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You’re a good guy. This November, you’re growing a MO for your bros. You’re sacrificing your top lip for the greater good and raising cash for Movember but how do you do it well? How do you avoid bum-fluff or that incessant itching under your nose? How do you look cool, sophisticated, dapper even?


The Avalon has got your back or lip. It has teamed up with leading London barber Anthony Laban to offer two FREE Movember pop-up barbershops, in the pub. They want make sure you start properly, grow that MO with grace and finish with style. They are giving away free pints, prizes and TIGI beard care products. They’ve even put some top tips together to make sure you can handle your handle bar.


The Avalon and Anthony Laban – giving you MOs to show off this Movember.


5.30pm, Tuesday 1 November at The Avalon – THE GREAT SHAVE OFF

Pop in the pub, enjoy a pint, then take a seat in the Anthony Laban barber’s chair before your face becomes transformed, ready for a MOmentous tash. Every participant will receive a FREE TIGI gift to help mould the MO.


5.30pm, Thursday 30 November at The Avalon – THE GREAT MO OFF

Antony Laban returns for a MOssive celebration. Each MO growing bro will receive a FREE* pint and a FREE clean shave. Awards will also be given to the best MO-owners. They include the ‘MOST MO’ and the ‘GREATEST MO SISTER’ (she or he who had to put up with locking lips with that MO for the month).



Get prepped! Start from a good place: Give your face a clean start. Come to the Clean Shave Off at The Avalon in Clapham to get your skin perfectly prepped.

Tend your MO: Visit the Anthony Laban Barbershop in Battersea for FREE trims and maintenance in a man-friendly environment. If you prefer to DIY when it comes to face furniture, don’t be in too much of a hurry to get a shape but when you start and always trim your MO dry .

Ease the itch: Use a little hair conditioner to stop the scratch and people thinking you’ve got scabies.

Moisturise your MO: Don’t skimp on the moisturizer. Your MO may give you some protection from the wind and rain, but your skin underneath still needs moisturising.

Stiff upper lip: You don’t have to sculpt your MO, but a little ‘tache wax will add weight and definition to your MO.

Be patient: You’re never sure what your MO will look like until it’s fully formed. Experiment with the shape – until you find a shape that suits you.

Enjoy and share your MO:Take it Out. Eat with it. Drink with it. Take it to the pub. Let people appreciate your new facial hair.


Terms and conditions:
* On 30 November only one free pint of larger or ale per MO growing person only. This MO must have a least one month’s growth. Free pints will be at the manager’s discretion.
 * All donations made and money raised during this series of events hosted by Anthony Laban Barbershop will go towards supporting men’s health charity MOvember.