#WolfInTheDen – The Final Day!

Our #WolfInTheDen competition in association with Totem Wolf and inspired by our Dragon’s Den appearance last month will be drawing to a close tomorrow.

There’s still time!

If you think your beard has got what it takes, then you’ve got nothing to lose in entering our competition. Just contact us with a photo of your beard, and pitch it to us. Dragon’s Den style!

We’ve had some great entrants so far, with strong beards and stronger pitches! It’ll be difficult to decide on a winner, let alone THREE runners-up! It’s hard work, but we take pride in it…

In case you missed it, we recently sweetened the deal for our winner with the help of Totem Wolf. We now have five bottles of Premium Beard Oil, a box of Beard Savon Soap (contains two blocks) AND the offer of 10% off all Totem Wolf purchases for a year!!

The winner will receive two bottles of the Premium Beard Oil and the box of Beard Savon Soap, as well as the 10% off offer. Our three runners up will receive a slightly smaller, but equally respectable einvestment of one bottle of Premium Beard Oil.

So get to it! You have until Midnight GMT 31st March 17 to enter your beard and prove to us that you have what it takes to win!

Guest Post – 5 Rules for Dating With a Beard

Guest Blog 5 Rules For Dating With a Beard

Having a beard can make you look a lot more masculine. A beard also puts you into a dating niche that can work in your favour. There are many misconceptions surrounding men’s facial hair and women’s desires, but the bottom line is that beards can be sexy and a great asset to your personal style.

When you are dating, use these 5 rules to make sure your beard works for you.

Women Love Beards

There is a lot of mixed information when it comes to women’s beard preferences, but almost half of women like kissing men with beards. However less than 30% of men grow beards, so straight away by growing a beard the odds are on your side.

Confidence is really important when it comes to dating, and you need to see your beard as a big part of who you are. Do that and all the other rules are going to be a lot easier to follow.

Rule #1: Wear your beard with pride and confidence.

Keep It Together

Growing a beard is about a lot more than just letting your facial hair grow out. There used to be a whole industry dedicated to male facial hair in days gone by, and although it’s taken it’s time that industry is making a comeback.

If you want to have a strokeable beard, you need to put in the work. You’ll be needing a beard comb, some good clippers for maintenance among other things, and a daily beardcare ritual to top it off.

On top of styling and maintenance you’ll want to be keeping an eye out for stray bits of food – it happens, we all know it. No one wants to kiss a beard with food stuck in it!

Rule #2: Daily beard maintenance is a must!

Plan Your Beard Out

Much in the same way a person thinks about a hairstyle as a part of their fashion, a bearded man must look at his facial hair as a part of his overall style.

Whilst it might sound fun and easy to just grow out a great big bushy beard, with a huge greased up handlebar mustache, you might find that some people would prefer to be seen with someone well groomed. Your beard needs to fit with your partner’s style, as much as your own.

A great way to approach this is to make sure that your beard is a good fit for your face. There are a lot of great options for beard styles, and you will have no problem finding one that fits you perfectly. You might have to do a bit of experimenting with styles to start off, depending on how your beard grows.

It’s important to have a purpose, don’t just let a beard happen. Grow it with intention, groom it, style it, shape it.

Struggling to come up with a style of your own? Most high-street barbers will cater to beards these days, so why not ask their opinion?

Rule #3: Have a vision for your beard and make it happen. 

Maintenance!

Planning to keep that beard for a while? You’ll have to keep it in good shape! Which means buying quality shampooing and conditioning products.

The way you treat your facial hair is going to make a huge difference in how it feels to the touch and one of the biggest things that people love about beards is running their fingers through them.

If you don’t take care of your beard hair, it isn’t going to look right, nor will it feel great in your girlfriend’s hands.

Rule #4: Buy and use great hair care products on your beard.

Asset v. Liability

Your beard can be a big turn-on or a big turn-off, depending on how well you take care of it. So you have to make sure your beard is an asset that works for you, and not a liability.

If you’ve followed rules 1-4, then you’re beard’s going to be in a great place. But you’ve got to keep up that personal discipline, to keep that beard game strong.

