Getting a full-service shave at a barber or salon can be calming and stress relieving. But not everyone has the time and money to outsource their shaving needs. There are great stores in the D.C. area that carry quality shaving supplies for people who care about how they shave and what they shave with. Consider these stores the next time you are looking for shaving supplies.

Tschiffely Pharmacy
1330 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-7176

The concept of a neighborhood pharmacy has changed drastically from what it was in the 19th century. But the kindness and customer service of some of these pharmacies still remain. Tschiffely Pharmacy has been helping people since 1874, and is still known for its family-like service. On top of excellent customer service, it also carries great shaving supplies. So while you pick up your prescription, you can also get that shaving brush you’ve been meaning to buy.

Grooming Lounge
1745 L St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 466-8900

The Grooming Lounge takes skin care and grooming for men to another level. For guys who like to look neat, clean and put together, the Grooming Lounge is a popular spot. The company carries supplies for body care, skin care, hair care and, of course, shaving. And it carries brands from A to Z to meet your needs. From shaving oils, shaving razors, shaving kits, beard maintenance and more, you are likely to find just what you need. You will be amazed at what a difference quality supplies make.

Quintessential Gentleman
31 S. Calvert St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 685-7428

The ever polite and well-mannered gentleman of yesteryear is gone, along with the malt shoppe and model T. But the modern-day gentleman does exist, and he likes to look good. Quintessential Gentleman caters to the modern gentleman while incorporating old-fashioned classics, including custom tailoring, barber facial, scalp massage, membership to the gentleman’s club and more. At this more-than-meets-the-eye department store, you will find everything for your grooming needs and everything to make you look like a gentleman.

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Morton’s Care Pharmacy
8th & East Capitol N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 543-1616

For some people, convenience means not having to care about the customers or the people behind the counter. At Morton’s Care Pharmacy, that is far from the case. The staff makes you feel welcome and more important than just another customer. Morton’s also carries some brands with similar reputations, like Caswell-Massey. Caswell-Massey’s shaving products include almond pre-shave oil, eucalyptus shave cream, sandalwood after shave balm and much more.

106 N. Saint Asaph St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 970-6931

If you are not particular about what shaving products you use, you might stick to the stuff you find at CVS or Walgreens. But for products that are made to be the best, like Jack Black, you might have to find a store that knows what the best is. Patrick’s is a lifestyle store that carries what seems like everything under the sun, including shaving supplies. Along with Jack Black, it also carries Edwin Jagger and Tadé brand shaving supplies. Do your face a favor and try out some shaving supplies from Patrick’s.

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Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on