18|8 Oakley is proud to serve the Greater Cincinnati area with impeccable service and style as we’re here for all of your barbershop and men’s styling needs. While we provide straight shaves in our Oakley barbershop, it’s also important to be able to get a good shave when you’re at home as well. For your benefit, we’ll go over the different types of razors you can use and their pros and cons to help you determine which razor is the perfect choice for you.

Electric Razors

Electric razors provide many different benefits: they’re good for travel, they’re effective on light beards, and they’re perfect for overly sensitive skin. However, most barbers will actually recommend against using electric razors because they don’t get as close in order to provide a clean enough effect. If you use an electric razor though, make sure to prep your face with a warm washcloth and follow up with moisturizer.

Multi-Blade Razors

Multi-blade razors are the most common type of razors to be found in your convenience stores. However, these razors also happen to be bad for your skin. The many blades can end up scraping your face and they can cause extensive damage when your skin isn’t properly lubricated. If you use a multi-blade razor, it’s best to keep your skin lubricated. Also, make sure to shave gently and slowly.

Double Edge Razors

One of the best razors you can have at your own home is the double edge razor. This razor has a sleek design that allows it to reach every nook and cranny on a man’s face, making it perfect for creating defined beard lines. In addition to that, double edge razors are very durable and have a much longer lifespan.

Straight Edge Razors

Straight Edge Razors

Most barbers will agree that if you want to achieve a perfect shave, you’ll have to use a straight edge or single blade razor. These razors are some of the most esteemed models available, but they can be dangerous in the hands of someone who’s not experienced in using them. At our Cincinnati barbershop, we provide professional straight razor shaves that will leave your skin feeling smoother than ever before. Coming in once or twice a month for these shaves will do wonders for your skin as these shaves don’t just remove the hair from your skin, but they exfoliate as well.

Contact Your Cincinnati Barbershop Today!

If you’re interested in one of our straight razor shaves or any of our other services, we encourage you to fill out our book online form to schedule your appointment with us. Alternatively, you can give us a call at (513) 342-5188. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us to let us know. We hope to see you soon and show you what the perfect shave is all about!