Valentine’s giveaway at The Dandy Gent

The Dandy Gent barbershop teams have been accused of ‘going soft’ around the edges for Valentine’s Day – giving away a free £10 Gift Card with any in-store Dandy Gent product purchases or barbershop services totalling £40 – from now until Valentine’s Day.

“There’s never been a better time to try out our products, or buy an exquisite grooming gift.” Says Shane O’Shaughnessy, founder and owner of The Dandy Gent.  “We’ve got a portfolio of 25 all natural and traditional products now AND a good selection of great gift sets starting at £16.98 – launched and extremely popular at Christmas.”

The offer has been introduced under the banner Love Thyself First – part of a new advertising campaign aimed at promoting the benefits of valuing ones appearance for improved well-being and successful social interaction.

Offer closes: 14th February 2018 at 5.30pm. Free Gift Cards valid for 12 months.

 

Terms: Free £10 Gift Cards will only be issued on purchases of The Dandy Gent products and/or services in the shops on a single visit. This offer does not apply in conjunction with any other promotions. The purchase of third party branded products (i.e. Dapper Dan, Schmiere) cannot be included in this offer. Only one free £10 Gift Card will be issued per person, per visit, on transactions totalling £40 or over.

 

 

 

 

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Steve set to shave in loving memory

Regular customer of The Dandy Gent, Steve Moss, has booked in for a charity beard removal on March 3rd, to raise money for Cancer Research.  Steve has been growing his beard and moustache in memory of his brother-in-law, Richard Morrison, who died of cancer in January 2015.

The idea was sparked by Richard himself, just before he passed away, when he challenged Steve to grow a goatee and moustache in, as he called it, ‘Januhairy’ and ‘Februhairy’.

“Richard was always full of fun, and full of life,” said Steve. “It was just like him to challenge me to grow a beard – he knew my wife Cristina, didn’t really like it!”

2069be68-736a-4bbc-ac5b-81af7d23a16cContinued Steve, “Losing Richard has been a long and hard journey for all of us, especially my sister, Rachel and their two young children, Harry and Gracie. Now things are beginning to settle a little, I thought the time was right to remember him in a way that I know he would appreciate.”

“I hope to raise as much money as I can for Cancer Research in Richard’s honour – and my wife looks forward to me being clean-shaven again soon!” Concluded Steve.

Steve’s regular barber, Lauren, will be whipping off his whiskers in March at The Dandy Gent’s Irongate barbershop. All onlookers and supporters are welcome to attend and cheer Steve on.

Anyone wishing to support Steve’s fundraising is invited to make a donation via his Justgiving Page.

Pictured, top: Steve sporting his goatee and moustache. Centre: Richard with his two children, Gracie and Harry.

Barbershop quartet drop in

Just before Christmas, The Dandy Gent treated its Friday afternoon clients to a spot of gloriously nostalgic four-part harmony, courtesy of local choir; Back Numbers.

The four members of the popular ‘Derby A Cappella’ chorus delighted customers and passer’s-by with a two hour performance of a variety of songs all arranged in the barbershop style of close harmony.

Their repertoire included pop songs – past and present – songs from stage and screen, traditional barbershop songs from America – and several festive favourites.

“Gordon and the boys of Back Numbers were absolutely amazing.” Said Shane O’Shaughnessy owner and founder of The Dandy Gent. “We can’t wait to welcome them back again soon.”

 

Pictured, top: Barbershop Quartet, Back Numbers, perform at The Dandy Gent barbershop in Derby (22nd December 2017).

Austin advances at Irongate

Long-term visitors to The Dandy Gent will be familiar with the youngest barber on its books, Austin Roots, who is about to shed his ‘Junior’ status, and advance to fully-fledged ‘Barber’.

21-year-old Austin is in his third year with the team and based at the thriving city centre, ‘flagship’, shop on Irongate in Derby’s fashionable Cathedral Quarter. He started as an Apprentice in 2015, progressed to Junior Barber mid-2016, and is now a popular and quality barber with an ever-increasing client following of his own.

From now, Austin’s rates will be raised in line with his new shop status, to The Dandy Gent, Irongate’s ‘Barber’ rates, part of its pricing structure comprising; Apprentice, Junior, Barber, Senior and Master Barber.

Master Barber, owner and founder of The Dandy Gent, Shane O’Shaughnessy said, “It’s a joy to see Austin growing into the fine barber that he is. He’s grown up within the team and is a very popular member with both our barbers and our customers.”

Pictured above (centre) modelling The Dandy Gent range of T-shirts in 2017, with Lauren and Mike.