Barbershops have long been a great place for men to go and enjoy getting pampered. Oftentimes, salons are geared more for women, so it can be a bit emasculating for men to get a haircut, when really, it should be a relaxing experience.
Overtime, Barber Shops have always held a place in our society, and it dates back to 5,000 B.C.
6,000 years ago, barber cuts were performed by Egyptian Nobility, using sharpened oyster shells and sharpened flint. We’ve certainly come a long way since the old days of using shells to cut hair.
Fast forward to 900 B.C
During the middle ages barbers did more than cut hair and shave. They also dressed wounds and performed surgical operations and were referred to as barber-surgeons. In 1096 B.C. the barber-surgeons formed their first organization in France, and in the 14th century barbers and surgeons separated their professions. Thank goodness they did. In 1450, they made this separation official by stating that no one performing a surgery could practice barbering at that time, and vice-versa. However, barbers were still allowed to pull teeth. Then in 1745, a bill was passed that completely separated the two professions all together.
The famous barber pole that we identify with the profession was used to represent that barbers that were once barber-surgeons. The red on the pole represents blood, the white for bandages, and the blue for veins.
When it comes to the history of barbers, there is so much more to learn, but in the meantime, why not visit your local barbershop for a men’s haircut. You can give them a little history lesson and thank them for cutting your hair and nothing else! Stay tuned to our next blog to learn even more about barbershop history.
Getting a haircut feels good. It also looks good, and it’s one of the better ways to treat yourself. But on top of looking and feeling good, there are some other things that can happen with a good haircut. Here are some of the things to be prepared for when you get your hair cut by a professional barber.
People Notice You
Are you used to staying under the radar? If so, then it’s time you got used to getting some attention. It’s important to be prepared for this as the added attention can be overwhelming.
People Take You Seriously
When you wear a hat every day, you’re not only downplaying your already great features, but you don’t look like you’re ready to handle business. We know that you’re a hard worker, but your hat does you no justice. Take your hat off and get your haircut at a barber shop. It’s one of the best ways to start gaining respect now.
You Feel Better
It’s simple science really. When you look great, you feel great, and when you feel great, you can perform great. The good feeling you get from a haircut lingers on every day that you get to rock your haircut.
You Get Hit On More
Women love a well-kept man. Think about it. Women are all about the man with a trimmed beard, suave-looking haircut and well-tailored suit. It’s the new age, and it’s time to get caught up. If you have a woman in your life, pay attention to the added affection you’re getting from her. It could be from the love she already had for you, but we think it’s the hair.
You Make New Friends
It’s true. When you look like a more approachable person, friends come flocking to you. Not to mention the fact that everyone wants to be friends with “the cool guy.”
If you weren’t thinking of getting haircut before you are now. You know you want all these positive things to come to you, and by simply visiting your barber, you can ensure that all of these things will come your way. Call our barber shop to get your haircut and look your best.
It’s 2017, and with the new year comes new styles, new trends, and most importantly a new opportunity. Each of us sets out to make new resolutions to make the most of the coming year, as well as to set the tone for making the self-improvements we most want to see.
You can go to the gym, you can start eating healthier. You can seek self-help and you can set goals, and if you’re like many others, these goals will not come to fruition, that is unless you start off on the right foot. One of the best ways to get started with your resolutions for the new year is by taking a dramatic step in the right direction, and one way to do this is with a new men’s haircut style.
What Can a New Haircut Do for You?
A resolution is about you taking a look at yourself and deciding you need a change, so why not start with minor aspects of your appearance. Switch up your style and your dedication to your hygiene by scheduling a men’s haircut at your local barber. Take a shot at something new, and fulfill another resolution: to step outside of your comfort zone.
Getting a frequent barber cut and close blade shave will not only set the tone for a healthier appearance, but it will help you feel better and gain more confidence. Take the first step into the new year with a men’s haircut from The Men’s Room Barbershop. You’ll be glad you did.
The Christmas season is here and with the cheerful season comes celebration, family time, and holiday extravaganzas. Between your close groups of friends, your family, and your co-workers, the amount of Christmas parties you have to attend this month are abundant. Oftentimes, holiday parties aren’t exactly casual and it’s important you look your best. Here are the top three reasons you need to get a barber cut for the coming holiday season.
Christmas Parties with Friends and Co-Workers
As we said before, these events aren’t casual for the most part. Make sure you’re looking clean-cut while wearing your Sunday best. A nice shave and men’s haircut to go with your suit will ensure you’re the best-looking person at the party.
