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by Scott_C
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have You Shaved Someone Else?
Replies: 16
Views: 2845

A good idea is to check and see if they are on any kind of "blood thinning" medications before shaving. If they are, be prepared with some styptic, alum bloc or ice to handle the bleeding from a nick or cut.
by Scott_C
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Possible Northern Michigan Seminar
Replies: 6
Views: 2935

I would be very interested and would be there for sure.

I do alot of face shaves at our shop and am always interested in learning or seeing new things. Would also give me a good excuse for a weekend road trip on my bike.

Count me in.
by Scott_C
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Barbershops?
Replies: 13
Views: 1904

Bryce-----If you are coming to the Chicago area I would reccomend Mario at The Blue Cat in Oakbrook. He has been shaving for over 60 years and taught me everything I know. He uses real straights and NOT the disposables, hot towels, real hot lather NOT from a machine and his client list is a "who's w...
by Scott_C
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Proraso pre shave
Replies: 5
Views: 3452

I have used Proraso with some customers for years now and I totally agree that it can and does improve shave performance. I apply a hot towel on the face first to remove the dirt and oils and then apply Proraso placing another hot towel over it for 3 minutes. I then remove the Proraso and begin appl...
by Scott_C
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Does anyone face lather with Nancy Boy?
Replies: 10
Views: 1599

NB is great and I have used it with customers for years now. I actually have several customers who regularly ask for it. It does cushion a little much for my liking but if they want me to use it I really dont mind.

It's a great product.
by Scott_C
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Talc
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

I use it on all my customers and have for years. Customers love the scent as well.
by Scott_C
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: New boy getting great results from cheap kit
Replies: 13
Views: 1781

It sounds like you are doing great ! I"ve always said (and told customers as well) that it"s not necessary to spend alot of money to start in the art, hobby or addiction of face shaving. There is a learning curve and as time goes by you may want to spend more to buy some nice high quality products, ...
by Scott_C
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First Barbershop Shave
Replies: 21
Views: 3390

Welcome to the site Jill.

It's a great forum and it's always good to have another barbers viewpoint on face shaving. I hope you will enjoy it.

Welcome !!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Scott_C
Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SFAD
Replies: 25
Views: 2975

Even though I do not post alot on here, I will always read the "general" and the "straight razor" topics every night after dinner. It's a nice way to relax. However, if I have some down time between customers at work I will sometimes check out the new posts or maybe see whats for sale and sometimes ...
by Scott_C
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: First Barbershop Shave
Replies: 21
Views: 3390

Gordon, I cant blame anyone for not wanting to pay for a "Lather King foam disposable blade" shave. Thats not what it should be. However, there are alot of states that have enacted so many restrictions for sanitation reasons that it has taken away from the so called "experience" of a truly old fashi...
by Scott_C
Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Henckel for me
Replies: 9
Views: 2619

I have a 60 year old Henckel that I use at work and its still looks and performs like the day it was made.

Great razors,that was a steal.
by Scott_C
Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First Barbershop Shave
Replies: 21
Views: 3390

Glad you enjoyed your first barbershop shave, especially for $24. That's a great price. I agree that "nothing beats the experience" of a face shave and I have always said that some of my customers come in just for the experience and not just the shave itself. Done correctly, a face shave should be a...
by Scott_C
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Bloody old razor
Replies: 10
Views: 2931

The following website will give you some information about your razor.

www.uniclectica.com/misc/manuf.html

Scroll down to the "D" category and then to "Durham Duplex". There you will find a brief history of the company that manufactured it.

Hope this helps you out.
by Scott_C
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: 1st STR8T Shave
Replies: 12
Views: 2313

Just imagine...with a little practice and some patience the results will just keep getting better.

Congratulations !!
by Scott_C
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest Shaves of my Life Continue
Replies: 28
Views: 3578

Because when I use a brushless I will first use it as a preshave whereby I apply it to the face then wrap the face in a hot towel. When I remove the towel, I also remove the brushless cream and re-apply a 2nd coat. The customers who like me to use it for a face shave also like it for a neck shave so...
by Scott_C
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest Shaves of my Life Continue
Replies: 28
Views: 3578

There is nothing wrong with using a shaving oil and brushless shave cream. I have some customers that actually request it. It does a good job,is easy to use,usually doesn't cause irritation and can be pretty cheap depending on what brand you buy. The least expensive I have found is Gabels. It's $5.9...
by Scott_C
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB - SE Holder
Replies: 0
Views: 280

WTB - SE Holder

I am looking to buy a SE holder. I want it to hold about 4-5 razors in an upright position.

Anyone know of any?
by Scott_C
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Our white scuttle
Replies: 60
Views: 8157

If anyone is still thinking about a group order for these,I will buy one.
It would be nice to have for when either of my Lather King machines break down.
PM me if someone puts an order together.
by Scott_C
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Oh What a Difference Some Soap Makes
Replies: 8
Views: 2158

Welcome !!!
Soap is a good thing.
by Scott_C
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PM's are all in a mess.
Replies: 32
Views: 2946

I just got the same "Debug" and "Internal Error" message when I tried to post a response. I backspaced and tried again and got the same message. Tried it a 2nd time and again got same message.So I gave up but later I found 3 responses to the same post. Next, after reading the FAQs about deleting pos...