Ever wondered what does the Full Barbering Service entails? Let us #explain the whole process from start to finish. With a total 13 step process, the 1 hour spend under our talented and experienced hands will make you feel reborn.
Step 1 – We begin by cleaning the face from oil and impurities using a top of the range facial cleanser
The first step is to use our Facial Cleanser which is designed to softly cleanse your skin and eliminate oils and impurities. Your skin will be clean and ready for the mask to be applied.
Step 2 – Next is line is the most important step, applying the peeling mask
Face Putty Peel-off mask will be applied to dry, clean skin using clean fingertips or a mask brush while avoiding the hairline, eyes and lips. This mask will detoxify your skin, target blackheads and acne, and make the skin thoroughly clean and healthy.
Step 3 – While the mask is making its magic, we will begin the Hair Cut or Hot Towel Head Shave
Then, our old school barbers will take care of your hair and will do everything required to give you the finest hairstyle you desire.
Step 4 – Beard Grooming time
Next up is the beard grooming, your time to relax and for us to get you lookin sharp. Indeed, a man’s beard, or even the finestmoustache, is a reflection of his character and values and must be handled as such.
Step 5 – Peel Mask
The mask will be gently removed after about 20 minutes or when it is completely dry. Your skin will feel more vigorous than ever. (We promise, it’s not painful at all)
Step 6 – Next up is to clean your face from residue using our signature facial cleanser
In order for your skin to be the healthiest and cleanest, a cleanser will be used again to ensure that no trace of the mask is left behind.
Step 7 – This step is the most relaxing one, we know you love the Hot Towel Shave
Shaving with a hot towel and a traditional single-blade razor is part of the complete services. We invite you to lie down in one of our retro barber chairs, starting with a warm towel that will be applied to your face and you will then feel comfortable and relaxed. Then the barber will lather up your beard and start shaving to perfection. Your face is then cleansed, and a cold towel is applied to your face to close the pores.
Step 8 – Now we move you to the backwash where we apply the Cooling Mask while we wash your hair
A cooling mask will be applied and your hair will be washed while the benefits of the mask take place. Your head will feel lighter and more vibrant because the cooling mask helps to heal headaches, eliminate eye bags, heal dark circles and relax the skin.
Step 9 – Face massage after the mask to relax the skin
You can be sure that you are in the right hands. The Face massage takes about 5 minutes and is given to immerse you in a peaceful environment and let your mind relax.
Step 10 – We now wipe the face clean using a Towel
This is where we clean the face from the oil allowing your face to be fresh and clean before applying the final product.
Step 11 – Hydration your face after all those steps is a must, this is when our signature Hydration Facial Cream comes to play
A hydrating cream will be applied to the face in a soft way. Our aim is to keep the face properly nourished and relaxed during all stages of our service.
Step 12 – Style the hair and Blow-dry
The styling side of the hair cut is achieved by drying the hair and using hair products for the perfect style.
No Hair? No Problem, post the head hot towel shave we apply hydrating products to your head to give it an appropriate hydrating solution.
Step 13 – We will ask you if you wish Antonio’s Barber Shop Signature Cologne or any other fragrance
At the end of the full barbering service, we let you leave completely fresh and smelling like a true champion ready to conquer the world!
We are in the middle of summer, beach, late nights out and all that goes with it and hope to have enough energy to face your next day at work!!
But, it all starts with your looks, whether you are going to work or for a nice dinner or even on the beach. When we talk about looks, the first thing that comes to your mind is what clothes to wear according to where you are going. You want to be wearing the best swimming suit, or the best party wear, but the clothes are not the only thing that makes you look your best, you need a clean shave or a well-groomed beard, and a hairstyle that’s neatly cut and done.
You start preparing for your night out an hour or so before, mentally thinking what you are going to wear, but when it comes to hair and beard, you need to think about this way before that unless you have a clean head shave and a clean-shaven beard, well you still need time to do them too, so, luckily for men, we can have this sorted out days before. A good haircut can last you for a minimum of 1 week and all you have to worry about is making sure it is clean and styled before you go out.
How do you know you have a good haircut? No matter what hairstyle you have, being a longer hairstyle or a faded hairstyle, if it does not last a week there is something wrong. In the case of longer hairstyles, a good barber will give you advice on how to style it after you wash it and also might recommend particular products, if you did not know this by now, make sure to ask for this advice. As for the faded styles, hair does seem to grow faster, but then again, it should last a week.
