Grooming

The Ultimate Wet Shave

Take beard-removing up a level

THE SHAVING OIL

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

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THE SHAVING BRUSH

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; loccitane.co.uk

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THE RAZOR

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

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THE SHAVING CREAM

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

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THE AFTERSHAVE BALM

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

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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; manmadelondon.com

Ruffians

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; ruffians.co.uk

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; gentrygrooming.com