Here’s five reasons a straight-razor shave will change your life! With 20+years experience, the barbers of Redd’s Barbershop know razors. So, we asked them to list the reasons to get a straight-razor shave.
The Five “S” Words
A SHAVE FOR YOUR SKIN
You may not know this, but a straight razor shave is awesome for your skin! The blade runs against the skin fewer times, so it’s less likely to irritate, less likely to cut (ironically), and less likely to miss patches of stubble.
And the razor scrapes away dead skin cells. It’s an excellent form of exfoliation while also removing hair. So it’s great for the ladies too! In fact, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor were wet-shavers when they acted in their prime.
A SHAVE FOR STYLE
The same reasons you shouldn’t cut your own hair can be applied to shaving as well. Having trained hands shaving the hard to reach spots on your face, with clean precise lines will keep you looking fresh. The standalone blade allows unparalleled freedom. With a good barber there are limitless options in how to wield the razor with a simple push stroke, an elegant scything stroke, or a dexterous diagonal stroke. Read more about straight razor strokes here.
A SHAVE FOR SANITY
It seems counter-intuitive that having a blade so close to your throat would relax you, but it’s actually a way to reduce stress. Imagine reclining in a friendly environment, your face swaddled in a hot towel, massaged with creams and oils. It’s not uncommon to even fall asleep, and that’s saying something- considering another man is basically dragging a knife across your cheek. It’s that good.
A SHAVE FOR YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER
A smooth or well trimmed cheek is irresistible. Need we say more?
A SHAVE FOR SHARING
Barbershops are historically known for being a place of male bonding. Filled with the aroma of manliness, surrounded by other successful and ambitious peers- they are still a place to fraternize and chew the fat. Redd’s Barbershop firmly believes this and is offering a free shave for anyone who refers a friend! Share a shave on us!