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November 24, 2009
Alright guys, we know that grooming connotates something that should be done to your neighbor’s poodle. However, it’s something that both YOU and Frou Frou need to keep in mind. It’s important to keep those nails cleaned and clipped, keep nose hair at bay and take care of your physical appearance.
Unfortunately, most of the grooming tools you’d typically find aren’t fit for a man (FYI a man’s nails are much larger in size than a woman’s) and they certainly don’t look manly.
Meet ACE grooming tools. These tools are the grooming equivalent of your hammer and tool kit.
At Weldon, we’ve got your:
- ACE Dual Action Nose and Ear trimmer
- ACE Facial Grooming Kit
- ACT Nail and Toenail Clippers
Check out the tools and start using nail clippers built for the manly man (but remember, this manly man is not hidden by unclipped nails and unsightly nose hair; he’s lookin’ pretty good).
November 13, 2009
-Shampoo and condition your beard to make your hair soft and therefore much more likely to be kissed! A great option is the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree line.
-Use an anti-acne cleanser such as Aveda’s Outer Peace Foaming Cleanser to create less irritation and flaking.
-Use a clear shave gel and a good trimmer to keep your beard clean and minimize those little shaving mishaps! Weldon recommends Sharps Kid Glove Shave Gel for a detail oriented shave.
-Have your Weldon Barber shape your beard! An uneven beard is…well, unattractive. A professional shave can make you go from Grizzly Adams to Gerard Butler and trust the women guys…that’s a good thing!
November 10, 2009
Image courtesy of UC Davis School of Education
Happy Veteran’s Day! In celebration of the men and women who serve and have served this country, today’s post is dedicated to the flat top.
Now, we know that technically the military haircut is the high and tight with extremely short sides. The flat top is a similar style to the high and tight, but can be adapted to different lengths. It’s a classic, clean look that balances precision and strength, a great haircut for any guy.
The flat top is a great look, but it’s essential to ask around and find a barber who is well versed in cutting flat tops. We’ve got at least one barber at each Weldon Barber who has perfected their flat tops, so be sure to call ahead and ask so you can schedule with a specialist.
Tawney from the South Hill Weldon provides some insight on the benefits and downsides of the flat top (P.S. Feel free to schedule your flat top with Tawney!).
-The flat top is a low maintenance cut that always looks polished, even if you just jumped out of bed.
-In order to style your hair all you need is some American Crew Fiber or Defining Paste. If you’ve been wearing a flat top for a while now, you may not have to use any styling products at all.
-In order to maintain your flat top a cut every 2-3 weeks is advised.
-Since the flat top is a difficult cut to achieve, you need to schedule your appointments with the right barber!
As a thank you to both former and current military we offer 20% off all Weldon services at every shop, every day.
October 31, 2009
Here’s a Weldon Shaving tip from Elicia in Kirkland:
When you’re shaving be sure to shave with the grain first. Next stroke take the razor against the grain for a smooth, close shave. Your hair may grow differently across your face so take the time to look at the growth pattern to prevent razor burn!
We know that most of the time you guys don’t like to shave. It’s the hassle of doing one more thing, right? But here’s a new perspective we’d like you to adopt–consider shaving like brushing your teeth. It’s a necessary part of your daily routine! Your girlfriends and wives will thank us for this…
So, wakeup, shower (with a quality shampoo AND conditioner), SHAVE (using a pre-shave and exfoliating scrub), apply deodorant and brush those pearly whites. Looks like that shave fits into your morning perfectly!
October 28, 2009
We know the shampoo and condition is one of the greatest parts of the hair cut. Although we can’t offer you the amazing scalp massage at home–you can get a piece of the Weldon experience everyday by using the same terriffic products.
