Long gone are the days of walking into Chemist Warehouse and paying $30 for a pack of blades to keep that beard in check. Men’s shaving subscription services have, for many years now, been the smartest and most cost-effective way forward for regular male grooming. To the point where buying the essentials in a physical store makes no sense at all.
In Australia, there are a few options when it comes to men’s grooming subscription boxes. But first, you should decide on what type of style you’re going for, what type of skin you have (oily, dry, etc.), and your hair type. Then it’s just a matter of choosing what brand works best for you. Below, you’ll find the best shaving subscription services in Australia so you can make the best choice for you.
Here Are The Best Shaving Subscription Services In Australia
The Personal Barber
The Personal Barber offers a slightly more traditional approach to the everyday shave, bringing a degree of ritual and care to what is otherwise a relatively uninteresting hygiene task. Using a single-blade razor, brush and old-school shaving cream, the UK-based service offers either a Discovery Box (for those keen to give it a go) or the Essentials Box for those who love it and want more.
The Discovery Box will set you back £24.95, while the Essentials Box is a lower cost moving forward at just £12.95 and your choice of delivery schedule from six weeks onwards.
Free Trial: No
Free Delivery: No (delivery to Australia costs around $22)
Dollar Shave Club
Dollar Shave Club is perhaps the best known both in Australia and internationally, and one of the pioneers that really got people thinking about switching from retail to men’s grooming subscription services.
The range they offer has now grown to include hair pomades, post-shave creams, shave butter, hydrating face wash, and of course shavers and razors. All are branded as well, built to high standards with prices starting from $15 (for a starter kit) with prices fluctuating based on whatever level of customisation you want.
Signing up is a matter of answering a few questions. What do you shave? Do you use body wash or bar soap in the shower? And getting you to describe the hair on your head. The recommendations then come in thick and fast, but there’s no lock-in, plus delivery dates are flexible.
Free Trial: No (although there is a 30-day money-back guarantee)
Free Delivery: Yes
Constant five (of near-five) star reviews have been driving a lot of people towards Oscar Razor’s shaving subscription service lately. Their five-blade razors and sleek, weighted handles make for some of the best shavers on the market right now, and the flexibility in their subscription service offers plenty of value for men looking to keep that chin in check.
Similarly to Dollar Shave Club, the subscription process kicks off with a series of questions so Oscar Razor’s algorithm can make a few suggestions and pinpoint the plan that works best for you. You’ve got the choice between lite, ultra-lite or regular plans, running from $15 every 4 months to $37.50 every 3 months. You can cancel at any time, for whatever reason.
Free Trial: No (although there is a 60-day money-back guarantee)
Free Delivery: Yes (on orders over $12)
grüum is an English-based subscription service that offers a number of great shaving products, such as razors, shaving cream and soothing oils, as well as a number of other grooming products for everyday use including bar and liquid soap, moisturiser and more. It’s a sensible lineup of products because while you can select the shaving products you want, you can also bundle them with any of the other products that take your fancy.
Simply pick out the products you’re keen on trying, elect the regularity with which you want to receive them and they’ll be delivered to your door hassle-free.
Free Trial: No
Free Delivery: No (shipping to Australia costs around $18)
Cutthroat Club is not a subscription service, but it’s worth including on this list because of how unique it is in the modest Australian scene of male grooming brands. The service was founded in 2015 out of Western Australia by just one bloke – Russ – and simply wants to promote using quality, long-lasting razors over disposable ones.
Yes, that means the kind of cutthroat razors your barber would use, or – less threatening – double-edged razors. Most of them will run you back a few hundred bucks, but the advantage here is that you can just continually sharpen the blade and not have to worry about replacements. Plus, there’s free shipping on any order over $100.
Free Delivery: Yes (on orders over $100)