With an international affairs degree in hand from Florida State, Severin Dickson decided he wasn't the 9-5 type of guy. "So I moved to New York on a whim," he says. "To get more schooling and hopefully never work in an office again." He emerged as a master barber and traded in the cubicle for a two-chair chop shop on Manhattan's Lower East Side, currently getting a lot of buzz (pun slightly intended). The 50's-style place, where a shave-and-a-haircut comes with a shot of bourbon, has since launched a line of grooming basics that looks as good in your bathroom as it does next to a blue jar of Barbicide. Bottled in brown apothecary pumps and jars, the all-natural line offers a slight aroma of botanicals doing the work—juniper, cedar and white pepper—which means this might be one of the few products your girl borrows from you.
Available at Dickson Hairshop, 37 Allen St., New York, 212.260.5625 or Swell