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The StraightScape will save you from throwing money at the barber

StraightScape shave helper

Regardless of whether you’re trimming your hair for a mohawk or crew cut, you’re going to want to tailor the shaved lines. Not everyone has magazine-perfect hair lines, so we’re normally stuck going to see a barber to make sure everything looks as it should. If you have a trimmer with enough add-ons that you think you could do it yourself, why not save the money and do it at home?

The StraightScape will act as a guiding line to follow that will allow you to do touch-ups or create a new do all your own. This long red band has adhesive gel that is skin safe on the back, and once you have it secured in place you can start trimming without having to worry that human error will get in the way. Unless you put it on crooked, which then you’re on your own.

While it’s mainly targeted at men as the gel backing has to have contact with bare skin to stay put (shorter hairstyles make this easier), that doesn’t mean more alternative hairstyles couldn’t benefit from this. You can cut straight across, taper down for a fade, buzz in stylistic lines and more with a precise guiding line. The gel on the back is only going to do its job well for about a year, and then you’ll have to buy a new one which makes the $14.99 this thing costs seem a little on the pricey side. Of course, if you factor in how many trips to the barber you’re saving yourself from, it may not be as bad as you think.