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Time for some smooth talking. Any man who prefers the clean-shaven look will know that achieving it can be a bit of a minefield. There’s the risk of cutting yourself and the potential for in-grown hairs, not to mention the rough, bumpy skin that comes from shaving against the grain. But well-groomed guys needn’t worry – help is at hand in the form of a shaving lesson. Just one lesson is all that is needed to tweak your technique and teach you how to get the perfect shave every time – leaving your face seductively smooth.
Shaving lessons are mostly offered by top traditional barbers and focus on making the experience of shaving an enjoyable one. Classes are one-on-one and last for approximately an hour, although they can last as long as 90 minutes.
Many of the shaving tips you will learn will be tailored specifically to your skin type, although there are certain key techniques that every man can expect to be taught. These include how to exfoliate skin before shaving, how to shave in the direction of hair growth and how to moisturize afterwards (alcohol based aftershaves are apparently a big no-no as they can cause blotchy skin).
You will also be taught a few tips to help you get the most out of your shaving routine in the morning. For example, you will be shown how to apply hot towels to your face for a luxurious, spa-like experience – a really relaxing way to begin your day.
If you struggle with cuts and scrapes, then a shaving lesson could be just the thing for you. Many men learn their shaving technique from their fathers, despite the fact that they have very different skin – but one class could set you straight and turn you into a smooth operator in no time at all.
Boys, it’s time to bin the Bic - a traditional barber uses an open-blade razor in addition to a badger brush, soap and shaving oil to give the perfect shave.