There is a distinctive relationship between a man and the way he shaves. Some men feel that the time and the way they shave is a transition period between one state of being and another. For example, a man might shave when he is getting ready for a job interview. Or he may let his hair grow out when he’s getting ready to go on vacation.
Without these distinctions regarding facial hair, it’s no surprise that there are always curiosities and intrigue regarding vintage versus modern shaving techniques.
How do you find your place along the spectrum? First of all, you need to find the right tools for the job of shaving. Second, maybe you want to treat yourself to full service at a barber. Third, there is the matter of choosing your facial hairstyle in the first place. Thinking about those three topics will take you a long way into figuring out where you’re most comfortable when it comes to the appearance of your mustache and beard.
Finding Your Tools
How do you find the right shaving tools that fit with your personality and circumstances? You might have to do some experimenting. Try a few different kinds of razors. Try a manual razor. Try a replaceable type. Find out what the best electric razor is on the market, and decide if you can afford it.
You do have to be a little patient though because not every tool works right away. You might have to do some experimenting as far as what techniques you use to get the best result. The cost will always enter the equation, as well.
Full Service at a Barber
Maybe you want to get a full shave at a barber. It can be a truly luxurious experience. Perhaps once a year, you go to a very expensive place and get a complete treatment. You get your hair cut, and you get a perfect shave. Some places even offer straight razor services, which gives you that super vintage feels as opposed to modern techniques of having five razor blades on the single disposable razor.
Choosing Your Facial Hair Style
As a man, you will have to choose your facial hair style at various intervals during your life. Sometimes, you might want a full beard and mustache. Other times, you may want to style it. If you ever have to be on TV or in photos, you have to be very specific about how your beard and mustache look in person versus on film.
Your facial hairstyle can eventually become part of your identity, so it’s a decision that you have to make with true intent, rather than something that happens to you because you aren’t paying attention.