Looking for the haircut? One that makes you feel like the best version of you?
When it comes to haircuts, there are countless ways you can go - think length, shape, fades, volume, colour… you name it.
In this blog, we cover the seven steps you need to take to get the perfect haircut.
7 easy steps to get the perfect haircut you’ve always wanted
Step 1: Pinpoint the hairstyle you want
Want a haircut that’s really ‘on trend’? It’s time to do your research.
Trawl the web, check out barbershop social media pages, read industry blogs, and do a bit of street-style stalking to keep your eyes peeled for the next big thing.
Once you’re up-to-date with the haircut styles, and know which one you want, whether it’s a low skin fade, high pompadour or undercut, step one is done.
Step 2: Choose the best barbershop
Now that you know what style and cut you want, it’s time to get your head to the right barbershop that will be able to give you the style you’re after.
Do your research—search online and check out websites, reviews and social media profiles, to get a feel for their work. That way, you can walk in the door knowing what they offer and the kind of quality they possess, having confidence they’ll give you the best haircut yet.
Step 3: Choose the barber
While you can feel pretty confident that a great barbershop will be full of great barbers, it’s still a good idea to find the right barber for you. We suggest doing some additional research on the barbers themselves, by checking out their bios online, social media pages and reviews to see what others are saying about their quality of work and the styles they’re known for.
Step 4: Be prepared
For the best haircutting experience, ensure you turn up to the barbers with your hair prepped as recommended. That may be washed in the past 24 hours, and without any product.
Offering the barber a clean, blank canvas will give them the best possible start to the perfect cut. Additionally, experts point out that how the hair naturally drops is critical for the barber to understand what look will suit you best.
Step 5: Be clear about what you want
It’s important to have a detailed discussion with your barber about your haircut, before you get it, so you’re confident in your choice and know the ins and outs of the styling, maintenance, and cost. That way, you know exactly what to expect and aren’t met with any unpleasant surprises.
Step 7: Ensure adequate maintenance and care post the haircut
If you get a fantastic haircut but don’t look after it with recommended products and maintenance, then you’re going to end up with one messy mop.
Your barber will chat with you about when you need to come in for small repeat styling sessions, and the products to use on it inbetween to keep your head looking fresh.
The bottom line
It’s safe to say that most of us get comfortable with the same haircut style, barbershop, and barber because it’s the easy and safe option.
But if you’re itching to switch things up and try something new, follow these seven steps. They’ll lead you to achieving the perfect haircut you’ve always wanted.