Joseph Andrews

The Skin Fade – Barbers Corner

Can you believe that I’ve never gotten a skin fade before? Well today is the day it happens.


What is a fade?

Skin Fade

For those of you who might be asking, a skin fade is where the barber will closely fade in the sides of your hair towards the top. Your sideburns will basically be cut down so short that It will just look like you have no hair at that part of your head.

It’s a really technical haircut as a fade implies a gradual fading of the hair. The first thing that needs to be done is figuring out the line between the skin and where the fade begins.

George (the barber) creates a contrasting line with clippers to help him identify where the fade needs to take place. It may look harsh right now but as George continues the fade he’ll start cleaning it up.


A Skin fade is not as scary as you think

I used to think that skin fades were only for specific people. I had thought that my face shape and hairstyles never suited a skin fade. What I realized is that they’re not scary at all!

They are actually really versatile. Whether you’re going for a slick back pomp or short textured quiff, a skin fade can look great.

Many guys tend to get shorter sides anyways and having a skin fade just means having shorter hair for a longer period of time. At the end of the day if you want to try out a skin fade and decide after that it’s not for you, at least you know that your hair will grow back in no time. Sometimes you won’t know until you try!


A Teaser

Monarch Matte Paste

Guys, I’m extremely excited to be able to show you the first look of our upcoming product – Monarch Matte Paste. I’m not going to say too much right now but we’re extremely close to finishing.

Think creamy, and super easy to apply with a textured finish. It is a matte paste but we’ve included Kaolin and Bentonite which are two types of clay ingredients that help with texture.

I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish, through finish and feel we’re excited for you to have this in your hair.

UPDATE 06/01/18 

Watch some cool behind the scenes action of Monarch Matte Paste.

Monarch Matte Paste is out NOW


The Perfect Combo


We’ve designed our products to help those with controlling their hair. This combo is what I like to call our thick hair control system. The power of pre and post styling is such a strong foundation for any hairstyle.



Setting the foundation of volume. Remember it’s easy to control volume what you have it, so you can always decrease the volume of your hair but it’s always harder to create volume. Original Styling Meraki will give volume that you never knew you had, you’ll be surprised at how awesome this product is as a pre-styler.


Pre-styling alone won’t create the hold for your hairstyle to last all day. That’s where the post-styling comes into action. Using a product like Cavalier Heavy Clay will give your hair the final lock-in factor. Giving your hair texture and the hold to achieve your desired hairstyle. Did I forget to mention a matte finish?


Though our products are stand-alone, when used together it creates a stronger hold, awesome texture and bigger volume.


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My favorite duo:

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Our Story, Our New Look

Over the last few months the BluTeam and I have been working away on a new look for our packaging. It’s always exciting to be working on something that I am very passionate about.

It even got me thinking how far Ben and I have gotten with BluMaan in less than 2 years. We gotta say we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for our BluMaan Community. They have helped us make our product amazing and we couldn’t be more thankful for you guys!

We’re ready to make a splash!

>> Check out Original Styling Meraki <<

We love being unique at BluMaan and our new look does just that. This new design was inspired by our community of hair style addicts each with their own individual style.

Our new packaging features animals with gravity defying hairstyles to reflect core values that we believe in at BluMaan. That is: the confidence to express who you are and embracing what makes you DIFFERENT. We feel that we’ve managed to showcase this messaging through our rather suave looking animals on our new packaging – each with their own hair styles, clothes and personalities. They’re all content in being exactly who they are and that’s how it should be!

Look Good. Do Good.

Now the common sense bit is that BluMaan makes hair products. I think you’ve got that. Aside from the obvious, we‘ve partnered with the World Wildlife Fund and moving forward we’ll be donating 5% of our raw material costs to protect endangered animals and their habitats.

Why World Wildlife Fund? Because protecting our habitat really resonates with us and with lots of people in our community. We’d like to see these awesome animals stick around.


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