Thank you Matt for sharing this amazing insight to your daily beard care routine.
It’s that time of year again, when Christmas slaps you in the face and demands your undivided attention, and it’s always that infamous great white Audacious beard himself who gets all the accolade for all your hard work filling stockings and secretly surprising workmates.
Fear not bearded one! Here at the Audacious HQ we have put together a list of 10 ‘must-have’ gifts to help you tackle the perplexities of gift hunting, whilst also treating your own beard, giving you time to concentrate on looking your devilishly Audacious best this party season.
From Stocking fillers and secret Santa surprises, to our Deluxe gift box, we’ve got all your gift needs covered. Even those not blessed with a furry face can be Audacious this Christmas with our ‘make your own’ Audacious beards, false meticulous moustaches and beanie hats. There’s also old fashioned double edged razor kits for the blasphemous or to keep your neck and cheeks in check.
• Ready made Dapper Chap Audacious Moustache – £6.95 (All prices Include 1st class Royal mail UK delivery)
• The Audacious Detangling Beard Brush – £6.95
• The Audacious Beard Shampoo Bar – £6.95
• Firecracker beard oil – Cirque du Barbe – £6.95
- Crochet Your Own Audacious Beard Kit – £12.95
• Cirque du Barbe beard oil Collection – £17.95
• Double Edged Razor Shaving Kit – £18.95
• Handmade Beanie – £19.95
• The Audacious Deluxe Gift Box with 4 compartments – £59.95
(Santa photo credit: Alicia Slough)
(Huge thanks to all our beardy friends that featured in the film)
The “Dad bod” is dead (kind of), Long live the “DAD BEARD!” Whether your dad is just starting his bearded journey or already dons a beard to make even Zeus a little envious, we have the perfect array of products to make Father’s day an Audacious one.
Like Ronseal, our Pick ‘N’ Mix Gift Box does exactly what it says on the tin.
- Your choice of any large beard oil and balm.
- A detangling wooden beard brush perfect for detangling and taming longer beards.
- The Audacious Wooden Presentation Box (measures 18cm x 10cm x 6.5cm)
If your taking your Dad away for Father’s day, the Audacious Beard and Moustache Survival Kit is the perfect accompaniment. Inspired by the ex S.A.S Lofty Wiseman’s survival kit, The Audacious Beard and Moustache Survival kit enables your whiskers to venture boldly forth into the wilderness without the wilderness getting its grubby claws into them.
The kit contains:
• Folding scissors – for trimming off stragglers- and threatening ( small )wild beasties- trimmings can be used as tinder for establishing fires, but only in dire emergencies obviously – never sacrifice the beard!
• Shampoo bar (40g)– to wash out the wilderness and keep those whiskers soft and smelling fresh – don’t want to attract the bears with beard detritus…
• Moustache wax (15ml)- for waterproofing and maintaining a good twist
• The Wood Chopper Beard Oil (10ml)- feed that beard -keeps it looking healthy and nourished and hydrated – fends off the dreaded beard itch that lurks in the wilds and dire straits
• Comb- for keeping that moustache dapper whatever
• Mirror – (design may vary) for signaling -whilst checking out how great you look!
• Hinged metal tin – to contain and protect all your precious beardy tools – or to use as a cook pot or water container when the going gets really dire – but hey, you look great!
The Audacious Beard Starter Kit Bundle is a ‘must have’ for any Dad starting out in his pursuit of manliness.
Our limited edition Audacious Beard Starter Kit Bundle worth over £45 includes:
-Three 10ml beard oils with dropper pipettes
-The Audacious wooden beard comb
-The Audacious beard balm (30ml)
-Moustache wax (15ml)
-Audacious Beard Shampoo bar (40g)
-An Audacious badge and sticker
-All neatly packed into a kraft cardboard box measuring 5 x 10 x 10cm
Article by Ben Nancholas
Keeping your beard Audacious!
Life is good with a beard. Whether your whiskers are freshly born or faithful constant companions, maintaining your beard has never been so easy with the wonderful array of delectable products the Audacious Beard Co has to offer.
Keeping your manly whiskers in shape revolves around properly taking care of them. This meticulous guide will break down how to care for and maintain your beard. Let’s get audacious ….
