Cowboys and Angels: A spanish barber in Trondheim

Today I went to the salon “Cowboys and Angels” in the Solsiden area in Trondheim.

After I published the blog post about my visit at “H2 Barber and Sons” here in Trondheim, I got a tip that there is now at least a couple more new salons in Trondheim that offer straight razor shaves. It actually turned out that this salon, Cowboys and Angels, has existed since August 2013. I first sent them an email, but got no reply. I then tried to check prices and information on their website, but it did not work. Their Facebook page, however, worked fine – and what I saw there seemed promising. I therefore took a chance on just turning up at the salon. Hoping that they had time to give me a shave.

When I arrived at the salon I was greeted by a very nice guy named Jacint Casanova. “Thats quite of a name to live up to” I say. He laughs. Jacint is a very nice guy, and it turns out that he has 16 to 17 years experience as a hairdresser and barber in Barcelona.
Also in Spain, as in Norway, one has ceased to teach knife shaving at barber schools, but Jacint was an apprentice in a traditional barbershop, and learned shaving there.

Cowboys and Angels is a hair salon with quite modern interior. They take both men and woman. First I talk a little with Jacint about the barber profession and traditions, and I give him a copy of my book.

Then I sit down in the chair. He starts with massaging in some pre shave cream. Then he puts on a warm towel which he moistens and warms under running water. He folds the towel over the face with good barbershop technique. He then works in a layer of shaving cream, using a brush. He takes his time on this. Something I know is wise: The more time spent to moisten the beard, the smoother the shave will be. After a thorough lathering he puts a Astra blade into his Shavette.

The shave is gentle but effective. It is noticeable that he has over 16 years experience. The technique is very good. Cowboys and Angels offer only one type of shaving, and does not distinguish between different varieties, “Shaving is shaving” said Jacint.
Shaving costs 500, – and it is worth every penny. He first shaves first with the grain, before adding on a new layer of cream/lather, and then takes a round side to side, with touch ups.
The result is a smooth and fine shaving. The visit to Cowboys and Angels were very nice.

Recommended!

Cowboys and Angels barbershop in Trondheim

Cowboys and Angels barbershop in Trondheim

Barber Jacint Casanova

Barber Jacint Casanova

My book

My book

Products

Products

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