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How to use a cut throat razor by yourself at home in 5 easy steps

The art of barbering is a long-standing Turkish tradition, dating back to the time of the Efes and Ottoman Empire. In Turkey being a barber is not just a profession, it defines who you are, as it is a skill that’s handed down from generation to generation. A master barber only passes on his title (and razor) to his apprentice after many years of training.

You may never reach barber this level of quality barbering, but you can learn how to properly wield a straight razor by yourself at home. Yes, we know, it is a bit sharp and terrifying, but with these handy beginners tips from the professionals at Ted Baker's Grooming Room, you'll be smooth as a Ken doll in no time.



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