FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS
Craig the Barber Tweet about not using the ingredient alcohol on the skin.

Alcohol as a drink. But, definitely not on your face.

Did you know that hikers apply rubbing alcohol to their feet and guitar players to their fingers, to harden their skin? What a great idea if it makes hiking and guitar playing easier!

I’m not convinced; however, that the benefits have the same value when applied to the face. Sure, as a last resort it can disinfect a cut, but there are so many less painful options… right?

Effects of alcohol on the face can include:

    • Painful burning
    • Darkened skin
Warm Water Makes Your Shave Better. Here's Why!

Warm Water Makes Your Shave Better. Here's Why!

Warm water is the perfect temperature to get the closest most comfortable shave and here's why! 

Water, breaks down the hydrogen bonds that keep hair firm, therefore making the hair follicles fragile or weak and much easier to cut. Warm water activates

Shave Where It Matters - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Shave Where It Matters

You know, there has been more than a few times that I've had guys in my barber chair that have complained about shaving irritation in areas where they have no hair... upper cheeks, behind the earlobe, and sometimes two or maybe three inches below the Adam's apple. With this interesting observation I have come to the realization that many men are not only in a hurry when shaving, but are also focusing on removing all evidence of shave cream - and that isn't always a good idea. Now don't get 
September 21, 2022 by Craig the Barber
The Best Shave Ever In The New Year! - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

The Best Shave Ever? Here's How!

Schools cover so many great topics. But nothing on how to get the best shave? Who’s gonna help you with that…? Me of course!

Welcome to the shortest class you’ll EVER take!

My Quick & Classic Shaving Tips 

 

Prep: Moisture is Key   

  •  Choose your favorite face wash to create a clean surface to aid in softening the hairs, while further reducing the chances of skin irritation from excess oil and dirt. 
How To Stop Razor Burn For Good! - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Stop Razor Burn For Good

Razor burn... Just saying the words make me angry! Why? Because it should never happen to me or anyone else.

We should all hate it. The redness, burning, itching, over-sensitivity... these are all symptoms. And the worst part is that these symptoms can lead to more visible frustration, razor bumps!

How you get it and its severity depends on many reasons (will discuss below). But the bottom line is, it ranges from person to person and I promise... if you haven't already experienced it, you don't ever want to!

Here are a few reasons why:

  • Blade/s too sharp
  • Blade/s too dull
  • Too many blades
  • Too many passes/strokes
November 17, 2021 by Craig the Barber
Is sheltering in place wreaking havoc on your skin? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Is sheltering in place wreaking havoc on your skin?

Home-schooling, working from home and sheltering-in-place…

All of these scenarios are leading to many more of us struggling to keep our skin from feeling and looking dry. With the bulk of our activities being done in cooler places, our skin’s normal perspiration practice (which naturally moisturizes our skin) become less important. The long term effects of this can quickly make your skin appear older, shaving more painful and if not consistently used, your moisturizer less effective.  

Here are a few suggestions that can help! .

Post Shave:  Never (Ever) Skip This Step - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Post Shave: Never (Ever) Skip This Step

Here's why! It's an important step to keeping your face looking good and feeling great. It ranks just as high as shaving with a shave creamand you know how important that is, right?
After-shave/post-shave products can be found in...
The 5 Fundamental Keys To Getting A Perfect Shave - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

The 5 Fundamental Keys To Getting A Perfect Shave

Mastering these 5 Key Concepts will insure that you will never have a bad shave again.

___________

Water

Water temperature and moisture is key to getting a great shave. Warm water softens the beard and skin allowing the razor blade to do its job better. The moisture produced is what is needed to make your shaving products work to their maximum potential.

Skin

Everyone’s skin reacts to shaving differently. Knowing how ...

How Many Shaves Can One Razor Give Me? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

How Many Shaves Can One Razor Give Me?

With the convenience of subscriptions and personal delivery services like Post Mates, the excuses for not replacing razor blades for new ones have become few and far between. But, there’s one excuse that still gets used quite often— not knowing how many shaves are too many for one razor....

I think it’s safe to say that over 75% - 80% of 

March 07, 2019 by Craig the Barber
Cold Water Tap

The Cold Water Secret

Ever taken a cold shower and noticed the difference in the way your skin feels vs. when you take a warm one?  What about after you shave…does your face feel better after a splash of cold water? Or, have you ever hopped out of  a warm shower and struggled to get your hairstyle just right?

Well, here is the secret.  Cold Water. ...

January 30, 2019 by Craig the Barber