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Joe Brummell #57 – Off the Wahl!

To be hirsute is both a curse and a blessing. Some people hate beards and moustaches, some people love them. Plenty of men have made a career out of them. But body hair is a different and much more divisive issue – hairy chests are like marmite. On the other …



Joe Brummell #52 – Movember Mo’ Gadgets: i-stubble

You can’t have escaped this year’s Movember festivities. In fact, it feels like the biggest Movember yet; with more mos on more bros than ever before. At this stage we’re around two weeks in, meaning that everyone partaking in the challenge should be in dire need of some facial hair …



Joe Brummell #48: Diptyque ‘Volutes’

Fragrance houses don’t come much more grandiose than Diptyque, steeped in rich history, Diptyque has been around for well over half a century now. Founded in Paris in 1961, three artisans, united by their love of creativity and design, opened a shop at 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain. Their idea was to …



Joe Brummell #44 – SS 13 Hair Trends

If you’ve been watching the Spring Summer 2013 men’s looks unfold on the runways with as much excitement as we have here at Notion, then you’ll no doubt be counting the days until you can get your hands on those clothes. Of course you’ll need new hair too and that’s …



Joe Brummell #41 – Super Activator

f you think the word ‘toner’ only applies to printers then you’re spending too much time at the computer, and not enough time thinking about your skin. Toner is a much underused product that fits neatly between cleanser and moisturiser, to slough off dead skin cells and close pores. Traditionally …



Joe Brummell #40 – Murdock

Murdock describe themselves as a male grooming specialist, which is funny because that’s pretty much how I describe myself. They’re also barbers however, and I am not – that’s why for an important occasion recently I decided to drop into my local branch to see what they could do with …



Joe Brummell #39 – Spicebomb

We love Viktor & Rolf here at Notion, and who could blame us? The Dutch duo, better known as Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have been tearing up the runways with their unique avant garde designs since the early 90’s, like a latter day Gilbert and George of the fashion …



Joe Brummell #38 – Browsing for Brows

My drama teacher once told me that my eyebrows were as expressive as Roger Moore’s, and while Roger managed to make a whole career out of that – I never had any such luck. Sure dramatic and expressive eyebrows are a blessing but as I get older the only expression …


Ren Feature

Joe Brummell #37 – Ren

So this week Notion’s Editor thought he’d have a go at guesting on Joe Brummell. But DO NOT BE ALARMED. Normal service will be resumed next week. For now, read on…

It’s far too easy to get into a morning routine with shaving. Especially if you’re running late, there’s always …



Joe Brummell #36 – Best Foot Forward

I won’t bore you with the depressing reality of British summers, because regardless of the actual weather we Brits love nothing more than dressing for summer anyway, who cares if it’s raining? A fleeting burst of sunlight will have plenty of people running to the park in shorts and flip …