The barbers at Razors Image answer a lot of questions, and they seem to have a common theme. Here the run-down Q&As straight from the Barbers to You!
How can I redo my style at home?
Once you and your barber have chosen a haircut that works with your lifestyle, it’s the barber’s job to teach you how to use the products that they are using and recommending. Your barber should be able to show you exactly how to recreate the look you want at home.
My hair is thinning! What can I do?
There are several options to combat thinning hair. Scalp stimulation, topical applications, or even hair tattoos are options! There are two FDA-approved treatments on the market: Minoxidil and Finasteride. Essential oils are showing promise. Rosemary and Peppermint in a carrier Almond Oil have a similar effect on hair as Minoxidil. This article has some great information for further reading on essential oils. There are man-weaves! A temporary alternative, however, the glue is an issue for heavy-sweating folks. Scalp micro-pigmentation is like a hair tattoo! The pigment doesn’t go as deep as traditional tattoos, and it lasts four years or longer before needing a touch-up. The most expensive option is a hair transplant. Real hair is transplanted, some follicles take, some don’t and it’s costly. Your barber will be able to guide you in an option best suited for your needs.
What style works best for my hair type?
Your barber can help you achieve perfect symmetry for your hair, by aligning the cut to complement your jawline and forehead. When a client sits in the chair and says, “Do what you do” we must create a custom look based on the head shape. But your lifestyle has a lot to do with the best choice of hairstyle. Don't shy away from having an open conversation about your daily hair care routine. Let your barber know how much time you're willing to spend on your hair every day, the amount of product you're comfortable using, and so on.
By the way, there are 3 hair types and 3 hair textures. You can have straight, wavy, or curly hair. You can have fine, medium, or coarse hair. Depending on where the hair falls in type and texture directly affects what and how the barber services your haircut.
My skin/scalp/beard is dry. What should I do?
Make sure you ask your barber any questions you have about your hair, scalp, and skin. Your barber is there to help you, and would love to share their knowledge and expertise because Knowledge makes you Sharp on the Inside. Applying it makes you Sharp on the Outside!
Aaron & Kristi Brown, Authors
Aaron Brown is a Master Barber, Cosmetologist, Educator, and Entrepreneur. As a shop owner and product developer, he has a passion for promoting healthy hair and scalp. He loves to connect with others and share knowledge on industry trends and products to solve common problems with the hair, scalp, and skin to help clients look and feel their best.