How Can I get a Good Haircut?

How to Get a Good Cut
ASK SUIT: How can I get a good haircut?
I am constantly traveling for work and have to go to different hairdressers, but I never like what they do. Please help.

Dear Writer,

What you tell your hairdresser is extremely important when getting a good haircut. If you tell a new hairdresser something generic such as please cut my hair or get me a cut, most likely you will end up with a generic hairstyle that the hairdresser feels comfortable performing.

When you give vague directions you give the impression that you do not care about the look of your hair, you “just want to cut it shorter”. In return, you will end up with something simple and effortless for your new stylist. Most likely, it will not suit you best because if you do not seem to care your stylist won’t care either.

If you want to get achieve hair every time, here are some simple tricks that you can follow:

When you are back home, go to your trusted hairstylist and get your best cut. Your usual hairdresser already knows your likings and what suits you best. He or she will cut your hair accordingly to that. Once you have a new fresh style that you like, get pictures by capturing every angle. Keep those photos on a separate folder on your phone, email, or somewhere you will always easily have access to. Now, the only thing you need to do is show those pictures to your hairdresser every time you go to a new location.

  • A couple of things that you need to take into account:

Just like with whiskey or wine, not all hairdressers are the same. It is extremely important to choose a good hairdresser and not just go to the first one you see. Each stylist has their own technique, look at their previous work. If you are not really sure how to find a good hairdresser in a new city I recommend you to check for opinions online.

Last but not least, get the appropriate length of cut. Don’t cut your hair too short, it won’t make your haircut last longer. Instead, get a hair cut every 3-4 weeks, it is good for both hair and cut maintenance.

To sum it up:

  • Get a good cut and pictures at your regular salon
  • Try to choose good salons or hairdressers
  • Do not cut your hair too short

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