From Bathroom to Barbershop: Four Professional Barber Tips to Try at Home
Hot TowelsArguably one of the best parts of visiting a barber is the
hot towel service. Nothing is more luxurious or satisfying for the start of your prep routine like a nice hot towel.
Recreating a hot towel service at home is simple- all you need is a towel and a bowl of hot water or towel
warmer.Start by grabbing a small towel. To get a relaxing experience place 2-3 drops of an
essential oil like lavender, eucalyptus, or sandalwood on the towel at this step. Thoroughly wet the towel with water and ring out the excess with your hands. Next, fold
the towel in half and roll it up like a sushi roll. Place the damp towel in a towel warmer or warm water
A microwave can be used to warm the towel, too. We recommend about 30 sec. Always
use caution and test the hot towel on the inner part of your forearm before
placing the towel on your face or neck. Once the towel reaches your desired
level of warmth, apply the towel to your face and hold it there until it starts to cool. If you’ve applied essential
oils, take some deep breaths and relax, oils like lavender are relaxing while
sandalwood is a memory booster. Once the towel cools down, set it aside to use again at the end of your shave.
For more information on hot towels, head over to How to DIY a Barbershop Hot Towel Treatment at
Dry Your Hair Like a Pro
One of the biggest hair health mistakes most people make is the way
they dry their hair. Most shampoo commercials would have you believe that the best way to dry your hair is to
vigorously rub your head with a towel. Vigorously rubbing hair while wet can
roughen the cuticle of hair, causing frizz. This can lead to permanent damage, like split ends or
breakageTo dry your hair like a
professional, start by taking handful sized sections of hair with your towel and gently squeezing the water out.
Repeat small section by section until you’ve dried your entire head. At this point your hair is about 50-75% dry,
which is the perfect time to add styling product.
Maintaining Your Neck Line
Nothing makes a haircut look more unkempt than a messy neckline. After a visit to the
barber, your neckline will be clean with no hairs along your neck. However, maintaining a clean neckline between
visits to the barber chair is a an extra step you can take keep looking sharp.The most important thing to remember when you are maintaining your own neckline is to make
sure you don’t cut into the hair line. The hair line is the line that separates your hair from your neck. Avoid the
hair line and only cut the hairs that appear below the hairline on your neck. Prior to shaving you will need a few supplies- a hot towel, shaving cream, and a sharp
razor. Start by applying a hot towel to your neck. After the towel cools, remove it and apply a shave cream like D.R. Harris Shaving
Cream. Now you are all set to shave your hairline. Just remember to shave with the grain.
Shave Like a Master Barber
Getting a professional shave is a wonderful and luxurious experience. Master barbers
spend years perfecting their craft, and their life is dedicated to the art of men’s grooming. Even if your barbering
skills are not at a professional level you can incorporate professional techniques into your own shave routine.
The art of shaving takes precision, so make sure you have enough time set aside
to be precise. Start with prepping the hair and skin with a pre-shave oil like Truefitt
and Hill Ultimate Comfort Pre-Shave Oil. Pre-shave oil softens the hair and allows a smooth surface for your
shave cream. When it is time to apply a shave cream use a brush. Shaving
brushes lift the hairs away from your face which allows for a closer shave and prevents ingrown hairs. When you have
finished your shave, take the hot towel you had used prior and apply the now cold towel to your face. This will
close your pores and soothe your skin, reducing redness, post shave irritation, and acne. Finish up your shave with
a splash of aftershave for disinfection and a light moisturizer to keep your skin smooth and you’re ready for your