The Daily Man-Up

August 31, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up

Most men are content to get their haircut at whatever chain salon they happen to wander into, and accept whatever cut the stylist happens to give them. Fifteen bucks later, you’re on your way.

A better route, especially as you leave college and begin to get more serious about the importance of your appearance in your professional career and love life, is to develop a long-term relationship with a quality barber who can take your hairstyle up a notch. The difference between a chain-salon haircut and one from a quality barber can be really significant, and the difference a quality haircut makes in your appearance is quite underestimated — it can definitely change how you look.

So make it a habit to go to a local barbershop and establish a rapport with a professionally-trained barber who specializes in men’s hair, can help you figure out the style you want, and will come to know your unique hair over the course of many cuttings.

Keep in mind that just because a barber is “old school” doesn’t means he necessarily gives good haircuts; a $20 haircut from Old Bill will probably be about as good as a $20 haircut from SuperCuts. Try to find a barber who’s got the old school emphasis on men’s and men’s hair only, coupled with the ability to execute sharp, modern styles. Expect to pay a little more — $25-$30 — for this combination.

Not only will your regular barber provide a good haircut, but usually good conversation and an occasional shave and hot towel as well. You’re not only paying for the styling, but the enjoyable experience too. As Brett has documented, perhaps no grooming pleasure is greater than visiting a nice barbershop for a shave and a haircut.

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