Looking good makes you feel good. Let’s start with the clean-shaven head, you might do it yourself at home or you might go to the barber. I meet a good amount of guys saying that they do not need to go to the barber as they do not have hair but a trip to the barber is more than that. A good barbershop will not just shave your head but uses the before and after products to give a closer shave (thus it will last longer) and treats your skin on your scalp too. While doing so, the barber will be removing any dead skin and massaging at the same time for a better blood flow. This will make your skin look healthy thus making you look good and you feel good. Also, if you wish, you can ask the barber to check your eyebrows, nose hair or any other facial hair that are out of place to be removed or trimmed. The older you are the more facial hair starts growing longer and thicker in some areas, also including the ears, that you might not have had to deal with before. So, if you still think that going to a barber is not needed, look closer, because you only look in the mirror once a day and still not see it all, while someone in front of you is noticing every hair that is out of place.
Now we move onto the hairstyle, having short hair means that you might have had the same hairstyle forever. If you are happy with it, well done, as long as it is kept clean and styled to your liking, you nailed it. On the other hand, if you like to follow the hair fashion or like to change your hairstyle, what comes next? If you have seen a particular hairstyle which you would like to have, a good barber will know if it is achievable and if it will suit you or not. What do I mean by this? If the style you want needs longer hair than what you already have, you have to be patient and wait for the hair to grow long enough to achieve the desired hairstyle, once done, you also have to learn how to style it and what products you need to do so. Another thing you need to pay attention to is the way your hair grows when you want to change your style, the barber can style it for you the way you want it, but as soon as you wash your hair, it will go back to its natural growth, therefore, you will need more time than before to style it.
I would like to close on one particular subject that is mostly overseen by many. If you dye your hair or use any type of chemicals such as straightening, remember that you are damaging the hair and you will need to use treatments to keep your hair looking healthy. Chemicals remove the natural oils from the hair and leave the hair looking dull, depending on the extent of the damage in the hair; you need stronger hair repair treatments. And not only chemicals from hair dye or straightening can damage your hair, but also in summer, if you are a frequent pool user, remember that there are chemicals in the water to keep it clean. Pool chemicals, saltwater from the sea combined with the sun does not leave your hair looking healthy. You might not need strong treatments, but, the use of a hair conditioner after shampooing will help more than you can think it would.
A trip to the barber is not only to keep your head of hair in place but also time for you to relax. At Antonio’s Barber Shop we think of you as soon as you think of us. How? Our online booking system can be accessed any time of day or night, it might be the first thing in the morning, or even when you are getting ready to go out. Not bothered to log onto our system, just send a message and we will get back to you so you do not have to remind yourself to book your appointment. We also call you or send you a message a day before your appointment to remind you. As soon as you arrive, you can leave your stress at the door and start your relaxing time, our receptionists will take over from there. A fresh beer or a glass of whiskey will be waiting for you too, and let the hands of the barbers do the rest.
You will leave #lookinsharp and relaxed, with a swagger in your feet ready to take on the world !!
Anyways 2021 is here and today we’ve got 25 hairstyles for our younger audience that will be dominating the year ahead and we will be starting with the shortest hairstyles first then gradually go up through longer hairstyle looks.
Number 1 – we’ve got a faded buzz cut. Now for the younger dudes still in your early teen years, you’re still growing, still developing. This is the best style at your young age, easy to maintain and give you an attitude that influences confidence.
Number 2 – regular buss cut has those masculine features that haven’t fully developed in you yet. Therefore, your facial features might still be a little, round and youthful-looking, especially near the jawline, and so regular buzz cut won’t compliment you as much as a faded buzz cut. Number 3 – As a faded buzz cut is going to give your face a more squared-off shape making you appear more chiselled and more masculine opposed to making your face look rounder and more youthful as a regular buzz cut would do.
Number 4 – the short crew is a look that’s been gaining some serious traction over the last couple years. This is basically like a grown-out buzz cut but that’s still short crew style. Number 5 nice and clean on the sides or you could go for something just slightly longer like the modern crew which will be nice and easy to style and also maintain the short messy chop is a great look that has 2021 written all over it.
Number 6 – Another great hairstyle that’s also easy to style and maintain due to how messy it is. For this style, it’s almost like the messier the better in our opinion. Number 7 – the textured mid fade is a great choice to roll with. Especially in modern times like these as high skin fades and high skin tapers are starting to take a back seat and fade out.
The mid fade serves you with a more natural yet still very much, cleaned up look or you could grow out the sides a bit and really go for a more natural look Number 8 – such as this. Now if this is too natural for you, Number 9 – then you could also just get a sideburn fade while asking for clean up around the ears and neck. This is a look that’s definitely been more popular lately and from this point, if you grow out your hair just a bit longer on top, you’ll definitely be able to start slicking it back to the side a bit. Number 10 – Here is a slick back with a mid-fade that looks really nice on pretty much anybody any face shape.
