Think again.

Barbering has changed dramatically since 2000 when a few rogue stores upgraded by offering designer shaves and offered booze inside the stores.

Now men can count on chains offering state-of-the-art hair styles, top shelf liquor, energy drinks, and spa-style amenities – all the products you can’t buy in drugstores or grocery stores.

Men’s grooming has redefined the barbershop experience for today’s urban gentlemen. And it’s not about being Metrosexual – it’s about staying Machosexual. Today’s barbershops offer high-end men’s skincare products and supplies, with luxurious emollients, within a classic Boys’ Club barbershop experience.

Here’s the difference.

Unlike women, men tend to be very goal-oriented, typically wanting fast results, simplicity, minimal discomfort, and minimal downtime. These desires have made multifunctional barbershops and skincare products ideal.

Trendy Barbers offer:

1. Fast results/service
2. Facials, manpering, grooming advice
3. Classic yet stylish design
4. Booze and cocktails
5. Healthy drink options
6. Luxury retail grooming products
7. Casual Ambiance/Wifi

So, think again. Or better yet – visit one.

Here is a list to start: Maxim’s Hotlist 2015

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911? Chill Out.

Experts know that the secret to making a person commit to a beauty brand is the way it makes them feel. Eye gels that contain specific formulations to reduce puffiness are always a hit because you see immediate results and they feel soothing. The better the formulation, like Mënaji’s 911 Eye Gel, the better the feeling.

That said, there are more ways to enhance your experience with a terrific eye gel like our 911.

Chill it in the fridge.

The use of cold therapy on puffy eyes or under-eye “bags” is effective because cold temperatures constrict the blood vessels, which reduces the flow of fluid into the soft tissue. This results in a reduction of inflammation and puffiness—and feels really great!

Coolness also stimulates lymphatic drainage and a lot of people wake up with puffy eyes because fluid can pool in trough of your under-eye area, especially if you’ve had too much salt the day before.

Don’t make the mistake of putting it in the freezer though, because you will have to replace it. Eye gels do not thaw out back to normal. The extreme cold ruins the product and its efficacy.

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Shaved Head Hairstyles Managed with MENAJI

Having a trendy, presentable and stylish hairstyle is as important for a contemporary man as it is for a woman. When a woman first meets you, your hairstyle is the first thing she’ll notice – after your shoes, of course

David Beckham has made changing his hairstyle a staple in his wardrobe, particularly shaved head styles. He is an awesome example of how you can transform your looks with a shaved head and add a stylish edge to your appearance. A full-shaved head can also showcase rugged facial features!

Luckily this look is well-understood by today’s modern barbershops. So choose a trendier barbershop who knows you will need more than “a little off the top”.

Here are some steps and products to use for this hairstyle.

1. Before you start the transformation it’s important you wash and exfoliate (Face & Body Scrub by MËNAJI) your head in order to prevent in-grown hairs, rashes or infections of any sort.

2. Keep your scalp muscles relaxed and your skin well-moisturized throughout the shaving process. 

3. Towel dry your head and apply a hydrating cream (Power Hydrator by MËNAJI) to moisturize your skin — it won’t clog your pores.

4. Remember to exfoliate (Face & Body Scrub by MËNAJI) every few days to prevent ingrown hairs.

5. Finally, apply ANTI-SHINE to your head starting with the back with light pats working your way to the front and forehead to prevent shine throughout.

Shaved head haircuts offer a change in style that can make you look more youthful, more pulled together, and current. Shaved head haircuts are also more versatile. They can be worn neatly styled for work, and a change in finish for the weekend is only a product choice away!

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