★★★★ | The Personal Barber
The daily shave is a chore, there’s no two ways about it – and it’s expensive. Up until now the choice of how you got about the shave experience have been incredibly limited, which usually starts at the supermarket with those security devices, making you feel a crim even before you’ve had chance to chip and pin.
The founders of The Personal Barber want to change that by bringing everything you need for a great shave direct to your door.
Enter The Personal Barber shave subscription box which comes once a month and contains everything you need for a luxurious at home barber experience.
In your box you’ll receive their old-school single blade signature engraved razor, a shaving brush, soaps and a step-by-step guide to keep you well-groomed.
After that first month they’ll fill your post box with all manner of hand-picked exciting shave related goodies, from pre and post shave oils, balms and alums and a refresh of razors.
They promise rashes and shave burn will become a thing of the past – and so far so good.
I have become accustomed to multi blade safety razors, so it was with some tentativeness that I tried the rather vintage looking razor. It delivered perfectly, leaving my face and neck perfectly, thankfully, intact. After I splashed on the Rum fragrance – and had to convince my colleagues that I hadn’t started the day with a shot of Kraken with my cornflakes.
Very manly. Grrr.
Cost of The Personal Barber subscription box starts from £17.95 per month for a pre-paid 12 month subscription.
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