A traditional wet shave by a professional barber is the height of pampering for most men. Especially those who appreciate the skill required as an open blade glides across your skin. Plus, it’s the ultimate shaving experience – giving you the best shave you’ll ever have.
At Pall Mall Barbers, we’ve been shaving the men of London at our barbers shops for over 100 years. Our barbers are some of the most respected and experienced in the capital – you’ll often see them on TV or quoted in the press when a shaving expert’s view is needed.
So if you book in for a traditional wet shave you know you’ll be in good hands.
The first step would be to remove any dead skin cells and rough patches of skin by using an exfoliator. Specially designed for men, this prepares your skin and ensures you’ll get a smoother finish. Next, to relax you and open up the pores we’ll place some hot wet towels over your face for a few minutes. As you sit back, eyes closed and start to enjoy the experience we begin preparing for the next step which is working up a thick creamy lather of shaving cream with one of our Badgers hair shaving brushes.
Once the hot towels have been removed, we’ll rub some shaving oil onto your face and then start to apply the shaving cream using the shaving brush in small circular motions. This encourages the bristles on your face to stand up which is helped by your pores having been opened by the hot towels.
Then the real skill of the traditional wet shave can begin. It can be quite scary the first time you have a sharp blade held against your skin, so it’s reassuring to know that the barbers at Pall Mall Barbers are the best in the business. Using short, firm strokes on your skin, the blade won’t tug at hairs or pull against your face, so it’s unlikely to cause any irritation, no matter how sensitive your skin is.
When your traditional wet shave experience is finished, your skin will be cleaned and a moisturising balm applied to hydrate and smooth the skin.
The first thing most men do when they’ve had a traditional wet shave is to put their hands up to their faces and feel their skin. It’s great to see their reactions – they often can’t quite believe how amazingly soft and smooth it feels.
Why not treat yourself to one, you can book a traditional wet shave online or if you want to get a really nice gift for someone else, get them a luxury wet shave gift voucher so they can come into one of our Central London barber shops at their convenience.