Me and you will probably shave about 20,000 times in our lifetime (unless u have a beard or are lazy!). If every shave leaves you feeling like you’ve just hacked at your face with a cheese grater, it’s gonna be a long, painful ride and your not going to come out the other end looking your best right? A lot of men “think” they know how to shave, but they have normally been self taught or told by their elders. This was me too until I visited America recently and found out how the true professionals do it!
There is a famous chain of shaving professionals who run the Art Of Shaving Salons (Miami, New York and Vegas Baby) and I was lucky enough to go through the experience. Now after having a professional shave I would recommend every man get one at least once in their lifetime - I am sure there are places in the UK. You will learn first hand exactly what can be achieved with a sharp blade in a professional hand, and everything you have ever learned will go out the window. I was scared as hell the first few minutes, but it was easily the best shave I’ve ever had.
The Professional Steps to an amazing shave are:
- Prepare with the pre-shave oil to soften skin,
- Lather up with the shaving cream,
- The actual shave,
- Moisturise with aftershave balm/moisturiser.