Next is Number 11 – the curly fade is a great selection for those of you with curls or Number 12 – nappy hair for short messy quaff is a dope look if you’re wanting something stylish yet very masculine at the same time.
Number 13 – Now for those of you, that love the high skin fade and can’t seem to shake this look. The only thing I’d suggest is not going too much longer on top than this. If your hair is longer than this then I’d say just slick it back but if you Number 14 – keep growing it longer on top, then the cut is almost going to start looking too drastic like some sort of undercut or something which of course as we know is not as trendy as it once was a few years ago.
However, if you do like that longer more voluminous top. The only thing I’d suggest is growing the sides out just a tad. Even so, that way the cut doesn’t look so bizarre and so drastic. Now for a style like this, I would definitely say to use a blow dryer in some sort of high holding clay much like Number 15 – Matt Mudd. It gives you a nice natural finish with an intense hold that’ll last you all day long.
Number 16 – moving on keeping things messy and a bit overgrown is a trend that’s really starting to take off right now and if you were ever to grow out your hair, now would be the time to do it like that. An awkward stage that men usually face while growing out their hair, this stage is actually trendier now than it’s ever been so while your hair is growing out. Number 17 – this is a great look that you can go for as you can see. Both these hairstyles have a subtle off centred part as you can see.
Number 18 – here’s a similar look for those of you with wavier hair that also looks really nice. Definitely, a look I’d go for myself if my hair wasn’t so straight. Number 19 – Another cool look from my wavy hair dudes is this simple casual look. It’s very low key yet has a cool vibe to it.
However, if you aren’t feeling the fringe in the front you, of course, could do a more Number 20 – side swept quaff for a more you know masculine appearance. Number 21 – The messy side part is a great choice to go with as well this is a nice look that’s always been in style and I don’t ever see it going out either.
Number 22 – As we know the 90s are back stronger than ever and the rom-com look is looking pretty fire at the moment. Number 23 – We know a lot of you younger dudes here on this channel watching are 2000s babies, so this is your chance to really enjoy some of that 90s nostalgia that you never really got to experience. So, with that said one of the most classic low keys looks that you can achieve is the wanted look.
Number 24 – messy slick back. This cut has no skin fades no lineups it’s just naturally a great look. It’s, of course, a really grown out look but because it’s all pushed back nicely with some pomade. It gives it a really nice, elegant touch now this is a more popular look at the moment and we highly recommend it.
Number 25 – We would suggest is just to be okay with some of the hairs falling out of place. High volume hairstyles don’t necessarily look their best when they’re perfect just standing stiff and straight up like a peacock or something right. Instead, just maybe scale back your hair products a bit definitely don’t use any hair spray as that’s going to make it Number 26 – just stand straight up like some sign, some sort of sculpture.
Number 27 – So be you know to be cool with those strands kind of falling as they may as this is what gives it style this is what gives it vibe. Number 28 – Now many dreads are undeniably a great look especially at this length athletes are going from more similar looks more than ever right now. So, you may want to jump on this if you haven’t yet.
Number 29 & 30 – The layered long hairstyle is nice as well and something that’s definitely gaining some serious traction. However, if you have this you know these hair measurements. Don’t be afraid to also apply some pomade in it every once in a while, and style it for maybe a nice date night.
Why do we love our ambassadors so much? Because they love us even more in return, they love our brand, our service and our products! It’s a harmonious balance, we just enjoy their company and having a man to barber bromance relationship and ultimately make them leave our barbershop looking sharp. We have listed our gentlemen below with a small bio and their favourite services. “It’s genuine, it’s real, and we love it”
Ryan & Josmar
Ryan and Josmar – we’ve been working together for 14 years. Unbelievable how time has passed. We are embarking on our 12th season of the Saturday afternoon entertainment show Sibtek on TVM. This program is our baby and it has now practically become our whole life. We speak about this tv show 24/7 literally. We live together and feel we are very adventurous meaning nothing is way too scary for us. We love challenges. Our life revolves around production, marketing, travelling and a million other things. A healthy lifestyle is kind of our new addition in our everyday routine and believe it or not we are LOVING it.
