Dark Stag’s 2020 Barber Gift Guide

What do you get the barber who has everything…?

Wondering what the best barber presents are this year? Look no further – Dark Stag’s got you covered. We’re here to present you with the best grooming gifts for every barber. Have confidence any client will leave feeling great with our list of the top eight men’s grooming gifts that aren’t barber shears or straight razors, but you’ll find those in our store too!

They say tools don’t make the man, but these eight superior barber tools will help keep the barber in your life organised, clean and efficient – ready for any client. Or maybe you’re looking to update your barber accessories ready for the new year; no matter the case, Dark Stag’s ready to make your workstation work for you.

We believe we make the best barber equipment money can buy – even those that exist beyond the sharp arts. We hope you love giving them as much as we did crafting them…

The Best Kit For… Keeping Organised: Leather Tool Roll 

Our signature barber tool roll is hand-stitched in split leather, meaning it’s hardy enough to outlast tens of thousands of clients… and maybe even a few owners! The roll’s unique tanning process maintains a natural brown finish, punctuated with ivory stitch and slider rivets. It’s a simple, stylish and robust design that carefully complements the craftsmanship of the best barbers.

The roll provides practical storage for protecting and transporting barber tools – all in Dark Stag’s distinguished trademark style. 

The Best Kit For… Looking The Part: Barber Apron

The definitive barber apron from Dark Stag; we only sell one, and with good reason. It’s hand-stitched in comfortable, breathable and – most importantly – durable tan canvas. Black and brown contrasting pockets and loops are secured with strong rivets to provide long-lasting storage for your entire arsenal of barbering essentials – from the DS+ Barber Scissor, to the Folding Kamisori Razor.

Adjustable waist and neck straps are secured in place with brass hook holes and lobster clasps, providing flexibility to fit barbers of all shapes and sizes. Our Barber Apron is designed to age well, like the barber that wears it, gaining character over time.

The Best Kit For… Itch Erasing: Barber Neck Brush

Make itchy haircuts a thing of the past with our nifty neck duster! Produced with an elegant dark wood finish, the Dark Stag Barber Neck Brush is the perfect companion piece for any cut. Capable of effortlessly removing stray hairs, its bristles are designed to bounce back into place and maintain their shape for years to come.

The round-handle base allows the Barber Neck Brush to stand to attention at your station, ensuring it’s always on hand to clean up any neck, at any time. We guarantee your barber’s haircut won’t just be the best in town; it will be the cleanest too. Erase that itch!

The Best Kit For… Beard Taming: Beard Brush

Dark Stag’s Beard Brush is made from 100% ethically sourced wild boar bristle, meaning it’s tough, and built to last. Suitable for shop use, or home use, its firm texture makes it perfect for taming, shaping and styling truly unruly facial hair.

The palm-sized brush is perfect for male grooming on the go and features a striking two-two tone palette on its bristle tips. It will perfectly complement any barber’s hair care kit, as a hard-wearing hero in the battle against badly behaving beards.

The Best Kit For… Lather Lovers: Shaving Brush

Sure, the Kamisori Straight Razor doesn’t need shaving foam to style effectively – but if your barber offers a full facial shaving service, Dark Stag’s Synthetic Shaving Brush is the best in the business. A natural choice for generations, badger hair has been the gold standard for shaving brushes; this synthetic update is a vegan-friendly alternative to a classic. A traditional look, with modern benefits.

Its bristles are non-absorbent, dry quickly and are secure – meaning they won’t shed. Compared to a standard bare-finger application, our Shaving Brush will stimulate the follicles and lift the beard to perfectly prepare for a close shave… every time.

The Best Kit For… A Cool Shave: SR+ Safety Razor

Close shaves aren’t all client-facing. If your barber’s clean shaven, look no further than the SR+ Safety Razor. Part secret agent agent, part astronautical accessory, the SR+ is produced in a heavy duty, hard-wearing steel, with a nickel alloy head.

The additional weight provides stability, enhanced by its knurled grip. Its black plasma coating is durable and improves with use. Compatible with any standard double-edge razor blade, it’s an adaptable, attractive safety Razor for bare-faced barbers.

The Best Kit For… Staying Sharp: Leather Strop

Does your barber offer the best close shave available? With the leather strop, they’ll be able to sharpen any cut throat razor time and time again. Dark Stag’s take on the invaluable, iconic strop is made from durable buffalo leather, and is the ideal tool for polishing and smoothing any razor blade – for the ultimate close and comfortable shave.

The coarse side is perfect for coarse edge alignment and, likewise, the fine side for fine blade edge alignment. A padded handle provides comfort and a strong, ever-reliable attachment ring will hook to a wall, or any standard barber chair. 

The Best Kit For… Dark Stag Die-Hards: Barber Station Mat

We’re so proud of our Barber Station Mat… we put our name on it. If your barber’s joined the herd and wants to shout about it while preserving their worktops, this mat is the perfect addition. Its rubber/polymer hybrid will withstand and weather any heat; it’s durable and provides superior grip to prevent tools from any unexpected slip-ups…!

It’s been formulated to provide the ultimate heat resistance – perfect for hot clippers. The mat’s easy to clean and enhances any organised workstation with the distinguished style you’d expect from Dark Stag.

Merry Christmas, from Dark Stag x

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