Introduce high-quality beard oil into your daily routine, you’ll reap the rewards. With our splendid beard oils, you’ll experience all the benefits of moisturising, conditioning and strengthening your beard, whilst also taming unruly hairs and soothing your skin beneath. Our oils are hand blended and individually bottled using only the finest all-natural ingredients to leave your beard in glorious shape. Not forgetting that we add a pinch of audacity for good measure to ALL our oils.
How often should you apply beard oil?
The answer varies from person to person, whether you’re a discerning chap or a valiant fellow, whiskers come in different shapes and sizes and need to be cared for accordingly. You can use beard oil as much as you like or as much as your beard demands. Colossal beards may require 7 or 8 drops for complete coverage. Whereas smaller beards may only need 3 or 4.
Designed to enhance your beard’s natural oils and hydrate it right to the follicles, beard balms are a superb product to prevent dry skin or the infamous beardruff. By reducing inflammation, Beard balm helps to rejuvenate hair follicles, providing a better environment for healthy hair growth. If your hair is brittle or weak, treating it with good quality beard balm can help to restore its strength and shine. The Audacious beard balm helps lock in moisture, coating the hair shaft, preventing split ends, encouraging growth , keeping the beard healthy and looking magnificent.
Similar to our beard oils, with the addition of beeswax and shea butter. Beard Balms are a leave-in conditioner that combines both conditioning and styling properties. Since balms are a little bit heavier than a beard oil, they’ll keep your beard conditioned longer. A beard balm gives a little more hold because of the added beeswax, perfect for those ravishing rogues with unruly beards
What’s the difference between a beard oil and beard balm?
It’s purely down to preference, some of our audacious gents will use a mixture of both an oil and a balm. Some prefer one over the other.
How to apply our Audacious beard balm
Scrape the back of your thumb or fingernail across the balm, similar to using moustache wax but scooping out a bigger portion. Wipe this into the palm of your other hand and with your index finger and middle finger rub in a circular motion, with vigour. At first, there will be a gritty texture (this is the shea butter) and then after maybe 10 to 15 seconds, it will turn clear and smooth. This needs to be done with dry hands as any water will make it difficult to melt. Finally, massage into your beard and comb through.
Beard Brushes and Combs
Owning a high-quality beard brush or comb is a must-have for any whisker wearer to ensure your beard stays in immaculate shape. Beard combs and brushes keep your whiskers tamed and softened, and ultimately – Audacious.
When using a beard comb: there is an art to combing your beard. Hold your beard comb so the teeth of the comb are pointing upwards. Using a relaxed grip, comb out your precious beard in an upward motion away from your face. This will separate your whiskers so you can say goodbye to that dreaded just got out of bed look
We couldn’t talk about beard combs and brushes and not mention our Audacious Detangling Beard Brush, it’s not a run of the mill accessory. It’s perfect for detangling and maintaining your beard.
You don’t necessarily have to use a beard brush more than once a day. Your beard is best brushed first thing in the morning or just after a shower. By brushing your whiskers first thing, you’ll loosen and brush out any dirt or dead skin cells from the previous day
A beard shampoo offers unique benefits a standard shampoo cannot.
We created the Audacious Beard Shampoo bar especially for beards using a combination of high-fat content oils such as Avocado to produce a bar that gently cleanses while deeply conditioning your beard. It leaves the skin feeling amazingly refreshed, hydrated and is suitable for daily use.
How often should you wash your beard?
It varies. Lifestyle plays a huge factor. Those who brave the elements for work each day may choose to shampoo 4-5 times a week. Those amongst you who work in an office may choose to shampoo twice a week.
Always remember… Feed the beard and make it Audacious!
(Huge thanks and credit to copywriter Ben Nancholas)
It’s that time of year again, quicker than you can say ‘My beard is Audacious’, Christmas slaps you in the face. From Christmas work parties to family events, you’re going to want your beard looking devilishly handsome.
However, have no fear bearded one, we’ve put together a fantastically hirsute list of our 5 ‘must-haves’ this Christmas. From cheeky cads with villainous twists to superbly manly beards to the supremely wild Sasquatch of beards, we’ve got you covered at the Audacious Beard Co this festive period ….