- Ryan: Hair Cut & Beard Grooming & Eye Brow Threading
- Josmar: Hair Cur & Beard Grooming & Eye Brow Threading
Airport Impressions, the beloved Maltese band behind tunes like ‘Walk With Me’ and ‘Berlin’ and latest release ‘Why Are We Here” are proud to be ambassadors for Antonio’s Barber Shop. The partnership keeps the band lookin sharp and stage-ready. Although this year has been a strange one for all bands with a lot of changes to live gigs. Airport Impressions is fired up to rock the stages again. As frontman Errol Sammut feels “For us, music has always been a means to talk about what we want to talk about and pass a message to whoever decides to form part of this ride.” Thank you so much for being a part of this musical journey we have embarked on twelve years ago and which is still going strong. Please keep following the band on their social media platforms and www.airportimpressions.com ! New music coming soon!
- Errol: Haircut & Beard Grooming
- Daniel: Haircut & Clean Shave
- Daryl: Clipper Cut and Beard Grooming
- Ryan: Clipper Cut and Beard Grooming
Joven Grech aka Tenishia has worked his way from the local industry to become Malta’s most internationally recognised Electronic Dance DJ. With five consecutive rankings in the DJ MAG Top 100 DJs list, numerous international releases on renowned electronic dance labels and 12 years of World touring experience under his belt, Joven has played most of the major clubs and festivals on the planet.
Preferred Service: Haircut & Beard Grooming
Bearnie & Pod
The name Bernie & Pod was derived from the founder band members’ name and profession…Bernie for Bernard and Pod for Ivan’s profession (Podiatry). Bernard and Ivan have known each other for more than 20 years and in 2014 they decided to raise funds for children being taken care of by the Ursuline Sisters by performing an acoustic gig. In 2015 Duncan was invited to join the acoustic duo as a percussionist. The band never looked back and together as a team they strive to produce innovative and unique music.
Bernie & Pod do their utmost to produce innovative and unique kind of music, mainly in Maltese. The band has released four original songs, each song being accompanied with a music video. Apart from their original productions, they also perform in different local festivals and have been invited to perform in well-known events such as The Farsons Great Beer Festival, Rockestra and Birgu Fest. They also perform in various pubs around the Maltese Islands where they are distinguished for the vibe they create throughout their gigs.
- Iva: Hair Cut & Beard Grooming
- Bernard: Head Shave and Beard Grooming
- Duncan: Hair Cut & Beard Grooming
PJ Vassallo Mintoff is the CEO of We Media Ltd. PJ Vassallo has produced and/or directed several award-winning television programmes including discussion programmes, children’s programmes, documentaries, game shows and entertainment. Productions which he has directed and/or produced/co-ordinated and originated include Hadd Ghalik, Tough Luck, Deal or no deal, Tikka, Pjazza, il-Kotra qamet f’daqqa u ghajtet, Xarabank, Mhux Grande Fratello, Virtwali, Viva Malta, Caravaggio, Lajf and Owkej. PJ has also co-ordinated a number of projects, ranging from TV commercials to marathon charity events, to National events of the likes of the GOZO 1234, the Malta International Fireworks Festival, Chogm 2005 opening show and Welcomeurope. He graduated with Honours in Communications, (Majoring in Sociology) from the University of Malta in 1999.
- Head Shave and Beard grooming
David Ozi Borg
David Ozi Borg, known as Oz in close circles. Maltese born, Australian bred. Arrived back in Malta early 90s (which tells you I ain’t no spring chicken). After 20 years as a split career man, in the media and recruitment, the powers that be have pushed me in the direction of focusing all my efforts in business efforts into my recruitment start-ups. BigWig Headhunters is our executive brand, currently focusing on iGaming, Financial Services and Legal. We are on the verge of launching our second brand which will cover a far wider area of industry. Basically all jobs in all industries. As a group, we want to bring the highest level of intuition, understanding and service to our clients and we are very excited to continue developing this project. Follow BigWig on social media to keep updated. I am a bearded man, originally to cover my extra chins, but after some weight loss just because I like the style.
- Head Shave and Beard grooming
My name is Ludwig Farrugia and I have been in the property industry for 10 + years. In our industry, the first impression is key and that means being groomed well is important, especially when having a full beard like me. We meet hundreds of people throughout the year and it is of utmost importance for us to give the best service possible. Most of our buyers and sellers give us the opportunity to assist them and guide them to buy or sell their home, which is most of the cases, the largest investment in their lives. I also act on local TV and have been doing adverts for a while too. Antonio’s Barber Shop not only gives me the best service and pampers me whenever I have an appointment with them, but they also understand my need for filming continuity in the look I would have chosen in that series or project I’ll be on. Thank you, Antonio’s Barber Shop, for your professionalism and constant support.
