The cut-throat shave should be done by
a professional in a barbers. It should serve as an education for
home-shaving and, as masculine exercises go, there are few
First, hot towels are applied to the face to open up the pores. Then shaving soap is applied with a brush. The barber then shaves with the grain of the beard, preferably in as few strokes as possible.
For a very close shave, a second application of hot towels and shaving soap follows, before the barber then shaves against the grain. Afterwards, a cold towel, shaving balm and aftershave is applied to close the pores.