If you plan to get a new hairdo, or even if you just want a trim, going to a barber will allow you to present to the world a new face with a groomed and stylish hairstyle. The importance of hairdressing to both men and women in today's culture means that finding the most talented salon to cut your locks can be the difference between success and failure in social circles. Here are four terms to familiarize yourself with before you visit a stylist.
Straight Razor - This is a traditional blade normally used to shave beards and mustaches. Although mainly supplanted by safety razors and other devices, straight razors can still be found in certain barbershops as they provide more dextrous control for the wielder and thus a smoother trim for the customer.
Shears - The standard implement when talking about beauty parlors, shears are used to manually cut and trim hair. There are a few variety of shears - pinking shears reduce the amount of fraying when cutting, while thinning scissors are used to shape a hairstyle.
Clipper - An important tool in many beauty salons, a clipper's job is to remove hair quickly and closely. This tool is often used to shave heads close to the skin, but can also be used more lightly.
Pomade - A gel used often by men to achieve a certain hairstyle. Many barbershops sell pomade and can use it after cutting to hold the hairstyle in place. Pomades are also sold for home use.
Everyone needs a haircut from time to time. But most people - and men in particular - don't enjoy the time they spend at their barber shop or hair salon. But that's a shame! Because these barber shops and hair salons offer their customers a genuinely relaxing experience.
Customers can come to these salons for a variety of reasons. Men can come for a quick shave - no one can offer you a better shave than a barber - or a trimming of their beard. Women can come for extensions and other services offered by the stylists in every beauty salon.
And men and women can both, of course come in for a hair cut or trim. The professionals who work in these shops and beauty salons know how to work with a variety of hair types. They know how to work with straight, curly, and wavy hair, for instance. They also know how to work with frizzy hair, and they can apply a product to it to make it look sleek and well-styled again.
These professionals have a variety of supplies at their disposal. They have salon sinks and barber stations. They also have scissors, combs, and clippers. They also often have a gallery of images they can hand indecisive customer - an image gallery is always a great item to have on hand.
These professionals have everything they need to see to it that you stay relaxed and comfortable. And their prices are reasonable to boot - they won't break your budget. So really, there's no reason to dread going to your local barber shop or beauty salon from time to time!