You’re in a new city, and you are far from your usual barber. Yet, you suddenly feel the need to have your hair cut. How can you choose who to trust with your hair?
You could do some Googling to find well-respected barbers. But that’s not necessary. It’s easy for you to determine the quality of a barbershop by paying attention to certain aspects.
- It is easy to determine if a barbershop really is worth it is by observing how difficult it is for you to get an appointment. It’s unlikely that the shop is well-liked by locals if you can get an appointment the same day at a popular time (after work hours or during lunch). It’s not necessarily a sign that the shop isn’t open for appointments. It’s okay as long as the shop is busy.
- While you wait for your cut, notice how long customers spend in the chair. Customers who leave the chair in less than 15 minutes are likely not receiving the best care. A slow and methodical haircut is better than a hasty one when it comes to hairstyles.
- Although it may seem insignificant, shop decor and the friendliness of staff matter. These details can be a sign that a shop is paying attention to other areas (like your hair).
- It is important to pay attention during a haircut. Although it might be too late, you have the power to decide if you will be back. Was your cape properly secured by the barber? Did they ask how you would like your hair cut? Did they follow all your instructions? You shouldn’t shop there if they don’t.
This article was written by a master barber at Goodfellas Barbershop in St.Petersburg FL. Goodfellas is the best barber shop in St. Petersburg FL, specializing in modern barbering with traditional techniques. We offer all types of cuts and styles as well as straight razor shaves and beard trimming with precision detailing. Family-owned and operated since 2012.