The Ultimate ShaveSaturday, April 04, 2009
If you are able to keep still and not lose confidence in the Master Barber, surviving the masterful pass of each blade your reward is a facial battery of fingers. I would not use the word "massage" to describe the experience because it is associated with relaxation and calmness...there was none of that this is a testosterone only environment. I think that the purpose of the post shave finger battery was to pull blood back to the surface as it had assuredly receded from my face for fear of being sprung loose from one major artery or another. There were a couple of times that my whole face was sprayed with a mist of the same sandalwood smelling concoction that caused my face to tingle but surprisingly did not sting my eyes. With a firm handshake and a thankful grin the experience ended and I strut forth out of the store with an affirmed sense of why men grow beards and why we exist on this planet, if for no other reason than to say that we had been pampered and not feel ashamed of it.