Welcome Back! House Rules: IMPORTANT UPDATE

The Dandy Gent team is delighted to welcome you and all of our patrons back through our doors from Saturday.

We have previously sent out details of some new ‘House Rules’, which still apply:

Since issuing this notice, we have had more clarification from Government, so can now share with you all of the more pertinent points together below.

Please…

  • Only enter the shop at the time of your appointment – not early.
  • Wait outside until that time, observing social distancing.
  • Sanitise on entry and before exit – everything is provided for you.
  • Observe 2M social distancing at all times in the shop – with the exception of your barber, naturally!
  • Wear a mask at all times – following instructions from your barber during your service. For optimum effect – masks should be removed for a beard trim!*
  • Please touch nothing – but your own possessions! Keep your possessions about your person, or at your feet on the floor.
  • Ask a member of staff if you would like to test or look at products closely.
  • Pay by contactless card where possible.
  • Toilets will only be available where we have capacity to clean to the required standard – so please do not rely on these being open at all times. If you require urgent access, we will make a toilet available to you.
  • Apologies – facial shaving is not permitted at the moment.

We thank you for taking the time to read this AND for doing your bit for us and the nation!

See you soon,

The Dandy Gent team!

*PPE – Government states that all barbers must wear a visor only. The wearing of masks and face coverings is our own policy, designed to give added protection and peace of mind to all clients, staff and ensure the shop stays open. This decision will be reviewed regularly and you will be updated when this changes.

Read our Risk Assessment FULL RISK ASSESSMENT in re-opening COVID-19 secure.

COVID 19 UPDATE: Dandy Shops plan for 4th July Re-opening!

We’re doing our bit – please do yours!

All three Dandy Gent barbershops will be opening on Saturday 4th July, with extended hours and a few new house-rules!

BOOK NOW – secure an early slot

Victory is Sweet
We are, of course, delighted that the war on COVID is allowing reduced restrictions, but as you all know continued vigilance is required.

Victory is in sight, but it can be quickly snatched away from us if we are not ‘alert’ to cleanliness and social distancing.  This in mind we have set a list of ‘House Rules’ that we need you to follow whilst in our shops.  These are detailed further down, but first, let us tell you what we are doing to help you…

We’re doing our bit:
Following are changes to our usual service, in place to keep us all safe and our shop open: Continue reading COVID 19 UPDATE: Dandy Shops plan for 4th July Re-opening!

Surviving a Crisis II – The Wet Shave

Enjoy The Dandy Gent traditional shaving experience in your own home!

We cannot promise you the charming and witty banter usually on tap as you indulge yourself with us, however, we can assure you of a welcome and unrivalled interlude of self-indulgence and self-satisfying sophistication.

Step 1 – Setting the Scene
First, Claim a sizeable section of your time & residence as temporarily ’out of bounds’ to your female companions. carefully set out the required utensils & products* in an orderly manner, turn on your most rousing music & prepare yourself for time spent entirely on yourself.
*You will need: a quality razor, shaving cream (& a mug) or shaving soap (in its own tin), a shaving brush, hot & cold towels, aftershave – & optional; exfoliant, shave oil, & rehydration gel.

Step 2 – Deep Cleanse
i) Soak a small towel or flannel in hand-hot water, wring out & place on your face for around ONE minute. This will open your pores ahead of deep cleansing. ii) Massage The Dandy Gent Exfoliant into your wet skin in a circular motion throroughly. iii) Wash the natural peach kernels from your face – do not overly trouble yourself with removing the excess soap. iv) Rub a small amount of The Dandy Gent Shave Oil (around the size of a five pence piece) in your hands, then rub into your neck & face. v) Repeat stage 2.i) with the hot towel or flannel, this will help the oil soak into your skin and soften it ahead of the shave.

Step 3 – The Shave
i) Soak your shaving brush in warm water. This will absorb the water into the brush, make the lathering process easier & more successful. a Badger hair brush provides optimum absorption & is by far the best choice of shaving brush! ii) Put a dollop of The Dandy Gent Lime Shaving Cream into a mug & lather it up. if you are using our Lime Shaving Soap, put your soaked brush directly into the tin to lather. iii) Work the lather until the volume swells and the cream stiffens to form peaks when you lift the brush in the lather iv) ‘load the brush’ & spread the creamy Lather onto your face & neck, working the lather as you apply. if you are dehydrated through lack of water intake the cream will soak into the skin more quickly. v) Use a quality razor – one of sturdy construction, with a fresh, reputable brand of blade. carry out a first pass over your face, chin & neck – drawing in the direction of the hair‘s growth. then a second pass, this time against the hair’s growth. vi) when the shave is completed to your satisfaction, rinse off any excess shaving cream or soap thoroughly with tepid water. vii) Apply a hot towel or flannel to the face for 30 seconds to open the pores.

Step 4 – Post-Shave
i) Massage a small amount of The Dandy Gent Post-Shave Hydration Gel into the face until fully absorbed. ii) Apply a cold towel or flannel (soak in cold water with ice cubes for optimum effect) or splash cold water on the face. The cold temperature will close your pores and stop any spot bleeding that may have occurred. iii) Pour or spray The Dandy Gent Splash/aftershave into your hands, rub together & smooth over the face & neck for both its antibacterial qualities & its exquisite fragrance. optional: try one of our most alluring colognes to pep up your allure a few hours past your shave.

Step 5 – The Emergence
Once your shave is complete, enjoy a long lingering gaze into your gaper. feel your smoothness & take pleasure in your more youthful appearance before emerging with pride & self-assurance.

You sir, are now a credit to all men!

All of our products can be purchased online during the current lockdown and beyond!