Barbering has been around since the Bronze Age. Ancient razors have been found in parts of Egypt that have been dated all the way back to 3500 BC, and since then, the profession has undergone many changes - what it is that barbers do, the services we provide, and the equipment we … [Read more...] about A Day in the Life of a 21st Century Barber
[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