Hi everybody and welcome to another post, one I am sure will be of interest to you all over the next few weeks. I have teamed up with renowned Barbers Murdock London to bring you a Festive Hangover Survival guide! Suffering a hangover is something the majority will experience during the Party Season so to help you feel alive and look your best over the festive period I have some tips to guide you through it. (reading time 5 minutes)

But first let me set the scene for you, envisage this;

It can be avoided no longer. The onslaught of mid-week Christmas parties, hectic weekends, panic gift buying and long, stressful days at work are on the horizon. Sounds horrific right?

Murdock Festive Hangover Survival Guide

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Here are our tips;

In preparation for Festive Fever and to avoid any crushing hangovers getting the better of you, we have laid out some sure-fire tips to nurse you through December and ensure you remain your sharpest in more ways than one. Lets start with prevention and work our way towards a cure.


Murdock Festive Hangover Survival Guide

I love drinking water and it is this simple and humble drink that will grab the bad stuff out of your bloodstream, allowing you to pee out the poison from the night before. So drink tons of liquids! You could also sink a couple of re-hydration tablets before you sleep to help tackle the issue before it even starts. You’ll wake up feeling that bit more human.


Hahahaha that has got your attention I bet?! Assuming you got lucky from the night before! Our favourite pastime will get your blood flowing and increase the amount of pain killing oxygen in your body.


Eating bacon and eggs is always a treat. Another reason to eat them is because they are full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids. You need those. Bacon also has grease. Your stomach wants a little greasy love right now. Finally, toast is starch, and your stomach wants something to soak its horribleness into.


Caffeine is a magical drink capable increasing energy levels. Apparently caffeine will constrict the blood vessels in your brain, making them hurt less. I am not sure why this works however it is worth trying out. The same principle applies to;


A cold shower will take your breath away and definitely wake you up! There are plenty of benefits to introducing a cold shower routine for example;

  • Improves circulation
  • Relieves depression
  • Keeps skin and hair healthy
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Increase fertility
  • Boosts energy and well-being


Murdock Festive Hangover Survival Guide

This is a miracle worker and for good reason. You may feel like you’re hiding that hangover, but those eyes will always give the truth of your night before away. Just a few dabs to the areas around the eyes and no-one will be able to see you were out the night before.

Barber Hack: Keep it in the fridge for an extra boost of cool refreshment.


Murdock Festive Hangover Survival Guide

Every step of this experience, from the face wash to the application of Post Shave Balm combine to provide one of the greatest hangover cures known to man. Most vital for clearing that alcohol out of your system and renewing your skin is the hot towel application. Sitting back and absorbing the fresh steam alone can relieve hangover symptoms. Think of it as a sauna treatment for your face. This is a moment to just zone out and forget about it all.


Some hangovers demand that extra kick. Simply put, Hair Of The Dog is retoxing or “The Cure” this tip is especially helpful if you intend on going out again the following night and considering it is the Party Season this is a strong possibility!

This month Murdock Barbers have created a hangover-tailored service to help you forget about last night’s decisions and focus on today’s. Murdock Barbers are here to cure your symptoms, remove the visual evidence of last night’s sins and bring you back to life – whether you want to go home and relax afterwards or keep the festive spirit alive for another night out ahead.

Visit Murdock Barbers for a Hair Of The Dog treatment this December and enjoy a Silent Pool Bloody Mary, express Murdock facial treatment, wash, blow-dry and style to get you ready for the night ahead in just half an hour. Or instead, stay merry with a mid-afternoon single malt. It’s Christmas after all – you deserve it and the headache can wait.


Murdock Festive Hangover Survival Guide

Visit Murdock Barbers for a Hair Of The Dog this December and enjoy a Silent Pool Bloody Mary, express Murdock facial treatment, wash, blow-dry and style to get you ready for the night ahead in just half an hour. Or instead, stay merry with a mid-afternoon single malt. It’s Christmas after all – you deserve it and the headache can wait.

from our friends at Silent Pool

  • 30ml Silent Pool Gin
  • 120ml Turner & Hardy
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 7 drops Tabasco hot sauce
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 pinches celery salt
  • 2 grinds black pepper


Use the salt and pepper to rim your glass (preferably a Collins). Add the rest of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake. Strain into your glass. Add half a celery stick to garnish.


As if all that’s not enough, Murdock Barbers have partnered with the UK’s No.1 vitamins company, Vitabiotics. They’re providing Murdock Hair Of The Dog Customers with complimentary Energy tablets to make a great tasting, refreshing drink with vitamins B6 and B12, magnesium and iron which contribute to normal energy release and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue – just the ticket on the road to hangover recovery. Take them home, or pop a fizzing tablet when you’re out: which also include vitamin C and zinc to contribute to normal immune system function and Siberian Ginseng extract and Co-Q10 to give you that extra boost long into the night.


When all else fails, just come into the shop and confess your sins. It will help take the edge off piecing your night back together and they certainly won’t judge. We’ve all been there, and if we haven’t then we definitely want to know about it! Think of Murdock Barbers as a confessional, only with less forgiveness and more whisky and plenty of gifts for you.


Murdock Hangover - Whisky

So guys, the next question is should you repeat the trick again tonight? YES! If the hair is in a mess then Murdock can help you out here too with these easy to follow, how to style videos which will have you looking your best for another night on the town!

Time for me to get ready for a wild night, that is all for now, thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed reading my Festive Hangover Survival Guide and the tips prove useful for you and it will help you survive the Festive Season. Check out What To Wear For The Party Season and my Party Wear Outfit Ideas posts for Outfit inspiration for the Festive Season.

what to wear for the party season

I have been Fashionable Frank and you have been Fantastic, Share your party season pics with me out on InstagramTwitter, YouTube and Facebook. I would love to see them!

Until Next Time,