Now that you can officially come back into my shop, I wanted to share some tips and ideas on how to pick your next best haircut! 
Hello Summerville! I have been so wonderfully busy these past few weeks. It’s amazing to get back to work, and it’s been so nice to see you in my chair again. How are you liking the new studio space? Make sure you share your experiences with us by commenting on this blog after reading. Now that I have been able to open up my brand new shop, it’s time to schedule your next appointment with me! Don’t hesitate, it’s time. The longer you wait, the longer it’ll be before you can see me again!
If you recall one of my very first blogs, I talked about the dos and don’t of barbershop etiquette. At the very top of this list is making sure you come prepared. It can be difficult to pick your perfect cut, especially if you’re going for a brand new look. But coming in and using up a lot of your appointment time trying to pick the best cut could lead to some complications. I am happy to give you suggestions and walk you through what’s available, but it’s not my haircut. You could get frustrated or because of time constraints, have to rush to pick your cut. Which could leave you with a cut that you are uncomfortable with or don’t even like. That is not what I want to happen when you leave my shop. I want you to feel refreshed, recharged, and more like you than when you walked in. With that in mind, I want to make the most out of your visit every time. Here are some tips and suggestions on how to pick the perfect hairstyle, gentlemen! Don’t worry ladies! My next blog will be dedicated to helping you pick out your best cut and style!
When it comes to picking the best style of haircut, you need to determine the shape of your face. Knowing the shape of your face will help determine the best choice for you. There are six common types of face shape; diamond, triangle, round, square, oval, and oblong. Once you decide what shape your face is, the easier it will be to start narrowing it down to the perfect cut and style. Here are some examples!
  • Diamond Shapes: Side parts, modern fades, undercuts, and keeping your hair longer on top and shorter on the sides.
  • Round Shapes: It is recommended to pick a cut and style that gives your hair volume and has sharp angles. Go with the trend of keeping the top longer and the sides shorter. A side part will also be very beneficial.
  • Oval Shape: This is a really easy shape to style, as a lot of looks and cuts will look good on you. The only exception to this rule is long fringe. It will make your face look rounder than it is. When choosing a haircut with an oval face, pick one based on what features you want to highlight, and that can narrow down what you’re looking for!
The next factor is the texture of your hair. Not all cuts, no matter the shape of your face, can be held in every texture of hair. There are four common types of hair texture; straight and thin, straight and thick, curly, and wavy and thick. Each type of hair also has particular hairstyles that look best. Straight thin hair looks best in very classic styles, while wavy hair looks better in almost any style, except slicked back. I see a lot of thick hair in my shop, and when trying to style it, it is best to follow the natural pattern of the hair. This might be frustrating because it could lead to picking a hairstyle you might not be in love with. I guarantee it will make you look fantastic if you follow the pattern of your hair. Going against the natural pattern makes it hard to style and it could become very costly to keep up with it. Curly hair is recommended for new age and edgy looks. The undercut is a great choice for this type of hair.
The third piece in this puzzle is your hair type. You’ll either have medium, fine or very think hair. When you have medium hair, adding in texture and layers is a great choice for the least amount of hair cut and great movement. Fine hair should have the least amount of layering, with limited texture. Having some layers helps maintain your desired length. You can do a lot with thick hair, especially when it comes to layers. Removing weight and helping with your day to day maintenance and styling of your hair, all need to be a big consideration when styling thick hair.
Always pick a look that you can keep up with. If you’re ok with a lot of maintenance and care for a particular style or you just want to roll out of bed and shower will determine what you should pick. How quickly your hair grows and how often you’ll need to come see me to keep up with it, also needs to be a consideration. I am happy to have you as often as you’d like, but this all depends on you. Keep in mind what products you’ll need to style your hair with, and what you’ll need to keep it looking healthy and clean. Don’t forget about your facial hair when it comes to picking a style. Let your haircut and your facial hair complement each other. Never skip out on caring for your facial hair and keeping it clean. To get the full package and desired look, you’ll need to go that extra mile. This will improve your self-esteem and how you feel about yourself overall. You can’t forget that a haircut and style is very important in a self-care regime.
Needing help finding a haircut you like and what could potentially work for you? Hit the internet and social media. There are countless examples out there. Pick some of your favorite athletes or stars that have a similar facial structure to you, and go from there. Pay attention to your body type too, and pick a cut that will highlight your features. If this is a haircut you’ll love today and three weeks from now, then it is a great choice! I hope these tips and suggestions helped you. I am Patrick the Groomsmith and I am here with the best barbershop in Summerville, the best nonsurgical hair restoration in Summerville, and more.