Head Shaveologist at The Wet Shaving Company, an expert in all shaving and grooming matters
Hi, I'm Patrick Bryan, Head Shaveologist at The Wet Shaving Company and principal tutor at The Wet Shaving Academy.
I've been a professional remedial masseur for nearly 20 years now and realised about 10 years ago that if I wanted to truly relax I did so not on a massage table but in a barbers chair, having a straight razor shave.
At this time it was becoming increasingly difficult to find UK barbers offering this great service. I decided that rather than bemoan this fact I should become part of the solution! Eventually I tracked down what proved to be the last barber still offering training in this great craft.
From the start I wanted to take traditional hot towel wet shaving out of the barbershop and re-position it as a properly relaxing treatment, not just a purely functional 15 minute shave. My Luxury Shave is a 30 minute treatment which features a brilliant, unhurried, shave coupled with lots of hot and cold towels, the best shaving products and a face massage. I also offer the seriously pampering Ultimate Shave, 60 minutes to include all of the luxury shave, plus a deeply relaxing neck, shoulder and scalp massage, or for problem skin, a focused facial to include facepack.
Having sourced some brilliant lightweight barbers chairs I have been able to sever the final tie to the barbershop and am able to offer my services anywhere. Corporate events and hospitality, weddings, parties, festivals are all possible - you name an event and I can provide a shaving package for it, whenever and wherever!
This year, after performing hundreds, if not thousands, of shaves I have felt it's time to pass on my skills and experience to the next generation of shaveologists. Barbers, hairdressers, beauty therapists, masseurs, brick layers, bus drivers, I can train anyone and everyone to be a professional shaveologist.
Please see my websites for full details, www.wetshavingco.com and www.wetshavingacademy.com, and like my Facebook (The Wet Shaving Company and Academy) and Twitter (@patshaveologist) pages for breaking news and special offers.'