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Shaving: Your Face Is “Sensitive”

Shaving: Your Face Is “Sensitive”

I wrote an article several years ago about men visiting the barbershop and claiming that their face was sensitive after they shaved. After a little investigating, I learned that many of them dry shaved or simply didn’t take the time to care for their faces. Since then, I’m happy to say that many of these men have stopped complaining, and have actually [...]

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Two Shaving Tools. One Face!

Two Shaving Tools. One Face!

An irritation free shave in every area of your face is nothing more than a fantasy for most guys. Why? Because not everyone has an “easy beard”. For most of us, shaving the face is pretty easy to master. But the neck can be a real nuisance! I get an overwhelming number of emails from [...]

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Tips From A Barber: What To Look For In Your Razor

Tips From A Barber: What To Look For In Your Razor

One thing (of many) that I love about my job is that I get to talk to and share advice with so many of you. A common question I am always asked is, “How can I get a better shave?” For many of us, our beards cover over 50% of our faces, so it’s an [...]

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When The Temperature Is Right…

When The Temperature Is Right…

Has anyone ever explained to you why you should use warm water to shave? In my post – Put something on…sheesh!, I spoke on why it was important to lubricate your face prior to shaving.  But, I also mentioned warm water is one of the musts for a comfortable shave. Warm water is the perfect temperature to get the closest most comfortable shave. [...]

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Timothy’s: Smooth Skin Shave Gel

Timothy’s: Smooth Skin Shave Gel

For me, shave gels are generally “hit or miss”. They’re either have too much like “man fragrance” or they don’t offer enough moisture to protect the face. But, in the case of the Smooth Skin Shave Gel by Timothy’s Skincare, you get none of this. It coats and protects the skin well, while offering a [...]

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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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Can My Face Truly Handle A Razor??

Can My Face Truly Handle A Razor??

I get asked a lot of questions about grooming. So much so that a lot of what you read on this site is inspired by those very questions. One that I am asked more often than any other is… “Can my face handle a razor?”. Now, most of the time this question is coming from men that [...]

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How Many Blades Do You Really Need?

How Many Blades Do You Really Need?

The short answer?… You only “need“ one! Yes, we live in a shaving environment that promotes faster, smoother shaves with more blades. But, the average man can get away with 1… maybe 2 blades. As long as effort is placed on how to properly prep and shave the beard  (See my: Quick & Classic Shaving [...]

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STARTING THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT!

STARTING THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT!

Now that all the New Year’s Resolutions ‘hoopla’ has passed, I now feel it’s safe to offer up a few suggestions that won’t get passed over as an assumed new diet or workout routine. So here’s a shortlist of what I think you all should try in 2016! 1. Get a barber shave– Hey, women pamper themselves ALL THE TIME. So what’s wrong [...]

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The Final Word on Shave Creams vs. Shave Gels

The Final Word on Shave Creams vs. Shave Gels

As the men’s grooming industry continues to grow, so do our choices in products. And, in my opinion – while that is a good thing – sometimes it can also be overwhelming! Even beyond all the brands to choose between there are also different types of products that do the exact same thing. How is a [...]

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