Cirmes Tonsorial Parlour of Des Moines, IA selected from nearly 2,000 entries; voting ends Sept. 24. Audience choice winner receives $10,000, a feature in Martha Stewart Living and will be part of the American Made Artisanal Fair at NYC’s Grand Central Terminal, Oct. 16-18.
Online PR News – 12-September-2012 – Des Moines, Iowa – Cirmes Tonsorial Parlor (http://www.cirmes.com) announced today it is one of 100 finalists for the Audience Choice Award in Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s inaugural “American Made”, a multimedia celebration of American artists, artisans and entrepreneurs in partnership with MSLO’s inaugural sponsors Avery Dennison’s Office and Consumer Products division and The UPS Store®. Additional sponsors include Toyota.
The Martha Stewart Living American Made program will celebrate 10 rising stars—plus an 11th Audience Choice Winner—from a range of lifestyle arenas including food, fashion, design, community, gardening, crafts and technology. The winners will be honored guests on October 16 and part of a unique pop-up experience at Grand Central Terminal.
“Being selected as a finalist in the American Made awards is an amazing business opportunity,” said Cirmes owner and founder Andrew Fuller. "Cirmes has been teetering between the number one and two spot in the Audience Choice Award competition for several days now and I’m deeply gratified by the voting support we've received so far. The people rallying behind us are genuinely astonishing. I’m so humbled.” Voting for the Audience Choice award continues through September 24. Individuals interested in supporting Cirmes Tonsorial Parlor can cast their vote up to once per day through the end of the contest by visiting http://americanmade.marthastewart.com/profiles/andrew-fuller-836.
As a men's artisan soap and fragrance maker as well as business owner, Fuller is no stranger to the tonsorial arts. His grandfather was a coiffer and Fuller has training in the field as well. Fuller founded Cirmes, which is based in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2011. The company, which specializes in handcrafted, men’s premium shaving supplies and fragrances, has made its mark in the world of men’s grooming with a product line that celebrates not only handcrafted quality but old world charm, quirky styling and eye-catching branding. Cirmes products are popular with celebrity gifting organizations and were most recently seen at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Cirmes prides itself in using only the finest ingredients to create old-fashioned wool fat shaving soap, alcohol-free aftershave, pre-shave oil and cologne. "We’re all about creating sophisticated yet peculiar and exotic blends – like our popular Sapera eau de cologne, aftershave and soap – that help transform the mundane task of shaving into a relaxing and even exhilarating experience," remarked Fuller. "It’s our hope to bring the art, the benefits, and the joys of straight razors and mug soaps to a new generation as well as the old.”
Cirmes Tonsorial Parlour products are available at http://www.cirmes.com.
To learn more about Cirmes Tonsorial Parlour, visit http://www.cirmes.com or contact Andrew Fuller at 515-779-7528.
About Cirmes Tonsorial Parlour
Cirmes Tonsorial Parlour (http://www.cirmes.com) of Des Moines, Iowa was founded by owner/artisan Andrew Fuller in 2011. Cirmes uses only the finest ingredients to create marvelous wonders for men, combining them with sophisticated, yet peculiar and intoxicating aromatic blends. It is our hope to bring the art, the benefits, and the joys of straight razors and mug soaps to a new generation as well as the old. What was once a mundane chore for every man whose 5 o'clock shadow arrives at 2 can be transformed into a personal, relaxing, and exhilarating experience for the mind, body, and spirit.