B.A. Grooming Guide

5 Steps to a Smooth Shave


Use a single blade razor

Despite popular belief, more blades are not better! More blades rubbing against your skin can cause irritation. Keep it simple.


Prep your skin before shaving

You don’t just throw food in the oven, you have to preheat it for best results. Same is true with with your skin and shaving. Prep your skin by warming up a towel in hot water and placing it on your face for at least 30 seconds.


Lather up!

Use a badger hair brush to work up a lather and apply a high quality shaving cream.


Shave carefully

Be sure to shave with the grain, meaning in the direction of your hair growth. One pass is perfect. Two passes is ok, but do not pass the razor through the same area more than twice, as you will cause skin irritation. Once you’re done, dash some cold water on your face to help close the pores.


Apply a soothing aftershave

In shaving, as in life, follow-through is critical. Apply a gentle natural aftershave to help soothe and moisturize your skin. We’re totally biased, but we believe our BA Signature Aftershave is just what you need to make your shaving routine complete!