Midlands barbershop group, The Dandy Gent, has set a challenge for its clients to inject a little self-mockery and lighthearted banter into the Covid-19 lockdown.
Shane, founder and owner of The Dandy Gent, is inviting clients to send in a picture of their currently grown-out hair or whiskers (or both) for inclusion into a lockdown ‘barbershop blues’ photo album that will be available for all to see on its group Facebook page.
Leading by example, Shane and Dandy Gent barbers; Shaun, Mike and Stu, have, somewhat reluctantly, submitted their own pictures for the promotion to kick things off.
“We’re getting messages, comments and texts coming over every day from friends and clients desperately missing their regular trims and cuts – laughing at themselves and each other. We thought this bit of more widespread barbershop buffoonery would be fun.”
There is a reward for the five most popular pictures posted up in the album – each will receive a free post-lockdown ‘urgent VIP’ appointment with the barber of their choice and £20 to spend on Dandy Gent traditional grooming products.
“Let’s see how many pictures we can get, then when we’re back to business, we can post up some more ‘before & after’ pictures too.”
Add your ‘barbershop blues’ pictures to the Facebook Album by sending them to any of the Dandy Gent team by 5pm on 8th May, via:
- Facebook Messenger on any of the groups’ 4 pages (Irongate, Nuns Street, Nottingham & the group page: facebook.com/thedandygent)
- Instagram @thedandygent #dandylockdown
- email to; firstname.lastname@example.org
- personal text to your barber if you already have their number.
All pictures will be posted here daily.
Terms: Submission of your photograph will be taken as permission to post it online on all of The Dandy Gent’s social media channels and website for promo purposes only. All submissions will be posted in one Facebook photo album and the five winners selected from the most popular (likes and comments). The Dandy Gent team reserves the right to overrule any ‘votes’, for any reason deemed fair by Shane O’Shaughnessy. Prizes are non-transferrable. Bribary, in the form of cash in unmarked notes, will be accepted.