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Here’s what to expect for your first straight razor shave.

Are you looking for a closer, smoother, and more luxurious shave? Ask your barber for a straight razor shave. It may take a little longer than your usual shave, but it’s worth it for the reduced skin irritation, fewer ingrown hairs, and soft skin. Here’s what to expect from a straight razor shave if it’s your first time.

What To Expect During Your Appointment

Are you going in for your first straight razor shave? Don’t think of it as just another appointment. Think of it as an hour of pampering and self-care, where your barber takes their time to give you the closest, smoothest shave possible. In the end, you’ll walk out that door feeling confident and refreshed.

Not sure what to expect? Here’s a brief overview of what will happen during your appointment:

  1. Prep: Your barber will prepare your face for a straight razor shave. This may involve washing your face with a warm washcloth or applying a pre-shave oil to soften your skin and open up your pores.
  2. Lather: Once your face is prepped, your barber will apply shaving cream or specialized lotion to lubricate your skin and create a barrier between your skin and the razor.
  3. Shave: Your barber will then use a straight razor to shave your face. They will use a variety of strokes to ensure a close and comfortable shave.
  4. Finish: Before you head out, your barber will apply a compress to your face to close your pores and soothe your skin. They may also use a post-shave balm or aftershave.

How to Care For Your Skin at Home

After a straight razor shave, your skin will be in great shape—far better than after an at-home shave. But we still want to make sure you care for your skin afterward. Follow these expert tips to prevent irritation and ingrown hairs:

  • Apply a moisturizer. Choose a moisturizer that’s right for your skin type and apply it daily.
  • Avoid harsh products. Many aftershaves contain alcohol that can dry out and irritate your skin. Avoid them.
  • Exfoliate your face. Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs.
  • Use sun protection. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily, even when it’s cloudy.

Experience the Best Straight Razor Shave in Fort Worth

Ready for the closest, smoothest shave of your life? Ask us about “The Works” package! This special package includes a haircut, straight razor shave, facial steam treatment, and a peel-away charcoal mask.

At George’s, we want you to look and feel your best. We’ll take our time to perfect your shave while pampering you along the way. When you head out our door, you’ll feel rejuvenated and look like a million bucks.

Contact us at (817) 501-1579 or book an appointment online today.

Meet the Author

George Burrola, aka “George The Classic Barber,” is widely considered to be among the finest barbers in Fort Worth, earning a reputation over his 20-year career as a master of fades, straight razor shaves, and innovative skin care techniques.

George holds a barber’s license from the state of Texas and continues to deliver exceptional cuts and good company for generations of Fort Worth men and their sons.

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