Do you shave at home or go to your local barber?
As you might recall from my “Balding at 18” blog post, I don’t visit the barber shop often because I simply don’t have to. But my friends can’t stop talking about Allen Cut & Shave, a family-run grooming parlor in New York City’s Lower East Side. I stopped by to get some shaving tips you all can try at home.
Carlos says the shaving process is divided into three parts. One: Preparing the skin with a pre-shave oil. If you have sensitive skin, opt for a more natural choice like olive oil or avocado oil which are rich in Vitamin E.
Use a hot towel to open the pores before shaving
When it comes to the actual shaving, use a shaving gel instead of a foamy cream so you can keep a closer look at what you’re taking off.
And third, finish by closing the pores with a cooler towel and moisturizing.
Thanks to Carlos for the tips. And thanks to the rest of the Men at Be Chic crew. This was really a team effort. Ari for connecting us to Carlos. Danny for the video clips of the Allen Cut & Shave family and Mercedes for editing.
Watch the full video below.
-Originally published on BeChicMag.com in September 2017.