Some of the oldest barber and personal grooming tricks in the bathroom continue to work because of their simplicity and basic sense and mechanics
1. Smooth Shaving: Safety razors- the simple nickel a-blade ones- are getting back into the game. Upside: You feel like a 1950’s movie star while saving money. Downside: They require time and patience (especially around the tricky spots, like you upper lip.) If you are always running late, stick with a many-bladed drugstore wonder.
2. Save Face: Avoid the thick lather ones that go on easy but makes your cheeks feel like they’ve been wandering the desert for a week. Upgrade to a aloe brand it’s smooth and soothing, so razor burn won’t be a problem.
3. Pomade: Looking for a rubber – cement strong hold for your Do? Then glop on the oldest Original Pomade the one in the orange can. Just know this wax is almost hard to get rid of as the herpes. Upgrade: Spend a little more and get the same amount of hold but with a water based product for easy cleanup and spend less on shampoo.
4. The Sting: After Shave like the one with the best dressed dude in the top hat are alcohol based, meaning the sting like hell, dry you out, and reek like a million mothballs. Upgrade: All of the better department stores carry a variety of scents. Some that have that old world barbershop vibe but won’t make you scream like the kid in Home Alone.
I guess in essence, I’m saying – like everything (including Professional Barber services) you get what you pay for.
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