Mo’ maintenance

It’s a week away from the end of NOVEMBER and for those who are participating in raising money for prostate cancer research, or for those who sport the ‘STACHE on a regular, here are a few things that you need to give your whiskers an upkeep.

Moustache combs

Moustache scissors

Trimmers  (Andis T edjer II)

Moustache wax

Published in: on November 23, 2010 at 00:58  Leave a Comment  

Antique of the week

Various kinds of BARBER BOTTLES lined the back bar’s of shops then.  They would be filled with different hair tonics, lotions, aftershaves, and fragrances. These one’s here in particular are known as the HOBNAIL barber bottle.  Hand blown GLASS with the distinct bumps surrounding outside….  “Hmmm… A little hair tonic for you will do.”


Published in: on November 23, 2010 at 00:14  Leave a Comment  

The WORST invention ever made

The SUCKERS who ended up buying this “Home Haircutting System” had to be so stupid to even think this will cut hair better than a barber.  To those who invented this piece of junk – nice try.  What were you guys on in the 80’s?  Hair is always going to grow, therefore, BARBERS WILL FOREVER BE AROUND.

Published in: on November 13, 2010 at 00:59  Leave a Comment  


Limited to only 200, MHI collaborates with WAHL to come out with one of the hottest clippers around.  Released 3 years ago, these WAHL DESIGNER’s come with an amazing MHI camo hair cloth, clipper guides, clipper comb, and more… On a trip to London in 2008, I got to pick up one of these at the MHI store.  Because of the 220V in the UK, I’m unable to use it out here.  I still bought it knowing it wasn’t the same voltage.  I couldn’t resist.  😉

Published in: on November 11, 2010 at 22:07  Leave a Comment  

“Barberia” (The Barber shop) By Cundo Bermudez

Published in: on November 11, 2010 at 21:37  Leave a Comment  

Antique of the week

These barber shop TOWEL STEAMERS/STERILIZERS were common during the early 1900’s.  “The Sun”, shown here,  would keep towels hot for the barber to prep customers beards prior to shaving.  Also, these steamers would be a source of hot water for the barbers to mix soap lather in their mugs.  A combination of HOT TOWELS and HOT LATHER is best for close shave.


Published in: on November 8, 2010 at 01:51  Leave a Comment  

Filipino shears

I’m dedicating this post with the anticipation of the super-welterweight bout between top pound for pound boxer MANNY PACQUIAO and Antonio Margarito.  With PACMAN being pinoy, I thought it would be appropriate to introduce the FILIPINO/PHILIPPINE  SHEARS.  These shears are bigger in size.  They range from 8.5″ to 10″.  Great for scissor and comb technique.  Only for the skilled BARBERS.  Pet groomers are known to use these too.  It’s not for everyone but its awesome to see someone work with these… SNIP SNIPP SNIPPP SNIPPPP


C-MON filipino 8 1/2″


C-MON Filipino 10″


4420 Philippine 8 1/2″


DIANE Professional Filipino #87  8 1/2″


Published in: on November 5, 2010 at 21:51  Leave a Comment  

IRIS Clothing

IRIS Clothing is one of my favourite brands when it comes to STYLE, FIT, and FUNCTION.  Seeing IRIS grow from it’s humble beginning to today has proven to me that consistency, hard work, and staying true to your craft is what it’s all about.  That’s what everyone involved in the MOTION  LOOKBOOK is about… us being us always building..



Published in: on November 5, 2010 at 02:07  Leave a Comment  


These UNIVERSAL clipper attachment combs are the barber’s top choice.  The unusual sizing system can be confusing at first, but in time, you will understand the levels.  It will fit your ANDIS, WAHL, or OSTER.


size 000 = 1/32″  (0.8 mm)


size 00 = 1/16″  (1.6 mm)


size 0 = 3/16″  (4.8 mm)


size 0A = 5/16″  (7.9 mm)


size 1 = 7/16″  (11.1 mm)


size 1A = 9/16″  (14.3 mm)


size 2 = 11/16″  (17.5 mm)

Published in: on November 4, 2010 at 00:59  Leave a Comment  

LEGO Barber Shop

Published in: on November 3, 2010 at 17:18  Leave a Comment