- Head Shave and Beard grooming
Jason ‘Jay’ Zammit
Jay is a local radio veteran of over 25 years! He got his start on the original Radio Calypso 102.3 at the tender age of 20 and has never looked back. He’s covered everything from sports shows to news to chart shows to both Drive Time and Breakfast shows. (he even hosted a Saturday night 50s/60s 👯 music show called ‘Jukebox Saturday Night’)
Jay started doing voice-overs even before his radio career and has since lent his dulcet tones to over 1,400 scripts!! Chances are you’ve heard Jay’s voice at home, in your car, at the pub or even at the cinema. Basically he’s a self-confessed #voiceslut
Jay has had the privilege to host massive event & interview some big time VIPS on-air including John Arne Riise, The Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb, DJ Tony Blackburn, Eric Prydz, Nolberto Solano, Amy Studt, Shola Ama, Sir Ken Bates & Eric Morillo. Since 2014, Jay has been Station Manager & The Breakfast Host at XFM 100.2. You can hear him every morning from 7am with his co-host Corrine Muscat!
- Head Shave & Beard Grooming
Perfumes! How to choose a long-lasting fragrance for men!
According to a famous perfumer, sometimes affectionally referred to as ‘Nose’ (French: Le Nez) confirm that from an olfactive point of view, longer-lasting fragrances usually present variations in wood, musk, and resin ingredients. This will establish the base foundation on the skin which will extend the wear for six hours and up. He also mentions that the final factor that influences the fragrance is oil concentration. “Whether a fragrance in an Eau de Toilette or Eau de parfum, the power of the smell greatly depends on the fragrance oil concentration percentage” he explains.
Antonio’s Barbershop – The Executive – Silver Heights Cologne Inspired by Creed’s Silver Mountain Water has the following notes:
- Top Notes – Mandarin, Green Tea & Black Currant.
- Base Notes – Galbanum, Musk & Sandalwood.
How to Determine Whether a Perfume Is Authentic!
When purchasing expensive perfume, you’ll want to know that you’re buying the real deal. Imitation perfumes are easily manufactured but don’t have the same quality or scent as the authentic perfume, so you don’t want to waste money on them. Understanding the signs of fake perfumes can help you make an informed choice.
- Know the seller! Most counterfeit perfumes purchases can be avoided by going to a reputable seller or a well know establishment that purchases its stock from authorised distributors (Avoid flea markets at all cost, or at least when it comes to perfumes).
- Price, although this isn’t always indicative of quality of the perfume, if it’s really cheap for the “Brand” it claims to be, then it’s likely to be too good to be true and it isn’t the real perfume. Comparing it to prices on the market also helps, by simply googling the product and check one to two websites.
- Research, research, research. If you are spending €100+ we recommend going into the manufacturer’s website to see if they have provided enough information on the packaging, bottle and the placement of the bar code.
- Wrapping: Legitimate perfumes typically have cellophane tightly wrapped well around the box. If the plastic is loose or badly wrapped, to the point where it is moving around the box is a clear sign that you need to look elsewhere.
- Inspect the box, very close: Check for grammar, misspelling, poorly laid out info are the things you need to be on the lookout when inspecting the packing. Real packaging is made from high quality paperboard. Boxes made from thin, flimsy material are often counterfeit. Look for the barcode on the packaging. The barcode must be placed on the lowest back portion and not on the sides. Lastly, check to see if there is any excess glue or tape. Real perfume shouldn’t have any messy glue residue or extra tape inside or outside the container.
- Barcode: Batch, control and serial number is a must when to confirm authentic perfumes. Compare the manufacturer to see whether the numbers match with their production number.
- Feel the bottle: Authentic perfumes have smooth bottles rather imitation bottles are often a bit rough and are usually poorly made, or even glass replaced with plastic. That’s a no, no!
- Smell the difference: Understanding the complexity of a real perfume is the real deal, authentic perfumes are complex and of intricate construction. Those who know the perfume’s scent can often sniff our counterfeit, you might be one of them.
- Knowing the layers is key: Authentic perfumes will have 3 layers that unveil themselves over time, consisting of the top, middle and base notes. This complexity ensures that the scent is carried and multidimensional, allowing the scent to change from the initial application until complete skin absorption. Fake perfumes will only have one layer making them flat and often “off” small after on a short time of application.
- Test it out! The final step is testing it out, some fake perfumes can cause allergic reactions, or leave unwanted rushes on your skin. Ready to buy the perfumes, test it on and leave it for a couple of hours. You will notice that if authentic the smell gradually changes from the top not to the middle not where on the other hand the counterfeit might last 1 to 2 hours max and smell vanish in thin air.
