A first shave is always special. Not only is it a major step on the journey toward becoming a man, it can also be a step toward becoming the best version of yourself; a version that makes you happy.
For Samson Bonkeabantu Brown from Toronto in Ontario, Canada, his first shave was an especially momentous occasion.
“I didn’t know there was a term for the kind of person I was – I transitioned just wanting to be happy,” Samson explained.
“Growing up, I was always trying to figure out the type of man I wanted to become – I’m still trying to figure out what kind of man I want to become.”
A first shave often represents the transition from boyhood to becoming a man – something that was especially symbolic for Samson.
“I’m glad I’m at the point where I’m able to shave,” he said, as he was supervised by his incredibly reassuring dad.
“Don’t be scared; shaving is about being confident,” is the advice every man needs during their first shave, whenever and however it happens. And it doesn’t matter whether that reassurance comes from within, or from someone else.
And remembering Samson’s “south, south, north, north, east, west, never in a hurry” technique wouldn’t hurt either.
With Gillette’s renowned precision and high performance, you can feel confident during your first shave, and every shave afterwards.
Find out more about how Gillette can help you to be the best man you can be here.