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News, views and information from the team at King of Shaves...

We Think It Might Be Back

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 when you shave!

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

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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You don't drive backwards through a snowy field...

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

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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Steve, Sprezzatura and King of Shaves

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?

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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King of Shaves Keyworker Supply

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!

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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Give Black Friday from King of Shaves

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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London Bus Adverts

'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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EcoPlans mean fewer polluting deliveries...

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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Will King, founder of King of Shaves

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 all King of Shaves Shaving Oils

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

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

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

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...

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

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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Three steps to a great shave...

Three steps to a great shave...

November 16, 2017 3 min read

There are just three steps to a great shave, and it will take just two minutes to read them and your reward will be one smooth and irritation-free face...
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New King of Shaves online store for USA

New King of Shaves online store for USA

October 04, 2017 1 min read

Our new dedicated King of Shaves online store for the USA is now open with US dollar pricing, local USPS shipping and free delivery on orders over US$30...
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Proper pre-shave preparation needs more than just a splash of water

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

September 28, 2017 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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Waste not, want not and the rise of the smart shopper

Waste not, want not and the rise of the smart shopper

September 14, 2017 2 min read

We know we’re not the cheapest products you can buy however we are confident we rank right up there in terms of value for money especially when you just use the amount of product you actually need...
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Why should you use a moisturiser after shaving? Let alone one with an SPF...

Why should you use a moisturiser after shaving? Let alone one with an SPF...

August 23, 2017 2 min read

Even on a cloudy day your skin is exposed to UV and this is one of the main causes of premature skin ageing. Using a moisturiser with an SPF after you have shaved provides extra protection for your skin whilst starts its natural recovery process...
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