It’s hard to know where to begin when introducing men’s editor Martin—mainly because we should have introduced you to him ages ago. Since coming on board in March, Martin has ramped up Birchbox Man's editorial from zero to 60, and continues to churn out incredibly thoughtful, brilliant copy with only one staffer handy—himself. The ladies of team content appreciate him because he has single-handedly upped our sports IQ as well as our “man speak” translation skills; and the whole office continues to be impressed by his extensive vocabulary and witty email banter.
Name/Title: Martin Mulkeen, Editor, Birchbox Man
Hometown: San Francisco
Unofficial role: The San Francisco Giants’ East Coast Fan Club
Fun fact: As a kid, I was an extra in Homeward Bound 2 and Nine Months. My scenes in both films were cut.
Beauty confession: It’s been about two years since I used a razor that wasn’t electric.
Currently loving: 4711. Original Eau de Cologne. It reminds me of my old man getting ready for Christmas dinner, which is the one day of the year he wears cologne. It’s a lighter and sportier scent, but transports me to a nostalgic wintertime place filled with Irish fisherman sweaters and Tanqueray and tonics. Also, Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Scrub Soap. Who knew a soap could also be a loofah?
Best grooming trick: Since I was a teenager, my eyebrows have resembled Andy Rooney’s. A couple of years ago, I discovered that sticking a comb in each one and running an Wahl Beard Trimmer across (or asking my barber to do this) really helps to tame these beasts.
Be sure to check out all of Martin’s expertly crafted prose in The Guide.