THE TONSORIUM AWARDS

 
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ATTENTION ONE AND ALL!

 

You are cordially invited to be a participant...And a recipient...In the most magnificent of magnificence...


THE

"TONSORIUM AWARDS"

 


 

"Pray tell" I hear you ask!...And I shall

Commencing in October 2018, Sonning Tonsorium clients will begin a journey of accolades

The awards are as follows...

 

 

 
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THE

"TONSORIUM INITIATE AWARD"

 

A BRONZE LAPEL PIN AWARDED TO THOSE WHO HAVE ATTENDED 7 APPOINTMENTS

 

 

 
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THE

"TONSORIUM GENTLEMEN AWARD"

 

A SILVER LAPEL PIN AWARDED TO THOSE WHO HAVE ATTENDED 15 APPOINTMENTS

 

 

 

 
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THE

"TONSORIUM ALUMNI AWARD"

 

A GOLD LAPEL PIN AWARDED TO THOSE WHO HAVE ATTENDED 24 APPOINTMENTS

 

SO...

LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN!


...OK OK..."I WANT ONE NOOOW!" I hear you cry...

Have no fear!

We have catered for the little Magpies who would like a shiny treasure without the wait...

 

 
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THE

"TONSORIUM"

 

THIS LIMITED EDITION LAPEL PIN WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM OCTOBER 2018.

 

 

Pick your poison!

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Some know, some don’t...and those who didn’t, do now!

You can mix the lovely Lardy gummy goodness that is Reuzel, to make your own creation! My favourite is mixing the Reuzel Red water based pomade with the Reuzel White matte clay...resulting in a light hold with a little shine and the absolutely amazing smell of subtle vanilla cola (Reuzel Red) mixed with vanilla mint (Reuzel white), a match made in heaven!

So...what’s your poison!?

SHAVE IT or EMBRACE IT?

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Ok. So you've noticed it getting a bit thinner on top. So being a typical man...you ignore it and hope it goes away...then it gets a bit thinner, the receding hair line moves further and further back or the crown gets more and more transparent.

So...Do you shave it or embrace it?

Luckily I took on my mothers genes and still have a full head of hair but I know what I would do if I had this issue as I used to have a shaved head so I'm used to it...and used to have a strange obsession with wanting to look like a hispanic gangster...I have the tattoos so part way there.

But...not everyone is up for that look due to personal taste or the line of work they are in.

so...

My advice, if your not going to run a cartel any time soon, is to embrace it.

So many clients come in traumatised from hair loss with the intension of shaving it all off, even though they clearly don't want to, as they think that's the only option.

 There is always hope!

Be it different products to give more volume, different styling advice to enhance what you have or a totally different hairstyle all together.

Thing is... If you are in this situation, your not the first and there are more options than you think!

Otherwise...Shave it and come and join my Cartel... :-)

 

Andis Clippers with Wahl guards

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If your a barber you will probably know that you can't use the Wahl guards on Andis clippers and vice versa due to the difference in blade size.

This normally wouldn't bother me as I mainly use Wahl clippers and on the odd occasion I get out the Osters...However!

Andis released a dia de los muertos style version of their fade clipper! Any one who knows me will know that I am absolutely fascinated by day of the dead artwork and have several tattoos in this style.

So obviously I had to get them! Slight problem though...I love my metal clip wahl grade guards with the half and 1 1/2 option and they are not compatible with these clippers :( 

Then a scene of Captain Haddock from the Tin Tin film popped into my head...

Tintin: It's over.

Captain Haddock: I thought you were an optimist

Tintin: Well, you were wrong, weren't you? I'm a realist.

Captain Haddock: That's just another name for a quitter.

Tintin: You can call me what you like. Don't you get it? We failed.

Captain Haddock: "failed", there are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse! Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Do you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it.

So I did!...well...rather than push through a wall I just opened the door to my brothers work shop and rummaged around for the tool that would help me achieve my goal.

By this time, by the way, I am already the happy owner of the dia de los muertos clippers!

So...after about half an hour of searching I stumble across the tiniest tool I have ever seen... a little metal file.

As the blade on the Andis clippers are longer than Wahl I figured I would have to file a notch out of the blade for the metal clip on the guards to fit.

Well...About an hour later, sweating and hands riddled with blisters I had made a beautifully curved notch in the blade. I tested the guards and they fitted perfectly!

Just to let you know that after the 30 minutes of searching for the tool then the hour or so filing...My brother returned home from work and said "Oh, If you'd have asked I could have done it on my cutting machine...would have only took a couple of seconds"...The less said about that the better.

Any way...I am now the proud owner of a customised dia de los muertos clipper! :)