How To Deal With Cowlicks

Haircuts and Cowlicks

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Contact The Men’s Room Barber Shop in Milwaukee and beat cowlicks forever.


What To Do Between Haircuts

Taming Your Hair Between Cuts

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.

For the best men’s haircut in Milwaukee, call us at The Men’s Room Barber Shop today.

What’s In Your Hair Care Products?

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.

Harmful Chemicals to Look For In Your Hair Care Products

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.

Barbers: Our Modern Day Artists

Think Of Your Barber As A Modern Day Da VinciBarbershop Tools

Throughout the years of men’s fashion, we’ve seen many hairstyles come and go. From long hair to short hairstyles, the looks have certainly been diverse, but where do those styles come from? Who decides the coming trends? Well, the professionals that provide barber services are where they come from. Being a barber has gone from being simply a profession, to an art.

How are barbers considered  artists?

  • Many barbers have gotten so precise with their “lines,” that they have turned to creating designs in their client’s hair. Many professional athletes tend to go for these designs because it adds to their “swag,” on and off the court or field.
  • Hair shows showcase new styles, and barber artistry is more popular than ever.
  • The art of shaving has been around for years. Think of older movies like “Major League,” where Charlie Sheen’s character is nicknamed “Wild Thing,” and has a haircut that can still be recognized today. These days, we can see players like Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers, rocking personalized hair art in the actual majors.

Barbers are artists in more ways than one

When you think about it, creating a clean hair cut is an art form. Many people are capable of messing up such a meticulous task, but the Barbers at The Men’s Room are skilled craftsmen in the art of shaving and barber cuts. They also have a way of making you feel pampered. Your haircut and style is more than just a touch up. A fresh cut with clean lines is exactly what you need to step out into the world with confidence. A great barber will do this for you time and again.

Barbers are modern day artists.

Head to your Top Rated Local® barber shop today for a fresh barber cut, and keep up your style like a true gentleman would.

To schedule your men’s haircut with us, contact us today for an appointment.

How Barber Shops Are Making A Comeback


Shave And A Haircut

You might be thinking to yourself, man, I’ve really noticed a lot more men’s barber shops around town than there used to be.

You would actually be right, in fact, since 2012 Barbershops have seen nothing but continuous growth in demand, jobs, and most importantly revenue. But why is this? We think it’s safe to say barber shops are on the rise, as are societal expectations as well

Here are some reasons we think trends are changing

Millennials – Noticeably, at the forefront of just about every industry these days, we see more and more younger people with higher incomes than generations past, which means more expendable funds for things like highly professional personal care.

Class Is Trending –  Another reason for the barbershop comeback is the return of the “dashing gentleman.” For a long time now, men have been regarded as lazy in their appearance, having an easy morning routine on their way out to work. These days, women have a higher expectation for a man’s appearance than before. We have gentlemen like Leonardo DiCaprio and Neil Patrick Harris for their ability to “suit up,” to thank for that.

One Word, “Swag.” – The saying dress to impress extends much further than clothing, and any woman would know this. For men however, hair and facial hair haven’t always been on the grooming list when it comes to impression. That’s changed now, and having a fresh haircut has become a priority. Whether it’s for a full service shave with a faded haircut, or your run of the mill shave and a haircut, it’s necessary for looking your best. Sorry guys, caps and beanies no longer fly.

Obviously there are more reasons for rise of Barbershops, we just happen to know how important these reasons are. With that said, you’re probably due for a haircut, and maybe even a full service shave, so contact our barbers today for a men’s haircut today.

Look Fresh For The First Date


Lo and behold she said yes. You’ve finally gotten the chance to take the beautiful woman you see everyday on a date. With that being said, it’s time to prepare for your first date with her. Not only does this mean choosing a place to go and making reservations, it means that it’s time to get in shape. Maybe that means working out, but for us, it means you need to get lined up. Here is your checklist for getting everything together for your first date.


  • Make a Reservation – Call the restaurant that you desire, and reserve a table for the two of you. Ask for an area of the restaurant that’s somewhat private and dimly lit for a romantic experience.
  • Get A New Outfit – You can’t go on a date with a woman of high caliber and not dress well. We recommend black pants and a dress shirt to show her you not only care about your appearance, but that you care about your date with her.
  • Get a Shave and a Haircut – Your date is going to show up looking fabulous from head to toe. She’ll get her nails done, and maybe a hair cut of her own, so you owe it to her to shave and get a haircut. Dress to impress and show up looking clean!