Here’s what you need to recreate the shampoo at Mill Creek, Kirkland, Issaquah, Spokane Valley and South Hill shops:
American Crew Daily Shampoo Gently cleanses the scalp with natural extracts such as Rosemary, Thyme and Panama Bark
American Crew Stimulating Conditioner Invigorates the hair and scalp with Panama Bark, Rosemary, Thyme, Peppermint and Menthol
The Downtown Spokane and 5 mile locations use:
Aveda Pure-Formance Shampoo Leaves hair calm and healthy with the rich, spicy and refreshing aroma with kunzea, citrus and certified organic essential oils of spearmint, vetiver, and lavender
Aveda Pure-Formance Conditioner Moisturizes, conditions and adds shine while contributing to overall healthy hair using ingredients like kunzea, citrus and certified organic essential oils
October 21, 2009
Name: Elicia Leivia
Position: Senior Barber
Barbershop: Kirkland, WA 425.828.0151
Experience: 5 years as of September 7th (Elicia has been with Weldon Barber longer than any other barber! She is one of the original batch of barbers hired at Weldon!)
-Managed South Hill shop
-Assistant Manager of the downtown Spokane shop
-Manager of the downtown Spokane shop
-Regional Manager in Seattle area
-Currently a Senior Barber in Kirkland and Regional Educator for American Crew
What inspired you to cut hair and become a barber? I kind of just fell into it. I thought I would cut hair to pay for college, but then it turned into something I loved! I found out that I could do something I love and get paid for it!
What is your favorite part about working at Weldon Barber? All of it! I love my clients and get excited to see them…they’re like my friends. And I love the people I work with; we have a little family here at Weldon. It’s really just a good package deal for me. It’s also great to work with the other barbers, train them, and of course work with hair. I am probably the biggest advocate for Weldon Barber. I love my job and I love this company.
What are your favorite products to work with right now? I really like to work with American Crew Forming Cream and Fiber. I also have a new favorite–anything that smells like Lemon Sage for Paul Mitchell. I use the body wash and I got my boyfriend the hand cream. It smells so good. One last great product we carry is Sharps Shave Gel. It’s aloe based and pushes the follicle of the hair up for a close, clean shave. It also goes on clear making it perfect if you need to do any detailing. It is the best shave gel I’ve ever used.
What are the best men’s hairstyles? In my opinion, guys like lean looking hair styles. Anything you can do to lean out the style will give them that desired masculine shape.
What hair and skincare tips would you recommend to guys? Use conditioner! Guys hair gets so brittle, dry and fuzzy so it’s great to add that element of moisture. I love the Lemon Sage Conditioner. A last tip: listen to your barber! Your barber will be able to give you all the hair and skincare tips tailored to your specific needs.
October 14, 2009
Ahh…football season is back. Time for tailgate parties, touchdowns, hot wings on Monday nights and, yes, another year of Brett Favre. Whether you are a crazy fan of the Seahawks, the Cougs or the G Prep Bullpups–we’ve got some tips for sporting some team spirit this year.
First off let’s just say that we encourage all the team spirit you can muster. Wear your Matt Hasselbeck jersey or embrace the “painted stomach” look. But, if you’d like to take it to the next level, here’s a hair tip from some folks that know hair: check out ICE Spiker Colorz by Joico. It’s a temporary hair color that washes out with a shampoo, but it’s also got amazing hold to achieve whatever style your looking for. Perhaps a purple and gold fauxhawk that screams “Go Dawgs!” or a
Weldon’s got your Spiker colorz for whatever team you’d like to support. Spiker comes in blue, pink, white, red, metallix gold, metallix blue, metallix green, metallix silver, vapor white, techno pink and techno blue.
October 12, 2009
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1. Follow a specific skin care regimen. A simple regimen to follow is Sharps Daily Prep. Start with the Daily Prep Foaming Face Wash, followed by the Skin Tuner, Daily Prep Tuning Face Lotion.
2. Wear sunscreen. Trade out the Daily Prep Tuning Face Lotion for Sharps Dail Prep Oil-Free Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 15 to get in some good old SPF.
1. Update your style: If you’ve got a full head of hair, instead of parting your hair to one side, push it forward. Use American Crew’s Defining Paste and use your hands to pull hair to the front. Add some texture with your fingers and the Defining Paste for a more modern.
2. Go lean on the sides: If you get your hair cut shorter and leaner on the sides it will slim out your entire face.
3. Camoflague: Take care of those pesky gray hairs with combed in color. At Weldon we offer Camouflage Color. It will camouflage your grays and blend with your hair…don’t worry, just because you’re adding a little color doesn’t mean you don’t have to look like Elvis!