When visiting the Barbers.
As the old saying goes ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’. Well, a visit to the Barber is no exception. Here are some useful tips to combat the most common mistakes that the majority of men make. Ensure that you will never make them and equip yourself to get the exact haircut that you want and, trust us, your hair will thank you for it.
- Do your research and find a Barber who does theirs. Ask yourself this: Why do I visit this particular Barber? If the answer is because they are located closest to your home or office, or because the cuts are cheaper you may need to rethink where you actually need to go. because this is one of the primary mistakes men make. There is a difference between a good Barber and a great Barber and a great Barber will go the extra mile, so why shouldn't you. They may charge a little extra but the outcome will be a lot better.
- Be prepared. So you’ve found a Barber you like and who has a good reputation? The next step is to call ahead and make an appointment. This way you and your hair get the time and attention you deserve. You may have to wait a day or longer for an appointment with a renowned Barber but trust us, it will be worth the wait. Another common mistake men make is to simply show up in the hope that a Barber is free. If you do this you run the risk of ending up with a different Barber then the one you intended to see, a rushed appointment, a long wait or even being turned away. Don't fall into the trap of playing a game of Russian roulette with your hair and time.
- Communicate. Now you have an appointment with a respectable Barber, then take a moment to research a style you want to go for. Remember this however, different face shapes and hair types suit different cuts and styles. (Click here to see suggestions for styles that will suit your face shape/hair type) Share your vision with your Barber but understand it is a two way street. Listen to their advice too, after all they are the experts. A mistake often made is to demand a celebrity cut that ultimately won't suit you. However, don't be afraid to voice your opinion if you don’t like the way the haircut is going.
- Manage and Maintain your cut. You finally have a cut and style that suits you, now you need the right products and to know how to style your hair. It’s a big mistake to underestimate the power of a great product and many men don’t see the process through by using products recommended by their trusted Barber. Ask your barber for the best products for your hair and how to use them and you will be able to recreate that perfect look time and time again.
So remember to choose your barber wisely and book ahead, a little forward planning on your part will pay off. Don’t forget to communicate with your barber, listen and use his expertise to get the right haircut for you. Last but not least, always trust in the products recommended by your professional barber, as the right products are essential in maintaining the style!