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New LE MOTO’s honor our servicemen and women!

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HeadBlade is proud to announce three new Limited Edition members to the award-winning HeadBlade MOTO team; LE Fire Dept. MOTO, LE Police Dept. MOTO, and LE Military MOTO.

All three models are available exclusively at HeadBlade.com and were produced to commemorate the servicemen and women who protect our lives and our freedom.  Each is priced at $15, the same price as the current HeadBlade MOTO.

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Another way we are honoring these three organizations is by teaming up with a non-profit related to each cause.  We are waiting for final approval to include their names/logos in our outreach but we have pledged $1 per sale of each unit.

We will post on the product pages when the non-profit information becomes available.  The first run of LE MOTO’s is for 15,000 units, amounting to a cash donation of $5,000 to each non-profit.

Since 1999 HeadBlade has worked with, and donated product and funds to, the USO, Operation A/C, Operation Gratitude, March Air Reserve Base, among many others.

HeadBlade is a small privately owned company of only five employees.  We are proud to give back to those that serve our country and preserve our way of life.  We thank you.

HeadBlade Wins coveted Red Dot 2017 Award!!

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HeadBlade MOTO Razor Wins Red Dot Award for Its High Quality Design

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 3, 2017 –After several days of assessing thousands of products from all over the world, the HeadBlade MOTO Razor received and merited the distinction, “Red Dot” Award Winner, for its industrial design marrying form and function in the bath.

The new MOTO Razor designed by HeadBlade President and Founder Todd Greene, cites an outstanding design the expert committee for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 has recognised with the internationally with its sought-after seal of quality.

The new HeadBlade MOTO, now incorporating a fully rotational ball for added manoeuvrability, brings headshaving to a new level.  HeadBlade has been at the forefront of headcare since its first design in 1999. That model, the HeadBlade Classic, is in the permanent collection of MoMA in New York.

“The Red Dot winners are pursuing the right design strategy. They have recognised that good design and economic success go hand in hand. The award by the critical Red Dot jury documents their high design quality and is indicative of their successful design policy,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award.

The significance of the international design competition, Red Dot Award: Product Design, with its headquarter in Essen, Germany is well-established internationally. It was more than 60 years ago a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. Since then, an expert team has been awarding the seal of quality for good design and innovation to the outstanding designs of the year.

Manufacturers and designers around the globe were also invited to enter their products in the 2017 competition. The jury of around 40 independent designers, design professors and specialist journalists tested, discussed and assessed each individual product, awarding the Honourable Mention for a well-conceived detail solution, the Red Dot for high design quality and the Red Dot: Best of the Best for groundbreaking design. In total, the competition received more than 5,500 entries from 54 countries this year.

The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 will culminate in Essen on 3 July 2017. This is when the Red Dot: Best of the Best laureates receive their trophies during the Red Dot Gala award ceremony. At the subsequent Designers’ Night after-show party, the award winners will celebrate in the midst of all the prize-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, and the Red Dot winners will receive their well-earned certificates. For five weeks, the special exhibition “Design on Stage” will present the awarded products of the year as part of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design.

The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2017/2018 also comes out on 3 July. The international reference work for award-winning design presents all of the year’s winning products. They will also be presented on the Internet, in particular in the online presentation, the Red Dot App and on the design platform Red Dot 21.

About the Red Dot Design Award:

In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is organised by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after Red Dot award has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. More information is available at www.red-dot.org.

About HeadBlade

Founded by Todd Greene in 1999, HeadBlade, Inc., is dedicated to making head-shaving easy, fast, and affordable. The original HeadBlade drew the attention of the press and began winning numerous awards and honors for its unique and ergonomic design, including the IDSA Silver Award, and Time Magazine named it one of the “Ten Best Designs of 2000.” In 2005 the HeadBlade Razor was put into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC (MoMA) and is a permanent display item in the Museum of Ideas and Inventions in Barcelona, Spain.

Press contact at Red Dot:

Catharina Hesse
Communications Manager
Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen
Germany

Phone: +49 201 30104-50
c.hesse@red-dot.de
www.red-dot.de/press

S4 MOTO

S4-MOTOsAnyone familiar with HeadBlade knows that every standard HeadBlade model is the basis for a VERY special S4 Limited Edition. This week we are introducing two!  They OFFICIALLY go on sale Monday, December 19th but will be pre-released via our newsletter!  So sign up for the newsletter, which is located on the bottom of our homepage.

