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MERKUR VISION CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

Merkur provide the following information regarding the Merkur Vision 2000 razor:

“In order to prolong the life of your safety razor it is necessary to clean the moving parts of your razor after each shave, for example with a soft nail brush or tooth brush. Only if the soap residue is removed thoroughly, the mechanics of your razor will work satisfyingly in the long run. We suggest completely breaking down your razor for a thorough cleaning with each new blade that you install in the razor.

In contact with hard, calciferous water all parts of the razor need to be de-calcified regularly, depending on the concentration of lime in your water. The parts should be put into a diluted and lukewarm decalcifying solution every few minutes. It is also recommended to move the mechanical parts a few times, so the solution can get into every crevice.

A more extended contact with the decalcifying solution will destroy the surface and corrode the metal of your razor.”

The Merkur Vision safety razor features a number of moving parts to operate the butterfly mechanism and provide adjustability. It is important that these steps are carried out to ensure the longevity of this razor.

MERKUR VISION 2000 SURGERY – HOW TO TAKE THE VISION APART

MERKUR SOLINGEN RAZORS: An Introduction

Merkur Solingen produce razors and shaving equipment as a subsidiary of the Dovo Solingen. The Merkur company and brand name were taken over by Dovo in 1996, an independent German company based in Solingen founded in 1906.

Located in Solingen, Germany on the northern edge of the Bergisches Land region, Solingen is also known as Klingenstadt or “City of blades”, renowned for the manufacturing of fine swords, knives, scissors and razors.

Merkur Vision 2000 Razor The Merkur safety razor range includes the advanced Merkur Vision 2000. The Merkur Vision is an adjustable “butterfly” design allowing the razor to be opened (TTO) and the Merkur Super Platinum razor blade to be safely inserted.

Designed for the wet shaver who attaches importance to convenience in his morning shaving, all will appreciate the Merkur razor range. From Merkur classics such as the Merkur HD and Progress to the latest Futur and Vision razors, they are a) more economical (lower in price through longer use), and b) environmentally compatible (as steel is not combined with plastic). After a short time getting used to them, you will see the advantages.

TAYLOR OF OLD BOND STREET: An Introduction

Taylor of Old Bond Street was founded in 1854 by Jeremiah Taylor, the great grandfather of today’s Chairman, who opened his Hairdressing and Hair Treatment Salon in Bond Street, London. Having gained a reputation for his hair and scalp treatment, his son, Ivan used his chemist training to develop a range of herbal treatments.

The Taylor Tradition has always been to create luxurious and unusual products with natural ingredients where practicable, refusing to compromise quality.

To this day Taylor of Old Bond Street has remained a family business with Sidney Taylor becoming Chairman in 1930, who pursued the opening of a second branch in Jermyn Street. The current Chairman, Leonard Taylor took the reigns in 1955, joining his father and still carries out the work of formulating and manufacturing hair and skin products to the same high standards.

THE TAYLOR FRAGRANCES

Eton College Collection
Inspired by the tradition of Eton, England’s premier college of royalty and the aristocracy, and especially formulated for its Gentlemen, this collection possesses a fresh invigorating fragrance combining sparkling citrus oils with rich woody undertones to enchant the senses of the young and the young at heart.

Mr Taylor Collection
For generations, discriminating gentlemen have selected this crisp and spicy fragrance in which Tarragon, Lavender and Incense combine with hints of Green Galbanum and Citrus for an elegant manly scent and a warm, woody drydown with traces of Cedar, Sandal, Patchouli and Musk.

Sandalwood Collection
From the mystic east, we take a complex rich woody blend of exotic sweet scented Sandalwood and Cedar, add Lavender and Rosemary with subtle floralcy and Jasmine and Rose, for a vivacious, enticing, confidently masculine bouquet.

St. James’ Collection
A masculine, fougere with citrus ozonic top notes of Bergamot and Mandarin combined with crisp herbs. Heart notes utilise florals, fruits and spices on a base of Sandalwood, Amber, Patchouli and Musk.

Shaving Shop Collection
Revitalising fresh Citrus traces blend vigorously with the sophistication and ruggedness of precious Cedar and Oak woods. Add virile undertones of musks over a floor of Sage, Rosemary and Petitgrain for an alluring composition that stimulates the senses and excites the emotions.

Lavender
To the truly discerning gentleman, nothing surpasses the superior floral perfume of English Lavender, freshly picked at its peak from Norfolk Lavender, England’s Lavender Farm, or the relaxing and soothing effect it imparts.

LS&B GROOMING: An Introduction

The concept behind Lock Stock & Barrel Grooming is to champion men’s grooming, putting those bedrock principles, long forgotten or yet to be realised back into male grooming. After the lifestyle constraints of the war years men and women were no longer content to live within the confines of enduring class divide. Men and women would engage in new social activities with a new found desire for well-being. Gone were the de-mob suites, lifestyle goods were in strong demand.

As television and movie stars became the icons of the day men of all walks of life took an increasing care in their appearance and grooming rituals. London’s take on fashion and grooming captured the essence of a changing time, the rebirth of men’s grooming had began and for the first time it came from the streets. New found attitudes influenced fashion and trends emerged to reflect this. The Kings Road was the stage and the World it’s audience. A new chapter of British grooming had begun.

