Licensed barbers are the only professionals who can offer shaving services. It’s more than just a shave– it’s a relaxing and revitalizing experience that will leave your face and neck clean, incredibly smooth and hydrated.
THE STRAIGHT EDGE “HOT” SHAVE
The face is first prepared with hot towels to open pores and loosen facial hair. Next a pre-shave oil is applied and massaged into the skin to cleanse and further open pores. Warm shaving cream is then spread over the face and neck to cleanse the skin further and prepare the face for the straight edge shave. The barber first shaves with the grain of the hair growth. Hot towels are applied again and the barber uses the straight edge again to shave against the grain. Hot towels remove excess cream and shavings, and cold towels are applied to close the pores. A shave lotion is massaged into the skin for a smooth, finished look and feel.
“The key to a good haircut is a good consultation,” says owner and master barber Cheryl Dumont. “Talk to your barber about your hair and your head: Do you have any cowlicks, bumps or lumps? Every head is different. Do you know exactly what you want? Or do you want a recommendation? There’s a relationship between client and barber that grows over time, but the consultation paves the way for the client to leave satisfied right from the get-go.”
The shampoo and comb-out is an important part of the barber’s service and insures the health of the client’s hair and scalp from one visit to another. “I wash and part the hair to observe whether the condition of the client’s hair and scalp is changing,” explains master barber Cheryl Dumont. “Clean hair allows the barber’s tools to work effectively and give you the best haircut you can get.”
(The word shampoo comes from the Hindu word, chhampo, and means to press or knead, or massage.)
The concept of a barber shop infers a male domain but at Chez Moustache women are welcome too. Maybe she likes the way her husband or son’s haircut looks or maybe she wants a blended, tapered short haircut, which Chez Moustache can do with ultimate precision. Here are a few pics of famous chic ladies with short styles.
Check out our new logo! Thanks to our friend, and of course one of our favorite illustrators — Maura Condrick!
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