Benefits of a straight razor shave at Weldon Barber Seattle area locations
Why get a straight razor shave at Weldon Barber Seattle, Kirkland, Issaquah, or Mill Creek? First of all, unless you want to resemble Brian “The Beard” Wilson of the 2010 World Series Championship team the San Francisco Giants (and some guys do), some degree of shaving is necessary.
As an interesting pit of history, let’s look at the safety razor and the development of the electric shaver. In 1904 a US patent was granted to King C. Gillette for a ‘safety razor.’ As a salesman who was also an inventor, he was interested in creating something that was effective and safe, but perhaps more importantly, purchased over and over again by satisfied customers! Col. Jacob Schick, while exploring Alaska and British Columbia after his retirement from the 22nd US Infantry, found it quite difficult and unpleasant to shave. He vowed to create a dry shaver, which went on the market in 1929
You probably shave with a safety razor or electric shaver. The problem is that both systems are problematic. You’re likely to get cuts and nicks with your safety razor, plus there is all the environmental concern with throw-away cartridges and plastic razors. Unfortunately, the ‘modern’ electric shaver does a relatively poor job. Plus you may get razor burn, ingrown hairs, or razor ‘bumps.’ Continue reading “Straight Razor Shave at Weldon Barber Seattle Area Locations” »