The Art of Shaving

September 19, 2008

Tom Hazelton

Throughout history, men have searched for efficient, painless methods to remove their facial hair. For over 2,000 years, we have scraped, plucked and shaved our faces clean, for both aesthetic and practical purposes. In the last hundred years, shaving technology has advanced drastically, and it is generally accepted that newer products facilitate cleaner, closer shaves with less effort than their predecessors. This talk exposes some of the myths of modern shaving, and suggests a systematic method to improve the quality of our shaves, turning this once-dreaded task into a pleasurable daily ritual.