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The 2011 Grooming Honours List


From hair-styling to shaving innovations, welcome to Part 1 of ShortList’s Men’s Grooming Awards winners.

1. BEST NEW MEN’S FRAGRANCE: Chanel Bleu de Chanel eau de toilette pour homme; £58 for 100ml; chanel.com “The leap into contemporary masculine fragrance for a brand steeped in iconic deco heritage is a brave one. With Bleu, Chanel has made such a transition look effortless” Adrian Clark - Award winning style director of ShortList and editor of ShortList Mode

2. BEST MEN’S MOISTURISER/SERUM: Nubo Cell Dynamic; The Essence £200 for 30ml; harrods.com “Instant brightening and tightening of the skin with amazing anti-ageing results seen in a very short period of time” Annalise Quest - General merchandise manager of beauty at Harrods

3. BEST SHAVING PREPARATION PRODUCT: Clarins Men Skin Difference; £28 for 2x15ml; 0800-036 3558 “Non-oily in texture, feels good to shave with plus features attractive and innovative packaging” Fadi El Rachdi - Master Barber at The Refinery grooming emporium, he has an impressive list of celebrity clients

4. BEST MEN’S BODY WASH/SCRUB: Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Body Wash £17 for 300ml; moltonbrown.co.uk “This really did recharge my skin, leaving it feeling amazing. The fragrance is very refreshing” James Read - Tanning expert with a bespoke salon at the Sanderson Hotel

5. BEST SUNCARE PRODUCT Lancaster Sun Sport Multi-Protection Water + Sweat Resist Express Mist (SPF15) £20 for 125ml; 0800-376 0688 “This is a spray that has a clever 360-degree nozzle and it absorbs quickly into the skin. It is also great for outdoor sports” James Read

6. BEST MEN’S FACIAL CLEANSER/EXFOLIATOR Lab Series Skincare For Men Multi-Action Face Wash £16 for 100ml; 0870-034 2566 “This formed a lather on the skin that gave a feeling of a thorough wash. The fragrance is refreshing and a great wake-up call first thing in the morning” Annalise Quest

7. BEST RAZOR/SHAVER Gillette Fusion Power Gamer £9.99; gillette.com “Fierce competition in the shaving sector, not to mention competitive pricing, should have distracted us from the Gillette juggernaut. This revolutionary razor is head and shoulders above the rest” Ahmed Zambarakji - Award winning journalist and founder of revered male grooming blog The Exfoliator

8. BEST NEW MEN’S HAIR-STYLING/GROOMING PRODUCT: VO5 Extreme Style Matt Wax £3.29 for 75ml; vo5.co.uk “Hair looks and smells good — clean and smooth without making it look greasy” Johnnie Sapong - Celebrity hairdresser, described by The Sunday Times as ‘probably the best hairdresser in the world’



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