SCOTT SCHUMAN INTERVIEW // BRAUN WORKSHOPS


As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I informed you that I would be writing up about the interview I was lucky enough to have with Scott Schuman from thesartorialist.com, and the workshops with Braun that I attended. 

Having resigned myself to the fact that I had missed out on an opportunity to interview Scott Schuman due to a delayed train, I was excited yet slightly panicked as I was told the interview was in fact still going ahead! I made my way to the room in which I would be meeting Scott, and began asking him a few questions. I had written them down in my diary, yet throughout the whole duration of the interview, I didn't feel the need to look at them once! 

I began by asking Scott; 

  • 'What made you decide to start up your own blog?'  

"I didn't feel that there was anything really out there at that point in terms of blogging and I wanted a platform in which I could have the freedom to be able to post what I want, and to have no restrictions."

  • 'What is your grooming regime?'

"I love waking up early, and I would class myself as an early riser. I use the Braun Series 9 (to which he is an ambassador for.), and I like to keep my regime as simple as I can."

  • 'What makes a blog post successful to you?'

"I don't necessarily think there's a special ingredient for a successful blog post, but I do think that if you enjoy what you're writing about and you feel happy with the direction your blog is going in, then that's great! What I try to do with my blog, is although it is personal and it's about me and my life, and what I like and enjoy, it is still not all about me? It's personal, without feeling like you know too much about me."

  • 'Do you have any advice to give others who may want to start their own blog?'  

"I think that too many people these days think they know everything just because they're doing it, and I think people need to sit back, and take a few lessons and learn about what it is that they're actually doing. Just because you're doing it, doesn't mean you're doing it well. We can all learn from others and evolve. Social media is so big and you can really make a success out of it if you just learn and don't rush things." 

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I attended a workshop with Scott Schuman's personal barber; Michael Haar who demonstrated to us some of the Braun styling tools (which included a very exciting new launch which isn't available in store until 2017!) The model's facial hair after having used the trimmer looked neater, and defined his facial features more by trimming the hair accurately into place. The trimmer comes with 9 adjustable blades, enabling you to choose the look you want without being too complicated! The kit can be used for beard control, ear & nose trimming, hair clipping and for manscaping. I hope to put this to good use soon, and will give you a full detailed review on this shortly...

The following morning arrived, and I attended the Timepiece workshop held by Cameron Hauxwell who talked us through the various watches by Braun. They were broken up into three categories;

  1. Classic Collection
  2. Prestige Collection
  3. Slim Collection

All of the watches looked impeccable and all felt extremely lightweight! Although Cameron explained that Braun have tapped into the Scandinavian trend and making their designs simple, my favourite collection had to be the 'Prestige Collection' as all of the watches had greater detail to them and as a lover of 'skeleton design', this collection was a definite winner in my eyes! 

We then moved onto the next workshop with product designer; Ben Wilson, and for some reason, I seemed to have been slightly cursed with modern technology.. I say this, due to not being able to view the 'virtual reality goggles' despite others being able to! Luckily, after a few attempts I was able to experience this, and it felt rather surreal seeing a shaver in the most intricate detail, up close.

What I like about Braun as a brand, is their attention to detail. Everything is so meticulously planned for each product, and having come back from the workshops, I have realised just how much Braun plays a big part in my life! From my toothbrush, to my beard trimmers, body groomers, to my mother's hairdryer right down to my newest addition, the alarm clock! A big thanks again to Braun for the invite, and a big thank you to Scott Schuman for allowing me to interview you! 

I hope you've enjoyed my blog posts on the events with Braun, and I would love to hear from you! Don't forget to check out my review on the Braun Art Of Precision Hair Kit!


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