Going Home for the Holidays
If you’re planning on heading to mom and dad’s, it’s best you spare yourself some criticism from your parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles by looking your best on Christmas day. That way, they can’t blame your appearance for you not having a found a nice girl yet.
Ringing in the New Year
Every year on New Year’s Eve, you set up a great plan for you and your friends to celebrate the end of a great year, and the beginning of a new one. You wouldn’t want to step out on New Year’s Eve feeling underdressed because your hair and beard are overgrown would you? Be sure to get your men’s haircut and straight razor shave with a professional barber before you head out on New Year’s Eve.
Don’t get stuck feeling underdressed and slobbish when your arrive to your holiday parties this season. Schedule your men’s haircut with The Men’s Room Barbershop and arrive clean cut and in style at every event you attend.
Oh, the ever famous “No-Shave November”. If you’re not familiar with the month, it’s the time of year where men decide that for the entire month of November they forego one of the most important aspects of their hygiene. That’s right, no shaving or trimming your beard or mustache for the entire month. Our question is why?
It’s for a Good Cause
Every year during the month of November, the idea is to save money on the products you use for your hair and facial hair. Whether that’s hair gel, wax for your mustache, haircuts or beard trimmings, the money you would normally spend on those products and services are to go to an organization like the Amerian Cancer Society.
How Does it Work?
For 30 days during November, you stop shaving, trimming, getting haircuts or maintaining your hair for the entire month. This means you stop spending money on your products as well as your hair care services. With that money, you donate to a cancer foundation of your choice. Since you’re not using that money, why not donate it to a great cause? Beyond that, when people that know and love you stop to ask why you’re so hairy and unkempt, you can tell them all about the cause you’ve joined. Not only will the rescind their judgment, but they’ll also give you give you props for being such a good guy. You might look rough, but you’re raising awareness about a cause that others can easily join as well.
What About My Job?
If you work somewhere that requires you to look put together that’s perfectly okay. You can opt to trim up throughout the month with your own tools, while still saving that money you would normally spend at the barber. You’re welcome to participate as much as you would like and when the month is over, treat yourself to a haircut at the Men’s Room Barbershop. Our barber cuts will bring back the style you were missing all of November, though, we think donating to a great cause is pretty stylish too.
Alright guys, let’s be honest, your hair care regimen is certainly less demanding than your girlfriends is. While you get more haircuts and use more hair gel than she does, the effort you have to put in on a daily basis is minimal. Now, that’s not to say that your efforts aren’t worthy of praise, because they certainly are, however, when it comes to date night with your fine lady, why not put in a little more effort than usual? Here are some tips to make your hair a little more fine tuned than usual.
Sexy Hair On Date Night
Condition Your Hair – If you don’t typically condition your hair then tonight is the night. At some point during date night, your lady is going to want to run her fingers through your hair, why not make it extra soft and silky this time?
Style It – If you’re used to slapping a hat on your head, or simply love rocking the bedhead style, why not do it up with a classic wave? Style your hair for date night, you know your date will, so don’t show up dressed down.
Lock It In – If you’re not used to using hair spray then try it out. Lock in that style that you’ve worked for all night and battle the sure-to-come cowlicks.
Scent It – Spray on a modest layer of cologne in your hair to give it an extra-sexy boost of smell good. You wouldn’t want her to lean in for a hug with hair that smells like unscented hair spray right?
Follow these hair care tips for your date night and she’ll surely notice, and if you’re in need of a men’s haircut for the night, leave it all to our barbers and they’ll take care of business. Call us or walk in for a men’s haircut at the Men’s Room Barbershop and prepare for a successful date.
Imagine this: You’ve just stepped out of the shower. You dry yourself and you look outside to a beautiful day. You feel great on what seems like a great day when you begin to style your hair, when suddenly, it happens. Your hair won’t sit right and you spend the next ten minutes trying to figure out how to beat one of the worst things to happen to hair, your cowlicks.
You don’t spend time and money on men’s haircuts just to have your hair look bad, so what are you to do? You have less time now and your hair’s a mess and you begin to panic. Don’t worry, our barber shop has a solution.
Here are some ways to help you beat that pesky cowlick and step out of the house with the dignity you woke up with.
Try re-washing the Area – If your hair isn’t still wet from the shower, wet it down and wash the area with a small bit of shampoo once more. Massage the area in the way that you want it to rest.
Apply a strong hold styling product – Take a strong holding product to the cowlick such as a hair glue and comb it in the direction you desire it to sit.