- Firecracker Beard oil – Cirque du Barbe
Size: Large (30ml)
A beard oil fit for the most magnificent of beards! Our Firecracker beard oil comes from our much anticipated limited edition Cirque du Barbe range.
The Firecracker takes you to places you’ve simply never been before, it’s signature fresh woody scent combined with warming spicy notes and with a pinch of everything sweet to top it off leaves you truly dazzled!
The Firecracker beard oil will truly set you apart this Christmas from any other gent from a bearded disposition. Just make sure you grab this intoxicating beard oil whilst you still can!
Nothing shouts Audacious more then our limited edition Cirque du Barbe collection. Make sure you check out our Mighty Moko and Zazel beard oils in this stunning range.
- Moustache Wax – The Audacious Beard Co
A brilliant moustache is often encouraged by one key product: moustache wax. All natural and handmade, our moustache wax knows no boundaries. From jaunty curls to the wildest of whiskers, our moustache wax can tame and maintain anything!
So whether you’re buying for yourself, or pointing a loved one in the right direction, our moustache wax is the perfect gift for maintaining those meticulous moustaches going into the party season.
- The Audacious Beard Shampoo Bar
If the office Christmas party got out of hand, have no fear, wash away your perils with the Audacious Beard Shampoo Bar.
Created especially for beards and moustaches, our fabulous shampoo bar only uses the finest ingredients such as Shea butter, Avocado, Olive and activated charcoal, mixed with blends of essential oils, specifically with the aim of keeping those fabulous whiskers clean, refreshingly soft and smelling Audacious.
Don’t forget, The Audacious Wooden soap dish is now available in stock and perfect for storing your Beard Shampoo bar.
- Mighty Moko Beard Balm – Cirque du Barbe
Another mouthwatering offering from our Cirque du Barbe range. Maintain your manly persona this Christmas with our Mighty Moko beard balm. Beard balms are an essential tool to anyone gent serious about proper beard care, grooming, and maintenance.
Mighty Moko’s musky aroma fuelled with peppery and woody aromas combined with its sweet seductive notes is not one for the disconcerting gent!
We’re absolutely delighted with our Cirque du Barbe range, make sure you check out the entire collection, you won’t be disappointed.
- The Audacious Beard Comb
Any self-respecting beardsman needs a beard comb to ensure their beards look the business. Keep your beard looking audacious this festive season with our beard comb.
We don’t do ordinary at the Audacious Beard Co, our superb beard comb is Saw cut then polished using the finest Nanmu wood, famed for for its uses in boat building and architectural woodworking.
The Audacious Beard Comb makes the perfect stocking filler or a gift for those secret Santa’s for those bearded friends or colleagues.
We’d like to wish the Audacious community a very happy and very bearded Christmas and New Year! If you do nothing else this Christmas just remember … Feed the Beard and make it Audacious!
(Article by Ben Nancholas, Photography by Jezza and best boy Scott)
There’s nothing that looks more awesome on a man than a well-groomed beard. However, appearance is not everything. Health should always be your primary concern, regardless if it is the health of your hair, skin, teeth or the overall health we’re talking about. Well-groomed usually means healthy, but grooming is not the only thing you can improve. It is your duty to always consider the long run and these five health tips may just help you with that.
1. Avoid Beard Baldness
Even though losing hair is a fear of almost every man, few people know that your beard can grow bald as well. We are not talking about all of your beard falling off, but either it becoming thin or developing bald patches on your chin and cheeks. Some people might even prefer losing their beard to what actually happens. The causes for this are numerous; in some cases, we are talking about illnesses or chemotherapy – not much can be done about those. Most commonly, however, this issue will emerge as a result of damaged hair or skin, which can be prevented with proper grooming.
2. Smile Matters
Most women agree that two things that attract them the most in men are their eyes and their smile. When it comes to the latter, although beard definitely contributes to the image, teeth are still more important. Having a crooked smile can’t be fixed even by the most epic beard there is, which is why you need to do something about it. You should start wearing braces right away or if you are too worried they won’t go well with your beard, you could consider a subtler option. There is already a great increase in popularity of invisalign in Sydney, and there’s indication this trend is quickly taking off worldwide.
