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.
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.
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.
This story first appeared in Vault Magazine Issue 17 2014.
Photographs by Pat Mateo