Shaving Like A Pro; What Your Barber Doesn’t Want You To Know

When you leave the barber you feel invincible. Your hair is hot, your facial hair is perfectly styled with ninja-like precision, you feel like you could conquer the world. But then life gets in the way and you don’t make it back to your awesome barber for quite some time and that model like beard now resembles an unkempt Fraggle. 

So, how do you recreate that modelesque look to make your significant other, or the person in the bar go weak at the knees with just one blue steel stare? 

Tool up

If you’re going to take this seriously, you need some tools, and what guy doesn’t love adding to his toolbox? Get yourself a comb, a trimmer and good quality scissors. 

Cleanly does it

Your beard or facial hair may look different to your head hair, but it’s essentially the same, so you need to take care of it. Shampoo your facial hair once every few weeks and always before a shave. 

Exfoliating; it’s not just for girls

You may not be able to see the skin under your beard but that doesn’t mean it should get neglected. Exfoliating is the process of ridding the dead skin from your face which means you’ll have less dirt to clog up your pores. To do this you’ll need a great facial scrub

Slowly does it

This is not a race. We repeat it’s not a race. Give yourself plenty of time to shave the stubble and trim those face-locks. The slower and more precise you are, the better the outcome. 

Blend it

Blending your facial hair is the key to making your hair look like you’ve just walked out of the barber. Hair to sideburns to beard, it all needs to flow (unless of course, you’ve got no hair on top). 

Get cheeky

For a really crisp shave, start from the bottom of your sideburn and shave across your ‘cheek line’ to the tip of your moustache.

Tidy up the neck

While you are looking to achieve a seamless flow of hair from your head to your chin, you don’t want it to continue down to your chesthair. So, find your adam’s apple and shave all hair below this line. 

Treat the beard trimming and shaving separately

If you’re using a non-electric razor for your shave, you’ll need your skin to be nice and wet and use a shave gel but to trim your beard properly you need it washed and fully dried before chopping away. 

Practice makes perfect and we’re sure by the time you’re able to get back to the barbers, you’ll opt for saving the £15 and doing it yourself. 

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