May 27, 2010

Straight Razor Shaving: Like a Facial for a Man?

In the Barber Shop.jpgI'm a straight razor shaving newbie - still learning to trust my hand when it's got a naked razor pressed to my face - and I've never had a barbershop straight razor shave. If I have the opportunity, though, I'd definitely get one. But comparing it to a 'facial for a man'? Hmm...


"It's an amazing experience," said Krentz recently, his mouth peeking out from a gap in hot towels. His weekly shave at Cha Cha Beauty & Barber on Williamson Street - one of several shops in the city that offer shaves - put him under the knife with barber Rick Schwalbach.

"It's like a facial for a man," Krentz said, as he relaxed in a red and chrome chair decorated with flames like a vintage Ford Mustang. "It's just the appropriate amount of pampering."

Read the rest of the story: Cutting it close with straight-razor shaving

What do you think? Have you ever had a barbershop straight razor shave? Is it like a 'facial' for a man?

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Posted by Derek Markham at May 27, 2010 12:47 PM
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