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September 06, 2020 2 min read

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Proper pre-shave preparation needs more than just a splash of water

August 07, 2020 3 min read

Often preparation can seem dull and boring. However, as with DIY, a small investment in preparation can reap some big benefits when you shave...
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Facing Facts: Hugo Tagholm, CEO Surfers Against Sewage: "Save Our Seas"

July 20, 2020 9 min read

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Facing Facts: Paul McVeigh "Always Competing".

July 03, 2020 7 min read

For our second 'Facing Facts' interview we spoke to Paul McVeigh - a global keynote speaker and former Premier League footballer. We talk about rebelling against the typical footballer stereotype, the performance mindset of professional sportspeople, and the importance of personal presentation.
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Facing Facts: Keir Shiels "Strictly Shaven".

June 26, 2020 8 min read

In my first article ‘Why do you shave?’ I looked at the varying reasons why different people might shave. Inspired by that article, and chatting with King of Shaves Founder, Will King, I asked him who he knew who I might interview (turns out he knows quite a few very interesting people!) and whether he could put me in touch with them.

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We Think It Might Be Back

May 29, 2020 4 min read

"Bring Back The Shave!" When you're 27 years into owning a brand with A) your surname in it and B) it's a descriptor of what it does – how do you keep it relevant, current, future facing – and more importantly, how do you get men to fall in love with shaving again?

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Smile

May 24, 2020 4 min read

If you never had to shave again, would you miss it? I would, as I enjoy it, but I have a friend who has a five o’clock shadow by lunchtime and swears if the opportunity arose he would get his face lasered so it was permanently bald. A simpler solution might be to alter his perception of shaving and find something about it he enjoys.

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It's Difficult To Shave On A Rollercoaster

May 16, 2020 4 min read

There are a lot of things it is difficult to do when wet-shaving.

Please note, I said ‘difficult’ not ‘impossible’. Let’s not place limits on the actions of others or stifle their creativity, imagination, or determination to do the daft and unexpected. Pushing boundaries is part of being human and it provides us with entertainment when things go wrong...

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Seeing Clearly

May 09, 2020 5 min read

You don’t drive a car through a snowy field looking backwards.

Almost any activity, not just a high risk one, is easier when we can see what we are doing. All of our senses contribute, but the more visual information we have, the better our chances of success.

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31st Century Shaving

May 02, 2020 5 min read

Due to a glitch in the space-time continuum we’ve received this diary entry, sent back in time from 1,000 years into the future

02.05.3020

I’ve discovered an ancient and long-forgotten secret. It’s incredible, a complete game changer.

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Sprezzatura

April 25, 2020 4 min read

We instinctively know the coolest, most stylish people are those who make it look easy. We also know some effort is required to do this. Success comes from not letting that effort show.

Sprezzatura is a wonderful Italian word defined in the sixteenth century by Baldassare Castiglione in his ‘Book of the Courtier’. The successful courtier was expected to be proficient in singing, dancing, sport and diplomacy. Sprezzatura referred to the ability to perform all these difficult actions without showing the effort involved, as though no thought had gone into it.

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Why do you shave?

April 18, 2020 4 min read

Why do you shave? Shaving is just what people do, right? Stubble grows, so we shave it off. As simple as that. Every time you stand in front of the mirror, razor in hand, you are deciding to shave. What does this decision say about you? What does it represent?
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Keyworkers, King of Shaves & Kindness

March 20, 2020 2 min read

In these unprecedented and uncertain times, every little gesture or act of Kindness helps. With the announcement of schools closing today, and the demands being placed on 'Keyworkers' - people who are deemed essential for the country's wellbeing in these tough times – we want to step up as much as we can. Use code keyworker30 at checkout for 30% off your order.
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The drawbridge is lowered! Entry to #TheKingoftheCastle is open!

December 20, 2019 2 min read

As we enter a new decade, the team at King of Shaves wanted to create a way we could reward loyal customers like you for your support over the years. We have launched our brand new Advocacy Program – “The King of the Castle!”

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Let's give black Friday a new meaning #GiveBlackFriday

November 28, 2019 2 min read

Will you join us at King of Shaves in giving Black Friday a new meaning? It's time to choose #GiveBlackFriday and help people less fortunate from us. We are donating the equivalent value of sales  on in products to Beauty Banks, a UK charity who believe being clean is a basic human right.

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'Pure Shaving Pleasure' from King of Shaves. On backs of buses, in London. Just, because

October 01, 2019 1 min read

If you're in, around or visiting London, keep an eye out for our "Pure Shaving Pleasure" ads on the backs of buses.

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Less vans with our EcoPlans

August 13, 2019 2 min read

Introducing King of Shaves EcoPlans with all the cost benefits of a subscription yet kinder to the environment as there is just one delivery...
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Welcome to our new online store!

August 12, 2019 1 min read

Writing this in 2019, I can’t believe it’s 20 years since we first started selling King of Shaves online, in 1999 – as the internet was really starting to take off!
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New card boxes for our Shave Oils

November 15, 2018 1 min read

We have recently replaced the plastic packs used on our three Shave Oils with FSC certified cardboard cartons (so the card is responsibly sourced)...
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The interface on your face

March 12, 2018 2 min read

The most vital element of any shave is what comes between the razor and your skin. You could have the world’s finest razor. But if you use an inferior gel or foam, you won’t get the shave you deserve...

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What King of Shaves stands for

February 22, 2018 2 min read

Humans are creatures of habit. We get comfortable with the stuff we do, and we are not particularly experimental. But wait a minute. Maybe there’s a way of doing what you’ve always done... but doing it better? And “yes” we are talking about shaving...

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The history of King of Shaves

February 06, 2018 2 min read

Hang out the bunting, start planning the street party. Everyone loves a right royal knees-up and 2018 marks the Silver Jubilee of King of Shaves...
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Seeing is believing...

January 23, 2018 2 min read

You wouldn’t choose to chop vegetables with your eyes shut. You wouldn’t drive off at night without using your headlights. So why would you shave with your face obscured by lather?

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Eco-Friendly Shaving

January 05, 2018 2 min read

We are really pleased to have more eco-friendly packaging that does less harm to the environment however we are also asking that you dispose of it in the right way...
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