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Stav’s Tips & Tales: Autumn 2016

Big Reggie, and Stavros Christoudolakis – Barber

‘Unlike Big Reggie, my French Bulldog (above left!)and the beautiful official mascot for Alexander Barbers HQ, us chaps should not be keeping it short and sharp over the autumn season.

‘While the hot summer months ensure we keep our hair clipped close and tidy, the beginning of the winter months gives us a chance to, well, be downright messy on top.

‘Why?’ I hear you ask. Simple. The autumn is going to throw everything it has got at your hair. Think wind, rain, hail and even sleet. It’s going to be messy, come what may. So embrace it. If you do, your hair will be easy to maintain.

‘At our barbers we often see a rush in the days running up to Halloween, particularly now that the October 31st has become hipper than ever with pub parties and dinners at friends’ homes.

‘Here are a few hints about getting it right for what Keats described as a ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!’

Go for short to mid length on the sides, get the top chopped into so that it is texturised. Remember the more weight you remove from your hair the more movement you will get, particularly when the wind blows. Here is a list of some of our favourite hair products if you want to take on the elements and keep your hairstyle in place.

1 – Forming Cream – by American Crew. A medium hold with medium shine that works well with side parts and slicked back styles.

2 – Defining Paste – by American Crew. A medium hold with low shine. A great product for the chap who is slightly thinning on top.

3 – Reformer – from the MITCH range by Paul Mitchell. A strong hold with a matt finish texturiser. Works well with your new messy Autumn style.

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