How many of you have tried a straight razor, or shavette shave from a professional barber? How did it go? I recently tried it twice with two different barbers who both used shavettes (probably due to health regulations). My experience was OK both times, but the barbers always finished with an electric shaver, so I had BBS afterwards and couldn't really asses how well the shavette actually performed. As well, the barber did only one pass. I noticed he didn't hydrate my face before applying the lather. However, maybe because of not wetting my face beforehand, he was able to grab and pull my skin tight much better than I typically can (usually, my skin is quite slippery, so it's hard for me to pull my skin tight). The experience was a bit on the rough side both times in terms of what felt like the barber applying a bit too much pressure on the blade. Both times they put the hot towel on my face to soften the hairs (I believe). One barber left the towel on the upper part of my face (covering my eyes) maybe so I wouldn't get anxious seeing someone take a blade to my neck. Both experiences, I wasn't cut or nicked, so that was good.