Laurie S. Schechter
"World's First Vogue Style Editor"
Totally Cool
The Magazine
Section 1:
The MagaZine
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Richard Renda
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Really Close
Skin Deep
The Art of Shaving of New York
is a quality upscale resource dedicated to
the fine Art of Manual Shaving with all the
classic accoutrements. We love the little
wooden soap dish for one. And it goes
way beyond that. They offer razors, brush
stands, brushes, and a host of shaving
products -- creams, oils, face balms, and
even an after shave Mask. Also if you visit
the web site you will find helpful shaving
directions, tips, and advice.
If you need a Gift for that man in your
life The Art Of Shaving of New York
has both classic and modern Shaving
kits, travel kits, leather goods, bowls,
and The Art of Shaving Book (which is
only $17).
Spring Skin Deep tid bit info: You know when you go into an
old time Barber Shop and there is that long strap hanging off
the side of the chair and the Barber slaps the straight edged
razors back and forth on it ? That strap actually has a name.
It is called a "Strop."
If using a Straight Razor, it is
necessary to have a Strop and
Strop Paste with which to sharpen
the blade. Strops have two sides:
one is linen and the other is
leather. The linen side
warms up the blade and
softens the steel so it
can be sharpened.
The leather side
sharpens and
smooths out
the blade.
For a straight razor, Strop
blade for approximately
30 seconds on each side
before shaving.

The 3 blade
The Nickel Plated
Razor Stand with
Nickel Plated Razor
Shaving tips
at very bottom.
The Blue Box
Gift Set $100
The Art of Shaving's Blue Box Gift Set offers all the elements needed for the perfect shave. Pre-Shave Oil 2 oz.,
Shaving Cream 2 oz., After-Shave Balm 2 oz., Pure Badger Shaving Brush, and"The Art of Shaving" Book. The Art
of Shaving products are Aromatherapy based, scented with 100% pure essential oils selected for their therapeutic
skin properties and specifically blended for a variety of skin types. Unscented - Hypoallergenic; Lavender essential
oil for normal to sensitive skin; Lemon essential oil for normal to oily skin ; Sandalwood oil for normal to dry skin.

Lemon Shave Gel for all skin types
Lavender Shaving Soap
and bowl, for sensitive skin.
Right: (for minor nicks and
cuts) unscented Alum Block
styptic stone.
Sandalwood Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream,
and After Shave Balm for all skin types.
Shaving Tips (courtesy of The Art of Shaving New York):
1. Use hot water with Traditional Shaving Soap to soften hair, open pores and cleanse.
2. For an onctuous lather, use with a badger Shaving Brush.
3. For best results and a very comfortable shave, place lather in center of brush and let it
sit for 5 seconds in hot water to warm up lather before shaving.
4. For a close shave, lather onto skin in an upwards motion so as to cause whiskers to lift
away from face and neck.
5. Always shave with the grain first, then lightly across or against the grain for a closer
6. Applying too much pressure when shaving against the grain can cause ingrown hairs,
and red marks or patches to appear on face or neck.
7. Stay away from products that contain numbing agents such as Benzocaine or Menthol
as these will tighten pores and stiffen beard.

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Richard Renda
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