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  • 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.

  • The Four Elements of the Perfect Shave

    The Four Elements of the Perfect Shave

    Shaving is all about care, preparation, and follow-through. Here we take a closer look at The Art of Shaving®'s four steps of the flawless shave.

  • How To: Use a Badger Hair Shaving Brush

    How To: Use a Badger Hair Shaving Brush

    Here's everything you need to know about how to use a shaving brush and why badger hair is worth the expense.

  • The Value of Pre-Shave Oil

    The Value of Pre-Shave Oil

    Here, Doug Bielanski, Director of Education for The Art of Shaving®, shows Birchbox Man's Martin Mulkeen the ins and outs of pre-shave oil.

  • A Traditional Turkish Shave

    A Traditional Turkish Shave

    In dire need of a respite during a debaucherous wedding weekend in London, our correspondent visited Ted Baker’s Grooming Room for a full-throttle traditional Turkish shave.

  • The Breaking Bad Guide to Grooming: Walter’s Bald Pate

    The Breaking Bad Guide to Grooming: Walter’s Bald Pate

    We don’t often get to see Walter White performing his full head shaving ritual. When we do, you know it’s significant.

  • The Shave of a Lifetime

    The Shave of a Lifetime

    During a recent trip to Spa 1851, Kiehl’s spa on New York’s Upper East Side, this writer got more than just the ultimate straight razor shave.

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