Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Nomad Barber

So I got a rather lovely thingie through the post t'other day, a gift from LUSH in the form of a wooden keep-sake box filled with manly gorgeous things (is gorgeous a manly word?)

The box contained all the bits and bobs a boy needs to preen 'n keep himself looking dapper. It's also, by way of no coinscidence, the type of pastes and putties that a Barber might need to keep his clients looking swish.

Miguel Gutierrez

Miguel Gutierrez is one such barber, but unlike some barbers, having a cheeky cigarette outside the shop, popping to Gregg's on a Saturday morning before the first punter comes in, Gutierrez is taking his skills global. documents this scouser's trek around 5 continents in 12 months. Just him, a cameraman and the world. On his site it states that the aim is to, "use the social aspect of the barbershop to talk to people from all walks of life. He plans to set up his stool at any given opportunity offering haircuts, whether it is on the street side, in parks, on the beach or in other picturesque locations."

Now, before you go check him out, best I test out his skills ain't it. What with him jetsetting around the globe, I can't get a close shave from him personally. BUT, I can follw his handy helpful instructional video on shaving, which he made for LUSH!

Step 1: Open one's pours with hot water on a flannel. Simple enough.

Step 2: Breathe in the cleansing and fresh scents of some powdery-leafy shit I got in a paper bag. (LUSH Dream Steam Toner Tab)

Step 3: Rub-a-dub-dub that LUSH Prince shaving cream all over one's mush.

Step 4: Shave. With the grain now boys.

Step 5: Rinse and give yourself the once over.

Step 6: Dab your face with a cold flannel, to close those pours.

Step 7: Spritz yourself with a toner like it's Chanel No. 5. I used LUSH Tea Tree Water Toner.

Step 8: Moisturise. I highly recommend LUSH Cosmetic Lad, it's my favoruite moisturiser of the moment!

Step 9: Apply fragrance. Gotta say, this is my first foray into LUSH fragrances and I'm so turned on by my own scent right now I can barely continue typing.

Verdict: He knows what he's doing that Nomad.