Posted by Anthony Luscia, Men's Market Editor
The days of the raucous bachelor party are over, or at least I hope they are. There are so many better ways to bond pre-wedding—like treating your groomsmen to a professional shave. Good skincare is more essential than ever for grooms-to-be, and shaving is a huge part of that.
The Four Seasons Palm Beach is now providing the ultimate retreat for men who like to look after themselves, and the private Willow Room in the recently launched spa is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and get a great shave. It's equipped with a traditional barber chair, and a flat-screen TV (you can also indulge in hair and scalp treatments.) Not all grooms can get to the Four Seasons Palm Beach, but if you can, GO!!! If you can't, get a pro shave at home with these tips:
• Heat it up. Cleanse your skin, then drape a hot towel over your face for a few seconds to soften hair follicles—it's the best way to ensure a close, long-lasting shave without irritation.
• Stick with the basics. Use shaving cream and a classic straight-edge razor. If you don't trust your straight-edge skills, at least use a multi-blade razor. No Bics!
• Chill out. Put on something comfortable and play your favorite soothing music to help you relax.
I always love to hear how the men in your life is taking care of his skin. Does your fiance have a pre-wedding routine established yet? Tell me about it!