Men’s grooming is important, and we appreciate that choosing a new barbers can be an intimidating experience. It is important to have consistency, someone who understands your style, so you don’t have to explain what you want every time you visit. Here are our top 5 tips to help you choose a new hair stylist, and keep your barnet looking top form!
- Ask around
Before you even enter the shop, be sure to ask around. If you find yourself in a position where you need to find a new barbers, the first thing you should do is ask people you know for a recommendation. Furthermore, always try and pick out somebody who has a style similar to the one you’re after. Chances are they have a great barber and most guys are more than happy to provide a recommendation, especially after you’ve just offered them a complement about their hair!
- Check the environment
When you do go in to check out a new barbers, make sure you have a look at how clean the shop is, as well as overall organization and order. A barber with an eye for detail will make sure his shop and working area are in pristine shape. If the place looks untidy, with tools everywhere and hair all over the floor; that kind of sloppiness may end up reflected in your hair cut. Finally, the vibe of the barbers will also have an effect on your experience. Some barbers are going to feel fresh and upbeat, whilst others are going to be more relaxed.
Your barber needs to be a man that you are happy to trust with your hair, so confidence is a must. Confident barbers will look you in the eye, smile, and give you a firm handshake when you first walk in. Anything else suggests that he is not confident in his abilities. Inexperienced or bad barbers will do exactly what the client asks for, whereas a good barber will have the confidence to advise you on your chosen hair cut taking your request, face shape and hair type into account.
During the haircut, a good barber will stop and ask you for feedback, not just at the end of the haircut. They’ll let you look in a mirror and ask you your opinion on whether your hair is still too long or if you are happy with the hairline’s shape on the back of your neck. By asking for constant feedback throughout, a good barber can prevent any problems and deal with them if they arise. Bad barbers, however, will not ask you for your feedback until the very end and by then it’s too late!
- Get a trim
The best way of judging a new barber is to request a simple trim. This really limits the level of risk, and by the end of it you’ll know enough about the barber’s haircutting abilities and confidence to decided on whether you’ve found your new barbers.
These are our top 5; but what are your top tips for choosing a new barbers?