Today Polka Dot Bride is joined by two of my favourite male skincare professionals, Chris and Rick from Australian male grooming store Himage! today the boys share their leading tips for keeping the groom hunting great.
Tell me about yourself?
We are Chris and Rick from Himage, an on-line grooming shop for guys specializing in shaving and skin care products. We presently stock around 400 products from 23 of the worlds major brands which we distribute from our Sydney and Melbourne offices. We are in our early 30’s, both have corporate-world backgrounds and have had an interest in grooming and company for many years. We met working with each other in London in 2001 and have remained close friends ever considering that.
What inspired you to set up a net website featuring high finish men’s merchandise?
We are both time-poor people with busy operate and social lives and felt there was an unmet want in the marketplace location for great top quality male grooming items delivered to the customers door. The large division stores have limited ranges and often mix male products in with the ladies cosmetic sections which guys are often too embarrassed to go to. We wanted to offer Australian males with a good quality internet site, big range, competitive pricing and totally free delivery to take the hassle out of meeting their grooming demands.
The Himage Internet site
What sort of man would you envisage making use of your products?
We have a fantastic cross-section of clientele. We have the young guys still at school searching to correct skin troubles proper through to your older gentlemen purchasing anti-ageing goods. We attempt to cater to all affordability levels by supplying quality merchandise from the $ 10 level appropriate by means of to about $ 300. Our target guy is one that is too busy to go to department shops on weekends, wants excellent quality goods that are reasonably priced and expects high quality service in terms of presentation and speed of delivery. Far more and much more males are starting to take care of their appearance and we feel some of the misconceptions about males who are nicely groomed are beginning to disappear.
How do you maintain your product fresh and various?
We often update the site for different monthly special deals and provide a “Learn” section exactly where guys can realize grooming a tiny far better in basic terms which is often added to. We also do Brand characteristics every single month to support Australian guys know a little much more about some of our international brands.
What inspires you?
We see the industry as one that will continue to develop as a lot more and much more males open up to the thought that looking excellent doesn’t mean you are a sissy. It inspires us to get the Himage brand established now so we are nicely placed to be the internet site that first comes to thoughts when Australian men think about purchasing shave and skin care goods. We are also inspired by the feedback emails we are receiving from clientele who had no notion about their skin, what to use and so on and improvements they have noticed in themselves as soon as utilizing the “Learn” section of Himage.
What sets you apart from other individuals?
We see ourselves as supplying a boutique buying expertise and pride ourselves on being impressive every step of the way from the very first time somebody sees the site to the prompt receipt of a beautifully packaged parcel of goods ordered. We don’t want to give away all of our secrets regarding the “Himage experience” but we are finding when people shop with Himage when, they come back for far more.
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What is your quantity a single tip for grooms?
Preserve your grooming routine basic, a standard cleanse, shave and moisturize performs nicely for most guys. Do not go trying something too fancy in the week ahead of your wedding which may possibly result in skin difficulties on the large day.
How ought to grooms prepare their skin for the wedding?
In the month leading up to the large day grooms must attempt and develop a morning and evening, simple and entertaining, skincare routine. In the morning try and get into the habit of a 5 step routine of Cleanse, Shave, Tone, Post Shave and Moisturise. Of an evening a swift cleanse, tone & moisturise must be sufficient to maintain skin searching bright and healthy.
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What skin care goods do you see as important? What skin care items must grooms pack?
Distinct skin types call for different care routines as outlined in the “Learn” section of our internet site. All guys need to shave and should use a good good quality shave cream, soap or gel appropriate for their skin variety. Other items we feel all guys (especially those about to wed) must use or at least attempt when are Cleansers and Moisturisers.
What are your favourite wedding suggestions?
Beach and tiny, intimate household weddings have been the most enjoyable for us in our experience. Very good food, excellent company in an elegant setting often tends to make for an enjoyable day. Rick’s wedding on the Sydney Harbor was a specific one for the Himage household.
Is there a different quality about Australian grooms?
Obtaining attended weddings in England and America, I believe Australian grooms are more relaxed when it comes to the wedding. This can go either way as there is a fine-line amongst being anxiety totally free towards the wedding and leaving it all up to your companion to slave more than.
What are the biggest blunders you see grooms making?
Obtaining both been involved in a couple of weddings the two errors we have noticed on far more than 1 occasion are the male bridal celebration wearing ill-fitting suits and the groom possessing a large evening ahead of the wedding day.
Five items a groom need to get right?
Suits for himself and his bridal party – make positive they fit all correctly if hiring or getting so you all look the portion.
Take it straightforward the evening before – you will be allowed out (hopefully) yet again so do not be hungover on your wedding day.
Hair – have it cut the week before the wedding to give it time to settle.
Shave – unless you can carry off the designer-stubble appear, be clean shaven on the massive day.
Listen to your wife – let your wife be the centerpiece of the day, do what she desires & make the first day of the rest of your lives collectively a wonderful a single.
Thank you Chris and Rick for your specialist guidance on male skincare! Pay a visit to the Himage store to see far more from Chris and Rick!
Photo by Justin Alexander, Nett Magazine
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