Three Helpful Tips For Taking A Photo To The Barber For Your Next Haircut

Posted on: 26 October 2018

Men who visit the barber in search of a new hairstyle often make the mistake of trying to verbally describe the look that they're trying to achieve. While a skilled and experienced barber can often decipher what you mean and deliver the results that you want, this process is more difficult than it has to be. A better idea is to take a photo that depicts someone with the haircut that you want and share this image with the barber. I

f you're embarrassed about carrying a magazine clipping around with you, scanning a photo or finding a suitable one online that you can display on your smartphone screen is worthwhile. Here are some tips to remember to make this process as smooth as possible.

Find One With Good Lighting

The photo that you share with your barber doesn't have to be studio quality, but it should be as revealing as possible so that the barber can clearly look at the haircut and replicate it for you. A big detail to consider when you choose a photo is the lighting quality. For example, if you want to use a selfie that you snapped at night with a friend whose haircut you like, the darkness around the friend — especially if he also has dark hair — can make it difficult for your barber to accurately assess the haircut. If you can find a clear image in a well-lit environment, it's best.

Consider Hair Lengths

When you have an idea of how you want your hair to look and are searching for an image to reflect this idea, you should be cognizant of your current hair's length. It can be easy to see an image of a stylish haircut and be so caught up in its look that you fail to realize that the person's hair is the same length as your hair or perhaps even longer. Although your barber can trim just a little bit off your hair, you want him to have as much to work with as possible — and this means that your current hair should be significantly longer than the style you wish to get.

Evaluate Both Peoples' Hair

In addition to considering the length of your hair currently versus the look that you wish to get at the barbershop, you should consider the natural look of your hair and the person's hair in the image. For example, if your hair is naturally curly, and the look you're going for is straight, this is a poor match. When you're looking at different photos, it's ideal to find someone who has hair that is of a similar appearance to yours. This will allow your barber to accurately cut your hair in this manner.

Reach out to a gentleman's barber shop for more tips.