There’s a reason you keep going back to your local barbershop to get a proper shave: Because it’s better than when you try to do it on your own. But you don’t have to book an appointment every day to maintain that close, perfect shave. In fact, you can do it on your own. We reached out to Xavier Rodriguez, assistant barber manager at Fellow Barber in New York City, to get his grooming tips on how to get the perfect barbershop shave at home. So grab your razor, some shaving cream, and your other grooming gear and follow these five easy, expert-approved steps.