Don’t be put off by the occasional off comment from your girlfriend either, no beard is going to be loved by a woman in the same way you love it.

Don’t be too put off by the occasional but of constructive criticism on your beard either, especially not from your partner (they’re going to be seeing it most regularly after all!). No one’s going to love your beard the way you do, so an outside opinion can sometimes help.

Rule #5: Love your beard and make it an asset that works for you.


This article was written by guest blogger, Victor Bertoni and edited by Bristlr’s Content and Community Manager Samuel Alexander.

Bristlr Newsletter – Issue #1

Hello, beard fans! Welcome to Bristlr’s first ever newsletter! Every month I’ll be searching far and wide to bring you updates from the beard world.

We’re sure you’ve already heard that Bristlr founder, John, recently appeared on Dragon’s Den and managed to woo Dragons Nick Jenkins and Peter Jones with his charms (the beard probably helped too). To celebrate, we’re running our #WolfInTheDen competition! We’ll be giving away fabulous prizes supplied by Totem Wolf.

Speaking of Totem Wolf, we’ve got a lot of good things to say about their signature Blend 79 Beard Oil in our review. And the beardcare treats don’t stop there; Beard Lab were kind enough to send us some of their brand new Darwin Beard Butter to test out. Also, last month I did an experiment with a variety of Lush products.

– Samuel Alexander, Bristlr’s Community manager


#WolfInTheDen

The Wolf In The Den Competition!

In celebration of our recent Dragon’s Den appearance, and success, we’re launching a new competition!

We’re teaming up with Totem Wolf and have a supply of their signature Blend 79 Beard Oil. And we’re looking to invest those bottles in you, the dedicated beard owners.

In the spirit of Dragon’s Den, you’ll have to pitch your beard to us in order to win!

Find out more about our competition and how to enter here…


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Beard Lab’s Darwin Beard Butter

We do love an extra special treat for our beards here at Bristlr, and Beard Lab’s Darwin Beard Butter is just that. So you can imagine our delight when we were sent our very own pot of the lovely stuff to try out.

Unlike a beard balm, Darwin Beard Butter isn’t really useful for styling. Instead it’s really nourishing – with regular use expect your beard to be incredibly soft and silky. Couple that with regular use of beard oil, such as The Scientist, and you’ll have a super strokeable beard in no time.

Read our full review here…


braw beards NL

The Braw Beard Oils’ Beard and Moustache Championships 2017 was a total sellout! If you want to get yourself in to next year’s championships head over to Braw Beard Oils, where you can also find photos from 2017’s Championships.


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Totem Wolf’s Blend 79

Have you ever thought you need more variety in your beard oil? Want to be greeted by a different scent each time you give it a sniff? Blend 79 has an eclectic mix of carefully selected scents that all come together to make one beautifully sweet sniff.

When the scent first hits, you’re met with the sweet yet minty top notes of grapefruit and peppermint. These scents are great mood boosters, and combined apparently are great to help with depression, colds and even headaches. The oils are also antibacterial and antiseptic, so no nastiness in your beard! And those are just the top notes!

Read our full review here…


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Meet Finlay Wilson. Notice Finlay’s great beard – it’s not the lengthiest beard, but it’s certainly well-groomed and it’s got a nice thickness to it. You can find Finlay teaching yoga in Dundee, and if you’re lucky he might even do it in his kilt! In fact he recently made a social media splash by doing just that! If you want to see more of Finlay and his bendy, beardy ways why not check out his Instagram?


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NT’s Valentines with Bristlr

Last month was Valentine’s Day, naturally a very important day for the Bristlr team. So in an effort to unite beards with those that want to stroke them, we teamed up with NT’s Bar and Café down in London.  We flooded the bar with beard fans and a scattering of beards as the cocktails flowed and the beards were fondled (responsibly, of course). It was a delight to be involved, we hope NT’s are enjoying a new, beardy presence in their venue. Here’s to more future beard-fondling Valentine’s with Bristlr.


Got a story all about beards that you want to be featured in a future edition of our newsletter? Contact Samuel at samuel@bristlr.com

 

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