I get many visits from guys who are looking for a make-over or simply a “new-look”. So when I get questions from readers about how to get their barbers to deliver the best haircut for them, I start with one simply word – Communication.
I know I may sound like a relationship counselor or your wife or girlfriend, but truthfully, the only way to get a great haircut is to explain what you want carefully. I always appreciate when my clients have a picture of what they would like. Also, make sure your barber or stylist listens and can confidently communicate back to you how they are going to achieve that look for you. Otherwise you might have another surprise waiting!
Also keep in mind that not every hairstyle/haircut will work for all face-shapes and your personal style. So make sure that your barber can steer you in the right direction on how it should look on you, and not how it shows in a magazine.
Quite honestly, it’s as simple as that.
Earlier in my career, I found that I was not asking the right questions in order to get the right explanation from my clients. Sometimes, my lack of probing resulted in a service that “could have been better”. Since then, I try the best I can to communicate to my clients the what, the why and the how before each service. I hope this article help both barbers and clients to have an even better experience!