If you’re in the mood for a refreshing change or simply want to maintain your current hairstyle, it’s best to pay a visit to a barbershop that will help you cut and style your hair to perfection. However, getting the perfect haircut can be a bit tricky if you’re not sure what you want or how to communicate your desired style to your barber. 

That’s why we’ve put together some useful tips to help you make sure you get the haircut you want as you make the most out of your next visit to CG barbershop. Whether you’re looking for a classic trim or a trendy new style, with these tips in mind, you’ll be sure to leave our shop feeling and looking your best.

Bring a photo

If you have a specific haircut in mind, one of the most helpful things you can do to show your desired style to your barber is to bring a photo. Whether it’s a snapshot of a celebrity’s hairstyle or a picture you found on Instagram, a visual reference can help your barber understand exactly what you’re looking for. This can help you communicate your desired style more clearly and it’ll give your barber a better idea of the overall look you want to achieve.

Use clear, descriptive language

If you don’t have a photo to bring, it’s important to use clear, descriptive language to explain your desired haircut. Use specific terminology to describe the length and texture you want. For example, if you want a shorter haircut, you might say, “I want a trim with a number two clipper on the sides and back, and a little bit longer on top.” By providing clear instructions, you’ll ensure that your barber has a good understanding of the look you’re after.

Be specific

The more specific you can be, the better. If you have a certain type of hair or a specific style in mind, make sure to mention it. For example, you might say, “I have really thick hair, so I want it thinned out a bit on the sides”. By sharing these details with your barber, they can customize your cut to suit your unique needs.

Ask for advice

Your barber is a professional, so don’t be afraid to ask for advice or suggestions. They can help you determine what style will work best for your hair type, face shape, and overall aesthetic. They can also recommend hair care products that will help you maintain your new look at home. Be open to their suggestions, as they have the expertise to provide valuable insights.

Be open to feedback

Your barber might have suggestions or feedback on what will work best for you. Be open to their advice and consider their recommendations. They might recommend a different cut or styling technique that they believe will better suit your hair type or face shape.  Remember, they want you to leave the barbershop feeling and looking your best.

Advise them on your day-to-day routine

Another important factor to consider when getting a haircut is your daily routine. Are you a shower, towel dry and go kind of guy or do you have time to style your hair, this will help your barber determine the cut you want but also one you can maintain at home. By communicating your preferences and routine, you’ll ensure that you get a cut that works for you.

Some commonly asked questions we have in CG:

  • What haircut or style would you recommend for my hair type and face shape?
  • What products should I use to maintain my hairstyle?
  • How often should I get a haircut?
  • Can you show me how to style my hair at home?
  • How do I prevent my hair from getting too oily or too dry?
  • Can you recommend any hairstyles that are easy to maintain?
  • What’s the difference between a fade and a taper?
  • How can I cover up thinning hair or a receding hairline?
  • How do I properly use a hairbrush or comb?
  • What’s the best way to maintain a beard or moustache?

All these questions will be answered once you get a consultation with us. So, whether you’re looking for a new haircut or need hair style maintenance from experts, our team is here to help. Book a consultation with CG Barbershop today.