Medeiros Duelund posted an update 1 year ago
Finding your next barbershop could be overwhelming. Try these five ideas to find the right barber for you personally and avoid a bad hair day.
Word of Mouth Recommendations
The easiest way to judge a new barbershop is through word of mouth reviews. Discuss with or scour the web for reviews on the shop before you enter. Look for pictures of previous customers to find out if the barber is familiar with creating the look you’re hoping to achieve.
Are They a Unisex Shop?
While this may feel like a non-issue, barbers that handle both men and women is probably not specialized enough for what you want. If it’s possible to find a shop in your town that caters to your gender, try them first before branching out to a unisex shop.
How Clean May be the Shop?
Before you go under the razor, be sure the cleanliness of the shop would be to your liking. Barbershops should be cleanly swept and also have barbicide available to sterilize their tools. If for just about any reason you feel uncomfortable with the cleanliness, take that as a red flag and move ahead.
Check Out How Busy the Shop Gets
A successful hairstylist could have a die-hard clientele, so if your brand-new shop seems a little empty, do some research as to why. Maybe they’re new and are looking to gain new customers, or maybe they’ve had plenty of problems previously that chased their clients away. Decide in advance in order to take the gamble on an inexperienced shop, or if you’d prefer to wait for a scheduled appointment at a successful shop.
Start Out With Just the fundamentals
Before you decide to go for a completely new look, test out your new barber with only a trim. Pay attention to the attitude of the stylist and notice should they ask for feedback through the trim, or in the event that you feel as if you haven’t been consulted at all. Also, utilize this time to get an overall feel for how well you mesh with their clientele. Maybe you prefer a no-nonsense experience, or possibly you like to have a conversation during the cut or shave. Either way, does your stylist interact in a way that makes you feel at ease? Getting just a trim is really a low commitment way to determine the proficiency of one’s stylist and how comfortable you feel with the overall experience.
Once you find the appropriate barber, hold on to them for dear life. The more comfortable you get with them, the more they’ll be able to give you a flawless experience.