How To Use A Barber Straight Razor
How To Use A Barber Straight Razor
Using a barber straight razor on your skin may be a little scarey at first. Ben, from Pall Mall Barbers will show you how to use one without getting any nics on your face.
In this video I'll be showing you how to use a barber straight razor. So, I have my customer here and he's sitting in this chair. I've reclined it so as to give a nice angle.
So, when I push up here there's plenty. It will be nice and taut. So, I have plenty of angle to work with.
So, now I'm going to put a hot towel on. And this is just going to open the pores and really soften the bristles, as well. If you've shaven at home you probably won't need to do this.
The best time to shave is generally when you come out of a shower. So, the hot towels going on. And now I'm just putting some of the shaving cream putting that in a bowl just so I'm going to use a brush.
So, I've just put some shaving cream into the bowl. So, now obviously I'm just going to use a brush to lather it back up and to apply onto the costumers face. So, after I've initially put it on I'm putting around circular movements.
Which again, raise the hairs away from the skin. And really make this a lot, lot thicker. So, it's going to turn the costumers head to the side.
I'm going to pull up with my thumb to get a nice tension on the skin. And taking, trying to take quite a long strokes, really stretching the skin, as well. Stretching the skin is very, very, very important when you're shaving.
So, now I've done the cheek. I'm going to pull the skin again and come in side angles and I've reversed the blade. Change, change the angle of the blade.
Still at, still at 30 degrees and pushing along towards his chin. Getting some coming underneath stretching the skin always. It's important if you want to shave that you press to heavy.
The blade is sharp. So, a nice light touch is applied. So, I'm not pushing the blade.
I'm letting the blade do most of the work here. So, I'm picking the nose up from here and gently just shaving down. Very carefully through this bit here.
So, again stretching the skin just so I can just pull it across. So, I can complete kind of around the front of his chin. Now, over here we have to work upwards.
Even though this is moving slightly against the grain. So, I'll be holding his chin as tightly as I can and moving the blades upwards. Everybody has different kinds of lips and this won't work position for everybody.
So, you may have to stretch this way pull this way, or work at slightly different angles. So, from the chin here I'm using the blade instead of forehand changing it to backhand and moving the blade down towards his neck. So, for the last piece we'll be stretching the skin again.
The customers hair grows up as do a lot of men. So, the hair growth is grown upwards towards. So, I'll be shaving upwards just in line with the hair growth.
So, I'm shaving with the grain all the time with this costumer. Also, I'm stretching the skin from the bottom with 1 finger holding the bottom of the neck and 1 finger holding the top. Again, as I said before very light strokes especially around the neck.
So, now we've completed the shave. I've been putting just a little bit of a moisturizer and a cooling lotion. This is a 2 in 1.
Just for any sensitive skin and to really moisturize the skin after you've shaved. And that's how to use a barber straight razor.