BY:- Michael Sanders……Entrepreneur, Certified iDitch Artisan
From shaving the temple points to trying to cut his own hair, taking matters into your own hands can sometimes result in disaster (or at least leave you looking silly before you request an iDitch Artisan on the iDitch App platform.
Here are five tips for avoiding the most common mistakes men make with their hair.
Shaving Off Sideburns
Never trim your sideburns higher than about one-quarter inch below the point where the top part of the ear connects to your head. This isn’t the 1980s when the horrible trend of shaving the sideburn higher than the top of the ear was popular, and I hope we never see that trend again.
Your sideburns play a big part in framing your face, so adjust them accordingly. These days, there is no real trend for how long your sideburns should be. In general, do what fits your style. That said, a longer sideburn works well on a square face or a face with a long chin, a short sideburn can balance a short or weak chin, and a round face can benefit from a fuller, medium length sideburn. Another good rule is that, if you wear short hair, a more neatly trimmed sideburn looks appropriate, while those with longer hair can pull off a fuller ‘burn.
Shaving Off Temple Points
Never shave off the point of hair at your temples. For almost every man, the hair on the sides of the head forms a little bit of a point just above the temples. This is completely natural, yet there are a few clients who seem to insist on shaving it off and it just looks strange.
As an iDitch Artisan, I will often clean up the area to remove any stray hairs and, for some, taper this area a little tighter to balance the face. Generally, the shape of the hair will naturally conform to the shape of the temple area and should be left natural as possible. Anytime one shaves beyond the natural hairline, it can look odd and, after a few days, looks unsightly as it grows out.
Shaving the Neckline Too High
Never shave the back of the neck high into the hairline. It drives me nuts to see a barber block a haircut high into a
client’s neckline. This may look good for a minute, but two days after the haircut starts to grow out and stubble appears on the neck, the haircut will look like (insert your favorite expletive here).
For those who would like a higher, tighter neckline, opt for a taper instead as it will grow out more neatly. If you do like blocked or rounded (outlined) look, ask your barber to stick as closely to the natural hairline as possible so the hair will grow out evenly. It is also helpful to know the different types of hairline finishes so you can choose the one that is right for you. make sure you chat with your Artisan at length until you are totally satisfied that he understands what kind of service you need. When the Artisan arrives at the Gig location, make sure you reiterate all what was previously discussed over Chat, before the Gig starts.
Cutting Their Own Hair
Never cut your own hair. Unless you’re performing a simple buzz, which more after than not turns out to be a terrible mistake. your hair is best left in the hands of a professional.
Like your professional vetted iDitch Artisan, Your hair is such a huge part of your look, it’s important to get it done right.
Granted, there are ways to save money on haircuts and grooming, but most barbers and stylists go through fairly
extensive training before they are allowed to pick up a pair of shears. Cutting hair and delivery above standard services to your clients is not an easy feet and doing it right is not as easy as it looks….Embrace Change, Reinvent your lifestyle.
Shopping on Price Alone
Never shop for your haircut on price alone. As I mentioned above, your haircut is a huge part of your look. In my career as an Artisan, I have fixed more cheap chain and overpriced salon haircuts than I care to count.
Here at iDitch, our Artisans are vastly experienced in the art of hair Barbering and grooming, with an extensive array of years of experience, an iDitch Artisan knows what it takes to give you the client that great haircut that suits you face and personality. A great haircut is worth a little extra time and effort than going to a cheap, high-volume chain, but a high price doesn’t always mean you’ll get a great haircut. The decision on who cuts your hair should be based on a variety of factors such as your hair length and personal style. So, consider other factors before you choose an Artisan to style your hair!
Avoid These Mistakes
If you’re guilty of one of the above men’s hair mistakes, now you know. Consult your barber or stylist who can show you things like proper sideburn length and how to maintain your style between visits.
The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the Author . iDitch Technologies Inc is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis.
iDitch Technologies INC. 2018