26-Jan-2016
Grooming Tips – 9 steps for the perfect hot towel shave
Beauty, Fashion, Groom, Lifestyle

Surrounded by old-world charm with timber, exposed brick, vintage tiles and enameled lights Barber Bros & Co is the ultimate male’s grooming den.

Barber Bros & Co, located at Capri on via Roma, Isle of Capri, Gold Coast

Details from the perfectly styled shop

Luca wears Scotch & Soda shirt

Negroni from Cicchetti Gold Coast situated next to Barber Bros & Co

Luca wears Saint Laurent jeans

Luca wears Tom Ford shoes

Dior Eau Sauvage Eau De Toilette, La Praire Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream, La Praire Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil, Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum

Denis Celahmetovic commences the 9 steps for the perfect hot towel shave

Step 1: Inspection of hair growth direction

Inspect the direction of your hair as it is always best to shave in the direction of the hair growth.

Step 2: Cleanse and exfoliate

Cleanse your skin with a combination of a face wash and facial scrub, resulting in a smoother and more comfortable shave with fewer ingrown hairs.

Step 3: Hot towel and steam

Shave after your shower, or apply a hot towel to your beard for approximately 30 seconds. Steam softens facial hair making it easier to shave.

Hot towel shave tools

Step 4: Application of shave cream to beard

The use of a badger hair shave brush will evenly disperse the shave cream and lift facial hair. Allow shaving cream to sit on your skin for at least 30 seconds.

Step 5: Sideburn and side of face

Start shaving the sides of the face first, going in the direction of your hair growth. Hold safety razor firmly and use short strokes. Don’t add pressure or push the blade into your skin. For the closest shave, an ideal angle to hold the blade to your skin is 30 degrees.

 Step 6: Neck – Shave in the direction of hair growth

The neck area tends to be problematic for guys since hair grows in different directions around the Adam’s apple. Inspecting and following hair growth is critical to knowing which direction to shave.

Step 7: Lip and Chin area

Shave these difficult areas last, permitting shave cream to soften the hair longer. You can add water to the shave cream to rehydrate before shaving. Use your free hand to manually stretch your skin, creating a flat area for your blade to shave.

La Praire Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil

This sheer, weightless dry oil instantly becomes one with your skin. By helping support your skin’s natural lipid barrier function, a combination of rare and pure oils in the Swiss Ice Crystal Complex seals moisture within your skin longer than ever thought possible.

Application of La Prairie’s Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil to nourish beard

Step 8: Cold water/cold towel clean up

Follow your shave with a splash of cold water. For the ultimate experience, apply a cold washcloth to close the pores.

Step 9: After shave Application

Finish by applying a light application of soothing after shave, which will minimise irritation and bumps.

Finish with an exquisite spray of Christian Dior’s Eau Sauvage Parfum

Recommended products for your hot towel shave all available at Barber Bros & Co

Barber Bros & Co owner Denis Celahmetovic recommends:

Daily Face Wash and Facial Scrub from Baxter of California
Clubman-Pinaud Shave Cream
Clubman-Pinaud After Shave Lotion – Original

The 9 step hot towel shave allows you to maintain your perfectly groomed beard

Photography – Finch & Oak
Creative Direction/Styling – Kate O’Shea
Location – Barber Bros & Co
Featured beverages – Cicchetti Gold Coast

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