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Nothing beats a straight razor or electric shave for closeness but getting them done on a regular basis can get pricey. If you want to achieve that look at home, ditch the disposables and check out one of these shops. You’ll find everything you need for a salon-style shave without the price tag. Ask all of the questions you have and perfect your technique to always look your best.
The Smells Good Store
350 3rd St.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
If you prefer all-natural ingredients, check out this shop in Castle Rock that’s loaded with body products to pamper your skin while keeping it free of preservatives and chemicals. With a line of after shave, shaving cream and scented soap, this store carries all of your medicine cabinet accessories. Products include soap specially made for shaving so you can speed up your routine. The founder of The Smells Good Store believes in a hassle-free way to buy all-natural body products, and she is knowledgeable about skin care.
The Art of Shaving
3000 E 1st Ave., Suite 269A
Denver, CO 80206
Carrying everything you need for a straight razor shave at home, The Art of Shaving is a must-stop shop for those who want a quality kit. Find towels, stands, blades, brushes and more, or simply purchase a starter kit. Dedicated to quality, this shop is perfect for people who want to treat themselves to a luxury experience at home. The employees will also tell you all about product care and technique should you have any questions. With so much to choose from, you will be sure to find your personal favorite shaving kit.
Colorado Shaver Center
3424 S Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113
Colorado Shaver Center sells a wide range of electric and manual shavers from brands like Merkur and more. It also offers sharpening and repair services, so if you electric razor is on the fritz or your blades are dulling, stop by and the shop will fix it up like new. Also offering refurbished shavers, this store is good for those who want quality at a good value. If you have a new straight razor and need to have it sharpened before use, this is the store for you. It also has brushes, soaps and dishes so you can sanitize your blade.
GQ Barber Lounge
1605 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Get your shave at the GQ Barber Lounge and pick up your supplies once you’re done. There’s no better person to answer all of your questions than an experienced barber. Carrying a line of products and kits from The Art of Shaving, this is an excellent place to start. Book a service and take notes on technique so you can achieve that sleek and smooth look at home without having to cut up a wad of tissues. You can also get a haircut from one of the stylists while you’re there and leave looking like the perfect gentleman.
225 Steele St.
Denver, CO 80206
If you already have a high-quality razor and are looking for brushes, cream and after shave, this is the shop for you. With a line of brushes, shaving cream, lotion and more from Taylor of Old Bond Street, you’ll have everything you need to keep your face clean and smooth long after shaving. There are many products to choose from, so if you love manly scents or if you prefer fragrance free, there is a product for you. This shop also offers clothing and accessories, so you can pick everything up in one place.
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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.