in some beard oil to keep your hair soft, shiny, and smelling nice too!
Think about picking up a reputable beard wax to reinforce your shape and tame flyaway hairs – and feel free to experiment with all kinds of weird styles in front of your mirror! Just don’t get carried away and blow the entire tub making yourself look like one of these chaps.
Don’t Neglect Your ‘tache
Speaking of moustaches, don’t neglect this either: it’s a key part of the beard ensemble, and you don’t want it getting out of hand. Trim around your philtrum on a regular basis, and keep the hairs from covering your lips (it’s only polite if you want anyone else’s lips getting close to your own).
You Are What You Eat (and So Is Your Beard)
Last but not least, make sure you’re getting a good, balanced diet to feed your hair the nutrients it needs. Nuts, leafy greens, egg yolks, and anything rich in B vitamins will all help.
Keeping your beard at its finest might take a bit of time, but for the modern bloke who wants to impress, it’s worth every second!
We’ve recently been able to sit down and catch up with Chris Logan, Managing Director at Blue Stratos, about his journey with Blue Stratos and their partnership with Movember (for more on Movember, read our article here). (more…)
Ben, tell us a little about your background and how you got into the male grooming?
“I actually used to be a corporate lawyer in litigation for eight years but as I got more senior I still had a baby face. My perception of authority didn’t match what I saw in the mirror every day and I thought that maybe growing some facial hair would help with that. This was a while ago, about 2008-2009 so there was very little room for facial hair in the corporate environment.
As a Rugged Yet Smooth gent, you’re free to wear any beard you damn well like.
Still, even if you want yours wild, full, and luscious, you can’t just let it grow out of control. There’s a world of difference between a bloke who looks like he doesn’t care … and a bloke who genuinely doesn’t.
Recently we’ve had the pleasure of catching up with Josh Mihan from The Bearded Man, a barbershop on Melbourne’s Chapel St. that is shaking up Melbourne’s “barber scene”. Focused on the mantra “Cuts. Beans. Beats.” The Bearded Man has a very unique and refreshing approach that stands out amongst a city filled with much of the same.