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The perfectly sculpted beard is not a myth. You just need these tools

It’s not easy perfectly sculpting a beard but there’s a reason men prefer the hirsute look. Just pick up the right tools and products, use them correctly, and wear that facial hair with pride.
Barry Viloria | Jan 06 2019

Trimming tools

Trimming and maintaining facial hair require specific cutting tools. German brand J.A. Henckels produces scissors, tweezers, and trimming items of reliable quality. Each is ergonomically designed and polished and ground to perfection.

From top: Pointed tweezers, Hair scissors, Nose and ear scissors, Hair clipper for the ear and nose, and Slanted tweezers. All J.A. Henckels, available at all Kitchen Pro and Cutting Edge branches.

 

Shaving tools

For precision sculpting and shaving, it’s  best to go old-fashioned. There’s American brand êShave, founded by Danielle Malka. It reintroduces gentlemen’s products of yore that are handcrafted and environment friendly but with very modern designs. 

Felipe & Sons, a barbershop in Makati City, also sells Indian-founded razor company, Parker, at the store. Penhaligon’s shaving set; and êShave shaving brush, and razor, all available at Adora, Greenbelt 5, Makati City. Parker’s straight razor, and safety razor (“butterfly open” design), both available at Felipe & Sons, Makati City.

 

Shaving products

Shaving is required to achieve certain beard styles or contour the face in order to enhance certain features and downplay others. Among the most reliable shaving products is John Allan’s. Allan apprenticed for salon magnate Jean Louis David before opening his men’s grooming club in New York City in 1988. His products embody the sophistication and dedication his luxury grooming club is known for. In the country, there’s Blue Sail, a local line of shaving products that is also making its mark in the market of men’s grooming.

Clarins Men Smooth Shave Foaming Gel; Cade shaving soap; and John Allan’s shaving cream, all available at Rustan’s. êShave After Shave Soother, available at Adora, Greenbelt 5, Makati City. Parker sandalwood luxury shave bar and Blue Sail pre-shave oil both available at Felipe & Sons, Makati City.

 

This story first appeared in Vault Magazine Issue 17 2014.

Photographs by Pat Mateo