The Personal Barber : A Review


The Personal Barber are a subscription company that offer boxes of goodies to help you have the perfect shave.

With an eye on the perfect Father’s Day present, I was sent a box from The Personal Barber to check out what such a gift would provide.

The Personal Barber

The box contained a sturdy safety razor and a beautiful shaving brush to get you up and running.

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It also contained some top quality consumables and detailed advice. This included:

Ach Brito Lime Glycerin Pre-Shave Soap

This traditional, Portuguese, long-lasting soap has that distinct glycerine smell. The slickness it leaves on the face makes a perfect bed for the shaving lather to be applied onto.

Astra Superior Platinum and Perma-Sharp Super Replacement Blades

Russian razor blades, no less. The Superior give you 3 – 6 shaves to practice your technique, then it’s onto the Perma-sharps which last longer.

Norse Bergamot Shaving Soap

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You’re not using cans of shaving foam here. The authentic shaving experience involves using the brush to lather up your own foam on your face, in your hand or in a bowl. The bergamot scent adds to the experience with its light, refreshing smell. It’s lathers up a treat so that even a brush beginner like me can get a decent foam going.

FOLS For Men Cedarwood and Neroli Facial Moisturiser

Made in the UK, but Portuguese by design, this all natural moisturiser is easily absorbed and has a pleasing cedarwood scent. Simply massage into your face and neck and you’ve done your skin a massive favour!

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The guidance that comes in the box gives lots of details about the products within along with detailed advice on how to achieve that perfect shave.

Converted

Up until I got this box, my shaving routine was pretty much disposable razors and canned shaving foam, shaving blind in the shower. This box has changed that completely.

The whole shaving experience is now very different. The smells of the quality products are very satisfying. The process of making foam from the soap and applying with the brush is more pleasing that squirting it out of a can. It’s more personal. More enjoyable.

The end result is a shave that’s far closer than the disposables could achieve. I have quite a heavy growth, but it still feels like a fresh shave the next day. I’m completely converted. I can’t go back to taking less care of my face having experienced this way of shaving. I am very impressed.

The Personal Barber subscription model is like this:

The Personal Barber

Would this make a good Father’s Day present? Absolutely! It screams quality, and practically tells the fella to go and spend some time treating himself. Highly recommended!

76 Comments

  1. iain maciver
    16 May 2018
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    all the family being together

  2. Solange
    16 May 2018
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    I once got my Dad one of those driving experience days. He loved it.

  3. Ursula Hunt
    17 May 2018
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    My husbands best present was to be asked to give away my daughter, his step daughter at her wedding it is the only present that has reduced him to tears

  4. Deborah postlewait
    17 May 2018
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    Brilliant giveaway in time for father’s day too

  5. Sue McCarthy
    17 May 2018
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    A dvd player

  6. Adrian Bold
    17 May 2018
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    I think the best presents are the ones you make yourself.

    Its been a long time since I’ve done that – but I do remember making a picture scrap book of family photos when I was a child that went down well.

  7. Ray Dodds
    17 May 2018
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    A new granddaughter

  8. Andrea Fletcher
    17 May 2018
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    A wooden carving made by my son.

  9. Iris Tilley
    17 May 2018
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    Had to think for a minute but then remembered
    I paid for a light aircraft lesson for my partner years ago. He was well chuffed nervous and excited all rolled into one. Was an amazing experience. For him

  10. Hayley Colburn
    17 May 2018
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    It doesnt get much better than a baby does it, I had our daughter Mia on Father’s day almost 2 years ago

  11. Michelle Smith
    18 May 2018
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    Concert tickets

  12. Sarah Mackay
    18 May 2018
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    A trip to Ascot for my 21st.

  13. 18 May 2018
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    What ever the present keep it simple!

  14. Lynne Manton
    18 May 2018
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    My Dad is the easiest person in the world for Father’s Day. He just loves to be treated to a bottle of whiskey and his pleasure every time makes every present the best ever.

  15. WiseWays
    18 May 2018
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    A whoping big box of Thornton’s chocolates

  16. John Forbes
    18 May 2018
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    It was a keyring and I use it everyday.

  17. Danielle Spencer
    18 May 2018
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    I once bought my father a tablet, he barely uses the internet but I spent my time teaching him, he really valued it.

  18. 18 May 2018
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    I remember getting a coffee machine and some fancy coffee beans. Absolutely perfect for me!

  19. debbie smith
    18 May 2018
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    a pair of manu tickets fab giveaway

  20. S.Otoole
    18 May 2018
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    All the family together

  21. Ren Taylor
    18 May 2018
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    I got my dad tickets to see Rod Stewart….he was so happy !

  22. Alison Johnson
    18 May 2018
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    I once gave my Dad some personalised golf club headcovers.

