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Taming a beard

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  Image credit: hectic_cutz on Instagram   You may have noticed that facial hair is having a bit of a moment. Not just in the US, but all over the globe, facial fuzz is one of the popular trends in men’s grooming. So how to grow a big beard, without looking like Hagrid? Here are some products that should be in every barber’s, and every beard-lover’s, grooming kit.   Beard oil A good beard oil can make the difference between a dry facial forest and a healthy, moisturized look. There are plenty of good oils out there, and just a...

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Back to barbering business

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Since early July when hairdressers and barber shops reopened with extra safety measures, we’ve seen plenty of our customers open their doors to very excited clientele. The ongoing coronavirus situation and government guidance is constantly being reviewed to ensure salon staff and visitors stay safe and healthy. But there are plenty of things you can continue to do to help the effort.   NHS Test and Trace To support the NHS test-and-trace system and help keep customers and staff safe, salon and barber shop owners are required to keep a temporary record of all clients and visitors for 21 days....

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Keeping safe and stylish

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  Following the news earlier this month that hairdressers and barbers could reopen, here at Neocape we were determined to ensure our clients could open their doors in the kn­owledge that they were keeping customers and staff safe.   So, we set to work on designing and producing a Neocape-branded face mask, that hairdressers and barbers alike can use, to keep their customers safe, and looking stylish! We believe in British manufacturing, and just like our well-loved gowns, all our Neocape face masks are handmade in the UK, at our factory in West Sussex. Each mask is made using water-resistant...

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Preparing to re-open your doors

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As we know, many salons and barbershops are re-opening to customers this month. After lockdown, there are many things business owners need to do to prepare. Last month, we discussed the full guide provided by the NHBF to assist the hair and beauty industry as things start to go back to normal.   What about staying safe once doors are open? Luckily, our friends at Fab Hair Care have been busy behind the scenes to produce a range of anti-bacterial products to sanitise work places in the industry.   FAB’s hand sanitiser is made in the UK, contains tea tree...

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A reopening guide for hair salons and barbershops

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The National Hair and Beauty Federation is the UK’s largest trade association for hairdressing and barbershop owners. They are a not-for-profit organisation that offers help and advice to business owners.   Throughout the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, the NHBF has provided invaluable advice and recommendations for the hair and beauty industry. Its latest publication, “Back To Business”, is a guide to reopening salons and shops following lockdown, based on the government’s most recent guidelines and offers recommendations on how to maintain social distancing and safe hygiene practices in salons and barbershops. The guide will be updated in line with any changes...

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