Beard Clinic Maps Strategy for Shaving (Sep, 1939)

Beard Clinic Maps Strategy for Shaving

HOW men should manipulate their razors to give themselves a smooth, clean shave is explained by dermatologists at the New York World’s Fair after a facial examination with an ingenious apparatus. On human faces, the experts say, the beard grows in different directions, which should be followed by the shaver as he uses his razor. To determine hair directions on a subject, a dermatologist observes the face through a magnifying glass fitted with a light-polarizing screen. Colored lights then enable him to look below the skin surface of a clean-shaven visitor and study the direction of beard growth on all parts of his face. Findings are marked on a chart.

4 comments
  1. Hirudinea says: December 14, 20111:13 pm

    Everybody fell all over themselves to serve the lady clients. :)

  2. Nomen Nescio says: December 14, 20112:14 pm

    this might be good advice, if i used a non-electric razor. but, y’know, first thing in the morning before even my morning caffeine, to go swinging sharp knife edges anywhere near my skin? not a good idea no matter what direction i’m swinging them in. and electric razors don’t care which way the hair grows, so…

  3. Mike says: December 14, 20112:23 pm

    I have seen this before..
    http://blog.modernmecha…

  4. Don F says: December 15, 20114:45 am

    I like that the dermatologist’s signature is “I Knowall” . . . .

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