Oi gueezer, need some beard & you time?
When you’ve been working hard for your firm, sometimes, just sometimes it’s nice for the boss to show you some appreciation 😉
“BEARD & YOU TIME” is the brainchild of Phil Weaver, the barber down Church Street, Sidmouth.
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Sometimes, when you catch Phil off guard his obvious abundance of wisdom shines through 😉 What’s the difference between Cologne and Aftershave?
Here we were talking about the TABAC range of grooming products and Phil mentioned cologne and aftershave… then I asked a great question… watch what happens next…
Continue reading What’s the difference between Cologne and Aftershave?
The ALL NEW rejuvenated Phil “Che” Weaver’s CT Shave Shop on Church Street, Sidmouth that’s what!
Phil has just given his barber shop a makeover with a little help from his friends… re-designed… re-wired… re-plumbed… re-plastered… re-painted, teal is well in this summer… and rejuvenated with some Bluetooth sounds… Continue reading What blends a Cuban vibe, Bluetooth, the 1930s and a mighty fine hair cut, beard trim or shave?
When Phil opened The Barber Shop on Church Street two years ago he wasn’t sure if Sidmouth was ready for a wet shave experience …
“Well, I am pleased to say that Sidmouth have really taken the wet shave concept to heart and Friday’s and Saturday’s are very busy with appointments… people want to look their best for that special night out!”
There is a demand, so time for CT Shave Shop to get a refurb… Phil explains how the layout will change… but what colour to paint it?
Continue reading Looking for a Relaxing Wet Shave Experience?
When you leave the barber’s chair you want to be smiling…
Continue reading Phil the Barber leaves ‘em smiling
Choose from our range of cologne testers 1.5ml vials. Each order comes with a £5 voucher to spend on any of our product range (bar other cologne testers!)
Truefitt and Hill Freshman, Spanish Leather, 1805, Clubman, Grafton, Aspley, Sandalwood, Trafalgar and West Indian colognes.
Taylor of Old Bond Street Jermy Street, Sandalwood, Gentlemans and Eton College colognes.
Agua de Colonia Concentrated Eau de and Barberia Eau de Colognes.
Continue reading Cologne Testers – Try our colognes and double your money!
Have thought for your dear old barber,
as you sit upon his chair,
whilst you discuss the latest fashion,
with a man who has no hair.
He is your chosen confessor,
He will help you with relationships,
that broken heart to mend.
He will discuss almost anything,
and rationalise your views,
on sex even religion or just the latest news.
It matters much to him to be,
impartial and discrete,
whist cutting your hair,
it falling at his feet.
And when he’s sure the cut is done,
and you have that latest style,
he hopes that you will leave his shop,
with a better haircut and a bigger smile.
Phil the Barber
When you talk to marketing folk they talk about the “voice of the brand” and Captain Fawcett’s voice is simply splendid… harkening back to a time when Queen Victoria, as a young girl, was playing happily in the streets of Sidmouth and “Intrepid English Explorers” were expanding the horizons.
Today’s mission, after waiting 90 minutes for pesky customer to get out the way, (he’s getting so popular), was to capture a few frames to celluloid for posterity and to encourage Google’s hungry spiders over for a virtual meal of Captain Fawcett’s finest range of shaving products and accessories, used by bearded blokes the world over with no prejudice for gentlemen, Intrepid Explorers or your salt of the earth laymen, should any be feeling a little too hairy! Continue reading Phil’s Captain Fawcett’s product videos “Just the ticket” 😉
I dreamt I danced with Mother Nature,
And whilst we danced she sung,
Of times past when the earth was young,
When the air was sweet and full of life,
And the waters were as pure as a mountain stream,
I dreamt I danced with Mother Nature,
Then she whispered me her fears,
All the time her tired eyes were welling up with tears,
She quietly spoke of the smog and choke
Of her lungs burning and the increasing smoke,
Of her seas filling with the waste from a virus she calls man,
Of her stars obscured from view, by unnatural light
and the fever she is feeling, hotter by the day,
I dreamt I danced with Mother Nature,
And whilst we danced she told me
how when she was young (not a care for her world)
But now she fears she has grown too old,
Her skin is pitted with the workings of man,
many of her species just dust in the pan,
I dream I dance with Mother nature,
And in my arms she died,
I dream I dance with mother Nature,
And now all my wake I cry.
Phil Weaver 25/12/2011
Photo by Rui Miguel Pedrosa on Unsplash
Phil Weaver has lived in and around Sidmouth all his life and respects the power of the sea and so has chosen Sidmouth Lifeboat as his charity for the year.
Phil tells a great story that demonstrates this…
Continue reading Sidmouth Lifeboat Charity of the Year
I know what you’re thinking… how the chuff can I make a living if my customers only shave once a year?
But hey, looking at the photos perhaps a once a year shave is too much for some people 😉
Continue reading “Hairy Styles” is growing his beard for 12 months for Charity
In our inaugural Sidmouth Folk Festival Beard Competition, sponsored by Blue Beards Revenge, we had a Brexit pleasing “dozen” entries…
Contenders came from far and wide across the nation and there could well have been a couple of international entries with the fine aroma of herbs and spices that filled the air this year.
Continue reading SidFestBEARD Competition WINNER 2017
When Phil mentioned having a New Orleans’s style funeral for his old mate Dog I just had to come along and enjoy the spectacle…
Dog was obviously very much loved by his pals and most anyone he met on his life journey judging by the turn out and what folk were saying about him. Never met him myself, just moved to town last year and have got to know Phil by hanging out regular in his barber shop and working with him on this ‘ere website.
Continue reading Every DOG has his day…
OK Sid Valley, are you ready for the BIG Festival that’s coming your way?
Yes, you know the one, SIDMOUTH’S BEARD COMPETITION… get along and get your photo taken during folk week…
You don’t need to have a trim to WIN 😉
Just pop in, photo taken and get your mates to like, share, like, love, comment, share, like on social media… the winner is the one who makes the most noise… sound like you or a pal?
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Friday I popped in to see Phil and discuss ways of getting the word out about our Sidmouth Folk Festival Beard Competition…
Councillor Beardy McBeardie Face aka Marc Kilsbie was in the chair having his hair removed and most of his beard exited stage left… “When is the competition?”, he asked enquiringly.
“Folk Week” we replied in unison…
“How’s it work?” he quizzed…
Good question, glad you asked, it is very simple… you pop in to see Phil during folk week… you don’t even need to sit in the chair… he snaps a picture of you and your beard and then we share it here on the website, Instagram & Facebook… you then share these posts with your chums and get them to vote like crazy… like, Like, LIKE 😉
The geezer with the most likes at the end of the week is the winner… HAPPY DAYS!
See more details here >>>
So Marc from Flo and Us is one current famous bearded face around town… do you know of others in Sidmouth and across East Devon past, present and future?
TELL US WHO ELSE YOU KNOW…
Share a picture with Phil on Instagram or on Twitter @ex10sidvalley will get to me…
Post on Phil’s Facebook page or add a name with links to other web sources below…
Most important that your aftershave and colognes DON’T contain alcohol
The alcohol dries the skin out and causes potential damage, ruining all that good work you’ve just done!
If you really must, it is essential that you moisturise first to protect the skin otherwise the alcohol will dry the skin, making it flakey!
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Do pop in if you’d like to discuss anything to do with shaving or hair care and if I don’t know the answer I will find out for you.
0781 792 6624