[Editor's note: Cait is a barber who recently wrote of her experience as a female barber in a "man's" profession. Sharpologist asked her to discuss how she learned to shave as a barber.] One of the key tenets of men’s grooming is the classic straight-razor shave. For many men, … [Read more...] about What A Barber Learned About the Straight Razor Shave, and How to Improve Your Own Shaving Game
Single edge razors ("SE") have taken a back seat to double edge razors for many years. But despite the obscurity some have endured and a couple are even thriving. What is the best single edge razor in 2019? I'll offer some perspective. … [Read more...] about The State Of The Single Edge Razor In 2019
[Forward by "Mantic59" - I would like to introduce you all to Cait, a barber by trade. Many of Sharpologist's readers have an almost nostalgic relationship with barbering in some way, so I thought a series of articles by a barber might be interesting.] Hi. I’m Cait, and I have … [Read more...] about I’m a Female Barber in a Man’s World. What of It?
"What does a barbershop smell like?" It's a question I've been asking myself--and others--for a while now. So I decided to apply some data to the question. … [Read more...] about What Is A Barbershop Scent? A Data-Driven Answer
Sharpologist gets its share of requests-for-help from readers. Lately one of the trends for information, other than shaving, is dealing with male pattern baldness. I can sympathize: my father's hairline receded early in his life (I still have most of my hair though). But what … [Read more...] about Advice From Barbers: Dealing With Male Pattern Baldness