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  • How To: Take Care of your Razor

    How To: Take Care of your Razor

    Follow this guide to cleaning, drying, lubricating, and storing your razor, and each cartridge will stay sharp for weeks—even months—longer than usual.

  • 5 Barbershop Clubs That Are a Cut Above

    5 Barbershop Clubs That Are a Cut Above

    Many barbershops are now offering all-inclusive, full-service annual memberships that include essentials like unlimited cuts and shaves, but also everything from shoe shines, beers on tap, and pool table access.

  • Burning Question: Can You Shave with an Axe?

    Burning Question: Can You Shave with an Axe?

    In short, yes. Yes, you can. But we can’t, in good conscience, recommend shaving with an axe. Unless…no. No. We can’t.

  • Shaving Saviors: The Perfect Shower Shave

    Shaving Saviors: The Perfect Shower Shave

    The steam from a warm shower will soften stubble like a hot towel at a barbershop. But before you begin, you’ve got to trick out your at-home aqueous shaving station.

  • Advice from a Bearded Coach: P.J. Carlesimo

    Advice from a Bearded Coach: P.J. Carlesimo

    The list of history’s greatest NCAA basketball coaches are a largely clean-shaven bunch. Sure, there’s a smattering of mustaches in there—but there’s just one full-fledged beard: P.J. Carlesimo’s.

  • Everything You Need to Know about Growing and Grooming Your Winter Beard

    Everything You Need to Know about Growing and Grooming Your Winter Beard

    When it comes to winter scruff, just letting it “do its thing” for three months is a surefire way to wind up looking like a freight-hopping ragamuffin.

  • Pillar of Good Grooming: Cary Grant

    Pillar of Good Grooming: Cary Grant

    There’s good grooming, and then there’s Cary Grant. We take a closer look at how to emulate Hollywood’s greatest leading men.

  • Great Grooming Moments in Film: Captain Hook

    Great Grooming Moments in Film: Captain Hook

    Here we examine the blundering Mr. Smee’s failed straight razor shave of Captain Hook in Disney’s Peter Pan (1953).

  • How To: Conquer Shaving Irritation

    How To: Conquer Shaving Irritation

    Razor bumps, burn, redness, nicks—all these shaving issues tend to get lumped into the catch-all of “irritation.” Justin Virgil, Master Barber at Kiehl's 1851 Spa, is here to help you troubleshoot the shave.

  • How To: Massage Your Face Like a Barber

    How To: Massage Your Face Like a Barber

    There’s nothing quite like the vigorous temple and cheek massage you get from your barber before he starts in with the hot lather and straight razor. Here’s how to bring the same magic to your at-home prep.

  • How To: Make a Barbershop Hot Towel at Home

    How To: Make a Barbershop Hot Towel at Home

    If you want the closeness and comfort of a barbershop shave at home, you have to learn to prepare a hot towel properly.

  • A Classic British Cut Throat Shave With Mr. Natty

    A Classic British Cut Throat Shave With Mr. Natty

    Our favorite English barber took a break from his own floating barbershop on the canals of London to join Birchbox Man at Tommy Guns Salon in Brooklyn.

  • The All-Heritage Shave

    The All-Heritage Shave

    Here's how to bring old-school authenticity to your shaving routine and sink ledge.

  • Combating Movember Beard Burn

    Combating Movember Beard Burn

    If a gentleman’s mustache deserves the best care and attention, so does the delicate skin of the lady he's lucky enough to smooch.

  • Three Myths about Aftershave

    Three Myths about Aftershave

    Find out the the difference between alcohol-laced formulas, today's balms and much more as our resident grooming guru Eric takes down three of the biggest aftershave whoppers.

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