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Head Shaving, Grooming & Care => Head Shaving => Topic started by: chuck63 on September 29, 2021, 11:29:31 AM

Title: Barber Shop Head Shave
Post by: chuck63 on September 29, 2021, 11:29:31 AM
Iíve seen several comments here about getting your head shaved by a barber.  Iíve always done mine myself from the initial haircut with clippers to finishing it up with a razor.  Several local barbershops in my area offer a straight razor head shave lasting about 45 minutes.   This is something Iíve been wanting to treat myself to for a while.  Is this worth the time and money to have it done?   Im always happy with the smooth finish I get shaving myself.   Does a straight razor shave give you a similar results?
Title: Re: Barber Shop Head Shave
Post by: reddog on September 29, 2021, 11:56:46 AM
@chuck63 , I have gotten 2 barbershop headshaves. While it was a good experience, it wasn't anywhere near as smooth as you get it at home. Neither went against the grain, maybe I should have asked. Both were about $22 plus tip.

I found a local female barber that does headshaves. Next time I decide to grow some hair and go back to sly, I'm going to try her.

Yes, everyone should try a barbershop shave,  it's a fun experience.
Title: Re: Barber Shop Head Shave
Post by: slybeard on September 29, 2021, 01:52:17 PM
I agree you should give it a try.  The ones I have had were not as close of a shave as I could do myself.  But having the hot towels, warm shave cream/soap, and the barber going over your head is like a good massage.  I find it very relaxing. I have paid form $15 to $35 for the service, plus a tip.  And the $15 shave was just as good as the $35 shave.

Just make sure you are getting a straight razor shave.  My normal barber was out once and I let another barber, in the same shop, give me what I thought would be the same service.  But the other barber did not use a straight razor, just a cheap cartridge razor. It was not the same experience at all.

I was told that for straight razor shaves they can only shave with the grain.
Title: Re: Barber Shop Head Shave
Post by: MoonageDaydream on September 29, 2021, 07:19:27 PM
I have had my head shaved by a barber on a few occasions. A couple of them were great but most of them were not very close shaves. Youíll definitely do a much better job at home, but getting your head shaved bald in a barbershop is an experience you should have at least once, IMO
Title: Re: Barber Shop Head Shave
Post by: Razorhead on September 29, 2021, 07:23:13 PM
Iíve been to a few barbers for a head shave. They were mostly done with a straight razor and they were generally disappointing. No where near as smooth as when i shaved my own head. They all consisted of using hot towels, some type of oil, and all shaved with a straight razor with the grain. The best head shaves was the same process but also used a Norelco shaver as an extra step to getting the noggin nice and smooth.

One shop i went to used only a Norelco and the barber charged me the same price as a regular haircut.

Itís fun to doÖand I say treat yourself. But i have to say donít expect the same level of smoothness as doing it yourself. And I didnít pay that much more in each case to get a head shave. Itís all part of the happy bald man experience.

Title: Re: Barber Shop Head Shave
Post by: DoberDaddy on September 30, 2021, 02:20:54 AM
Worst head shaves ever were always from barbers.
Title: Re: Barber Shop Head Shave
Post by: clint902 on September 30, 2021, 05:33:42 AM
I'd like the hot towel and the other stuff the barber does but the "cut throat" razors scare me.  I just do my own head.  I do have dry skin so it never comes out "baby butt smooth" until I apply a moisturizer.  I don't think the barbers in my area have much experience shaving heads.  One of them told me it would be bad for business.  I'd rather shave it myself anyway.  At least I get it done without talking myself into a coma.
Title: Re: Barber Shop Head Shave
Post by: Semi-Sly on September 30, 2021, 10:19:27 AM
It all depends on the particular Barber who does the job but I like to treat myself to having someone else do it with a virgin afford to do so sometimes on the way out of my way to go take your place to get it done such as I go to a place in Mexicali Mexico with a guy takes 45 minutes and then feels the scalp about eight times with water and his thumb until he sure heís got every single hair down to the bone
Title: Re: Barber Shop Head Shave
Post by: Razor X on October 01, 2021, 10:32:07 AM
Worst head shaves ever were always from barbers.

Agree. Itís a waste of money.