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Where in the world is M+G… Best Barber, New York

07.09.2015 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Lifestyle, Locations | No comments

MALIN+GOETZ works with so many interesting and unique partners worldwide. We are excited to pull back the curtain a little and share some of their stories. This month we are highlighting Best Barber located right here in New York. The owner, Boswell, is a longtime supporter of ours, and didn’t hesitate to bring our brand into his very own barbershop. Read on to hear more about Boswell and his shop.

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  1. Your hair philosophy or mantra is…

The solution to most of life’s problems can be found by listening. This is true of hair too. Your hair will tell you everything you need to know about it if you just listen. If you don’t know how to speak the language, a talented barber/stylist can translate for you.

  1. If you weren’t a barber, you would be…

I would be an interior designer. Since I was a child I have always had the impulse to redesign almost any space I enter.  Efficiency being my most valued design attribute.

  1. Your all-time favorite restaurant in NYC…

El Almacén in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s a family owned and operated Argentinian joint. Get a table in the backyard or sit at the bar, order anything on the menu and be delighted.

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  1. In a busy city like NY, you unwind by…

Taking day trips! One of may most often taken day trips is to Beacon, NY. It’s home to one of my favorite art museums, Dia:Beacon. There is also shopping and dining on Main Street, great hiking, and camping at Malouf’s Mountain. Fire Island isn’t bad either.

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  1. Who should get their hair cut at Best Barber (describe your customer)?

Literally anyone who wants a great barbered haircut. I have assembled a team, that collectively, can do anything!

  1. Whiskey or Wine?

Whiskey! Followed by a chaser of pickle brine, a/k/a Pickleback.

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  1. Describe your ideal day off in the city.

Brunch at Nights and Weekends in Greenpoint, sunbathing in McCarren Park with a copy of New York Magazine, then a movie at NiteHawk Cinema.

  1. What’s the craziest/most regrettable hairstyle you’ve ever rocked?

As someone born and raised in Florida, I “rocked” a rattail for quite some time.

  1. What’s your sign?

Capricorn: responsible, patient, ambitious, resourceful, loyal and practically perfect in every way; like Mary Poppins.

  1. Ok, we have to ask, the M+G product you can’t live without is…

Rice Bran Eye Moisturizer! As a small business owner (and someone over the age of 25), an effective eye cream is absolute priority.

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How do you gel?

06.22.2015 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Apothecary and Lab, Products | No comments

By: Erica, National Training Manager

 

How do you gel?

That is the question…

A modern interpretation of the “old school” styling gel, our Firm Hold Gel complements our hair care assortment for women and men with sensitive skin and scalp concerns. If you are looking for a firm hold with maximum control and sculpting, look no further.

This is ideal for transforming natural texture (i.e. curly to straight) or sculpting in a shape.

We asked our staff how they use it and what they love about it…

Sarah G.

My hair is usually very straight, but that changes when NYC humidity kicks in. The Firm Hold Gel tames the frizz and adds volume without drying my processed locks. I work a quarter-sized amount through dry hair, and I am good to go for the entire day.

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Alessia

I have a lot of hair, so I apply a liberal amount in three sections after towel blotting. I love it because it defines my curls with no crunchy feeling.

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Kaj

I use the Peppermint Shampoo and Cilantro Hair Conditioner in the shower, leaving the Cilantro Hair Conditioner in for texture.  I put in the Firm Hold Gel when I still have a wet head and then blow dry my hair to a light dampness.  I then comb my hair and head out for the day – 12 hours later, my hair’s still in place.

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Kevin

The Firm Hold Gel however gives me a more polished look for when I’m dressed up formally and am looking for that all day hold with a healthy shine. After washing my hair, I towel it dry but leave it slightly damp. Then I’ll run a little over a dime sized amount of the gel and work it through my hair. I’ll also blow dry everything in place if necessary.

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Hostess with the mostest…softest skin.

05.20.2015 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Products | No comments

By: Erica, National Training Manager

 

Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off summer – woo! I’ve been so distracted by the cold that I forgot what all Spring and Summer bring… Warmer weather means rooftop bars, beach days, picnics and…weekends out of the city. Who doesn’t love running full speed ahead out of this hot concrete jungle?

Mini vacays equal packing (ugh) and if you are going to stay with friends or family, it also means hostess gifts. Thankfully, I have a plethora of beautiful gift ideas at my fingertips so I’m never without ideas, but not everyone has that pleasure so I’m here to help!

Here’s my list of foolproof gifts –

Rum Hand and Body Wash + Vitamin B5 Body Lotion + Dark Rum Votive Candle ($72)

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Rosemary Body Wash + Peppermint Body Scrub + Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer ($92)

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Bergamot Body Wash + Vitamin B5 Moisturizer + Peppermint Shampoo ($146)

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Candles: Dark Rum + Mojito + Otto + Neroli ($208)

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Adios, New York… Hola, Barcelona!

04.17.2015 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab | 1 comment

By: Erica, National Training Manager

 

The time has come for…vacation! I’m in Spain to celebrate my birthday and just life in general, and of course, I brought all my Malin+Goetz essentials. Here’s what I packed to keep me cleansed, hydrated and comfy.

  • Facial Cleansing Oil: My new favorite! Traveling sucks all the moisture from my skin and throws it off balance. What better way to rehydrate and cleanse than with our emulsifying cleansing oil? The avocado, grapeseed, and olive oil base hydrates, while eucalyptus and lavender kill bacteria and deeply cleanse. My skin is glowing and back to normal within hours of stepping off the plane.
  • SPF 30 Face Moisturizer: My porcelain skin needs daily sun protection. Especially on vacation when I’ll be outside every day. Our broad-spectrum SPF 30 hydrates and protects my skin from damage.
  • Peppermint Shampoo: This clarifying shampoo removes product, oil and dirt giving me a little pop at the root without drying out my processed locks.
  • Dark Rum + Vetiver Votives: These are my two favorite M+G candles and they make any hotel or airbnb feel like home.

Can I just stay here? <3

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Coupled Up

02.12.2015 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab | No comments

By: Erica, National Training Manager

 

Personally, I think Valentine’s Day is about pampering the one I love most…ME. Here are some of my favorite pampering tips and M+G product pairs that you can indulge in solo, or with that special someone.

First, set the tone with candles. Two of my favorites are the Otto and Vetiver Candles. Otto has bright, floral notes, while vetiver is grassy and woodsy. When combined, these candles blend to create a garden-like scent.

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Next, time to get steamy! Chamomile Oil and Rose Body Wash may not seem to be a conventional couple, but they create a surprising effect when paired together. Fill up the tub and add a few pumps of the Chamomile Treatment Oil and Rose Hand+Body Wash for a hydrating and soothing bath. The herbal chamomile and calming rose fragrances help me relax, and the nourishing properties of both the oil and body wash leave my skin soft.

The last step in my indulgent evening of pampering is simple – Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer. This is hands down my favorite moisturizer. It keeps my skin dewy, plump and hydrated all day long. The fresh bergamot smell doesn’t linger so I can spritz on my favorite fragrance…which is the Moroccan Fig EDT, by the way.

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