Pampering is good for dad too
While he may not feel comfortable at a spa, a great self-care option for dad is a luxurious straight-razor shave. Once common at many barbershops, the straight-razor shave became a rare practice as home shaving took over—but recognising its unique appeal, many barbers are bringing it back. It begins with a reclined barber’s chair and nice hot towel to open up his pores. Next, the barber applies conditioner or cleanser, followed by another soothing hot towel. From there, they apply a rich shaving cream lather and make the first pass with the razor. Another hot towel, a second time through with the shaving cream and shave, then a cool towel to close the pores. Splash on a little aftershave, and dad’s all set. The process is so relaxing, many men fall asleep!
A number of barbershops in Winnipeg offer straight-razor shaves including Hunter & Gunn, Bespoke Barbershop, and for more of an old-school experience, Brava Hair Design for Men.