This week, the team at Mavericks in Letterkenny are sharing secrets from the barbershop floor in their guide to getting the haircut you actually want:
We got a lot of guys asking us about last week’s column in the shop, in particular, a few guys asked what is the worst thing that a client could do sabotage their own hair cut. So, we decided to share these few tips with you this week.
Over Doing It
It is a given that some men will have a small bit of product in the hair. However, the Mavericks cannot come up for a reason to have half a tin of Dax in the hair the day that a man plans to get his hair cut.
A small bit of product will dissolve with a bit of water, but too much product creates all sorts of problems. Hair doesn’t lift in the correct manner, scissors do not cut it properly, trimmers get blocked and push the hair instead of trim it.
The bottom line is, your hair cut can not possibly be as good as what it should be.
It is ok for Mavericks as we can wash our clients hair conveniently if required but a lot of barbershops are not kitted out professionally and do not have the facility of washing hair.
- In Disguise
Want to distort your hair before you get it cut? Then wear a cap before you go into the barbershop.
If your hair has a dent in it right around your head then there is the chance that this track will still be around your head after the cut and it may be slightly longer or shorter than it should be!
Again, an experienced barber will know how to deal with this, but do you want to take that chance?
- Poor Posture
A barber uses the floor several times through out a hair cut. They cut , create sections, draw fade lines, etc parallel to the floor and this is amongst other techniques. If your posture is poor, then your head will not be in the correct upright position. So gents shoulders back, and looking straight ahead, eyeballing yourself in the mirror.
- A Moving Target
A 3 year old not realising that if he wants a good hair cut he should stay still is one thing, but when a grown man is all over the shop and he has asked the barber for a skin fade which is 40 minutes of real detailed work, then he doesn’t have much of a chance of nailing it to a moving target.
Getting a great haircut requires effort from both the client and the barber, these are a few pointers for the client, but none is more important that what was referred to in last week’s column, clear communication between the barber and client resulting both parties, 100% clear on the desired outcome.
A few honourable mentions to other things that a client should not do while the barber is carrying out some detailed work on you:
😉 Jump up to celebrate your team scoring a goal on a Saturday afternoon
😉 Turn you head to look at him every time you talk
😉 Cough or ANY MOVEMENT when getting a cut throat shave
😉 Nod your head to a good tune in the barber shop
The Mavericks are always on hand and will give you their advice on what is possible for you, so call in and treat yourself to the best haircut a man can get. Mavericks Traditional Barbershop, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny.
Also, you can catch up with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Maverickstraditionalbarbershop) and follow us on Instagram (maverickstraditionalbarbershop) Snapchat @MAVERICKSTBS or Twitter www.twitter.com/mavericksbaber…or better still call in and treat yourself to the haircut you deserve!
Recap on Part One of this column here: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2019/02/18/mavericks-barbers-how-to-get-the-hair-cut-you-actually-want/