Get the Closest Shave of Your Life in Oak Park
Many men in Oak Park are interested in trying out the straight razor shave, but are not familiar with the process. This may intimidate some, but we can assure you that there is nothing to be worried about. A straight razor shave is a popular men’s shaving technique. This shaving technique provides the cleanest, closest shave possible. Besides producing the best shave possible, the straight razor shave treatment also promotes healthier skin due to the moisturizing and exfoliating aspects of the treatment. For your convenience, we have outlined the straight razor shave treatment below for anyone that wants to learn more. Don’t forget, if you have any further questions, you are always welcome to call our Oak Park salon and speak with one of our friendly barbers. They will be sure to answer all of your questions!
First, a barber will buzz down your facial hair to a quarter of an inch in length to ensure the least amount of irritation on your skin. They will then apply a thin layer of shaving cream to awaken the hair follicles and help them lift up in preparation for the shave. A hot towel comes next, and allows you to sit back, relax and breathe in some steam. The purpose of the hot towel is to soften the skin and open the pores, adding to the smoothness of the shave. After about 5-10 minutes, the hot towel is taken off and another layer of shaving cream is applied to the skin. This time, it is applied in a more vigorous fashion to really activate your hair follicles so they are ready to meet the razor. Once the skin and hair follicles are prepped and ready to be shaved, your barber will glide the straight razor smoothly across your face in gentle strokes that work with the grain of your hair. This careful attention to detail and craftsmanship is what makes the straight shave so effective. The barber will pay close attention to the direction that your hair grows and work alongside that, as well as noticing any moles or scars on your face that need close attention.
After your shave is finished, your barber will apply a thin coat of cooling aftershave lotion which soothes and seals the pores of the skin. A cool towel will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on your day!
The results of a straight shave will last you about two days and will only take 30 minutes out of your day. Don’t be afraid to slow things down and treat yourself to a refreshing, relaxing, old-fashioned straight razor shave. Ditch the ingrown hairs and unsightly irritation and adopt one of the best men’s grooming practices in Oak Park. Call our Oak Park salon today to book your appointment, or walk in at your leisure. We are eager to work with you!