To look and feel your best, a good haircut is essential. The correct haircut can bring you self-confidence and satisfaction. A proper haircut can flatter the face, bring focus to the eyes, and minimize flaws. Most importantly, a haircut is a reflection of one’s personality. And as such, the better the cut, the more confident you feel. Here are 7 tips on how to get the haircut you want and deserve:
Tip 1. Do I Need a Matchmaking Service? Finding a good stylist can be likehairstyle1.jpg searching for your next girlfriend. Ask around and find out which stylist or salon your friends use, or you can ask someone whose hair you admire. Perhaps you have seen a salon around town that looks cool and you’ve been wanting to give it a try. In this case I would call them up and ask if they specialize in a certain types of haircuts or styles. Would they consider themselves to be modern or classic in their attitude toward style? Edgy or conservative?
Tip2. Do Not Ignore Others Suggestions. Remember that you want to look great for others, so try to ask your friends for suggestions of hairstyles that they think looks good on you. But your friends are secondary only, to achieve the best hairstyle ask the experts a.k.a. your hairstylist. They know the best for you. If you dont like it, don’t worry, hair always grow back! Tip 3. Don’t Be Shy. You might want to call or drop in a salon and ask if the stylists will give a free consultation before you make an appointment. Find out what their style is and the kind of cuts they are particularly good at cutting. Maybe they are better at certain types of styles than others or maybe they typically do women’s hair. It’s good to find these things out before they start whacking at your hair.
Tip4. Find a barber who cuts your style well. Looking for a good barber? Here’s thehairstyle2.jpg easiest way to find one. Ask. If you see a guy with a great haircut - one that’s similar to the style you’re looking for - ask him where he got it cut. Just walk right up and say, “Hey man. Cool haircut. I’ve been looking for a new barber, who cuts yours.” Yeah, it might be a bit awkward, but you might just find a great barber in the process. Oh… and regardless of what you might think, the guy will consider it a compliment that you asked.
Tip 5. Communicate Well and Be Good to your hairstylist. A proper communication and a good relation between you and your hairstylist is very helpful to achieve optimum result. When you describe the desired length of your hair, use your hands instead of describing in inches, it’s a lot easier to understand by your stylist. As much as possible bring pictures of the desired hairstyle that you’ve seen in magazines or Internet. Pictures are truly worth a thousand words, so dont be shy to bring a piece.
Tip 6. Take a picture. I’m not sure why so many men have such a problem with this one, but it you’re looking for a new style and you find one you like in a magazine or photograph (or this website), print out a copy and take it with you to the barber. This will help the barber understand exactly what you’re after without having to explain it (something we guys are notoriously bad a doing). Just be realistic. If you look like Bill Clinton, a barber can’t make you look like Brad Pitt or if your hair has the texture of a pot scrubber, he won’t be able to make it silky smooth. The photo will, however, give your barber an idea of what you want so he can create a similar style that works well with your hair and face. Oh, and no he won’t think your a girlie man for taking a photo - he’ll appreciate the effort. I always do.
Tip 7. Money Money Money Tip appropriately or you may not want your stylist to have a pair scissors near your face the next time you drop in. A Proper tip is 15% to 20% for your stylist & $5 for the person who washes your hair, if someone other than your stylist is doing so.
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