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So, with a few days until mayhem remaining, we have to talk about something important to us all! Our next haircut. We probably snuck in and got a cut last minute before the holidays commence, but after we have packed on a few holiday pounds, and gone a little wild after the new year, we will have to return to business! We will have to get that fresh cut, and once again we need to talk to our barber or hairdresser about what we need!
We all know that the fresh cut feeling or fresh style feeling leaves us more confident, and it is of vital importance to communicate properly with our service provide so we get the style we want. Just today we spoke to a client who last haircut wished they brought a picture, because it was a little shorter than they wnated. Without further delay, here are some tips to effectively communicate with your barber or stylist.
The Most Important Part: Have A Photo Ready And Waiting!
Okay, the research phase; very important. You have to do your homework before arriving at the salon or barbershop. Maybe take a stop at the bookstore and browse some fashion magazines, get a good idea of what you are looking for. Sometimes shops have some stuff ready and waiting to browse, but don't rely on this! Do your homework like a good student of style! Look for people who look like you, at least face shape wise, to find a look that will flatter your face shape. If you have a round face, don't fool yourself like so many others by telling yourself you can look like our friend Bradley Pitt ... it just isn't going to happen. You wanto look for a style that flatters your particular face shape, if you are unsure of this, talk to your professional! Emphasize to your service provider what parts of the haircut you like the best, and the parts that maybe could be longer or shorter. Do you want to see skin around the ears for example? Or do you want a softer, more grown-in look? Make your expectations clear and upfront!
Specifics Are Important! You Aren't Annoying! It Helps!
Use specific terms when you speak to your professional. You want your hairdresser or barber to be able to visualize what you are talking about. So, use your hands if you have to. Guide them to areas of your head where maybe you have trouble, like a thin spot. Maybe there is that annoying hair behind your ears that everybody always leaves a little too long. Make this known to your professional! The more accurate and precise you are, the easier things will be for you to talk to them.
Try not to use lines like "just a little trim" or "whatever you think works" or "take a little off the top." Be specific so everybody has a good day!
Be Descriptive About The Length!
Okay, before the barber or stylist starts to cut hair, be very sure about the length. This is something so many people complain about after a haircut. "The barber, cut it too short, of course!" If you don't want to be saying this, then be very descriptive. Don't say "take off an inch" because even though we all went to school, an inch is different to everybody when it comes to cutting hair. Let them know vital information ahead of time. You can always have them take more off, you can't have them put it back on. Maybe even break things down into areas like how much you want off the top, and the sides or back. Always ask yourself how much time you want to spend maintaining your hair! This is important, because certain lengths are easier than others. Being bald is obvious pretty easy in the haircare department, but not everybody wants their head shaved, so, you need to find balance! Shorter hair, clipper cuts for example, may require more visits to the barber to look sharp and polished, while a middle length haircut may go 6-8 weeks without looking too shabby!
Consider The Style! Tell Your Pro What You Do!
If necessary, show your barber how you currently style your hair, and let them know how much work you want to put it into it, or how much you don't want to put into it. You may have to make some adjustments to the look you are going for if you don't wanna do more work, or less work. Maybe you want to keep it somewhat the same timewise, so you don't have to change up your routine. For example, many guys don't want to blowdry their hair, but some styles require it. It is important to keep these things in mind.
Let the barber or stylist know what products you use as well, this will help them with styling options, and they will tell you if you need to switch it up or not. There are certain products that work well for some styles, but not for others.
When Unsure, Let The Master Speak!
When you have clearly stated your needs and expectations, let the barber or stylist do their thing. Give them the control and let them make magic with your hair! Remember, they are trained in the art of cutting hair, and it is important to give them some artistic freedom to get you where you want to be. This is why it is essential to find a professional you trust! You want a professional who asks the right questions, makes sure to give you feedback and also take feedback from you! Always go for a trial run and continue on if you are happy. Social media pages are valuable sources of information for some, but some people don't use it, so don't make that your only gauge of skill and professionalism! We wish you luck and stay well-groomed friends!
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