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|11 Oct|3 mins

How to Get the Most From Your Visit to the Barber

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11 Oct
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Ever had a haircut so dodgy you refused to remove your hat until it had grown back? Been there. Your hair is the first indication of your personal style and when it’s off you don’t feel like yourself. Once you find a barber who knows you well enough to get past the initial small talk, knows how you wear your hair and exactly how much to trim, you’re good. Stick to them like glue. But are you getting the most out of your time in the chair? We asked Jacob Martin, Barber Specialist at Sydney's The Barber Shop for his top tips...

Bring Inspo
"If you’ve seen a look you like, don’t be afraid to show your barber a picture - Instagram is a great platform to see a variety of styles and find the one you want."

Advice
|11 Oct|3 mins

How to Get the Most From Your Visit to the Barber

Who better to tell us?
THE ICONIC
11 Oct
Share:

Ever had a haircut so dodgy you refused to remove your hat until it had grown back? Been there. Your hair is the first indication of your personal style and when it’s off you don’t feel like yourself. Once you find a barber who knows you well enough to get past the initial small talk, knows how you wear your hair and exactly how much to trim, you’re good. Stick to them like glue. But are you getting the most out of your time in the chair? We asked Jacob Martin, Barber Specialist at Sydney's The Barber Shop for his top tips...

Bring Inspo
"If you’ve seen a look you like, don’t be afraid to show your barber a picture - Instagram is a great platform to see a variety of styles and find the one you want."

*via Instagram @ncentineo

Take Advice
"Your barber or hairdresser has taken on the trade - and hopefully mastered it. We’ve spent years learning a profession, spent thousands of dollars on training, tools and education and we know which haircut will suit your face, hair type and even consider what’s appropriate for your profession."

Use Products
"Why spend money on getting a great haircut only to chuck cheap and nasty products in it, full of sulphates and parabens? Invest in your appearance. Invest in a good barber and invest in good quality product."

*via Instagram @burlyfellow

Less is More
"Always start with a fingertip-sized amount of product emulsified in the hands. Starting from the back, work it through the hair – you can always add more. At the moment, matte products are in for a natural finish."

*via Instagram @thisisthebarbershop

Don’t Fear the Blow Dry
"While there, learn how to style your hair. Ask your barber for tips in how to produce a similar outcome at home. Don’t be afraid to blow dry - this is how we set your hair and allow for less product!"

*via Getty

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