The benefits of going to an OLD School Barber: Grooming tips for real gentlemen.
Finding a good barbershop should be amongst the first items on your to-do list! There is no greater experience than having a professional guy lather your face and shave your beard, then oil you up with fancy oils and pomades, this is not the only thing that a good barber will do for you but he will also exfoliate your skin thus making it feel fresh and looking healthy AF. Trust us on this one, you’ll feel both pampered and empowered, all while becoming your most dapper self. After one barbershop experience, you’ll be eager to have your hair and beard grow back fast so you can make another appointment in men heaven also called men cave.
One of the main reasons the barbershop is like a safe haven for guys is the feeling of belonging that it gives you. Go to the same corner barbershop for more than five times and you’re already on first-name terms with most of the guys there, including the barber himself. There’s no greater sense of community than the one established in a place where you’re at your most vulnerable. 😊
A shorty history injection of barbershops
The history of the barber and barbershop is an interesting story, dating back to 3500BC, barbering is thought to be one of the oldest trades known to man. The word ‘Barber’ comes from the Latin word ‘Barba’, meaning beard.
Originally, barbers were known as barber-surgeons because, as well as cutting hair and shaving, barber-surgeons would also perform minor surgical procedures ranging from extracting teeth to amputating limbs.
Mortality during surgery at this time was quite high due to loss of blood and infections. Doctors in the middle ages believed that taking blood would help cure the patient of sickness so the barber would apply leeches to the patient.
From the 1880s till the 1950’s hair wax and pocket-comb carrying was a thing, barbershops were very popular, during these years the social hub was the barbershop was man were pampered and still be as manly as it can be. Business and friendly relationships all started there, at the corner barbershop. Men would go in these places not just to get groomed, but to socialize hours on end. Classy Tabaco, musk, apple and cherry-filled the air in these hand-crafted marble top, back then these barbershops offering handmade hair tonic and hair products. The decline of these absolute gems was due to Gillette razor blade back in 1904. Therefore, like today going to the barber became a special treat, rather than an everyday occurrence.
A shot from the past!
Here is a picture of Cannavo, who was considered to be a top barber in the Cottonera area in the 1920s. The photo was taken by ELLIS, a well-known photographer back in the day. Our client, Mr. Xuereb told us that his grandfather is the boy behind the barber and the men reading the paper about to get his haircut is his great grandfather whose name is also “Antonio” 💈
Did you know that the talented Antonio Camilleri was inspired by his grandad who was a barber and dentist on the Royal Navy? Serving on 4 different ships, grooming seamen of all grades, captains to sailors. It is said, the love to the trade was bestowed down skipping one generation.
Avoid going to the unisex salons if you care about your trim, a real barber knows his stuff and won’t do a hack job out of your haircut, as he is trained to cut with clippers, scissors and all types of modern machinery. The conversation happening in a barbershop is high-quality stuff, as you are prone to meet interesting figures with even more interesting stories to tell. As for shaves, you have not lived until you have tried a proper, plush chair, single-razor, hot towel classic barbershop-style shave. “The challenge is to remain awake and not fall asleep”. Reduce your stress by visiting your nearest Antonio’s Barbershop located in Balzan and at the Plaza Shopping Complex in Sliema.
From a real father and son bonding experience to an enhanced community feel, a game of pool and a glass of whiskey, the barbershop is the place to be if you want to feel overall manlier and definitely better groomed. There’s nothing like a nice lather and a face moisturiser to take away your daily worries. ”LIFE, It’s written all over your face”. Now call 99374443 and get a real trim and shave and tell us all about your experience in the comments below.
What is your face shape? The importance of choosing the style that matches your face!
Understanding your head and face shape is a vital consultation in order to choose your suitable hairstyle.
What do we do? We identify each client’s individual features to enable you to enhance their good features (Cheekbones, eyes, etc) and disguise not so good features (large nose, big forehead, etc). Not forgetting eyewear, hearing aids, etc.
The oval face is visually symmetrical and will suit all hairstyles and facial hair.
The round face has a full and round jawline and usually around hairline, this face shape suits styles with shorter side to give the impression of a thinner face, height on top lengthen the face and off-centre partings. They would also suit a neat moustache or a neat, tidy beard to slim and make the face appear longer.
The diamond face has a rounded hairline, wider cheekbones and narrow chin. This face would suit full fringes to square off the forehead. They would also suit a full beard which would square off the face and disguise a prominent chin.
