Expert Advice from our Master Barbers

Shaving Myths Exposed

  • Adam has been a barber for 22 years and a Master Barber for 16 years. When he isn't tending to his clientele in South Boston, he helps to train new barbers at The Art of Shaving.

  • What are some of the most common mistakes you find that men make when shaving?

    In my experience, I find that men rush through the shaving process and they are not educated in the proper technique. The ritual of shaving has been around for centuries and many advances have been made since. The Art of Shaving is a guide to lead men on the path to The Perfect Shave. Some of the most common mistakes I find are as follows:

    • Lack of preparation

    • Using too much pressure when shaving

    • Using an old blade

    • Using inadequate products

    • Not using post shave care products

  • What are some questions that you ask to help guide men to a better shaving experience?

    • When do they shave ie: before, during, or after the shower?

    • What is the pattern of beard hair growth?

    • What is their skin type?

    • What products do they currently use?

    • What razor do they use?

    • What problems do they have after a shave?


    Many shaving issues can be solved by using The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave®. Prepare, Lather Up, Shave, and Moisturize.

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