  23. robert vine
    18 May 2018
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    great prize

  24. john prendergast
    18 May 2018
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    a xbox one x

  25. Ruth Harwood
    19 May 2018
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    I gave my dad a few books he’d had his eye on xx

  26. mike anthony
    19 May 2018
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    yes this would make a great present… i got my dad a worlds best dad tshirt last time

  27. Samantha J Butler
    19 May 2018
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    I got my dad an arsenal shirt

  28. david cavender
    20 May 2018
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    treated my dad to a box set of Only Fools and Horses Dvd’s

  29. Lorna Ledger
    20 May 2018
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    My Dad loves Whiskey, so I got him a bottle of Jura – he was very pleased

  30. Nikki Hayes
    20 May 2018
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    Tickets to the theatre for my Dad and Mum a few years ago :o)

  31. Dean T
    20 May 2018
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    Best ever was a handmade card, wasn’t the best looking lol but it was the best for all the other reasons

  32. Emma C
    20 May 2018
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    A holiday

  33. Justine Meyer
    21 May 2018
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    I booked a mini break for my dad x

  34. Rich Tyler
    21 May 2018
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    An aston martin driving experience

  35. Yolanda Davis
    21 May 2018
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    My Grandad was the closest thing I had to a father and he did an amazing job. We lost him to cancer last year which has been hard for all the family. He WAS the gift; the best thing God could have given us.

  36. Robert Price
    22 May 2018
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    A family day out and a meal

  37. Emma Walton
    22 May 2018
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    I think the best present was always making sure my kids made a fuss of their dad on fathers day.

  38. adrian price
    22 May 2018
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    i gave my dad a trouser press—he loved it

  39. kris mc
    22 May 2018
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    I’d give it to my kids to give to their dad for fathers day

  40. Sherrill todd Todd
    24 May 2018
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    My father loves anything edible 😂

  41. Amanda Noble
    24 May 2018
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    I paid for my dad to visit a place he had always wanted to go to…he was delighted x

  42. Rachael Sexey
    26 May 2018
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    Homemade items from our children 💞

  43. Nadia Josephine
    26 May 2018
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    I recorded a version of his favourite song 🙂

  44. Kimberly hunter
    27 May 2018
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    Beautiful gift love it

  45. Sam
    29 May 2018
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    Some good music he likes

  46. The best one was the first Father’s day present from my son to my husband 😊

  47. Susan Smith
    5 June 2018
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    A weekend playing golf, no wife, kids or work

  48. amanda w
    6 June 2018
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    Iv got my hubby tickets to see Grease the musical from the kids at our local theatre this year! he loves grease so cant wait to surprise him with them!

  49. JULIE WARD
    6 June 2018
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    A crate of lager always gets appreciated

  50. Carole Nott
    6 June 2018
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    My dad would love this box as a gift

  51. sharon catterall
    7 June 2018
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    I got my dad a canvas of me and my brother for above his fire place,he loved it,ive just rang him though and he said my best gift was when i bought him incideous 2 on dvd haha

  52. paula cheadle
    8 June 2018
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    I bought my Dad a set of Tommy Cooper DVD’s one year, he was over the moon, because he loved to watch him

  53. Kim Lam
    8 June 2018
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    Really good cigars for my dad

  54. Susan B
    8 June 2018
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    I think my father most enjoyed his gardening tools gifts from us.

  55. Christina Palmer
    8 June 2018
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    My father was over the moon when I bought him a snooker stick of his own as he loved playing the game in his local pub

  56. Kim Styles
    8 June 2018
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    I gave my dad a Leather document case many years ago and he used it everyday to keep special cards and letters in . I was so proud

  57. carol boffey
    8 June 2018
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    concert tickets

  58. Sylvia Paul
    8 June 2018
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    A weekend in the lake district

  59. Lydia Joy
    8 June 2018
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    A golfing weekend away just me and dad. Perfect father daughter time

  60. Cathryn Crawshaw
    9 June 2018
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    a day at the races

  61. 9 June 2018
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    Tickets to the TT races

  62. Kevin Johnson
    9 June 2018
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    I once got my dad tickets to see Iron Maiden (one of his favourite bands) in concert.

  63. sarah pearce
    9 June 2018
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    My hubby loves getting handmade cards and cake from the kids x

  64. Hakim H
    9 June 2018
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    A set DeWalt power tools!

  65. Daniela Santos
    9 June 2018
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    I gave dad a wallet when I was 10 that he used until the day he passed away – still means a lot to me.

  66. Tim Bain
    9 June 2018
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    My best was a handmade card from my son, it was rubbish but he’d taken hours making it so it was special.

  67. Charlie Brunton
    10 June 2018
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    One year I got my dad an iPod touch & had a nice message engraved into the back. He was over the moon with it!

  68. Sara Dean
    10 June 2018
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    Cool prize would love to win 🤞🏻

  69. Geoff Hibbert
    10 June 2018
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    I got my Dad to drive a steam locomotive!

  70. 10 June 2018
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    I actually don’t know where my dad is so can’t really get him anything this year.
    This prize would actually be perfect for my partner 🙂

  71. Shaun Tutt
    10 June 2018
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    This will be my first fathers day, I’ll keep you posted!

  72. Natalie Crossan
    10 June 2018
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    Bought my dad a very expensive watch one year – he was most grateful!!

  73. Diana
    10 June 2018
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    Got our dad glamping night

  74. Rachel Craig
    10 June 2018
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    Unfortunately my own Dad died suddenly when I was a child. For my brother to share his joy at receiving gifts (tokens of love :- Sharing Sweeties, etc) has been delightful. Now that Fathers Day is recognised and Celebrated more :- I love, as allows us to Celebrate past and present positive aspects of Fatherhood. Community Events can be delightful. I like to gift, Celebrate, acknowledge, etc.

  75. Tammy Neal
    10 June 2018
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    Concert tickets

  76. Tee Simpson
    10 June 2018
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    I gave my partner an expensive watch from the kids

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