INDEPENDENT ARTICLE

Read my expert advice on the latest article from Lee Kynaston, grooming editor for the Independent '8 best safety razors that will help you boss your grooming regime'. 
 

MEN'S GROOMING 

COLUMNIST

Mark has worked with some of the UK leading men's publication's and newspaper supplements including his own 'Grooming Column' in Loaded magazine.  

SHAVEDOCTOR IN ROMANIA

Mark has travelled the globe as an International Educator and Speaker on shaving. He was invited to showcase his skills and expertise at a barbering event in Bucharest.  

OUR SHAVE ACADEMY SCOOPS BUSINESS AWARD

On March 6th this year and just 2 weeks before the UK went into lockdown, Mark was delighted to have received a top business award in the Best Self Employed/Sole Trader category. 

PROUD BRAND AMBASSADOR 

Mark is a proud Ambassador for the 'Look Good Feel Better' cancer charity and part of his role is hosting workshops for men living with cancer. Expertly advising them on skincare, shaving and general grooming routines. 

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5 YEARS TRAINING IN GREECE

Since his very first visit to Greece in 2013, Mark has been invited back every year since to deliver his world renowned shave workshops and training courses.

In 2017 he was invited to Greece's largest hair and beauty show as a guest judge and 2018 their largest Barber show as their International Speaker and Educator. 

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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Mark was invited to Moscow's innovative hair and beauty training academy back in 2016 to deliver his world renowned wet shave workshops with a mix of hair and beauty professionals attending his week long courses. The 2 week trip also saw the launch of the Shavedoctor products at the coolest department store in Moscow Firmato & Scontato, including a visit to the famous GUM store. 

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DUTCH DUO FLY OVER TO TRAIN WITH MARK.

Instead of spending a few days living from a suitcase and ordering room service, Mark was proud to have welcomed 2 Dutch barbers to the academy. Owners of an exclusive men's grooming salon in the Netherlands that can now offer high quality shaving services and treatments for the clients. 

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FIRST TV APPEARANCE

We were delighted to hear from the producer's of Scotland's most watched light entertainment programme, (2.6 million viewers)  'The Hour' who wanted Mark as their guest to talk everything male grooming.

Co-presenter Stephen Jardine was shaved live by Mark on the popular teatime show..with Mark admitting he was extremely nervous.. 

WHERE DID THE SHAVEDOCTORNAME COME FROM?

"People have been asking me this question almost every week since we rebranded back in 2008", says Mark, "and one man I have to give credit to...." 

MTV SHOW COME CALLING. 

in 2015 MTV launched a brand new show called 'Beauty School Cop Out', based around 10 wannabe's (including Goggle Box and Queen of the Jungle star, Scarlett) looking for a career in the hair, health and beauty industry.

 

Mark was asked to be their male grooming expert and give the contestants a flavour of of professional shaving... 

CHARITY SHAVE EVENT WITH DERBY COUNTY FC

Proud to have supported Derby County Football Club with their 'Teen Pride' charity where we spent a full day shaving players, management and the then owners, raising over £60,000 in the process....Mark got to shave star players, Robbie Savage, Kris Commons and then Manager Nigel Clough...later featured on Sky Sports News.. 

ULTRASOUND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Our first outside event and invited to provide VIP services to the music artists and VIP guests at the UltraSound Music Festival. Former England player Wayne Bridge enjoyed his shave and whilst in the chair reflecting on his career as it was coming to an end.. 

THE LAUNCH OF SHAVEUCATION 

We were delighted to have launched our first ShaveUcation programme at Oakham school in Northamptonshire. This workshop for boys aged 13-16 teaches them how to shave properly for the first time, avoiding shaving irritation and razor burn whilst also teaching them fundamental skills of how to look after their skin and much more...  

THE START OF OUR LONDON PARTNERSHIP

In 2009 we received a call from Bharat Parmer the owner of London based Genco, a high end male grooming salon/barbershop asking Mark to train his sylist's at the stylish Chiswick establishment. What we didn't then know is that this would result in Mark running a number of his shaving courses from here and still do to this day. If you know Mark or get an opportunity to meet him, ask him about the long night he spent with Ant and Dec... 

INVITATION TO GILLETTE HQ, BOSTON USA. 

Was privileged to have been invited to Gillette headquarters in Boston to meet with senior executives on a then joint project we were working on in 2017. 

 

Due to strict rules we couldnt take pictures of inside the factory and meeting rooms but managed to sneak a couple in... 

MTV LAUNCH PARTY

Having completed filming for the MTV show 'Beauty School Cop Out' it was to London to the launch party of the new show. The production company had hired an exclusive Soho club where we entertained the stars of the show, press and media. We had some great fun with cream filled condoms and open blade razors.....