It seems almost every day a guy sits in my chair for a repair job. In almost EVERY case, he's been to a cheap chain store or a high priced salon. Here's the problem. Many chain stores employ hairstylists who are fresh out of school and don't really know how to cut men's hair. Many high priced salons are focused on women's hair or chemical services, so their stylists aren't well practiced when it comes to cutting men's hair. Cutting men's hair, especially shorter styles, takes skill -- with shorter hair, there is much less room for error, so it's much easier to spot (and make mistakes).
Don't let price be your first consideration when finding a new barber or stylist -- your haircut is such a huge part of your total look, so don't skimp with a cheap haircut. Conversely, just because the haircut costs a lot, doesn't mean it's great (I've fixed almost as many high priced haircuts as I have cheap haircuts). Want to know if your current haircut stinks? Look in the mirror after you read my article on how to spot a bad haircut.
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