Men’s Shaving – Creating Beard Styles

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Pirooz Sarshar, co-founder of the Grooming Lounge, demonstrates how to achieve the perfect shave including how to create different beard styles.

    Pirooz Sarshar: Hi! I am Pirooz, co-founder of the Grooming Lounge. Today I am going to show you how to achieve the perfect shave. Now if you notice I have a goatee or some facial hair here that I have left from the shave that I have been teaching you, and the purpose of that is and the reason I have done that is I want to show you how to utilize the oil to create interesting goatees and facial hair and I want to show you how to utilize the oil. Then when I am finished with that I am going to show you how to even get closer with the rest of my shave again taking the advantage of the shave oil.

    The shave oil allows me to come in and see the details right here, alright? So let me just do a basic goatee for you right now, watch this. I am going to do basic, basic, basic goatee, okay. So this is a standard goatee just like this okay. Now because I have a shave oil on I have more options in terms of how I want to design this to better fit my face shape watch this. I am going to come through here now. I am putting -- my razor is in a 45 degree angle and I am using the edge of my razor, my triple bladed razor here. I can clearly see everything I am doing so if you notice this and this, this looks better okay, doesn't look as crowded. Now again razor is in a 45 degree angle and I come down and I am trying to even it out, good. Coming up to the mustache area, stretch the skin, and voila I have a detailed goatee as you can see. Now I am going to break this goatee up, watch, another side, more details to work with my face shape alright. And notice again more detail, more on the outline, with my goatee, I am going to break it up okay. Now I have a broken up goatee because I just cut that line away from it, so the design is a little different. And I still have this okay. And you see this on a lot of if you look at a lot of the times when you look at magazines or if you look at the pages of GQ, details of some of the other men's health, fashion magazines you will notice a lot of models and notice a lot of guys, athletes with interesting types of goatees and they do use shave oil to achieve those looks. So now okay, I want to shave off the mustache. So I am going to start out going with the grain and later on in my next segment I am going to teach you how to go against the grain with the mustache. So watch I am going to stretch it and you notice I have this goatee, now I am going to eliminate the mustache. Always in a 90 degree angle okay. Now if you look all the emphasis is on my chin. So I just changed the entire look again utilizing the shave oil. Now I am going to cut the angles out, so now if you notice I have got rid of the angles here and again I have a different look to my goatee. Alright, and again my chin is a sensitive area for me also. So I am going to eliminate all this hair, I am just going to leave a straight line here. I will sow you how I am doing that. So I stretch the skin going one direction okay stretch your skin going the other direction alright. Now just creating another look. Okay. Now I just have a straight line here okay and some call this the flavor saver, whatever that means and then watch and gone. Okay. In my next segment I am going to show you how to even get closer with your shave if going against the grain.