3. Apply Oil
Everyone’s skin is different, so it requires a different treatment. Beneath every single hair is a sebaceous gland, tiny structure responsible for oiling your skin. As your beard grows, you will need more and more oil to moisten and thus protect it, but not everyone’s skin is up to the task. Luckily, this is something you can do on your own with some beard oil. Naturally, it is in your best interest to look for organic products rather than make things worse with harmful chemicals.
4. Winter Protection
Even though your skin and hair will need protection all year round, it’s much more important to pay attention to this during cold winter months. When possible, try to cover your beard with a scarf. Sure, frozen beard may look epic, but it is a disaster just waiting to happen. As for the skincare, in the 21st century, even the bearded alpha males think it’s absurd to claim that this is something reserved for women. A real man takes care of his body.
5. Find a Way to Relax
Finally, one of the greatest problems people face is worrying too much about insignificant things. The stress alone can cause a whole array of health-related problems, symptoms of which can even be shown on your beard. In order to deal with this adequately, you will need to find your own stress relief. What you need is a hobby. Start reading something immersive, exercise or find something you’d enjoy collecting. The world is your oyster!
The above mentioned five tips don’t deal with your usual health issues. On contrary, they primarily concern the topics that often get pushed aside by the mainstream media. Still, seeing how most (if not all) of these problems are preventable, it’s more than vital for you to learn a thing or two about them in time.
Article by our Audacious guest writer Peter Minkoff
Beards? Definitely not a news-flash. Commitment to the trend and keeping that bush maintained properly? Definitely a deal-breaker. Who knew…
But the truth is – you’ll never not notice a guy with a beard and that’s an awesome plus as far as we are concerned.
Speaking of their style and overall effort to look as good as they do, it’s inevitable to mention the now famous lumbersexual trend, the hipster inclination and the metrosexual awareness. It’s a thin line among the three, though. Still – the results are amazing.
Here’s what every bearded, trend-conscious and hipster-inspired fella cares for when it comes to his fashion choices:
The style: Gods of subcultures
Long gone are the times when men actually cared about their polo shirts and ironed jeans; everything that matters today is that checkered shirt, a ripped jean and a leather jacket. Obviously, the whole style can’t really be reduced to these three simple things, no no! When you are playing the field of a modern man, you have to embrace every possible sub-cultural influence and combine it with your existing pieces of clothes. If you feel like rocking a custom shirt and an oversized denim jacket while looking dressed hipsterish – effortlessly, you go for it, man! You’ll look like several Gods of hipster subcultures have fallen on you, but that’s okay – it’s still better than anything plain.
The accessorize: Edgy and prominent
If this isn’t the era of male accessorize, we be damned. You’ve surely noticed that men are now paying more attention to ways they’ll style up their outfits and it’s looking pretty interesting we must say. From hats, to hair bands, pipes and rings – everything’s got a place. Let’s not forget about tattoos and body and face piercings – they’re certainly appearing to be crucial in this new wave fashion craze. The glasses with thick black frames, too. They seem to have never gone away.
Our favorite stuff about the trend, though? Leather comeback! Men have finally accepted that all kinds of leather goods – like bags, wallets, belts, leather bracelets, backpacks and shoes will give them the manly vibe they are craving for!
The face: All bush
Well, if your beard needs a longer comb than your hair does, you are definitely doing it right. Us, personally, aren’t really huge fans of William Fitzsimmons beard-length-extravaganza but if that’s your thing, don’t be shy to flaunt it.
Whichever the length of your hairy facial pride is, you need to have the right products to keep it thick, bushy and shiny (advice we never thought we’d be giving, but okay); owing to some amazing experts in the field who’d foreseen the beard trend, there are now plenty of cosmetics to aid in the matter – for instance, Buccaneer Beard oil has received the highest grading handed out so far on The Best Beard Oil Project, which is why this particular product is the first choice of many hipster-lumber enthusiasts. You’d be surprised what all you’ll find with these guys, so don’t be reluctant to browse!
The hair plays a significant role, too – from messy to undercuts and male-buns, they are all making a good run for their money. Depending on your personal style, you may easily choose among these, or even switch it up from time to time. It’s all cool.
(Article by Peter Minkoff)