Tips for Choosing 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 how do you choose a good barber?
First of all, a good barber will be interested in what you love about your hair, how you want it to look and whether or not you want a new 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 may want the sides cut shorter or you may want to get rid of that cowlick in the back of your head. A good barber will do as you please, seeing to it that you leave the barbershop with a smile.
Finding the right barber can always begin with a small but telling trial run. Rather than going for the kill with a new hairstyle, spend your first visit getting your beard trimmed or maybe your hairline straightened. 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 have social media presence these days. Check out some local barbershops on Facebook and Instagram and try to get a feel of what they do. Look for as many before-and-after pics as you can to get a more accurate idea of their skills. Definitely, you should also take time to scan through the comments. It would be good to know the quality of their customers’ overall experience – after all, there’s so much more to a good barbershop than good haircuts.
Don’t hesitate to ask the barber a thing or two 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. If you like your barber, expressing yourself will be much more effective. Which also increases your odds of walking out of that barbershop happy every single time.