The pear face has a narrow forehead and hairline with a broad jawline. This face shape suits full, rounded hairstyles with the length the same all over, which are designed to balance the face. They would also suit a fuller beard trimmed to square off and slim the face.
The square face has a squared and broad jawline. The forehead, cheekbones and jawline are the same widths. The face shape suits styles that are softer on the edges and similar to round face shape, keep the sides shorter and the top higher to lengthen the face. NO flat tops! They would also suit facial hairstyles that may help their face appear less box-like – all over beards with hard lines, moustaches, goatees and neatly trimmed stubble.
The oblong face has narrow and straight sides with a slightly rounded chin. This face shape suits layered styles and wispy fringes. Stay away from styles that define the hairline and NO long sideburns. They would also suit a neatly shaped moustache designed to shorten the face and neatly trimmed beard which would make the face appear shorter and squarer.
The heart-shaped face is widest across the cheekbones and the eyes, with a broad forehead. The shape narrows at the jawline and comes to a pointed chin. Most styles will look good on the heart-shaped face, though fullness on the sides of the head should be avoided, as that is the broadest point of the face. They would also suit a full beard which would disguise a pointed chin.
The triangular face has a wide hairline, broad jawline and narrow chin. This face shape suits styles that are short on top to keep the top of the head from being the focal point. Buzz cuts and cropped styles work well. The hair cuts should avoid sharp lines that define the hairline. They would also suit full beards designed to disguise the pointed chin.
Tell us what you want us to achieve, and according to your shape we will recommend the best style to suit you! #alwayslookinsharp #faceshapeedition
Although most men do not have their hair shampooed whilst they visit the barbershop, there are some occasions where shampooing is essential.
Some men have their hair washed before a cut to remove the excess product or to enjoy a relaxing and refreshing scalp massage.
Sometimes the hair is shampooed after cutting, particularly after very short haircuts to help remove the tiny excess hairs, to make the client feel more comfortable and to get the best finish.
What is the purpose of shampooing?
- Cleanse the hair and scalp
- Enhance the appearance of hair
- Improves and assist in hair manageability
How does shampoo work?
Water on its own cannot dissolve the substances that attach to the hair and scalp. Shampoo and water act together in a process called emulsion to clean the hair. Shampoos contain cleansing agents called surfactants.
A surfactant molecule has a head end and a tail end. The head end is hydrophilic which means it attracts water and the tail end is lipophilic which means it attracts oil. When you apply shampoo and water to the hair, the lathering action creates a push and pull effect o the oil and grease and lifts it from the hair.
Dirt is held in the hair by oil and grease so when the oil and grease are lifted from the hair shaft, the dirt is removed and rinsed away with water.
It is important to choose the right shampoo for the hair/scalp type. If the wrong choice is made, hair can become unmanageable and hair conditions may remain untreated.
7 reasons why you should start applying conditioner after you shampoo your hair:
- Restore and improve the condition and appearance of the hair
- Assist hair manageability
- Detangle hair by making it smoother
- Reduce static
- Maintain the moisture content
- Protect the hair by coating and smoothing the outer layer (Cuticle)
- Enrich and increase hair strength
How does conditioner work?
Conditioners contain different ingredients to make the hair softer, shinier and more manageable. There is a small amount of acid in the conditioner that makes the cuticle scales lay flat against each other and the hair feel smooth again, even after you rinse the conditioner out.
Conditioners also contain:
- Cationic Surfactants – At one end of every cationic surfactant molecule is a positive charge that binds to the negative charge of a hair strand. This attraction helps the conditioner completely surround the strand and cover the cuticles.
- Humectants – These help to lock in moisture and prevent the hair from becoming dry and brittle which is very important in Malta and its weather conditions.
What are the benefits of Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner?
Tea tree shampoo is used to treat scalp conditions such as dandruff and to stimulate new hair growth by clearing out old dead skin cells from hair follicles. It has been said that due to the tingly feeling and fresh, minty smell, tea tree shampoo makes a person feel invigorated and energized.
Hair conditioner is an important product for maximizing the strength, suppleness, and shine of your locks. For maximum results, a hair conditioner containing tea tree oil is an excellent choice. Your scalp stands to benefit, since tea tree oil alleviates dandruff and dry, itchy, irritated skin. This oil can also be applied topically on its own.
When searching for a good conditioner, always look for one that has been artfully crafted with high-quality, natural ingredients such as Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) oil, menthol crystals.
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5 Mistakes that happen during SHOWER TIME that might harm your health!
Guess what, did you know that you might be making mistakes while taking a shower? Did you know that you might be harming not just your skin but also your general health? Here are some mistakes you need to avoid while showering!
