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3 IN 1 Face Balm by Burke Avenue

3 IN 1 Face Balm by Burke Avenue

Guys, you already know how much I stress the need to use an aftershave balm after shaving. So, it should hopefully makes sense that I spent the better part of  last year and this year developing one that would effectively complement Burke Avenue’s Moisturizing Shave Cream, while also optimizing skin repair. That said, I am [...]

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5 Ways To Shave A Tough Beard

5 Ways To Shave A Tough Beard

I’ve been asked to answer two questions… (1) How does someone determine if they have a tough beard? and (2) How do guys with tough beards get a more comfortable shave? So let’s start by first identifying if you have a tough beard. Here are a few of the signs: You have an afternoon shadow, not a 5 o’clock one. You cannot [...]

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Does Shaving Make Your Skin Darker?

Does Shaving Make Your Skin Darker?

A good shave can reveal a lot. A clean face, the shape of your jaw… and for some darkened skin. If you have noticed darker skin on your face from shaving it isn’t just the lighting… it is indeed a “real thing” that may actually be happening to you! Let’s start with WHY it’s happening: The aggressive nature of shaving, whether it’s with [...]

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How To Treat An Ingrown Hair

How To Treat An Ingrown Hair

Ingrown hairs always seem to find their way back. So here’s the simplest way to treat, and drastically reduce them from ever returning! [...]

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Double-Down And Use An A/S Balm

Double-Down And Use An A/S Balm

The A/S (aftershave) balm, is just as important to your face a shave cream is to shaving!   Because your face can be dry and irritated from shaving even more so in the winter months, the A/S balm is used to calm, moisturize and heal dry/irritated skin from the aggressive nature of shaving. Aftershave balms help prepare the face [...]

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Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Guys, It’s been a long time coming, and I’m happy that you are the 1st to hear and see the news! Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber is the name of my new grooming line and as many of you already know, the first product is my Moisturizing Shave Cream. I began my barbering career [...]

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My Ingrown Hairs Keep Coming Back!

My Ingrown Hairs Keep Coming Back!

Ever gone through a long stretch of not having an ingrown hair, and then BAM!… 3 pop out of no where!?! Suddenly you’re left wondering, what you did wrong and when. Well, don’t be too disappointed because there’s a reason it will happen from time to time. Here’s why. Hair has three stages of growth and each strand of [...]

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Never Skip The 3rd Step!

Never Skip The 3rd Step!

For what?…Because it’s an important step to keeping your face looking and feeling good.  It ranks just as high as shaving with a shave cream, and you already know how I feel about that. After-shaves/post-shave products can be lotions, balms or even a gel.  They are designed to calm, moisturize and heal your skin from the [...]

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If Hair Ain’t There, Why Shave It?

If Hair Ain’t There, Why Shave It?

You know, there has been more than a few times that I’ve had guys in my chair or at my events that have complained about shaving irritation in areas where they have no hair… upper cheeks, behind the earlobe, and sometimes two or maybe three inches below the Adam’s apple. With this interesting observation I have come to the realization that many [...]

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Shave Like A Barber With The Double Edge (DE) Safety Razor

Shave Like A Barber With The Double Edge (DE) Safety Razor

How many times have you left your barber and wondered how you could go home and duplicate the results you get from the barbershop?  Well… maybe not the overall experience itself, which is pretty fantastic if I do say so myself, but a similar shave to what you get from your barber? One of the key [...]

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