Going to the barbers? Here’s how to get the style you want.

Are you tired of leaving the barbers disappointed? Sick of feeling anxious about going?

Let me ask you something.

Do you ever go to the barbers, mental picture in head of what you want you next hairstyle to be, and leave frustrated? If so, your problem could easier to fix than you might think. Here’s a few tips on how to get the most out of your visits, and always leave with the results you want.

  • Bring a Photo
  • If you know the style you want, why not bring a photo? Your barber might seem like a miracle worker at times, but they’re not mind-readers. Bringing a visual reference point for them to work from could be the best way for them to understand what it is you want from your visit; in a way which descriptions would be hard-pressed to achieve.

  • Talk Before You Sit
  • If you don’t have a photo with you, you can always give them a good idea of what you want by talking through as clearly as you can what you want before you sit down. There’s all sorts of barbering terminology you should be aware of, and which can be a huge help in bridging the gap between what you want and what they understand of what you want - but that’s a subject for another article.

    Just take a little time to talk it through before you sit down, and make sure you’re both on the same page. A few extra seconds or minutes beforehand is better than leaving frustrated and with a problem it’ll take weeks for you to have the chance to fix.

  • Give Them A Timeframe
  • One thing which you can do, if you have a regular haircut you’re usually happy with, is tell them how long it’s been since your last haircut. Since hair grows, on average, at a rate of about half an inch a month, they should have an idea of just how much to take off - all while keeping the shape and structure of the cut you had the last time.

  • Ask For Styling Advice - If You’re Happy
  • If you’re able to communicate what you want, and you’re satisfied with the results of your visit once they’re done, it doesn’t hurt to have a brief chat to discuss styling advice. There’s not a lot of people who know hair-styling quite as well as barbers; it is their trade, after all. Why not take advantage of their insights and get their professional opinion? You might just walk away with an entirely new point of view, and getting the most out of your new trim.

    Well, if you’ve just been in for a tidy-up, there is one product we can recommend. The Original Hair Pomade by La Verre involves organic ingredients like beeswax and argan oil; which hydrates your hair without using any harsh or unnatural chemicals on the follicle. With its strong hold, it keeps your hair the way you like it all day; and without any hard-hat cement look you might find in other “strong hold” products.

    Try it out today through our store or on Amazon. With this natural hair product, you can’t go wrong.

    Speak soon.

    P.S. Find a regular barber if you can, and try and arrange the length of time between haircuts. This can help them remember how it was cut the last time, and get you the consistent results you want from your trips to the barber.