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Thinning Hair and How to Deal With It

Thinning Hair and how to deal with it.



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Lets get straight to it shall we; Thinning hair is not very good, in fact for most men it’s devastating to realise that we are losing it…. the hair, that is.

If you’re reading this and you have thinning hair then please understand that you are not alone, in fact 70% of manly men will suffer some form of male pattern baldness. It’ll be either at the crown or at the front of your hair.
There can be other reasons that men lose their hair, it can be from ageing, stress and illness, whatever has caused your hair loss, it’s nothing to be ashamed of.

So what can you and your barber do to help your folliclelly challenged head?


Thinning hair

The cut that your barber will give you can be a massive help. For example you need to get some volume and texture into your hair. You don’t want your hair sitting flat on your head. Getting texture into the hair will give the appearance of it being thicker. Where the hair is thickest, say near to the crown and sides, this would be the area for texturising and some weight reduction. Doing this will help balance up the appearance if your hair is thinner at the front.
Also consider going shorter. If your hair is too long it will only accentuate and draw other peoples attention to the thinner areas of your hair.

Use the right products.Whether you have thinning hair or not most guys need to use a little of the right product to emphasise the style. Don’t get layering on the hair gel or the wax, these two products will not help the situation. Matt Clay from Bluebeards Revenge is a great product to use to define texture and if used correctly it can add some volume to your hair.
Hairspray, yes good old fashioned hairspray can give you lighter hold without weighing your precious locks down.
Volumising powders are a fairly recent product that has come to market, these too can be excellent choices for getting that much needed lift to your hair.
Don’t over do it with the hair conditioner. This can also weigh the finer hair down making the appearance look lank and sometimes greasy.

Only go for there full shave ( Grade 1,2,3 etc) until you are ready. Talk about all your options with your barber before coming to the big decision.Thinning Hair and how to eat with it

By Paul Evans | Categories Barbers of Warwick, News

Fathers Day Gift Ideas From The Barber of Warwick

Fathers Day Gift ideas from The Barbers of Warwick

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With Father’s day just 2 weeks away, ( 21st June 2015) you’re struggling for fathers day gift ideas for Dad’s pressies, aren’t you?
We know he’s probably been a grumpy old sod for most of the year, but hey, that’s Dads for you. We know you love him to bits, so we’re going to give you a couple of ideas from the jolly good folk at the Barbers of Warwick on Smith Street.

If your old man is a bit of a smoothy then how about some damn fine shaving products from Bluebeards Revenge. These products are made in the UK and have won many grooming Awards. None of their products are tested on animals, they’ve been tested by the people that use them; real men!!

Fear not if the old fella prefers the hirsute look. We have the answer for you.

Check out the Morgan’s Beard Care Range from, you guessed it, Morgan’s!

Again these excellent products are made here in the UK and are available at The Barbers of Warwick and will also make an excellent fathers day gift, trust me.

If you need any advice before acquiring any of the above mentioned fathers day gift ideas, then please feel free to mozy on down Smith Street for a chat about Dad’s needs. Everyone loves a Dapper Dad so give him a helping hand this fathers day. But Remember though; a Dad is for life, not just for Fathers Day.


Bluebeards revenge

Buy 2 products and get a free shaving Brush

Scimitar Razor from Bluebeards revenge

The Scimitar Razor
Special offer £31.00

Morgan's Beard care

Morgan’s Beard Care Trio
Prices from £7.50

By Paul Evans | Categories Barbers of Warwick, News

Keeping a beard looking decent


Lets face it fellas, some of you just don’t take proper care of your beard, do you?

You’ve probably spent months growing your face fuzz, put up with her indoors giving you grief over the scratchy itchy feeling you give her when you try and snuggle up and get all smoochy and what not.

Well now it’s time for you to look after that beard of yours.

Here’s what to do:

Get it trimmed to keep your desired shape. Go to a proper barber. Don’t let her indoors have a go with her dressmaking scissors.

Clean the damn thing. There’s nothing worse than seeing last nights Tikka Masala still hanging around. Best use a dedicated wash though. Beards are coarse and dry, shampoo only makes it worse.

Use a beard balm / moisturiser daily. This will make you smell nice as well as helping to keep the beard frizz tame and soft. More importantly your other half will appreciate the effort you’re making.

To get a more defined shape and additional control, a beard / moustache Pomade is recommended. We love and recommend Morgan’s Beard care Products. Guess what, we stock these products.



A well groomed beard

By Paul Evans | Categories Barbers of Warwick, News

Morgan’s Beard Care Products now stocked at Barbers of Warwick. Excellent value

logo Barbers of WarwickThe Barbers of Warwick are pleased to announce that we are official retailers of Morgan’s Beard & Moustache care products.

Morgan’s are a British company have been established since 1873.

Beards and moustache’s need care and attention. These products such as the Moustache Wax, Beard & Moustache Cream and Beard Wash help keep the beard in tip top condition.
It can take quite a while to grow your beard, so once you’ve achieved your desired style, look after it.
By nature, beards are dry and coarse. Using the wrong cleanser can make your hirsute chops feel even more bristly and harsh, especially to the love in your life. So to keep her or him indoors happy, keep your beards trimmed and clean, there is nothing worse than seeing a top looking geezer with that mornings brekkie stuck in his beard or tash.



Morgan’s bears and moustache wax

Morgan's Beard Wash

Morgan’s Beard Wash cleanses and conditions.


