2019 has been an incredibly exciting year for me and my shop. I have had so many amazing new clients walk in, and continued to work with my returning customers. It’s been a blessed season, and I am thankful to start 2020 on a good foot. But I also wanted to offer you an amazing gift that you can also give me in return. I have mentioned in my past blogs that there are certain ways a Master Barber runs a shop and what the expectations are when you walk into my door and sit in my chair. I am so thankful for what brought you there and for having the opportunity to work with you. But just like any important experience or opportunity, there is an etiquette that needs to be followed.

To start this holiday season and to end this year on a high note, I wanted to give you this precious gift. This is a list of the top etiquette that you need to know when coming into my, or any other master barber’s, shop. The greatest gift that you could give me in return is to take this list to heart and use each one of these tips when you sit down to have your next haircut.
  • Arrive on time, but not a half-hour early. I really appreciate punctuality; arriving five minutes early is always a good practice to follow!
  • Be as specific as possible when it comes to what you’re looking for in your haircut and experience.
  • Do your research on what my shop offers. You are always more than welcome to ask questions about services, but listing them off to you takes time.
  • Please stay off of your phone. When you’re visiting my shop, I want you to have the best experience possible. For that to happen, please don’t stop in the middle of a haircut or hair replacement treatment to take a phone call unless it is an absolute emergency. It’s also a good practice to wait to text or respond to any texts until the haircut is over.
  • Be patient. When you’re working with a master barber, you’ll want to get enjoy the whole experience and it takes time!
  • A barbershop is a great place to have a good conversation, but just like in church or while you’re with your favorite aunt, keep in mind you’re in public. Be respectful of those around you and of the establishment you’re in.
  • Animated talkers are fantastic, but can make giving a precise shave or haircut more difficult. Make sure to watch how much you move your head and body while you’re being worked on!
  • Please call ahead and make an appointment. If you do stop by without making an appointment, please be respectful of the other customers.  I will most likely be working with someone and you may need to wait until I can talk with you.
  • Come prepared for your cut! Think about how much time your styling or service may take and if you’re not sure, please feel free to ask!
  • Be respectful when asking for your cut and style. Each one takes time, effort, and has years of practice put behind it.
That might be a lot to process at first, but when you think about it a lot of this is common knowledge. I hope you enjoyed these tips on shop etiquette, but if you have any questions please feel free to contact me! I would be more than happy to give you information on how long specific services may take or advice for your hair care. From my family to yours, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!