Clip the hair down – Use a clip to hold the direction of the hair in place so that it doesn’t continue to pull back up.
Blow dry the hair – With the product and clip in place, take your hair dryer on medium heat on the highest blowing setting. This will help to actually style it in the way that you desire.
Hair Spray – The final step to deal with this cowlick is to blast it with the strongest hold of hair spray that you own.
We’ve all dealt with a pesky cowlick before, however, they are usually a sign that you’re in need of a hair cut. If taking all these steps to get the perfect men’s hairstyle doesn’t work, then it’s time to schedule a men’s haircut and chop it all off.
You’re a sensible man, so it comes as no surprise that your style is on point,especially your hairstyle. Every day when you step out to head to work, the gym, a date, or anywhere for that matter, you’re clearly concerned with your appearance, and in the best way possible. As the sensible man that you are, you have your haircuts scheduled out so that you can keep your hair in check and looking it’s best. However, sometimes life gets in the way of these schedules which means your appointment for a men’s haircut could get pushed back for who know’s how long. When that happens, you need to have a plan to deal with hair that gets unruly between cuts.
Here are some tips to keep your hair looking great between haircuts.
Different Parts – The thought of changing where you part your hair can seem crazy to you, however, it might just be what your hair needs to stay looking great.
Man Bun – If your hair is much longer towards the top of your head and you won’t be seeing your barber for another couple weeks, consider the man bun hair style. It’s a great men’s hairstyle and it helps keep a professional look when your hair’s too long.
Product – Nothing tames unruly locks like some hair cream or hair spray. Keep your original style and tame wiry hairs that just won’t stay in place with hair glue or spray.
Getting the most out of each visit to the barber means working the great haircut you have for as long as you can. If you run into scheduling issues with your barber, simply schedule the next soonest men’s haircut appointment and keep your style fresh and on point.
Take a look at all the labels of the hair care products you use. Whether it’s your shampoo, conditioner, your hair gel or hairspray, read the label. Recognize any of those ingredients? Our guess is probably not, which is precisely why we are going to educate you on the types of chemicals that can be found in hair care products. Knowing how to identify the names on your labels will help you to make better choices in which products you use on your hair. You’ll notice in our last blog we covered fragrances and the foaming agent called Cocamidopropyl Betaine. Here are a few more chemicals to learn to identify when choosing your hair care products.
Triclosan – Oddly enough the chemical receives only a moderate hazard rating. However, this chemical can cause serious harm to us, as this chemical can begin to accumulate in our fat cells and cause toxicity levels in our body to raise, and remain and a high level.
Potassium Sorbate – This is another chemical found in hair care products. It is another toxin that can build up in our bodies if overused.
Alcohols – Depending on the type of alcohol, it can actually be healthy for your hair. A good tip to remember is that the alcohols that have “C,” or “S,” in the name is good for your hair, as they act as natural oils. Other alcohols such as isopropyl or propanol can be bad for your hair, causing damage and breakage. If you already have dry hair, you should avoid these chemicals at all costs.
Taking care of your hair is an effort that requires more than a barber cut. However, visiting your barber shop for hair treatments and regular cuts are two of the best ways to keep your hair happy and healthy.
When it comes to your hair, you don’t mess around. You do everything that you can to care for it to ensure that it stays healthy. You’re so diligent about your hair care, that you visit your local barber shop at least twice a month. And why shouldn’t you? You appearance is important in many aspects of life, and taking care of yourself is important. In fact, when you take care of yourself well, your life has a lot more positivity to it. So as you work every day to keep your locks in good shape, we pose one question to you: Do you know what’s in your shampoo and conditioner?
If you can’t answer “yes,” to this question, then you can’t fully say that you do everything to care for your hair. Knowing what chemicals exist in your hair care products is important for taking care of your hair. Here are some known chemicals that can be found in shampoo and conditioner, that can be found on the label of many products.
Fragrances – Any fragrance of any type the doesn’t exist naturally in the ingredients can cause your hair to be fragile. The result? Hair that breaks and falls out from being too dry, and if you have a longer style hair cut, you’ll begin to see split ends.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine – No one said you have to pronounce this chemical, but it’s important that you can identify this chemical in products. This is a foaming agent that also causes your hair to dry out, but also has been known to cause dermatitis. Not only is it bad for your hair, but it’s bad for your scalp.
For more information on what chemicals to watch out for, stay tuned for our next blog. Consider visiting your local barbershop for a barber cut and for better quality hair care products.