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Men's Shaving

Ch. 14 Men's Shaving Vocabulary BSP

backhand razor position and stroke used in 4 of the 14 basic shaving areas: nos. 2, 6, 7, and 9
close shaving the procedure of shaving facial hair against the grain during the second-time-over shave
cutting stroke the correct angle of cutting the beard with a straight razor
first-time-over-shave first part of the standard shave consisting of shaving 14 areas of the face; followed by the second-time-over shave to remove residual missed or rough spots.
freehand razor position and stroke used in 6 of the 14 shaving areas; Nos. 1, 3, 4, 8, 11, and 12.
neck shave shaving the areas behind the ears, down the sides of the neck, and at the bank neckline.
once-over shave single-lather shave in which the shaving strokes are made across the grain of the hair
reverse backhand razor position and stroke used for making the left sideburn outline and shaving the left side behind the ear during a neck shave
reverse freehand razor position and stroke used in 4 of the 14 basic shave areas; Nos. 5, 10, 13, and 14.
second-time-over shave follows a regular shave to remove any rough or uneven spots using water instead of lather; may be considered a form of close shaving
styptic powder alum powder used to stop bleeding of nicks and cuts.
Created by: BSPittsburgh