"Ask for recommendations. Check with your boys and family members to see who they have cut their hair -if their hair looks good. Once you visit the barber, don't be afraid to tell them how you want your hair cut. Speak up! Look around to decide about the cleanliness of the shop and barber. A place that sweeps the floor after each cut and disinfects instruments after each client is a good sign. Change barbers if needed. If you are unhappy with how the barber cuts your hair, keep looking. A barber is like a tailor for your face."
"I recently just moved out of my parents house and into Huntington, Long Island. I love the place and love the freedom. The issue is now that I moved away, I now have to find my "local spots" for my new apartment. Meaning I have to figure out the best pizza and chinese places near my house. I also have to find the nearest gym that I will go to twice and skip the following month. This includes finding a new barber. Picking a new barber is like picking a new surgeon or tattoo artist. You have to put your trust in them and be confident that they know what they are doing so they don't ruin your life. Granted its just hair and it will grow back, but when your looks are your lively hood like me, a bad haircut can spell disaster for my modeling career. "
"Consider yourself blessed if your barber understands and delivers. A barber is like a best friend, once you find a good one, you stick to them. My barber was passionate. He made sure that I was pleased with the outcome and he didn't disappoint. You find people loving what they do everywhere; usually in places where we never look. "
"Then and now, guys during prom season become caught up in their own world. Cato would like to remind young men that a good half hour in the barber's chair can do wonders for nerves and give young men a chance to show off in a positive way. "A few do come by with their girl just to show off. A barber is like a therapist," he said."
"This brings me to the real purpose for a local barber and that is dissemination of news. The barber is like a news reporter in that he gathers information in large quantity and passes it out in small bites that are short enough to fit into conversations while he is cutting hair. Some barbers have the world's problems figured out and will tell you how to solve them as you sit there as a captive audience. Others will ask questions to fill in the blanks that they don't know about you, your friends or local activities. Once they have it, they provide you with some information in exchange and you leave with less hair and less money but more knowledge. "
"Providing that type of bonding experience is something I strive for with my male clients now. Although I've yet to start a barbershop quartet, getting back to the roots of grooming while maintaining cutting edge techniques is what I'm all about. After all, a good barber is like a bartender or a therapist, you just can't replace them."
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