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Harry’s Razor Stand – A Home for your Handle

I haven’t been blogging much lately, but leave it to Harry’s to spark some inspiration and get me off the phone and in front of the computer.  If you follow GGV on the blog, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you’ll know that being vegan is a lot more than just posting pics of food (even though we’re all guilty of it). One of my favorite hashtags to use on Twitter and Instagram is #CrueltyFree.  It sends a really powerful message and, as advocates for animals, it is something vegans take very seriously.  Veganism is about animal advocacy and incorporating it into all aspects of your life – not just what you eat.  I say it in my tag line, “Food • Drinks • Clothes • Shoes • Grooming • All the in between”.  

One of my favorite things to talk about is #GroomVegan and usually when I do, I’m talking about Harry’s.  I first blogged about Harry’s back in 2013 and then again in 2014, when they were on the brink of their second birthday.  I don’t get paid to talk about them, and the reason why I do so much is because of their commitment to keeping their shaving creams and moisturizers #Vegan & #CrueltyFree.  I also promote them a lot because they’re blades and handles give me the best shave I have ever had.  I can still remember buying my first Harry’s Truman set.  I shot an email to a customer service rep, and within 8 minutes I had a response to my inquiry.  The rep provided me with a list of the ingredients and a 100% guarantee that the ingredients in the shave cream were vegan, free from animal testing, parabens, sulfate and gluten!

For about 2 years, all of my handles have been cooped up in their original boxes all alone for no one to admire, myself especially.  UNTIL NOW!  If you haven’t heard already, Harry’s newest shaving accessory is a home for your handle.  Harry’s Razor Stand combines the slick design, ingenuity and functionality that I’ve relied on for almost 3 years.  The new stand is like a mini brick; a solid foundation for your razor handle so it stays out of box and on the counter top.  It keeps your blades dry and your Harry’s handle collection on display.

I happen to think that the lumberjack beard is on its way out.  Although I applaud you if you’re harboring any baby birds in there.  Every animal deserves a good home.  But if you’re not, it’s time to clean up your act.  Shave smarter, shave closer and pick up a Harry’s shave set and don’t forget to get a home for your handle.

For anyone who’s wondering, Harry’s is…
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Almost Happy Birthday Harry’s

On the brink of their one year anniversary, Harry’s is reaching for the stars and literally plucking them down from the night sky.  Having just taken the men’s grooming world by storm back in March 2013, Harry’s has quickly found a cozy home for themselves in the booming niche of men’s grooming.  It’s almost as if they have been at this for hundreds of years, but they haven’t, it’s only been 10 months…10 MONTHS!!!!!!!

As I’m scrolling through my Twitter feed on this snow-covered morning, I came across a new tweet from my favorite VEGAN friendly shaving company.  There was an article from DealB%k in the NY Times written by Michael J. De La Merced, in which he highlights the most recent move from Harry’s that will undoubtedly shake up the “David vs. Goliath” world of shaving once again.  This past Monday they announced the purchase of their own  razor blade factory in Germany – the very factory that already produces their “sharperer” razor blades so that you can have a smoother than a baby’s bottom face for a fantastic price.  This is very exciting news from a company that I’ve been keeping a close eye on ever since I came across one of their Facebook advertisements just this past summer.  If you are interested in the details of the deal, I highly recommend reading the article,

A Start-Up Run by Friends Takes On Shaving Giants

Briefly about Harry’s…

Based on a simple idea from the genius minds of Andy Katz-Mayfield & Jeff Raider, the two set out with one goal in mind, which is my favorite tag lines from their website:

Harrys

“Handsomer. Sharperer. Less Expensiver. An exceptional shave at a fraction of the price”

“Harry’s was built out of respect…for quality craftsmanship, simple design, modern convenience and most importantly for guys who know they shouldn’t have to overpay for a great shave.”

Those very elements: quality craftsmanship, simple design, convenience and affordability are infused into every aspect of this New York City based start-up.  Holding a Harry’s, you quickly realize this isn’t your run of the mill razor.  Every time I shave I know that my facial hair doesn’t stand a chance!  Did I mention the price?!  With a Harry’s razor and shaving cream, rest assured that your wallet won’t be pillaged like the Vikings raiding England.  You’re getting a great shave with a great design and a fantastic price.  Its a solid piece of equipment that your face and your wallet will be thanking you for years to come.

Cheers to you, Harry’s.  I cannot wait to see what else you guys have up your sleeves.

GGV

TRUe gentleMAN

Greetings Vegan Brothers,

I think I stopped shaving on a regular basis when I realized that the blades were costing me more than a tank of gas, and the razors required more battery power than my cell phone.  This all changed when I got my first hot towel single blade shave.  From then on, I have been fascinated by the thriving renaissance of the good ol’ fashioned shave.

As Movember rapidly approaches, your significant other is most likely cringing at the thought of having to deal with the beautiful, bountiful and bristly hairs of that glorious ‘stache.  After finding out about the product detailed here, you can now assure them that, even if they choose to boycott your lips, the rest of your face will be cleanly shaven.

Bored and scrolling through Facebook one day, breezing past countless pictures of babies and ecards, a little ad caught my eye.  This ad was for a shaving company called Harry’s.  Immediately, I was attracted to Harry’s classic and simple design, so I had to dive in a little deeper and explore the offerings on their site.  I found that their color schemes and product designs were modern and masculine and…wait for it…their prices are actually affordable.  Like I mentioned above, shaving had become a rare act; could it be possible that I, a middle class American, could now afford to shave a on regular basis?  Not only that, could I actually enjoy the process of shaving?

Let me tell you, the best way to experience Harry’s is to purchase a set, whether it be The Truman, The Winston, or The Fall/Winter Truman. They all come with a VEGAN, NO ANIMAL TESTING-friendly shave cream, 3 blades and a sexy-looking razor all for under $25 (with free shipping too).  Guys Go Vegan reached out to Harry’s to check in on their shaving cream, and within 5 minutes had an email back with the complete list of ingredients.  Fantastic customer service and the ingredients are 100% GGV approved.

I went ahead an ordered the The Fall/Winter Truman “Woodsman” color.  You’ll see the packaging below, which mirrors Harry’s sleek website design.  It was a great shave to say the least, and the shaving cream fragrance was definitely pleasant and not overwhelming.  A little drop of the cream goes a long way, so you’ll have it for a while.  It felt great to find this gem and not have to shell out tons of money, as is entirely possible with some of Harry’s competitors.

Harry’s is about great design, convenience and a great shave at a low cost.  They offer a handy Auto-Refill service, depending on how fast your shadow shows up each day, which translates into one less thing to worry about.  While you’re exploring their site, don’t forget to check out their We Give A Shave program, which helps veterans returning from war re-adapt to home life.

I can’t say enough about Harry’s, so feel free to take a look at the pictures of the set I received and see for yourself.

Cheers,

GGV