How Often Should I get my Hair Cut? Volume 1


Dear Barber Shop Patron,

This is to inform the immaculately groomed that its okay to extend that preciseness and professionalism in your appearance to the aesthetic upkeep of your hair. This is also intended to inform those of you who don’t believe that getting another hair cut before the old one outgrows its parameters, that sometimes it’s necessary to touch up the cut when you may think other wise. What is your profession? Are you a white-collar worker, in the office sitting at a desk? Or perhaps you’re in sales and you drive from business to business a multitude of times throughout the day, you may need to heed this tutelage.

Let’s assume you work in the office as a corporate banker, or you’re an accountant for a large firm. The consistency in the grooming of your hair will speak volumes about the self efficacy of your character without you saying a word. You should probably where a light fade, or an even cut with a taper. Most clients with these occupations say their jobs would find it a little off-putting if their hair is high. If you get your hair cut in a light fade and your hair is coarse, you should get a hair cut on Saturday, if you’re a weekend warrior, and then come in to get a hair line on Wednesday to stay precise. Office hair cuts are all about symmetry, and although its true that most of your non African American co workers can’t tell when you need a hair cut, the people that hired you can. They just might not say so. A consistent sharp line and scissored loose ends gives symmetry to your face, which, on a black man’s face gives him more power.

If you where a beard of a goatee, and you have a light fade you should be getting your facial hair cut down and lined up the same way twice a week if you want to stay immaculate. If you wear an even cut with a taper and you have coarse hair you should do a few things: First of all if you don’t tie it down at night, you should keep a brush in the car so you can lay it down regularly. Tell your barber to give you a higher and balder taper(you may be thinking that your boss and coworkers my find a high bald taper outlandish, but if cut right they won’t know the difference) as this would give your borders a softer look and will look less knotted when it grows back. Also this will allow you to come back in the same week to just get a line and a taper touch up. It’s vital that you tell your barber to just bald out the bottom of your taper on your line day, because if you get a high bald taper twice a week by an average barber, the parameters of your hair are going to be augmented. You want to keep your natural symmetry.

Lets say you work in fashion, or you are a publicist or you work in entertainment, you can get away with wearing more drastic fades, mohawks and high tops with parts. If you wear a bald fade you can get cut, lets say Friday and come back on Tuesday to get a line. Make suer you tell your barber to fade out the edges, this way it will look like you just got a freshly cut light fade. If you have a mohawk you can get away with a hair cut once a week because they symmetry of a mohawk is very undefined, even if it looks askew, most people will think its supposed to look that way. If you wear parts, you should get them touched up the day you come back to get a hair line. Your non African American coworkers comb their parts in daily, in order for yours to looks equally as groomed, you have to get it  cut in twice a week. Remember that when people look at a black man’s face, it is your features that are being observed because they are bolder and more pronounced. The framing of your features is what people see when they look at your hair cut from the front, so keep a fresh line and the edges either tapered out or sideburns lined , if that’s your look. This will give you a more distinct and powerful look, but may require frequent visits to the shop.

Yours Truly,

Master Barber at The Loft La Brea Elite Men’s Grooming

323-377-3011 351 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles 90036



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