For those men out there, that think that hair salons are for “sissies,” we’re here to tell you that it’s perfectly okay, and even acceptable, for men to go to a hair salon! In fact, more and more men are visiting salons today, versus the barber of discount hair provider, for several reasons:
Men have hair needs that can’t be met by the current discount hair providers or barbers. They have cowlicks and scalp issues that require time and technique to correct. Because salons use scissors, and less clippers, they can work around cowlicks and address varying hair patterns that are difficult to address with clippers at a barber shop. In addition, salons are more likely to carry the types of products to address their specific hair and scalp concerns.
Men want and deserve the same tender loving care (TLC) as their female counterparts. Current discount hair providers rarely have a time to prime and pamper their clients. In fact, most of them don’t even have time to shampoo the hair. All there is time for is a quick clipper haircut before moving on to the next client. Whereas, at a salon you’ll get the full “red-carpet” experience including a consultation where you can discuss your specific hair concerns, a relaxing shampoo, an expert haircut, and a thorough rinse and hair style!
Most barbers or discount hair providers specialize in short, classic men’s haircuts which typically involve fades and tapers achieved using clippers. This typically results in a neater and more uniform look.
On the other hand, hair salons are known to specialize in longer, textured, layered hairstyles that require the use of scissors. This typically creates a trendier and more organic look as opposed to the neat and uniform look clippers give.
Walk into a barber shop and ask for some highlights in your hair and most barbers will look at you like you’re from another planet! Walk into a salon and ask for some highlights and they’ll ask you if you’d like to add some low lights as well? Simply put, if you’re looking to color your grey or update your look with a pop of color, the hair salon is the place to be!
The decision to have a man or woman cut your hair is really all a matter of preference. There is no scientific evidence that points to men or women stylist being better at styling or cutting hair. Some men are cool with a man cutting their hair because who best to understand what a man wants than a man. However, there are some men that would prefer a woman’s touch (bonus points if she’s cute)! Whatever your preference, you’ll typically have your choice of a male or female stylist at a hair salon, versus a barber shop which tends to have mostly male stylists.
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So often, choosing a men’s haircut seems more complicated than it needs to be. While there isn’t as much variety as with women’s haircuts, there’s enough to make it a tough decision to find a look that will compliment your natural features and face shape. Choosing the right men’s haircut is simple once you figure out exactly which features you want to bring out in your own face, and we’ve listed some things to consider below to make it easier:
When determining the perfect men’s haircut for you it’s important to first determine your face shape. To find your face shape, look in the mirror and take note of your features. If your face is the same length wide as it is long, you probably have a round face shape. If your face is significantly longer than it is wide, you have an oval or oblong face shape. If your face is as wide as it is long but your jaw is significantly wider than the rest of your face, you have a square face shape. Similarly, if your cheeks are your widest feature than your face shape is diamond, while your face may be triangle if you have a pointed chin and a wide jaw.
Once you’ve figured out what shape your face is you can begin considering the perfect men’s haircut to suit you. Oval and oblong face shapes will find that they’re very versatile in what men’s haircuts they can pull off, but longer faces will pair best with styles that focus less on shorter, tighter sides and more on fuller looks.
Similarly, those with square face shapes will find that any men’s haircut compliments their features, as these tend to be the most masculine face shapes of all. Meanwhile, diamond or triangle face shapes will find that their ideal men’s haircut is opposite to those with an oval or oblong face. Diamond or triangle face shapes will look best with shorter sides and longer hair on the top.
Finally, the perfect men’s haircut should also compliment a person’s natural type and texture. Thinner hair is easier to style in slick back looks, while thicker hair is harder to slick back at all. Those with wavy or thick hair will find that shorter men’s haircuts with lower maintenance are easier to keep up. Naturally curly hair will look the best with fades or shorter men’s haircuts.
The stylists at Aaron Emanuel salons in New York are prepared to create a wide variety of high-quality men’s haircuts for any hair type or texture, and can offer advice on choosing the perfect cut. Book your appointment today!