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How'd I Get Into Traditional Shaving?

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Hi there, I was wondering if you are a Barber (or anything close to that) by profession or did you just pick up the tips and techniques of shaving as part of leisure time?

No, my profession is nowhere near barbering 🙂 Quite the contrary, I shaved with an electric for 30+ years without much of a thought about it. But about four years ago my wife (who adores me clean-shaven) sent me to a high-end barber/spa in Las Vegas for an anniversary present. They gave me an old-fashioned barber straight shave and the results were so astonishing that as soon as I got back home I started researching traditional shaving.


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