Good Barbers or Best Barbering Master
Is it time to do something with your hair or beard, but this time it has to be pro and perfect?
Everybody wants to get into the hands of a genuine professional. At least everybody who does not use the same high of a hair clipper and cut everything evenly.
In case of hair and beard, it is crucial because the time to grow takes weeks or even months. And you do not want to wait months to achieve the desired effect.
# What is the difference between a hairdresser and a barber
Barber is cutting hair, adjust existing hairstyle or creates a new one for you. Besides that, he will trim and groom your beard and help to care for it. He can offer you a variety of treatments to condition the hair on your face and head.
So, almost the same as hairdresser till now…
If this is your first time visiting a barbershop, you will notice major differences from the ordinary unisex salon. To begin, in barbershop tradition, the focus is on the customer experience. That’s a place where you get more than hair trim. You go there to socialize, relax and chat while the barber works on your best appearance.
Barber’s domain is men’s hairstyles and beards. Focus on trendy and classy styles. He can help you achieve the unachievable – grow your beard groomed and healthy.
Modern Barbershop makes their interiors in the old style with leather chairs and brown vibes following barber tradition. As this is a big part of the mentioned experience.
Good barbers are more like connoisseurs of style with extensive knowledge about cosmetics, styling products, trends, hair textures, face types and treatments tailored to the needs of men.
It’s like a ‘male cave’ just for civilized guys where you go our refreshed and pampered.
To save time, that may be a number one to check as a basic filter to have a general overview of places in your district and city.
What’s important in reviews?
Average rating, text reviews, and amount of people who gave the opinion are important (review from 2000 people will show less biased opinion than from 2) next score to check is the percentage of every individual grade — on google it would look like below.
So you can see there were few people unsatisfied with the place (1,2), but there are significantly more happy customers (5). There are not many people rating it as an average place (3,4).
Do not be afraid about places with no review it can be an exciting mystery for you 😉
How to spot fake reviews? They said to be aware of best and worst reviews if some are fake, most probably will be some of those. But it’s not any scientific solution so apply rational thinking.
Portfolio is the second and most important thing that should catch your attention while searching for the best barber shop.
By checking photos with hair cuts created by the barber as well as from the venue itself, you easily can assess the skills and style of work before you sit on the barber chair.
By browsing the portfolio, you will verify whether a given place meets your requirements.
That’s a point that will provide you with the best data “straight from the source”.
Barbers often share their work on social media and their clients tag them (@…) so you have easy access to it.
# Find barber who is interested in his work
If you entrust your hair to someone, you want to feel sure that Barber knows what to do and will provide what you are expecting: style that you look great as well feel comfortable with.
Professional barber will want to learn how you like your hair, what you enjoy about your present style, how open are you for something new, your habits around the hair, time and skills you have to style it and what you wish you could alter about it… And not make your hairstyle number 11 from the catalogue…
Barber is a person you should look for tips and advice about styling hair, beard and products to use.
Essentially, you want someone who is willing to spend a bit of time learning about your expectations in order to provide you with the style you want.
It’s his/her JOB. So do not be shy to ask for advice and say what you don’t like.
How important to you is not only a haircut but experience itself? Most people do not realise how much they appreciate it until they visit few great places.
Good barber creates exactly that… unforgettable experience. From shops’ design to drinks and of course your final appearance. All matters.
If your hair is short, they need quite regular maintenance. There is a lot of great babers in acceptable prices though there are few great places and treatments that are more on expensive side. Dose it mean as you cannot afford it on monthy basis you cannot enjoy it at all? Of course not. Be aware of your budget limitation. And find 2 or more places that you enjoy. One can be on budget and one expensive. That you can mix them for best results.
How far are you ready to go to your ideal male cave?
A good barber in the area is a real gem. Therefore, location is another issue that should be taken into account when choosing a barber shop.
# Skills and barber's personality
If you’re considering a new barber you do not need to trust him right away. It’s normal to feel hesitant. Start small – have the barber refresh and shape your current hairstyle, straighten hairline, or groom your beard a little.
Any barber skilled in his profession would make those modifications in their sleep. On the other hand, if he has trouble getting results, it is a big red flag; However, because you asked about small changes, you won’t notice any drastic changes in your look if the job would be done poorly.
Besides skills with scissors look for a barber with whom you feel relax and can make some connection. Otherwise, your visit will be rather awkward and uncomfortable – as in one of those general walk-in salons.
Having said that, you may want to avoid overly famous barbers, particularly if it is a one-man show. Because you can wait an eternity for your next visit. And if you need an emergency visit — that will be nearly impossible.
Although there are lots of good barbers, finding an outstanding one that will match your needs and personality can take some time. Shop around for some time to have general feeling what you want.