While it’s no secret who you should pick as your master barber here in the Summerville and Charleston area, for all of my readers that are not local, we will be talking about how to pick the best barber for you and your style! 
Hello readers! My name is Patrick the Groomsmith, and I am your local master barber, hair specialist, and cosmetology instructor with over 25 years of experience! Are you looking for your local barber, a men’s hair cut, a woman’s hair cut, a hot shave, barber hair and beard trim, and to book the master barber? Wonderful news, you don’t need to look any further! I offer all of this and more at my barbershop. Please feel free to explore more of my website and my other blogs to learn about all of my services and enjoy other important how-to guides and more interesting information. You might find a very interesting and useful blog to help expand your skills and knowledge or find a new service you would like to try the next time you visit my shop! Don’t forget that now is the time to book your next appointment with the Lowcountry’s master barber to get a fresh look for spring! Maybe even be bold enough to try out a brand new bold look!
Finding a barber that suits you and your style can be difficult. You want to find a location that makes you feel warm and welcomed, balanced with very skilled and talented individuals who will give you exactly what you are looking for every time you sit in their chair. I am here to offer you all of this and more every time you walk into my shop. However, I do know that many of my readers might not be local or are still new to the area and need to know and understand how to pick the best barber for you. I guarantee that I can provide this for you but if you still need more information to consider this, please take note of today’s blog topic. Today we will be talking about how to pick and choose the best barber for you!
  • Remember that there are some significant qualities and things you should expect from your future barbershop that will set it apart from your traditional chain store or unisex salon. Also, remember that it is more than just a place to get your hair cut. It’s a place for your to relax, recover, recenter, and get back to you.
  • You want to pick a barber that has the experience, history, and skills of extensive hair knowledge, someone who knows how to use clippers and someone who offers a variety of skills and techniques to keep you groomed and styled as you wish!
  • A barber is going to become a regular in your life as much as you will in theirs. You will end up spending quite a bit of time with them, and many barbers are trained to see the first signs of balding, alopecia, trauma, and can even help you through a cancer diagnosis. Pick someone who you connect with, who you can trust, and someone you enjoy spending time with.
  • You will tend to see the same barber or barbers if you continue to visit the same shop, and they will get to know you, your hair type, and become very familiar with your hair. They will begin to understand and know exactly how to offer you the best cut possible for your style based on your hair texture. Find a shop that will rise to this type of connection and offer this high level of customer service every time.
  • Barbershops, for the most part, don’t just know about hair, they know and are passionate about men’s hair. Choose a shop that is passionate about your hair, helping you style for your personality, and who wants to share this passion with you.
  • Always look for someone who asks questions, is genuinely interested in the answers you give them, someone who is interested in your hair, and who is interested in your style. You want to choose a barber who is looking for this information and wants to know all about you so they can help guide you to an excellent cut and an amazing overall experience.
  • Choose a barber that is willing and wanting to take the time to learn about you, your expectations, and to help determine the best course of action to give you the cut and style you want every time. Don’t let a barber make all the decisions, find someone who will work with you and talk out what they think will be a great choice for you!
  • Don’t forget to ask questions while you’re in the barber chair too. Your barber should be trained with years of experience that has prepared them with knowledge and a serious opinion about what they do. Make sure to test the waters and ask them as many questions as you wish to see if they are as knowledgeable as they say and advertise that they are. If they can’t answer the specific questions you ask, they might not be the barber you would trust very difficult cuts and styles to overtime.
  • Use social media to your advantage! If I use social media to my advantage as a businessman, then there is no harm in you doing the same! That’s what it’s there for! Social media acts as a first-time introduction and a business card on your future clients’ time. They will get a recommendation, look you up on social media, and their opinions will begin to form right then and there. If you don’t like what you see in a potential shop’s social media, in their reviews, and their overall online fingerprint, then you might want to avoid that particular shop altogether!
  • Also, on their social media, while you might like the vibe they’re giving off, does their visual portfolio of cuts and styles that they are showing off match what you are wanting and your overall expectations?
  • If you’re having a hard time finding a barber you enjoy or are still nervous about who you’re going to choose, go with a trial run first. Instead of putting all of your eggs in one basket, try getting a shape up, have them clean up your beard, or straight up your hairline. If these smaller appointments go well, maybe take the risk and go for it!
  • Please note that your experience at a barbershop should not be rushed, that’s what chain locations are for! Do you feel like you’re getting the time, dedication, and service that you want every time you go into the shop your considering?
  • Choose a barber that communicates with you and discusses what’s going on while they style you. Also, choose someone who asks for genuine feedback on your overall experience when working with them. This is a sign that they want to make sure that you’re happy with their services and your overall experience. If this is important to them, then you’ve found a great place to be!
  • You’ve gotten your hair cut before, so you’ve heard the basic questions that almost every barber will ask when you sit down in their chair. When considering a barber, are they asking you the right questions of you to provide what you want? Are they even asking you any questions at all?
  • Don’t forget to consider the whole space around you and its cleanliness. If you walk in and the shop grosses you out, imagine how little attention is paid to the upkeep of the equipment all the way down to the guest bathrooms. Also, do you like and enjoy the aesthetics of the shop and its overall brand? While this might not be the most important thing to consider, you will be spending a good amount of time there. Do you like being there? Do you want to recommend it to others? This is a sure sign that you enjoy what you’ve found if you do!
  • Note how your potential barber is groomed. Do they walk the walk and talk the talk with their own style? Are they well-groomed and taking the time to do so? How they groom and present themselves is a small insight into how they will treat and care for their clients too.
  • Pay attention to the clientele of your potential barber. What are they saying about the shop you’re checking out? Do you like the styles and cuts coming out of the shop every time you visit? Does everyone seem happy with their experience?
  • Does the shop make you feel even better than when you walked in before your cut and style?
  • Please remember that barbers don’t solely focus on hair. They are trained in all different skills and services to help you feel properly and professionally groomed from head to toe! Maybe try out more than just one service while visiting your barber next time, and see how that influences your whole experience.
  • Does the particular shop you are looking at have all the services that you will use the most? Also, do they include personal touches and add ons like scalp massages, hot towel service, and more?
There are more than twenty ways to pick your best barber and barbershop, but this list is a good place to help you get started picking your next best shop to enjoy! Picking the perfect barber can be a long and difficult process, but using this list of ideas and your gut instincts can help you find exactly what you’re looking for! Do you have any questions or comments about today’s blog? Please never hesitate to reach out! I am always here to help you find the best of the best for you and your style! Until next time, I am Patrick the Groomsmith and I am here with the best barbershop in Summerville, the best nonsurgical hair restoration in Summerville, and more.