08-16-2013, 03:19 PM
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To start off I've had better. Lather and hot towel was applied, 2 pass shave was performed, then a cold towel was applied, an alcohol spray then moisturizer. It was a comfortable shave but I've had closer and smoother shaves compared to other shaves I've had I would consider this a rush job, just glad I'm not cut up.

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 08-16-2013, 03:42 PM
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That is really unfortunate. i hope it wasn't too expensive!

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 08-16-2013, 04:01 PM
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A proper barber shave is anything but rushed. Should be one of the most relaxing things you can do. A proper barber shave should take between 30-45 minutes.

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 08-16-2013, 04:25 PM
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I tried a Barber shave a couple of months ago and it was terrible. Razor burn and cuts all over. I had to wait a couple of days before I could shave again. I'm glad yours wasn't that bad.

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 08-16-2013, 04:29 PM
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(08-16-2013, 03:42 PM)celestino Wrote: That is really unfortunate. i hope it wasn't too expensive!

It was $20 with the tip and it lasted maybe 25 min. at max.

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 08-16-2013, 04:42 PM
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I have had two barber shaves, one in the 60's and one in the 70's. Each time they pulled out a norelco.

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 08-16-2013, 04:42 PM
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I've only had one barber shave in my life and when it was done I had razor burn and bumps all over my neck. I didn't know any better at the time, but he was going against the grain on the first pass and other dumb things. I never bothered with another one after that, but it always looks so pampered and nice on tv or in an old Clint Eastwood movie :-)

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 08-16-2013, 04:49 PM
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Half the barber shop stories I read seem range from meh to bad. A dying art, I reckon. I'd love to get one myself, but I haven't found my place yet. (Nashville area, in case someone knows a joint.)

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 08-16-2013, 04:57 PM
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A Dying Art is probably correct.

You can get a Barber Shop Shave in Las Vegas and New York and there are a couple of places in California.

But, a list should be created to capture them.

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 08-16-2013, 05:00 PM
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Definitely a dying art. Most of the barber shop workers in our area (New York) are kids, recently immigrated from Western Europe and the barber shop work is just a stopping point to bring in some cash. They have some pretty upscale places in NYC, but of course, then you are paying through the nose.

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 08-22-2013, 10:25 AM
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OMG. I can remember when I was a young lad my father would take me to Joe the barber for a quick buzz cut. After I was finished it wad his turn. He would get the works. I know we would be in that shop for at least an hour and a half. Good times. So simple and wholesome.

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 08-22-2013, 10:31 AM
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Say what you will about Art of Shaving, but I'm sure they properly train their barbers and try to standardize the results across all of their salons.

I've always been curious about getting a barbershop shave, but hearing stories about how a barber had to finish the shave with either an electric or a cart has always turned me off on it. I would rather a less-than-close shave than one where they had to use a cart or an electric.

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