How to Choose a Barber
Finding a good barber may not be as simple as it sounds. This guy will have wide knowledge regarding hair and can manipulate hair clippers with such flair as a surgeon does a scalpel. And usually, you’ll enjoy their company too.
So what are the things to consider before choosing a barber?
First off, a good barber will want to know how exactly you want your hair to look, what you like about it, and what changes you want, if any, in your current style. This allows them to work around your haircut in the most appropriate way and to give good advice regarding the best styling product to use.
A visit to the barbershop should not be an in-and-out experience. A haircut or shave must never be rushed, and your barber should ask you what you think of how your hair is being cut, or what you like or don’t like about it. You probably want the sides much shorter or that cowlick gone. A good barber will listen and make sure that you go home happy with your new haircut.
Finding the right barber can always begin with a small but telling trial run. Instead of getting a haircut on your first visit, why not go for something less drastic, such as a beard trim? A good barber can work with his clippers and scissors with his eyes closed, so if he fumbles through the process, that’s a big red flag.
Social Media Research
Most businesses can be found in social media today. Look up some local barbershops on Facebook and Instagram and see if they’re a fit for you. Look for as many before-and-after pics as you can to get a more accurate idea of their skills. Of course, you should take time to read the comments as well. You’ll want to know how the experience was like for their customers.
Try talking to the barber about hair. You can ask for advice regarding managing your hair or what products to use for your hair’s texture and style. Just listen to a barber talk about hair and you can tell in a way how much knowledge and experience he really has with it.
Lastly, find a barber who isn’t only great at cutting hair but someone who actually feels like a friend. Having a barber you actually like makes it for you to see eye to eye. Which means there’s a much better chance of you walking out of that barbershop with exactly the look you want.