In the past few years, a number of predictions have declared that we’ve reached peak beard. “Sorry guys, beards are over,” said the website Mashable. “Beards Aren’t Cool Anymore,” said Vice. We’re still waiting for the beardocalypse to happen. According to a study done by the University of Queensland in Australia, it’s not just women who prefer bearded alpha males — men also prefer men with facial hair. We also can’t even remember a time when beard grooming products were ever in such demand.
If you ask Barber Charles at Sorbet MAN in Mall of Africa what the two best products are for soft skin and a great beard, he’ll tell you it’s a pre-shave oil and beard oil. Well, if that’s what you’re after then you’re in luck. Sorbet MAN introduces three new ultra calming and soothing beard care and skincare products – so that the pupil can one day become the master, or at least try (at home).
The Sorbet MAN Beard Oil (R159), contains a blend of natural moisturising oils such as almond, avocado and macadamia to condition and soften scraggly hair and Vitamin E to soothe the skin underneath. No more awkward beard scratching moments mid-conversation, we promise.
For the man who prefers a more urban look, the Sorbet MAN Pre-Shave Oil (R159), and Shaving Cream (R149), helps prep the skin for a smooth shave. Formulated with ingredients such as olive oil, and aloe vera to soften the hair and lubricate the skin to reduce the risk of nicks and skin irritation. Because shaving bumps are not sexy.
The extended Sorbet MAN grooming range along with the existing skincare and body range is now is available at all Sorbet MAN salons, as well as Clicks stores, countrywide.
Here are Sorbet Man’s Top 5 most frequently-asked-for beard styles:
Street Name: Goatee
Looks Like: A Billy Goat’s chin
What is it: An obviously styled tuft of hair growth upon and around the chin and (sometimes) the lip area – resembling the gruffness of a goat.
Level of Maintenance: High. This one will need attention boys, every few days with a high-quality beard trimmer (check out Sorbet Man’s Beard Trimming Collection) and a good splash of confidence.
Public Opinion: It’s suave, dude. Eastwood suave.
Street Name: The Bandholz Hipster
Looks Like: A Long Drop
What is it: All beard. Long and proud. Wildly astute hair growth that results from approximately zero days of shaving.
Level of Maintenance: Low-ish. Not much to do here but let it grow, yo. You will most likely need to maintain its unpredictable shape and trim the length every other week to keep it somewhat tidy, rather than scruffy.
Public Opinion: Named after the entrepreneur himself, Eric Bandholz, this jaw dropper is totally cool. A real winner any time of year. Not so cool though: when your morning scrambled egg gets stuck up in there. Do a mirror check, often.
Street Name: The Ducktail
Looks like: Holy Duck, Dude!
What is It: Neater than the Bandholz. Perfectly balanced beard growth with cropped furry sides, a modified mo and a long drop chin that peaks like a duck’s tail, literally.
Level of Maintenance: Medium. Shape is everything here; maintaining the wild slash sophisticated look takes just the right amount of shearing and beard oiling. Check out Sorbet Man’s Beard Oil for this one.
Public Opinion: One of the most popular beard styles with a solid, crafted look for the boardroom table, but can still shoot the breeze with the boys.
Street Name: Full Beard
Look like: A Full Beard
What is it: The beard that never goes out of fashion. All cheek, all jaw, all stach and all classic.
Level of Maintenance: Medium. You’d be surprised, but this let-it-all-hang-out kind of beard is easy to grow but needs some TLC. Regular trimming is a must, while the cheek line should be cropped in tune with your face shape. Just #MeetTheBarber in any barber shop in Johannesburg or Cape Town and ask for some pro advice.
Public Opinion: Clooney knows how – and he bagged Amal – so that makes it the beard of all beards. A classic tribute to the man that knows what he wants, and knows how to get it. No contest.
Street Name: Circle Beard
Looks like: A Chuck Norris round house.
What is it: This is a combination of a slick moustache and a rounded goatee. Best kept on square faces and jawlines.
Level of Maintenance Involved: Low. This wolfie is a best seller in terms of low-keep. Keeping it front heavy, short and rounded in shape is pretty easy – and that’s all that is required.
Public Opinion: A little scratchy on the first kiss, but a beard rash never killed anyone, right.
Win with Sorbet and BSA
Four BSA readers will win the whole range – a 50ml Beard Oil for the closet lumberjack who has no axe to grind with a razor and a 125ml Pre-Shave Oil and 100ml Shaving Cream for the ultimate smooth talker. Simply fill in your details below.
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