LS&B Grooming

The modern man not only wants to look his best but has to, his modern lifestyle demands it. As men push the boundaries in fashion and grooming ever further he demands the right tools to do the job and expects choice. Our line of high performance hair care products have been formulated to give men a range that understands their needs, and a range that will embrace the intricacies of his individuality without compromise.

WHY THE NAME LOCK STOCK & BARREL?
The term Lock Stock & Barrel, thought to have originated in the 18th century, refers to the three components that make up an early firearm. The components being the lock, referring to the firing mechanism, the stock being the wooden handle and the barrel referring to the actual gun barrel. The term was first recorded in 1817 in the letters of Sir Walter Scott and has since been used to express something in it’s entirety, denoting all, total and everything.

LS&B IN THE PRESS

“Things to Buy This Week – LS&B Grooming is a new grooming brand for blokes. Styling products with names like 85 Karats, The Daddy and Gooch are just the thing for the well groomed geezer”.
The Independent

“WINNER of Hair Product Best buy – The Daddy voted only 5 star product on test… “smells like bubblegum… gives excellent hold without turning your head into an oil slick”.
Men’s Fitness

“To stop your hair looking so greasy and waxy Gavin, Julia Carta; hairstylist to Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Orlando Bloom and Colin Farrell, recommends you try The Daddy, a classic wax from Lock Stock & Barrel Grooming. 85 Karats Grooming Clay is also right up your street [Gavin] for finger styling and strong architectural control…”
Daily Mail

“Good as Gold – LS&B Grooming offers a selection of haircare and styling tools for the modern man. It’s best selling product 85 Karats Grooming Clay – a matte shaping clay that offers strong hold and texture, while The Daddy Classic Wax offers definition and shine”.
Hairdressers Journal

“Must Try – Lock Stock & Barrel is haircare strictly for boys…”
ES Magazine (Evening Standard)

Grooming Awards – Lock Stock & Barrel Moisturising shampoo wins bronze award for best shampoo.
FRONT Magazine

“Great Fathers Day grooming gift, Lock Stock & Barrel Grooming.”
Daily Mirror

MEN-U GROOMING: An Introduction

Men-U have introduced a full range of multi-award winning men’s grooming products. The ultra concentrate liquid formulations ensure a little goes a long way, providing great value, whilst delivering the finest ingredients to where they are needed most without waste.

The handy 75 and 100ml bottles with locking pumps – ideal for the gym bag – provide 60-265 applications dependent on the product and provide accurate dosage.

Men-U have also taken on the challenge of improving shaving – the daily ritual that can cause all sorts of skin problems. Men-U Shave Crème is packed with lubricants, including silicone and moisturisers. This means a closer shave for you with less resistance, less irritation, less nicks and a longer lasting blade and we know what replacement cartridges can cost!

With their Premier Shaving Brush, Men-U turned 250 years of shaving tradition on its head, eschewing badger hair bristles instead opting for highly developed synthetic bristles. A shaving brush with synthetic bristles is non-absorbent, so they need less shaving cream to create a richer lather.

Men-U db Premier Synthetic Shaving BrushSimon Shaw, Wahl UK Artistic Director said of the new shaving brush “The Men-U Premier, synthetic bristle shaving brush is the best I have ever used! The bristles are easily cleaned and you use less product. I have always felt uncomfortable about using badger bristles.”

Men-U continue to develop and introduce new dedicated men’s grooming products – from shaving to skincare to hair styling.

No Men-U products have been tested on animals or their ingredients for Men-U product purposes.

View the full Men-U product range.

MEN-U IN THE PRESS
Men-U Healthy Facial Wash [is] ultra-concentrated, so a little goes a long way. This will last you as long as anything else more expensive – with the same end result; a nice clean face.
Men’s Health Awards – The 3 Days to Payday Award

Men-U Facial Moisturiser Lift … will fit inside your suit pocket but contains a whopping 165 applications. Its mint and menthol extracts will cool your skin when you’re tired and hot – or both.
Men’s Health Awards – The City Break Award

For clients who want that natural finish without looking like they’ve tried, Men-U Grooming Wax holds hair just where you want it.
Hairdressers Journal International Mens Supplement

Used daily or overnight [Men-U Matt Moisturiser will] moisturise while soaking up your sweat, leaving your face matt and smooth.
Zoo

Best Wet Shave Product – Men-U Premier Shaving Brush.
FHM Grooming Awards

Make his morning routine a breeze with this [Men-U Premier Shaving] brush, plus three free Men-U mini skincare favourites. A quality synthetic alternative to badger bristles makes it great for animal lovers.
Daily Express

Men-U Shave Cream – most shaving gels and foams don’t give you a really close shave because they contain too much air. This award winning shave cream is ultra concetrated so it will give you a really close shave with less irritation. The tiny bottle will deliver about six months of shaving and will even help your blades last longer too.
Metro Dublin

[Men-U] has had fantastic reviews worldwide and is multi-award winning. It is a refreshing line of high performance, ultra-concentrated products, which means a little goes a long way.
Hairdressers Journal International