The good old days of a regular barber and the barber shoe experience is fading. With so many men going to unisex shops most modern men have never had a real barbershop experience.
Every man deserves to have a regular barber, they remember your cut and give you a nice space to relax and unwind. As of 2011, there were over 220,000 barbers in the U.S, you are bound to find a good barber in Prescott if you know what to look for.
Here’s a list of five things that can help you find the right one for you.
The easiest way to make sure you get the cut you want is to ask someone who has it. Even if it’s a stranger on the street, go ahead and ask where they got their hair. They will more likely than not take it as a compliment and feel flattered that someone liked their hair enough to ask.
Ask your friends if they know any good barbershops. Odds are one of them will have a suggestion that will help you. After all your friends know you the best.
Look on Social Media
Most businesses have a social media presence. And even if the shop doesn’t, the barbers will.
If you search hashtags of the cuts that you need, you should be able to find pictures of cuts that barbers have done. That way you know right away if they can give you the cut you want and if you like their style.
Look at the Barber’s Cut
If your barber doesn’t have a fresh cut can you really trust him? This might sound funny but it’s the truth.
A good barber will take pride in his appearance too. They are basically walking business cards for themselves.
What is the Shop Like?
Once you check out the shop, take notice of how busy it is. A tell-tale sign of a good barber is a fairly busy shop.
While you want a busy shop, you still want to be able to get some quality time in a chair. Part of the barbershop experience is the shop talk. You want to be able to chew the fat a little while you’re waiting and talk with the barber, and the other dudes, while you’re in the chair.
Does the Barber Ask for Feedback?
No part of this process should be in-and-out or cut-and-dry. He should take some time to make sure you get exactly what you want.
In between shop talk, he should periodically check in to make sure you like what he’s doing.
If you don’t like what what’s happening up top, then he can adjust before you end up with a cut you don’t want.
Find Yourself a good Barber in Prescott
There are many things to consider when looking for that barbershop experience. Make sure the barber has talent and can cut your hair in the style you are looking for.
You also want to be able to hang out and shoot the breeze. For most men, this is the only time set aside to decompress.
If you are tired of looking, book with Hair By Joey, I am more than happy to add you to the barbershop crew.