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21/11/2016
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Fashion Journal

If your beard seems to resemble that of Tom Hanks in Castaway and your hair's a little more Jack Sparrow than you’d like, it’s time to pick up your grooming game. These brands are the best of the best when it comes to keeping tidy.

evo hair
No matter what sort of crop you’re growing, evo is making products for you. Born in Australia, the brand knows what Aussie men (and women) want. It adopts an honest approach to haircare. No fancy names, no gimmicks and no bullshit. Instead, you can expect professional results for a portion of the price – think a pot and parma at your local. Our picks for guys wanting a no-fuss approach to haircare? The salty dog salt spray and the crop strutters construction cream. The entire evo range is also free from sulphate, paraben, dea, tea and propylene glycol. This is straight-up haircare for real people. 
evohair.com

Fatboy
Fatboy’s ethos is all about getting down to business. The brand takes a no-nonsense approach to styling, resulting in quality products that work on all hair types. What began as a quest to make the perfect hair putty has evolved into a considered range of key products. Choose from one putty, one wax, one styling cream and one soap. That’s minimal effort required; the end goal for all of us, right? The latest edition to Fatboy’s offering is the Boss Dog styling cream. A versatile product, the cream is perfect for providing subtle texture, with just the right amount of hold. 
beardandblade.com/au

Milkman Grooming Co.
The boys at Milkman Grooming Co. have been getting a lot of attention following the launch of their 'Question Mark' beard oil. They believe fragrance has the unique ability to capture a person’s imagination in different ways. That’s why they’ve left the product nameless. At least for now. Their 'Sniff it! Name it! Win it!' competition will see bearded men invited to name the oil, according to what best captures the essence of the fragrance. And the prize? The glory of having your name immortalised on a new run of the beard oil, plus a $1,000 prize. Jump online to enter. 
milkmanaustralia.com

ELEVEN Australia
ELEVEN Australia has just launched three Summer Essentials trio packs to create the ultimate holiday hair. The range is inspired by iconic Aussie vaycay destinations, Cable Beach, Byron Bay and Fraser Island. Our pick of the bunch is The Cable Beach trio. It provides hair with unbeatable texture via the I Want Body Volume shampoo, conditioner and spray. The spray is a new addition to the ELEVEN product offering, and is a unique powder-to-liquid formula. With one shake, the powder and liquid combine to create a texturising spray that’ll give your hair volume, root lift and dry texture. The Summer Essentials trios retail for $46.90. 
elevenaustralia.com

Men+Co
The old school barber shop has long been having a resurgence and one store is doing it better than most. Men+Co is setting out to be the classiest barber chain in Melbourne. With three swanky spaces in the CBD and St Kilda, it provides everything from skin fade cuts to hot towel shaves, with a complimentary whisky to boot. Single service appointments are designed to fit a busy schedule, while those of you who more resemble a grizzly bear can book in for The Works. There’s also an in-house shoe shine service. Prepare to leave looking sharp.
menandco.com.au

This article was originally published in Fashion Journal 163. You can read it here.

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