In November we brought you the all-new HeadBlade MOTO, featuring a free flowing ‘track ball’ and dual active suspension.  It has lived up to the HeadBlade tradition of creating new and progressive designs that make headshaving even easier!   The reviews have been amazing!

We are happy to introduce TWO specific Limited Edition S4 MOTO’s at this time; the S4 MOTO and the S4 MOTO Industrial.  They are mechanically identical yet very different beasts.

The S4 MOTO, limited to a run of 3,000 units, fits with our traditional S4 variant of a standard HeadBlade; it is hand polished stainless steel and brings additional weight and torque for an extremely smooth shave.  The S4 MOTO retails for $80.

The S4 MOTO Industrial is limited to ONLY 12 pieces and is unfinished, just as it came out of the wax cast.  The back edge has been sanded and the unit has been quality tested to make sure there are no rough edges.  But other than that, it is UNFINISHED.

Todd Greene, founder of HeadBlade and still lead designer, then used a hand-held engraver to sign his name and number each unit.  Todd isn’t a professional engraver (by any means) but you will never see another S4 MOTO Industrial razor.  Use it, display it, or save it as a collectors item; up to you! But 12 units will obviously sell out within a day or two.  The S4 MOTO Industrial is $125.

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Slashing Blade Prices!

With only two weeks left until fright night we’ve decided to slash our blade prices!  Now thru October 31st you can stock up on HB3’s, HB4’s and HB6’s at an incredible discount!

We’ve dropped the HB6 to match the sale price of the HB4, so now is the time to try the upgrade!  We’re not putting a limit so order as much as you wish!! Blades don’t take up much space so now is the time to buy!

Look for some exciting new HeadBlade products to roll out in time for the holidays!

The S4 Is Back In BLACK!

S4 Lunar_01_FBEvery few years we introduce a new Limited Edition HeadBlade and we’re proud to bring the S4 Lunar Eclipse to market in 2016!

We always include S4 in the nomenclature because it has significance; the “S4″ actually stands for “Signature Series Stainless Steel.”  Back in the early 2000’s we had a list of athletes/actors/models/influencers who actively endorsed HeadBlade and we wanted to make a nice permanent ‘jewel’ type razor that elevated the HeadBlade brand and created something even more special.  Even though we stopped using the “Signature Series” tag on endorsers (the number of Signature Series HeadBladers became very large!) we kept the S4 name and concept.

We created the first S4 in 2004, then followed in 2009 with the S4 Shadow, and again in 2012 we released the S4 Eclipse.  When we introduced the all new ATX we had to make an S4 version of that and dubbed it the S4 Shark.   So why would we follow up with a black version of the original design?  Simply; demand.

Over the years we’ve had many ‘original’ HeadBladers, who love the Classic/Sport configuration of pushing, instead of pulling, ask us for one more Limited Edition of that model…as they missed their buying opportunity and want another!

Always set with a production run of 5,000 or less, every S4 Edition has sold out within two years.  Each has been priced around $100.

The newest S4 Lunar Eclipse is set at a production run of 3,000 and we’ve lowered the price to $74.97 as we will not be offering it wholesale to any other accounts (hence we can lower the retail).  It includes free shipping and a free HeadCase.  This is for the loyal HeadBlader that prefers the ORIGINAL design over the ATX, and wants a razor handle that will last for many many years!

The S4 Lunar Eclipse comes with a free HeadCase and includes one HB3 blade.

Stay smooth!

Million Dollar Genius

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HeadBlade is being featured on the premier episode of History Channel’s “Million Dollar Genius.” Follow the story of HeadBlade as it went from an idea to a product and created an all new niche known as “HeadCare!” The producers came out to HeadBlade facilities in Los Angeles on three separate occasions in 2015 and filmed HeadBlade owner Todd Greene, one of his best friends (and investor) Josh Borris, model maker extraordinaire Richard Jarel, and even went back to Maine to interview Todd’s father (and investor) Seth Greene. Tune in tonight at 10PM EST!!