A well-trimmed beard and moustache are back in trend and we bring out the best beard essentials available in town
Rana Daggubati, Prabhas, NTR and director SS Rajamouli are all from the showbiz alright, but the other thing in common is that they all flaunt their facial hair. Even the Bollywood heroes like Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor have also given up on clean shave to sport the macho look. The trend of sporting a beard seems to have become global. In a late 2015, a research by business intelligence firm Euromonitor stated that the men’s toiletries which include new products like beard wax, oils, shampoos and conditioners grew by an unusual rate of four percent to USD 3.4 million. Even on social media, a lot of new hashtags titled #BeardGang and #BeardGods began to trend. For those men who aspire to portray a bearded look, here are a few select brands which offer the essential products for a healthy beard and moustache.
Truefitt & Hill
The UK-based company offers pre-shave oil to its customers. Though termed as a pre-shave oil, it is moisturises, conditions, nourishes and heas. The oil is made with 10 different oils for the glide and helps the rough beard soften. It also helps in protecting the skin covered under the beard. These products are exclusively available in Truefitt & Hill stores across the country. The world’s oldest barber shop had opened its doors for Indian customers in 2014. The luxury salon is situated at Road No 12, Banjara Hills in the city. Price `2,400 Details: 8885302199
From the house of Happily Unmarried, this Indian brand has quite a few products for the Indian men. Keeping up to their status as the funky brand, their products are titled as Mooch and Beard tonic, Beard Wash and Mooch Wax. These products are made specially for Indian skin tones. These commodities are free of harmful chemicals like Sulfates and Parabens. One can avail of these beard essentials from Happily Unmarried outlets across India or on their website. Price range `399 – `750. Details: www.happilyunmarried.com
The American brand founded by John Kiehl in 1851 has Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Facial Fuel products for its customers. The beard tends to get pricky in the early stages and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate helps you give it a soft coating. All you need is a few drops to get the soft touch. On the other hand, skin underneath the beard tends to get dry but the Facial Fuel from the Kiehl’s store helps you retain the moisture in the skin underneath. Price: `2,650. Details: www.kiehlsindia.com