VIDEO | Beard grooming tips you can try at home


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.

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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 in September 2017. 

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