5 Reasons You Need to Try a Hotshave in Red Deer

Tommy Gun's Bower

While walking the halls of Bower Place, I noticed Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop was running a promotion for haircuts and hot shaves. I decided to try a hotshave for the first time, and let me tell you, this is something you need to try today.

1. After a stressful day, this is the way to relax.

The entire experience felt like meditation. With a hot towel placed on your face to open up your pores, the soft creams used, and the face massage all helped to create a relaxing experience. After placing the hot towel, they will massage oils on your face to further help your skin. After the massage and another hot towel, the shaving foam is then applied. It was so relaxing, at one point, I had fallen asleep.

2. Hot shaves exfoliates your skin and gives you a fresh new look

I’ve never had such a close shave in my life, as someone who regularly has facial hair, I looked three years younger after getting a hot shave. The process got rid of dead skin while not causing any irritation on my face. The scent-free aftershave refreshed and rejuvenated the skin. I’ve never seen my skin look so good after my visit!

3. Tommy Gun’s provides an experience to remember.

You can watch the game while getting your haircut on the TVs at Tommy Guns. You also get treated to a complimentary beverage, and if you’re an adult, you can purchase a beer after your hot shave. For me, the conversation with my barber was interesting enough to fully enjoy my experience at Tommy Gun’s at Bower Place.

4. If you’re new to straight razors, Tommy Gun’s has you covered!

I’m not going to lie, at first, the thought of a stranger using a straight razor on my face, especially around my neck area, was a scary thought. However, my barber discussed the entire process in detail, and explained her years of experience and indepth knowledge. Certain areas like the Adam’s Apple, they do not shave over, but rather move the skin in a certain way to comfortably ensure a clean shave.

5. Tommy Gun’s is locally owned and operated, and has all the products you could need.

An extra bonus of Tommy Gun’s is that it is locally owned and operated by Red Deer residents! They also have a ton of extra shaving materials for you to purchase. I could refill my razors for my safety razor, and buy other extra high quality products that you’d need on your way out.


Whether you’re driving past Red Deer or dedicating a day of shopping at Bower Place, this is a great opportunity for you to try out a hot shave or haircut. Tommy Gun’s is open to all ages and genders, so you can bring the whole family for a haircut experience they won’t forget!

Ben Windsor

Marketing Manager

From building apps, hiking mountains, and running fundraising campaigns, Ben is a dynamic individual you can often find traveling throughout Alberta, reading French literature, or finding the best beans for espresso.

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