Why you should avoid taking a shower when there is a thunder or lightning storm ⛈️
From a study by the University of Illinois at Chicago Mary M. Cooper, it is suggested to avoid showering when strong thunders and lightning storms are outside, no matter if close or far. Electricity can pass through pipeline and cables, causing grave dangers to human health. It is suggested avoiding not only the shower but the bath, washing dishes, playing computer games and wired telephone calls.
Using Outdated shower head
A study done in London revealed that about one-third of households used shower heads, in Malta almost every household. It is possible to find dangerous bacteria which can harm your health. The small holes of the shower head are constantly moist and is an ideal place for bacteria to prolificate, thus implies that the shower head needs to be cleaned on a regular basis or also replacing the head yearly. Some modern shower heads that cost a limb do not require to be replaced, but it is easy to be dismantled and cleaned properly. Basically, by taking care of your shower head you are directly taking care of yourself and your family.
Do not wash your washing sponges
The one item you think is clean, it’s the opposite. The bath sponge is definitely not the cleanest thing in your shower. Changing it every month and washing it every week is highly recommended. You might be asking how to wash the bl00dy sponge? Experts recommend dipping it in plenty of diluted bicarbonate of soda or vinegar. The sponge needs to be washed and dried well, hang it in the balcony and let our Maltese sun do it’s magic. The next time you use it, make sure its completely dry.
Shower without a mat
No mat? A daredevil you are! ＜=(⬤‿⬤)=＞ According to a study done in the UK, 150k injuries incurred in the shower or bath due to slippery surfaces. Experts strongly suggest to use a bath mat both in the shower and bath to reduce the chance of getting substantially injured. Do not forget to also clean the mat on a regular basis to kill all potential germs gathering. PS: A stylish rug will protect you from both injuring yourself and a bad looking bathroom.
Bathe before bedtime
Some people including you, yes you might think that showering before bedtime will save you time in the morning. Firstly, that is grouse, showering is recommended to be done twice a day, before sleep and on waking up. For two reasons, mainly clean and fresh for a day ahead, and clean for the sheets and dreams. Experts say that it is not recommended to bathe or shower before going to bed, because in such a case, falling asleep will be much harder. If so, it is recommended to shower at least 1 to 2 hours prior to bed time, the temperature change might inflict in your quality of sleep.
3 procedures you should ask for to be the best-looking version of you!
Long days when water and a bar of soap could be a complete grooming routine!
We are now in a level playing field, with enough products to compete with the ladies, for some men the idea of using a mask is a little daunting, but more and more men are willing to take great care of their skin.
Not only it’s a relaxing treatment, but it improves the health condition of your skin. Using a facemask once or twice a month will help you target specific issues including dry skin, clogged pores, acne and blackheads, fine lines, wrinkles and dead skin. There are several options out in the world, and most are a clay, gel or putty product in a pot or tube. Some come as a sheet mask which you unfold and place over the face, and some contain special ingredients to give different effects. Our choice is Charcoal, it is very popular and helps to draw dirt and bacteria from the pores to the surface of the skin.
Nose Hair Removal
Nostril hair can be a major concern for some people, especially if it starts to make unwelcome and unsightly appearances outside the nose. Although the nose hair removal is becoming an increasingly popular service in certain barbershops, for us it’s a controversial area, as we consider unsafe and dangerous due to the very thin veins inside the nose.
Noses can be full of dust, bacteria and viruses, as nasal hair filters the air you breathe in every day. When you pluck or wax nasal hair, germs and particles near the follicle can get inside and cause infections. In addition, medical experts consider there is a “danger triangle” – the area of the face between mouth and nose – where infections may be passed on into the brain.
If the nostril hair does not grow too quickly, we suggest asking your barber to trim external nostril hair with scissors or trimmers. The barber will recommend a zero cost and painless experience all-day every day.
As men begin to realise that small details can make a huge difference to their appearance, eyebrow shaping is becoming increasingly popular. Whether reshaping a mono-brow (The Bridge) or just tame overall bushiness, eyebrow threading is a great service for you! Threading originated in Asia and has recently gained popularity in western countries. It involves a thin cotton thread which is doubled, then twisted. When rolled over areas of unwanted hair, it plucks the hair or the follicle.
The benefits of threading over other hair removal techniques is that unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out, threading can remove rows of hair at a time. Threading is also more precise than waxing. When booking, if you require threading ask the receptionist to book you in with a barber that offer this as service. #alwayslookinsharp #mensgroomingedition