By Paul Evans | Categories Barbers of Warwick, News

Barbers of Warwick on Smith Street – Award winning grooming products

logo Barbers of WarwickThe Barbers of Warwick here on Smith Street are official stockists of the award winning  grooming products, BlueBeards Revenge.

BlueBeards products have won (Again) the FHM Awards for “Grooming Brand of The Year 2014”

10646961_829871550367429_1431588188655377077_nThe Barbers of Warwick have been stockists of BlueBeards since 2012.

The Paraben free products off extremely great value. The Shaving Cream and the Shaving Solution can deliver up to 50 shaves per unit.
Paul, the owner of Barbers of Warwick recommends the Pre Shave Oil. “As a fella who has a strong beard growth, I find that a pre shave oil up before the lather is the key to a longer lasting  shave”

For any shaving advice or to purchase any of The BlueBeards Revenge products visit The Barbers of Warwick on Smith Street.

By Paul Evans | Categories Barbers of Warwick, News

On Street Parking

On November 1st 2014 the on street parking enforcement was taken over by a private contractor.

Warwickshire County Council put offers for tender by private parking contractors. A company called NSL won the bid process and now are the county’s parking enforcement operator.

Currently there are 30 civil enforcement officers for Warwickshire. Under the arrangements we will not see a traffic warden presence like we are used to. It appears that NSL will operate a “Out of car – drop on enforcement” style.

This means that a car or van will turn up with enforcement (traffic wardens) officers inside, get out, check tickets, issue a penalty notice and then leave by car to the next street or town.

Previous arrangements by Warwick District Council had the wardens patrolling, which acted as deterrent and as a reminder to get a ticket because they were out and about. Now members of the public may be lulled into a false sense of security because they won’t be seeing the wardens until its too late.

Our advice is to always buy a parking ticket, its just not worth the risk. We suspect that NSL will want to maximise their income from enforcement notices and we are unsure about their process if you should wish to appeal against a fine. Use the link above to find out more about appeals process.

It a appears that NSL have a bit of form:

However I suspect that NSL have resolved any problems that have shown up on any Google searches freely available to anyone.


When the contract was taken over their were 25 ticket machines not working. This was across the county not just Warwick.

By Paul Evans | Categories News

Ostrich Pink Official Opening

Ostrich Pink opens its doors




Ostrich Pink Welcomes you.

This week, the new Mayor of Warwick  performs one of her first official duties when she cuts the ribbon of a new business that has recently opened on Smith Street.
The new business; Ostrich Pink, offers quality fashion clothing, shoes and handbags for the discerning ladies.

Katie, the owner of the boutique fashion store, would like to extend an invitation for the grand opening on Friday 30th May 2014.
Fizz will be available from 15:00 onwards.

For further details contact Ostrich Pink:
39 Smith Street, Warwick CV34 4JA

01926 407835



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By Paul Evans | Categories News, Whats On!

Aspire Style – National Award Winner

Aspire Style wins best multiple gift retailer national award



Last week Aspire Style were thrilled to be presented with the national award for best multiple gift retailer at The Greats.  The Greats Awards, now in their 12th year, were launched by Progressive Gifts & Home magazine to recognise and reward the UK’s very best gift retailers

It was amazing to win the award as there were some well known retailers that reached the finals and the standard was really high.  Winning the award was a real thrill and a very special honor.

The winners of this year’s prestigious gift retailing awards were revealed at an awards lunch at the glamorous Savoy Hotel in London on Thursday May 8.

Aspire Style also reached the finals for Best Retail Display and Catherine, the Oxford store manager, reached the finals for Retail Employee of the Year.

To see a selection of what Aspire have to offer then please visit Aspire Style

Aspire style team

Aspire Style win award

By Paul Evans | Categories News

Bread & Co Special Event

th April from 11.30 am at Bread & Co, Warwick, CV34 4HU

Warwick’s famous Smith Street is where you’ll be able to find the ‘Tea of the Trail’ and ‘Cake of the Trail’ from ‘Tea Trail No 1: Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire’ Elizabeth Dacy Jones’s latest offering – a poetic guidebook series that reverses the normal order of trip planning and suggests ensuring ‘tea and restore’ points are taken care of before deciding what to see. Golden Monkey Tea Company’s ‘Shakespeare Blend’ is the ‘Tea of the Trail’ and Bread & Co’s Lemon Drizzle Cake is ‘The Cake of the Trail’.

The ‘Tea and Cake Ceremony’ to present awards is a ‘Jenny Lee Tea’ [raising money to fund local grass roots projects – brainchild of Joanna Bruce MBE, niece of Jennifer Worth, writer of the Call the Midwife trilogy] on Monday 28th April from 11.30 to 12.30 at Bread & Co.
All welcome – it’s a ‘Golden Coin’ event (you donate whatever you like) with free tea of the trail, biscuits and tasters of the Lemon Drizzle Cake and poetic tasters from the book by Elizabeth and ‘Mr Darcy’ (Editor and contributor Chris Barltrop). A grant from The Jenny Lee Teas Project Fund made publication of this first ‘Tea Trail’ possible.

Guest of honour – Mrs Tibbs the tabby cat. Cat of at least 2 lives who was presumed dead when book went to print and reappeared so she could get in on the action. Immortalised in Bread & Co’s poem in the book, ‘Boiled Egg and Soldiers Please’ and described as seducing angels – but clearly didn’t enjoy their company as much as humans…


By Paul Evans | Categories News, Whats On!