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  • December 29, 2010 Mike Sandoval

    Welcome to

    Thanks for visiting our site! Let us give you a quick tour. Shaving 101 is designed to be an easy-to-navigate online magazine that helps people learn the benefits and techniques of traditional shaving. The site is divided into four main categories:

    #1 Education
    Articles in this category are dedicated to information and advice on double-edge shaving, Method Shaving, straight-razor shaving, and skin care. In addition, there are numerous articles on using and caring for shaving brushes as well as information on using shaving products.

    #2 Reviews
    This category is divided by product type, so you can see all reviews by date as they are posted or jump straight to a topic, for example, shaving creams. Product reviews include descriptions and photographs of safety razors, straight razors, brushes, soaps, pre-shaves, aftershaves, and more.

    #3 Galleries
    When shopping for a shaving brush, it is helpful to see brushes next to each other so that the differences are more apparent. We started the brush gallery to present a consistent view of shaving brushes so that you can easily compare their sizes and shapes.

    #4 Q & A
    The Shaving Q & A category includes short answers to questions that readers have submitted to us. To find answers on certain topics, for example, safety razors, use our Title Filters to narrow down the questions. The most popular questions appear first in the list.


    How often is the site updated?

    We try to add articles and reviews to as often as possible. While not all articles or new photos are posted on the home page, you can easily see what is new by looking at the bottom of the page under “Latest Posts”. You can also see our latest posts by watching our Facebook and Twitter pages.

    Who writes for Shaving 101?

    Mike Sandoval founded in 2008 as a place where beginners to traditional shaving could find straight-forward answers. Mike felt that there was a lot of conflicting information and traditional shaving could be confusing for new wetshavers. He began writing articles and reviews to help beginners and veterans expand and care for their collections. Over the years others have become contributors and shared their knowledge and experiences as well. Learn more on the About Us page.

    What does “Shaving 101” mean?

    Using “101” after a name is a common phrase used in the United States to describe the basics of a topic or a beginner's guide. This is derived from college courses, which are numbered as a student promotes grade levels.  Entry-level classes are usually 101, while advanced classes may be 201, 301, 401, etc. For example, freshman classes include Chemistry 101 or Literature 101. Because shaving education is our primary goal for this site, the name Shaving 101 was chosen.

    How do I comment on an article?

    If you have a question or comment, please write us! Every article lists the author and you are welcome to write him for more information. In addition, “Like Us” on Facebook and “Follow Us” on Twitter and write comments there. We love to hear feedback about our articles. We appreciate all the positive comments and support that we have received over the years. Thanks for reading!

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