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How To Get the Best Men's Haircut Possible (Part 2)

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Step 2: Let’s Get A Grip On Reality- How to be realistic about your hair type

During Step 1, we talked about communicating with your Chopperz Mens Haircut Specialist.  You have been specific about what you like and how much you want off.  You may have even given us a picture.  Now quit yapping and listen to your Specialist for a minute :)

A lot of guys come in with an idea of how they want their hair, but it’s just not possible with their hair type. Or what they’re asking for won’t look good with their face. Customers need to come in with an open mind and they have to be flexible.  Listen to what your Chopperz Specialist has to say and trust our expertise.  Barbers and stylist are trained and paid to make you look good and will know what styles best frame your face and enhance your features. When your stylist makes a suggestion, give it a try.  As guys, we often stay in the comfort zone by getting the same haircut year after year.  Don't be afraid to change it up a bit.  If you don't like the cut, it will always grow back (well, almost always).
Your relationship with Chopperz is like any good relationship-communication should be a two-way street. We should listen to what you’re looking for and give you feedback and advice.  We will ask you if you’re happy with how your hair looks as we go along. If your Specialist doesn’t communicate at all and doesn’t listen to your preferences, Bloodly Heck! LET ME KNOW.

If you're not Brad Pitt, chances are your stylist can't make you look like him. Using a male celebrity as a guide for the type of haircut you're after is fine, but it's important to be realistic in what to expect from a stylist. If your hair is fine and thinning, Colin Farrell's latest cut probably won't work on you. Take a magazine photo with you to show your stylist the cut you're after. If it's not realistic, a good barber or stylist will tell you so and then make suggestions on similar alternatives which will work for you.  Have thick, Brillo-pad hair but want it to hang like Johnny Depp’s? Not gonna happen.   His hair is fine and slightly wavy.  Even if your barber trimmed a hair-by-hair replica, yours would look much different. Instead, look to guys who have hair like yours — for example, Brillo boy should look to guys like Lenny Kravitz or Justin Timberlake for inspiration.



Lenny Kravitz Medium Length Hair



Lenny Kravitz Long Crazy Hair

The biggest mistake is to request a haircut that does not work with his hair texture. Figure out whether your hair is fine, thick, straight, wavy, curly or kinky — ask one of Chopperz Men's Haircut Specialist.  Note the term Specialist.  Marco doesn't give that title away willy nilly.  If you don’t know whether the style you want will work on your hair, just ask; otherwise your barber might assume you’re OK with the soon-to-be-tragic outcome.

WORD OF CAUTION: Pick a Style That Works With 95 Percent of Your Lifestyle

Hmm, maybe that mohawk wasn’t the best call by the time you got back to the office.  Take it from someone who decided Cookie Monster blue was an appropriate hair color for an Intel employee (not exactly career enhancing).  Along with your hair type, choose a cut that suits your face shape, occupation and lifestyle.   One of our Men's haircut specialist should know how to approach this and also find an appropriate way to infuse the latest trends into the cut.  Don’t go in and ask for a short, spiky or trendy look if it’s not appropriate for you.  Your boss will thank you later.

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