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FAQ - HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU VISIT THE BARBERS

June 8, 2020

A man’s hairstyle speaks volumes about their upkeep and character. While some men love to sport the shabby ‘I just walked off the beach look’ and others just strait up look better with a longer hairstyle, the majority of men prefer a traditional, short, sleek and clean haircut. Any respectable man wanting to maintain his image needs a great haircut. Think about how boys are asked to have a certain type of haircut in school or how men in uniform require a specific haircut. However in saying that, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing what’s right for you. Different styles require a different level of upkeep and today we take a look at how often you should visit your barber.
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The need for regular hair maintenance

Most gentlemen agree that they look and feel their best right after a good haircut. Unless, of course you go to a crappy barber who messes up your hair, but that’s a different lesson and one you won’t need to learn if you stick with us. Some blokes have a usual barber, a set day of the week and a style that doesn’t change; others like to experiment with hairstyles and are not fazed with who cuts their hair as long as it is cut on point. The general rule of thumb is to find a crew you can trust and then visit them as often as you need to maintain your good vibe. Neglect your appearance and before long that unmanageable wig will be pulling you down.


The pay cheque rule

There’s no absolute rule when it comes to how often to visit the barber, as generally different folks need different strokes. One method is to use your pay cheque as a guide and to get a haircut in sync with your payday. A lot of us get paid twice a month or monthly and are ready for the pampering by the time we receive that payment. This method is a little less appropriate for those on a weekly payment, but is still effective for those who keep a super crisp zero fade. You can always do a quick mug check in the mirror to see if it’s time to have a hair a cut or not, but the pay cheque rule makes for a good guide and reference.


The two-halves technique

Did you know that the average man’s hair grows at the rate of more than a quarter-inch a month? For this reason, many tighter styles can start to look pretty messy, pretty quickly. That’s where the two-halves technique comes into the picture.


- Full treatment: It’s a good idea to get a full haircut with all the trimmings every month. Get a shave and a beard trim as well, after all, you deserve some pampering to prepare yourself for another hard slog it it.


- Pep Talk: By halfway through the month, you might be starting to feel a little less crisp and in need of a little maintenance. Nows the time to fly through for a freshen up, like a quick pep talk from the coach, we’ll have you back out there and kicking goals in no time at all.


Conclusion

At this point, you can clearly see it’s not rocket science, but there is some method in the madness. A hidden benefits of the pay cheque method is that you can hit the town looking sharp as a razor and even if it turns into a bender and you blow the rest of your dosh, at least you will be clean cut for work on Monday. At the end of the day we are creatures of habit and we love a system that take the guess work outta things, but in saying that, we should visit the barbers every time we need a reset or are no longer comfortable with our hair.


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