If you’re about to go on a first date with a beautiful woman, you want to do everything in your power to impress her. With a new outfit and a fresh cut, you’re sure to do exactly that. Schedule a hair cut with your Top Rated Local® Barber shop and get ready for that date.


Benefits Of Having A Barber

As you go through life, making your day to day stops at the places you frequent, whether it’s your grocery store, or your local watering hole, one of the nicer things about having those regular spots is when they know your name and face. The same can be enjoyed at your local barber shop. There are many benefits to having a barber, but there are even more benefits to being a regular at your local barber shop. Here are the top three benefits of seeing a barber on a regular basis.


  1. They Know Who You Are – When you go in for your barber cuts, you’re getting somewhat of a pampering. A great aspect to feeling pampered is when the employees at the establishment know exactly who you are.
  2. They know what you like- Going to the same barber on a regular basis means they know exactly how to care for your hair. They’re aware of your preferences such as the temperature of your towel, or particularities of your haircut. It makes for a smooth experience.
  3. You’re always fresh – Getting your haircut regularly at a barber shop will keep your hair looking it’s best, and if the trends happen to change between your frequent haircuts, you won’t be left out of the know for long at all. You’ll always look fresh and up-to-date.

If you have yet to find a barber that fits all of your needs, or simply doesn’t pamper you the way you deserve, try calling The Men’s Room Barber Shop, to set up an appointment for a haircut.

Top Three Reasons to Use a Barber

For a lot of men, getting pampered is not exactly a priority. But every few weeks, a man is in need of a  haircut. Instead of just getting your run-of-the-mill men’s haircut, why not pamper yourself a little? Getting a haircut at a typical salon, while cheap, is not going to give you the treatment you deserve, and a quality haircut for men is not guaranteed. At a barbershop, you have stylists that are practiced in the art of shaving and men’s haircuts, rather than a stylist that mostly attends to women’s hair. Here are the top three reasons you should choose a barber over a hairstylist.

    1. You get pampered. Getting a full-service men’s haircut is a treat. They start you off with a hot towel around your neck and you also get a shoulder massage as a part of the service.
    2. They take care of all your hair. Not only do you get a men’s haircut tailored to your preferences, but you can get a beard trimming and even have your unpleasant neck and ear hair trimmed for you as well.
    3. It’s for Men. While a barbershop wouldn’t discriminate against women, they are meant to serve men. Barbers are skilled in creating looks for men and men’s haircuts overall. They know what looks good on men, and they know how to create hairstyles for men that are fresh and up-to-date.

There are multiple reasons to see a barber over a hairstylist. The skill they have in men’s haircuts and the overall pampering you receive while there are exactly why you should schedule a consultation with The Men’s Room Barber Shop. The initial consultation is free of charge so don’t hesitate any longer to get a men’s haircut with them today.


Start the New Year with a New, Men’s Hairstyle

It’s the start of a new year, and for many of us, we begin to find “the new me.” It’s a time of self discovery and improvement for many aspects of our health, appearance, and overall well-being. Some of us attempt new clothing styles, new lifestyles, such as eating healthier, and getting more exercise. So we join a gym, maybe hire a nutritionist, and get started on the road to an improved self. But doesn’t a healthier you deserve a better looking you? One way to do this is by switching up your hairstyle. So when you join a gym this new year, join a barbershop and start improving your look as well.


The best thing about going to a barber isn’t just the haircut. It’s the overall pampering your receive while you’re there. Not only do you get a fresh new men’s hairstyle, but you get treated to a shave as well. You also have the choice to get really creative with your new hairstyle. Barbers are trained in the art of hair and shave, and they are capable of creating a look for you that is not only fresh and looks great, but is uniquely styled for you. So when thinking about switching up your look this new year, give your baber the chance to create a hairstyle that is truly unique and truly new.


If you’re tired of the same hairstyles for men, one of the best things you can do is book an appointment with a barber. Whether you want a haircut or a beard trimming, The Men’s Room Barbershop can create a look for you that says, “new year, new me.”