The Art of Shaving

The Art of Shaving is a United States retail business of high-end men's shaving and skin care accessories. The first store was founded by Eric Malka and Myriam Zaoui in Manhattan in 1996.[1]

The Art of Shaving
IndustryShaving products
Founded1996 (1996)
FoundersEric Malka
Myriam Zaoui
ParentProcter & Gamble

The store was successful and opened a second shop on Madison Avenue. The brand developed a line of natural shaving products.[2] The company operates 17 stores across the United States. 10 new stores were opened in 2007.[3] As of 2019, the company operates over 140 stores in the United States, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Russia.

The company entered a partnership with razor company Gillette with some The Art of Shaving franchises owned by Gillette.[4]

Procter & Gamble purchased The Art of Shaving in 2009.[5][6]


  1. Harry Hunt III (2005-11-05). "The Kind of Shave You Can't Get at Home". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  2. "The Art of Shaving - History". Archived from the original on 2008-08-02. Retrieved 2008-12-27.
  3. "The Art of Shaving - Shops". Retrieved 2008-12-27.
  4. Laban, Linda (2008-03-27). "Looking good, dude, head to toe". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-12-27.
  5. "P&G buys high-end brand The Art of Shaving". Reuters. 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  6. Newman, Andrew Adam (17 November 2010). "Art of Shaving Promoted as a Brotherhood Brand". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
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