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Top Straight Razor Shaves In Philadelphia

February 24, 2014 11:00 AM

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Some men may find the thought of having a stranger hold a sharp razor to their necks a little…scary. However, when you are in the chair of a skilled barber, there really is nothing quite like it. With a straight razor shave, you’ll enjoy hot towels, rich lather and a relaxing massage. The experience is one that will leave you feeling refreshed and manly. There are several places in Philadelphia that still offer this treat if you are looking for the closest shave of your life.

2B Groomed
270 S. 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 925-3505

Voted Best of Philly, 2B Groomed in Center City may be unlike any barber shop in Philadelphia. Owner Jahmal Rhaney and his staff believe in providing exceptional service to every customer. They offer traditional barber services as well as others like beard coloring, bump extraction and complimentary shoe buffing with every service. For a real treat, you might opt for the “masters shave,” which includes a mud mask facial along with a head and neck massage. Appointments are recommended and may be booked online.

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The Duke Barber Co.
1001 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 519-0042

The Duke Barber Co. in Northern Liberties has won several awards for its signature service, the straight razor shave. William Brown, master barber and fifth generation owner, and his professional staff offer traditional barber services in a rustic, contemporary space. The Duke Barber Co. specializes in personalizing services to meet each customers’ unique skincare needs. You will feel like you’ve indulged after a visit here. Appointments are preferred and may be booked online.

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The King of Shave
1201 Pine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-2900

Located in Center City on Antique Row, The King of Shaves is a true old-fashioned barber shop. While enjoying your shave, you’ll have the treat of listening to tango and jazz tunes. The expert licensed barbers at The King of Shaves will provide advice on a look that is just right for you. They also have special wedding packages, so you can be perfectly groomed for your big day. Walk-ins are accepted but appointments are preferred.

Fine Shaves and Cuts

131 S. 10th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 995-2331

Fine Shaves and Cuts opened in 2012 and is operated by one of New York City’s aspiring licensed barbers, Roman Yuabov. He and his staff provide excellent service to customers in a sleek, modern setting. In addition to traditional barber services, Fine Shaves and Cuts offers customers a straight razor shave complete with hot lather and steamed towels for a perfect, close shave every time. Walk-ins are accepted but appointments are preferred.

La Barberia
Suburban Station Concourse
1628 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-1698

With more than 150 years of combined experience, the European-trained barbers at La Barberia are skilled at providing the best cuts and shaves. At its downtown Philadelphia location – in the Suburban Station Concourse – you will enjoy traditional barber services like cuts, shaves and color-blending services. If you are looking for more than just traditional barber services, you can check out La Barberia’s Jenkintown location in The Plaza Apartments, which also offers manicures and pedicures. The Philadelphia location of La Barberia is walk-in only.

Maddie Wagner is a freelance writer covering all things Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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