Tips for Getting a Great Cut With Your Barber

There are more and more barber shops popping up on every corner. Some you can be in and out in 15 minutes and some that take more like an hour. It doesn’t mean a 15-minute cut is going to be a bad haircut. It may be just the ole’ standard buzz cut. The 60-minute cut may be the difference between the barber taking that much needed time on fading in your lines and making sure the cut works with the shape of your head. There is nothing worse than leaving the barber with a bad cut. You know the one we have all had! A bad haircut can take weeks even months to get rid of. Here are a few tips to help you get the right cut.


Barber Brady Burtner at Mirror Image Salon and Barber ShopCheck out your barber references 

This is pretty simple by just a little Facebook stalking. See what your barber’s clients are saying about them. Do you have a friend with a nice fade? Ask them who is cutting their hair. Check out some of our barber facebook references here.

Know what you want

Bring a photo. It doesn’t have to be a commercial photograph. Even a photo on your phone will help your barber get a sense of the cut you are looking for. No need to apologize. Sometimes people think it’s going to offend us. We would always prefer to see what you’re talking about over reading your mind. Now, if you’re looking for something super extravagant, you might want to shoot the barber a quick photo to make sure they have enough time scheduled for you. If you have been going to the same barber once a month or 5 years and you’re planning on a drastic change. They may not have scheduled you enough time.

Assess maintenance

Make sure you know how long that new cut is going to take to style before walking out the door. If you are a roll out of bed, jump in the shower and leave for work kind of guy, you don’t want a cut that is going to require a lot of grooming and product. You probably want the towel dry and run a comb through it cut.

Realistic goals

Don’t expect a pho-hawk if you’re a balding man. That just isn’t going to cut it. (pun intended) Your barber can (with reason) make your hair look thicker with the right cut AND the right product. But don’t expect miracles.

Plan ahead

Barbershops aren’t what they use to be. While some do take walk inns, most barbers take appointments and those after 2:00 appointments get full really fast. If you’ve got a hot date this weekend and want a lineup. Don’t call your barber at 3:00 on Friday expecting to get in before they go home. It’s always a good idea to book ahead.

If you’re looking for a fresh cut or have questions about your next cut, feel free to give us a call at 541-664-1313 or send Brady a text at 541-890-2642. Want a link to your next cut? Click here.