It is everyone’s desire to look neat and clean. However, it is always advisable to have a single stylist who is used to your style and who won’t be asking you how you want to shave. As long as you can visit the barber regularly, this can be achieved. It is important to find someone who you can spark random conversations with as you are being shaved. Therefore, there are quite a number of issues you should examine before seeking for that particular barber’s services.
First, when you visit a barber shop, be keen and make observations on how things are done in that particular shop. It is advisable to look at the barber’s level of confidence while he’s handling people’s heads. Remember you are going to entrust this person with your head, hence he must be confident and able to handle their tasks with ease. Professional barbers know how to welcome clients with a smile and a firm hand shake. Based on your general look, professional stylists will suggest a better style for you, and will do the contrary when you insist. Newbies don’t give opinions or suggestions, but they will rather do what you say. You should also listen at their voice when they talk to you. Always avoid people who avoid eye contact and whose voice shakes. Those are signs of the barber not being confident to do their job, and hence lack of the required level of professionalism.
The first impression created by the barber and the barber shop are critical for you to give consideration before committing to be shaved by them. If you find a barber who has a clean shaved head, wearing presentable clothes and donning the right attire, that is definitely a professional. You should also make sure that wherever the barber conducts his business, is clean and tidy. You should ensure that there is proper ventilation of the barber shop for better air circulation, floors should be clean, and towels must be clean and dry.
Hygiene levels must be top class to avoid contracting infections from such unhygienic conditions. You should start a conversation with that person and try to examine them about different issues related to styling and shaving. You should look for the right jargon from their conversations. You should also listen at the kind of questions they are throwing at you. A good barber uses terminologies that are related to the subject, and which clients are well conversant with during their routine shaving sessions. Professionals only ask relevant questions and listen carefully to understand what the client needs. As they say patience is virtue, a good barber must get feedback from customers without getting offended, and should improve on criticisms and build on them. Competent barbers will always give their customers an opportunity to look into the mirror and give their views about the haircut.