The Howard Stern Experience

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So as you may or may not know, Grooming Lounge was recently featured on the Howard Stern Show.  As a huge fan, it was an honor to be able to be in studio with Howard — not to mention — great to try and spread the word about our company and all we have to offer.

Just how did we get on the Stern show you might ask?  Well, let me bullet point it out for you and do the same for our experience on the air.

HOW WE GOT ON THE STERN SHOW

  • WE SURVEYED OUR GROOMING EXPERTS TO SEE WHO THEY THOUGHT HAD THE BEST HAIR IN AMERICA.
  • THEY VOTED HOWARD #1 BASED ON A BUNCH OF CRITERIA.  HE BEAT OUT SOME MAJOR HEAVYWEIGHTS INCLUDING JARED LETO, GEORGE CLOONEY AND MORE.
  • WE CALLED HOWARD’S PRODUCERS AND TOLD THEM THAT HOWARD HAD WON THE AWARD AND WE WANTED TO DELIVER HIS TROPHY TO HIM.
  • THEY SAID  — “EVEN BETTER… WHY NOT COME IN STUDIO AND PRESENT IT TO HIM?”
  • WE SAID, “YOU NAME THE TIME AND PLACE AND WE’LL BE THERE.”
  • WE WENT THERE LAST WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST.

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE SHOW

  • WE WERE GREETED BY HOWARD’S HEAD OF SECURITY, RONNIE, WHO COULDN’T HAVE BEEN ANY NICER.
  • WHEN I SAY WE, I MEAN ME AND OUR PUBLIC RELATIONS REP, HEATHER.
  • WE WERE ESCORTED TO A GREEN ROOM AND AFTER SITTING DOWN, SPENT SOME TIME TALKING TO HOWARD’S PRODUCER GARY, PRODUCER JASON AND STEVE, WHO OFFICIALLY BOOKED US ON THE SHOW.
  • HOWARD WAS TALKING ABOUT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS THOUGHTS ON HIM REALLY WANTING OR NOT WANTING TO BE PRESIDENT, SO WE WAITED IN THE GREEN ROOM.  WE WERE SUPPOSED TO GO ON AT 7:30, BUT WENT IN MORE LIKE 8 AM.
  • I WAS ESCORTED INTO THE STUDIO, TROPHY IN HAND AND WAS GREETED BY HOWARD AND ROBIN.  ALTHOUGH I’VE BEEN THERE THE PAST TWO YEARS, ROBIN STILL HAD ZERO CLUE WHO I WAS.
  • I PRESENTED HOWARD WITH THE AWARD, WHICH HE SEEMINGLY ENJOYED AND WAS VERY PROUD OF.
  • HE ASKED ME “IF I WAS A CRACKPOT?” AND I EXPLAINED THAT “NO, WE RUN A REAL BUSINESS WITH STORES, AN ONLINE PRESENCE AND OUR OWN PRODUCTS.”
  • HOWARD MADE AN ACCEPTANCE SPEECH IN WHICH HE THANKED HIS GRANDPARENTS, WIFE, ROBIN AND ME.
  • WORD GOT TO HOWARD THAT HEATHER WAS AN ATTRACTIVE FEMALE AND THE STAFF TWISTED HER ARM TO COME IN STUDIO.
  • SHE DID AND WAS ASKED SOME BORDERLINE UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS, WHICH SHE DID WITH CLASS.
  • A FEW TIMES, I HAD TO REMIND HOWARD THAT WE WERE THERE TO TALK ABOUT HIS AWARD AND NOT HEATHER’S BATHING SUIT PREFERENCES.  HE WAS A GREAT SPORT FOR NOT KICKING ME OUT.
  • HE THANKED US, THANKED GROOMINGLOUNGE.COM FOR THE AWARD AND THEN KICKED US OUT.

See the story of our appearance and hear some of the audio here.

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Season’s Groomings & Thank You

 Seasons Groomings & Thank You

Dear 25-50 Or So Blog Readers:

I wanted to personally thank you for helping to make 2016 a special year for our company.

The only way we can stay the number one destination for men’s grooming products, services and advice is with members like you – our faithful and always handsome community. Every member of the Grooming Lounge team works hard to earn your business and trust.

From our Grooming Experts & Concierges in our Barbershops & Spas that facilitate dozens of signature services every day…

To our online Customer Care team that helps men select the perfect product for every grooming challenge…

To our Distribution Center crew who work tirelessly to create packages that are exciting and elegant to open when delivered to your door…

To me, who writes a couple mediocre blog postings a month and should spend more time writing them and will in 2017…

Our team isn’t just dedicated to making another sale — we’re dedicated to making sure you have an incredible grooming experience from start to finish.

Thank you for continuing to choose us. It’s what makes us strive to spread the art of manly handsomeness every single year.

From our family here at Grooming Lounge, we wish you a very Happy Holidays. May you smell incredible, get the perfect shave and feel the confidence that you deserve. Thanks again.

Yours In Good Grooming,

Mike Gilman, Founder & The Entire Grooming Lounge Team

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I’ve Been Shaving Since I Was 9

It’s the holiday season and things are really busy around here.  Like zany busy.  That’s a good thing.

The downside is that I haven’t had a chance to blog to all 50 (51 if you include my mom) subscribers in way too long. Well, sorry to disappoint, but this blog is no winner.

Instead, it’s just a picture of me when I was 8 or 9 maybe — showcasing my early love of the grooming arts.  Still feel as passionate about getting a close shave and making sure our valued guests get the same.  That’s it.  A picture.  Happy Holidays and thanks for helping to keep our little company trucking along.  We really do appreciate your support.

Mike Gilman

 

 Ive Been Shaving Since I Was 9

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This Makes Our Best Smeller Sound Pretty Enticing — Huh?

There’s a great story behind all the barber-created and barbershop-utilized Grooming Lounge Solutions we develop.  But perhaps, we haven’t been going back far enough in letting gents know each product’s history beyond Grooming Lounge.  That’s what we’re attempting to do now and the first item up is Grooming Lounge Our Best Smeller Body Wash.  We dare you not to try it after reading this…