Are Straight Razor Shaves Legal in North America?

Are Straight Razor Shaves Legal in North America?

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  Many modern men have a perennial attraction to the old-fashioned barbershop experience, and one of the touchstones of barbershop quality has always been the straight razor shave. Though extravagant in today’s shaving world, it is part and parcel with the old men’s tradition, and many still go in search of it. Barbers who provide straight shaves are less commonplace today, but the tradition is still very much alive. Only licensed barbers are permitted to give customers straight shaves, and…

Straight Razor vs Safety Razor: Pros and Cons

Straight Razor vs Safety Razor: Pros and Cons

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For beginners, using a straight razor can seem daunting because the learning curve is steeper than with a safety razor. However, for some gentlemen, there is simply no substitute for the close shave that only a straight razor can provide. For these men, shaving using a cutthroat razor is a labor of love, and they learn to savor the routine. Time is one of the considerations when choosing to use a straight razor or a safety razor. Some men believe…

How to Use a Straight Razor Part 2: Time and Patience Are Two Components of the Perfect Shave

How to Use a Straight Razor Part 2: Time and Patience Are Two Components of the Perfect Shave

Once you have honed and stropped your straight razor to perfection, you are ready to begin the process of leaning how to use a straight razor. Don’t be intimidated, but do remember that time and patience are two of the most important components of the perfect shave. It isn’t something that you should attempt if you woke up late, but you have to get to work early. Even if you slow down and shave at a relaxed pace, a beginner…