• Michael

How to Keep a Clean-Cut Look After a Visit to the Barber

Barbers aren’t just people who give you the haircut you want; they’re also people who can help you style your hair and keep it looking good for weeks, months, or even years to come with the right products and tips. If you want to maintain your clean-cut look after visiting the barber, follow these easy tips on how to keep your barber cut hair looking good until your next visit.

The Preparation

If you’re going in for a fresh cut, bring in photos of styles you like; barbers are more than willing to offer advice and suggestions when it comes to achieving new looks.

If the change is going to be a drastic one, consider booking a slightly longer appointment, such as a Style Change.

The Maintenance

Some barbers will be more than happy to offer advice about how you can style your hair at home, and if not, they may even recommend products that would work well for you. Consider getting an extra product or two so you can experiment with different looks at home. Finally, before you leave, consider asking if there are any special instructions or precautions that your barber wants you to take when styling your hair. Depending on where you live, weather conditions such as humidity can cause certain products to react differently on hair types and textures; your barber will know best and will want to make sure their work stays looking its best; after all you are a walking advert for their skills.

Avoiding Temptation

Don’t change your style every time you get bored. Part of what makes your hair unique is that it’s part of your personal brand. If you drastically change your style too often, it may seem like you have no idea who you are. Don’t forget, your hair represents what you stand for professionally—just as much as it does personally.

Don’t be afraid of commitment

Once you find what works for you stick with it.

As tempting as it might be to let your hair grow out too much, don’t forget that regular haircuts can be part of the process, as a good cut can drastically alter the shape your hair takes as it grows.

Your barber can help you decide what length is best for your face shape, lifestyle, and personality.

Once you have that cut down, you’ll need to work on getting a consistent appointment schedule in place. Consider booking your next appointment before leaving.

Book Before Leaving

Book your next appointment before leaving the barbershop—if you wait until you’re home, it’s easy to lose track of time and the next thing you know, it’s been 3 / 6 / 8 weeks since your last cut, you look to book in and find they are already booked up for the time you want. (the early bird really does catch the worm). If you're unsure when you might be available its easy to reschedule with many barbers now using online booking systems that allow you to reschedule yourself by logging in online or clicking a link in email confirmations.