A revival of classic men’s services sparks the return of products that bring home the ritual of the perfect shave.
By Mikkel Hyldebrandt
The barbershop has experienced a rebirth in the recent years, fusing traditional grooming and modern lifestyle in one place. It’s where men go to experience a high level of personal care and pleasure without having to go in for the full spa experience.
It’s also where we are reintroduced to the ritual of the perfect shave. You can replicate the same feeling at home with a few well-chosen products that infuse your morning routine with a bit of revitalizing ritual.
Prepping the skin for a shave is key to a perfect result. Wash your face and stubble to remove excess oils and lift the hair from the skin so the blade captures it more easily.
Malin+Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser, $32
Look for a consistency that’s thick like whipped cream to keep stubble from laying down during the shave.
Ursa Major Shave Cream, $24
Now the skin needs calming nourishment to prevent redness and ingrown hairs. A light, alcohol-free treatment is the way to go.
Anthony Ingrown Hair Treatment, $32
If you don’t shave because you have a beard, oils greatly improve its texture, look and feel. Just a few drops massaged into the beard every day do wonders.
Kiehl’s Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil, $27
Hair and Scalp
After a good haircut comes taking good care of your hair. You don’t need to use a conditioner every day to keep it clean and make sure the scalp isn’t dry, but it is recommended a couple of times a week – and don’t forget to condition your beard as well!
The Body Shop Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, $14
The Body Shop Banana Conditioner, $8
That just-left-the-barbershop feeling can be duplicated with a choice fragrance combining freshness and masculinity.
Acqua di Parma Cedro di Taormina Eau de Toilette, $152
Atlanta Barber Experiences
Even with a quality home-care routine, you’ll still want regular visits to keep your look on point and fully pamper yourself. These suggestions come with our compliments.
20 10th Street NW
and other metro locations
Atlanta Hair Studio
2043-B Cheshire Bridge Road
Atlas Barber Co.
1185 Zonolite Road NE
1579 Monroe Drive NE
970 Piedmont Ave., 769 Moreland Ave., 1186 N Highland Ave., 1133 Huff Road
1874 Piedmont Ave. NE, 340-C
2350 Cheshire Bridge Road NE
Porkchops Social Club
337 Elizabeth St., Suite A
The Shave Barber Shop
630 North Highland Ave. NE