If you think the proper shaving regimen starts with pre-shave oil, then you've got a few things to learn.

As a matter of fact, a close shave should always begin with a good cleanser. That's just one of the many tips you'll pick up from this step-by-step guide for getting the perfect shave. And since you may not always have time to go to your local barber shop, we've also got solutions for those of us stuck to the confines of our own bathrooms.

So, sit back, relax, and let an expert show you how it's really done. Then, head over to Amazon's Men's Grooming Store for more grooming tips and product picks.

Shot on location at Barbiere in New York City.