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The Ultimate Wet Shave

The Ultimate Wet Shave

The Ultimate Wet Shave
06 May 2014

Take beard-removing up a level


Great nourishing properties but leaves no trace of greasiness. Collezione Barbiere Shaving Oil £30 for 30ml by ACQUA DI PARMA;



The ultra-soft fibres on this brush help work up a generous, thick lather with any shaving cream. Plisson Shaving Brush £65 by L’OCCITANE;



Simple and elegant – this high-grade bespoke green resin razor is also compatible with Gillette Mach 3 blades. Neville Razor £80 by NEVILLE;



Wards off redness and irritation, ideal for irritable skin. Super Close Shave Formula £16 for 240ml by BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA AT MR PORTER;



Birch, arnica and aloe vera heal, soothe and nourish post-shave skin. Soothing Aftershave Balm £26 for 100ml by GENTLEMEN’S TONIC;


Or let someone else do it: The shaving specialists

Man Made London

Beginning with a consultation, pores are then opened with a face scrub, followed by a facemask to reinvigorate and soften stubble. Skin is prepped with shave oil and then lathered up with cream. Treatments from £45 at MAN

MADE LONDON, Marylebone;


Andrew Cannon’s award-winning team at Ruffians takes away all the stiffness and formalities of shaving. It begins with a consultation, exfoliation, hot and cold towels and a cut-throat shave, and is finished off with a head, shoulder and neck massage. Treatments from £35 at RUFFIANS, Edinburgh;

Gentry Grooming Company

With salons in Manchester city, Didsbury and a mobile service, this is a great option. Offering a twist on traditional shaving, shave services range from beard trims and tidy ups to cut throats and even head shaves. Treatments from £27.50 at GENTRY GROOMING COMPANY, Manchester;