Luda, a Master Barber for 10 years, is from our 373 Madison Avenue store in New York City. Check out her recommendations on tools for the perfect shave.

What are your "must-have" accessories for a wet shave?

Shaving kits , which contain Pre-Shave Oil to prep the skin, Shaving Cream to provide a cushion between the skin and the blade, and After-Shave Balm to help heal and hydrate.

What are the benefits of using a shaving brush?

It's important to the use the brush to help deliver warm shaving cream to the skin. The heat softens the hair and helps expand the skin. Also, by applying the shaving cream with the badger brush, you actually exfoliate the skin. So the skin is warmed up, the facial hair is soft, lifted and prepared for the blade.

What advice do you give your clients when trying to decide which type of razor is right for them?

Any quality razor, such as the Mach3 or Fusion , will do an excellent job, but it's the preparation of the skin using the The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave® that will help you achieve a close and comfortable shave.

Luda recommends: Lavender Full Size Kit, Mach 3 Blades (5 count), Fusion ProShield Yellow (8 count) .

Master Barber Luda

Master Barber: Luda

Store: 373 Madison, NY

Experience: 10 years as a Master Barber

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