Now right off the bat, I will give full disclosure; I don’t shave regularly. I enjoy having a beard. I enjoy the comfort it gives my face. My wife doesn’t always feel the same (I’m putting it nicely). However, for many men, a clean shave can be an exhilarating experience.
The Art of Shaving shop has popped up across the country and you can even find a few select shops in Bloomindales as well. There are many skilled barbers out there, but The Art of Shaving has done well to create a precedent for a great shave.
Here are The Art of Shaving‘s 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave:
Our Pre-Shave Oil provides a protective barrier and improves razor glide. Always use hot water while shaving to soften the beard and open pores. For the best results, shave after or during a hot shower. Shop all PREPARE products
2 LATHER UP!
Next, apply The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream, formulated with glycerin for a close and comfortable shave. Use our Badger Shaving Brush to generate a rich, warm lather right on your face. Shop all LATHER UP! products
Dip a clean, sharp blade in hot water. Using gentle pressure, shave with the grain of your beard. Notice that the hair may grow in different directions. For a closer shave, re-lather and shave gently against the grain. Shop all SHAVE products
After shaving, rinse with cold water and pat dry. Use The Art of Shaving After-Shave Balm, formulated with Shea butter and jojoba oil to revitalize and soothe dry skin after shaving. Shop all MOISTURIZE products
So whether you are booking a shave for yourself at a local shop, trying it at home or giving someone a unique gift, these tips will help get the smoothest shave possible.