I splurged yesterday for a barber shop shave. My barber offers them for $12. I had seen him do a partial shave before. He uses an electric razor to reduce the stubble before using a straight. This never seemed to be optimal to me, but I was game to try it. He started to attack my stubble with the electric. Very quickly my face started to burn. He spent about 10 minutes shaving me with the electric. After the electric razor assault, he draped a hot towel around my face. Ouch!!! He then applied lather from a Campbell lather machine. Hot lather and an irritated face equals pain. Ouch again!!! He did a one pass shave with the shavettte. My face hurt for the rest of the day. I'll continue to get my hair cut there, but I won't get the shave.