JACKS SCHOOL OF SHAVES

1 March, 2018

If you prefer a hair free chin (or at least your girlfriend does!) as opposed to a wild, unruly beard, then I am almost certain you will at some point have cursed the chore that is shaving and the time consuming and sometimes unpleasant side effects that it brings. Well fear not, Jacks is here to offer up some simple but helpful hints…

1. Preparation is key

Blunt blades is your first big no no! Make sure you’re stocked up with all the right equipment before you start. Clean your blade after every use and replace after 3 shaves. Always shower before you shave as the heat will help to open the pores and soften the skin for a smoother more effective shave. If you suffer from in-grown hairs then use a suitable exfoliator product before you shave to soften up the bristles and help release any trapped hairs.

2. Take your time

It is most men’s routine to crawl out of bed, peer through a half steamed up mirror, stick on the first product that comes to hand, drag the disposable razor across their face and stifle a scream to finish when they slap on the aftershave! A good shave is never rushed and a little time and tender loving care in your shaving process will greatly improve the finished look and avoid those razor burn rashes and missed patches! Allow an extra 10 minutes and you could look like the hunk on that advert!

3. Brush up

It may seem old fashioned but investing in a good shaving brush can help you to achieve a superior shave. Brushing also helps remove dead skin cells from the surface of your face, ensures that the cream covers every part of the area to be shaved and if you use a circular movement it also lifts the beard away from the face, making it easier to cut and giving a closer shave. At Jacks we recommend men-u’s synthetic premier shaving brush. The bristles generate an amazing amount of lather, require less shaving cream, rinse easily and dry extremely fast, making it much more hygienic than animal hair.

4. Purchase from the professionals

Using the right products in the correct order can alter your routine and transform your shave. Always pick up your shave products from a professional outlet like Jacks of London so that you can get help and advice on the best products for your skin and schedule. It can be a minefield so why not make it simple for yourself! Jacks of London highly recommend the men-u shaving range as it caters for every skin type and offers a simple but effective routine.

5. Apply the finishing touches

Using an anti-bacterial face wash after you have shaved is one of our top tips. It will cleanse the pores and remove all the shaving residue to help avoid that dreaded shaving rash. Men-u’s healthy facial wash has a high concentration of tea tree oil and is ideal to help cleanse and protect from spots and shaving rash. Also included is witch hazel for it’s soothing, healing and astringent properties. Wash your face with cold water to help close the pores and finally don’t forget to moisturise! Keep your face young looking, wrinkle free and soft to the touch with this simple daily task. Men-u’s facial moisturiser lift soothes and moisturises post shave and has mint & menthol to cool and refresh.

6. Leave it to the experts

Don’t shave everyday; allow your skin to rest. And if you really want to treat yourself and get some shaving tips first hand along the way, then why not visit Jacks of London for a traditional cut-throat shave. Our experienced Barbers will indulge you with a 40 minute relaxing experience which includes hot and cold towels, soothing oils, mini facial massage and professional men’s product ranges that will leave you feeling silky smooth for days.

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JACKS WINS BIG AT THE BHBA’S

On Monday 11th September the Jacks of London team attended the prestigious HJ British Hairdressing Business Awards, where we were nominated as a Finalist in both the ‘Marketing Award’ & ‘Male Grooming Salon of the Year’ categories.

INTERNATIONAL BARBERING AWARDS FINAL

The relentless pursuit of excellence by the Jacks of London barbering crew has paid off massively. Few barbershops can boast the UK International Barber of the Year on their team, let alone one who was named third best barber overall worldwide at the 2018 International Barber Awards in Germany.

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Our Returns Policy

We will only accept returns if the goods are unopened, unused and are in a resalable condition. By this we mean that all packaging and or cellophane wrapping and tamper resistant seals must be intact.

If this is not the case then the item cannot be returned. If the goods are faulty or damaged please contact us on [email protected] or 01428 717479 and we will advise you on the next step.

Customers would bear the full cost of returning the goods. Any damaged or defective items would be replaced without charge and the cost of return postage refunded. Please keep proof of postage. Jacks of London will replace any faulty items with the same product, however if the product is no longer available, will refund the original card used to make the purchase. Our returns policy is valid for 28 days from receipt of goods.

Credit card refunds would be to the card used for the original purchase. Allow at least 2 billing cycles for your credit to appear on your card statement.

Please wrap your return products in the same packaging in which you received it and enclose a brief explanatory note including your name, order no and reason for return. Return to: Returns Department, Jacks of London, Derwen, Star Hill, Churt, GU10 2HS United Kingdom

Shipping policy

We will dispatch your order on the day of receipt if we receive your order before our 2pm cut off time on weekdays, and if we have the order in stock. Weekend orders will ship on the following Monday unless it is a Bank Holiday.

If we do not have your order in stock, we will contact you by e-mail or telephone. We will inform you when we expect that part of the order to arrive and you will be given the opportunity to cancel that part of the order. Alternatively we may send your order in more than one package if some items are not in stock; however we will only charge you one postage fee.

Jacks of London uses Royal Mail as its shipping company. Please allow a total delivery time of 3-5 business days for UK addresses (although items are likely to arrive sooner) for all Royal Mail First Class packages.

For Next Day Delivery packages Jacks of London uses Royal Mail’s Next Day Service. Delivery is guaranteed next business day before 5:30PM. Your valid order must be with us before 2pm to guarantee dispatch on the day of your order.

At this time Jacks of London are only able to deliver to addresses within the UK and Ireland.

Getting in touch

If you have an issue with your order, a particular product, delivery or simply wish to get some advice on our product range then please get in touch with us in one of the following ways -

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Star Hill
Churt
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Telephone: 01428 717 479

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