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Looking forward in 2021

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First things first, Happy New Year from all of us at Neocape! 2020 was... a difficult one to say the least. The less said about that the better. But we’re hopeful that 2021 is going to get better and better, whatever your resolutions or goals are for this year.   We’ve put together a list of goals that will set us up for world domination this year... maybe you can relate to some of these? If you think we’ve missed any key barbering aims, be sure to let us know what they are!   Create a cool, unusual hair style...

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Decembeard – Grow a beard, help save lives!

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Decembeard is an annual campaign run by Bowel Cancer UK. It’s back again for 2020 and it needs your support more than ever. So, it’s time to say goodbye to your razor and smooth shaves every morning and say hello to your December beard!   The Coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on many people’s lives this year. Aside from the effects of the virus itself, it causes knock-on effects for people with other conditions. Thousands are experiencing delays in diagnosis and treatment as the NHS and social care services are under extreme pressure.   Bowel cancer is the...

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Four ways to make a name for yourself as a barber

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Image credit: Pikebarber on Instagram   We all know that being a barber is a great career and a brilliant industry to be a part of. We talk about the advantages of being a barber all the time on the Neocape blog. But one of the areas we don’t touch on as frequently are the difficulties – and we’re speaking specifically here about how much competition there is for business. Making yourself stand out from the crowd is essential if you’re going to make it in this industry, and we’ve got some tips on how to do just that. So...

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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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