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The Legendary and Lost Art of the 'Cut Throat' Shave

Stuarts Barber Shop is now offering a traditional wet shaving service as part of the menu.

The shave is performed using a straight razor with replaceable, disposable blades ensuring a hygienic and sterile experience. The treatment consists of a Pre-Shave facial preparation which includes pre-shave oils and creams and scented hot steam towels to soften the beard. This is followed by the first lather which is made using a traditional badger hair shaving brush and the best quality shaving creams from Taylors of Old Bond Street. There are a wide choice of shaving cream fragrances to choose from including Sandalwood, Rose (smells a little like Turkish Delight), Limes (lovely citrus scent) and more traditional 'Gentlemanly' scented creams. The first 'pass' is then made with the razor to reduce the stubble. After the first pass another hot towel is applied to the face to further soften the remaining stubble. The first pass of the razor is made 'with the grain' of the beard to reduce the stubble without irritation. The second pass is made 'across the grain'. This pass cuts the stubble down to a smooth shave. A final 'water' (a thin wet lather) pass is made to ensure all stubble has been removed. Stuarts do not advise shaving 'against the grain' of the beard as this will often cause Razor Burn, ingrown hairs, nicks and irritation.

Cut Throat shaves are available by appointment only. If you would like to book yourself in for a shave please call the shop on 01736 368808

The Straight, Open or Cut Throat razor


We use a razor identical to the one pictured above. It takes replaceable blades for hygiene reasons. We use top quality platinum coated blades to help ensure your shave is smooth and irritation free.

The Cut Throat Shave and Hygienic Practice

We take health and hygiene very seriously and make sure that all equipment is clean and sterile. We use a brand new, sterilised blade for each client. Following the shave the blade is disposed of immediately. We use a hospital grade disinfectant to wash all equipment after use. All equipment is stored in an Ultra Violet sterilisation cabinet until it is needed.

If you have any questions about the shave please call us on the number above or email

thebarber@stuartsbarbershop.co.uk

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