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Time to talk about men's hair

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As I was reviewing past articles I have written, I realized one topic that was missing. I think that when it comes to hair we automatically think of the ladies and women's hair in general. What about the boys? Men's hair and grooming is a very large part of the cosmetology industry. The purchases of men's hair and grooming products has increased over 50 percent in the last five years. I think that tells us they have a place in the hair world too. I want to cover three key topics when it comes to men's hair:

1. Why choose a hair salon over a barber

The differences between a barber and cosmetologist are about 1,000 hours in school. A barber is licensed to shave your face with a straight edge razor, and a cosmetologist is not. The clear differences are that a barber usually is cheaper, you can walk in anytime and your haircut usually takes less time. Most of the time when you go to a hair salon an appointment is needed. Most of my male clients book with me every three to four weeks throughout the year. I book 30-45 minutes with them. The service includes a relaxing shampoo as well as a rinse off after the cut if clippers are used. A hairdresser is going to take the time to detail your haircut for you specifically and many tools and products can be used to achieve a look best for you. Hair salons have a large clientele, so don't be mistaken, men. The hair salon is not just for women.

2. Men can color their hair too

Most women may agree that men who are starting to grey tend to look more handsome and sophisticated. That being said, there is no rule out there that you can't color your hair. I just recommend that you don't grab a box, hide in the bathroom at home and then pretend that you didn't try to color it yourself (because I promise we can tell). There are some great products out there for you men who want to turn the clock back a few years. Paul Mitchell recently developed a men's color. It can be used to blend or completely cover your gray. It takes 10 minutes, can make you look 10 years younger and only costs $10!

3. Thinning hair?

I know, it is a sensitive subject. Men, let's just put it out there. It is OK and there really is nothing you can do about it. Well, other than contact Bosley for a hair transplant. You hair most likely is thinning and your hairline is probably receding (if it is not, you are one of the lucky ones). The more you try to ignore it or cover it, the worse it is going to look. No combovers, toupees etc. A good cut can really make you and your hair look its best. Hair color that is darker can make it look fuller as well as the use of some of the great styling products out there. When it just has gone too far then it is time to shave it. You are going to look younger and sexier with it shaved than leaving a few hairs on your head. Again, listen to the leading lady in your life and then your hairdresser for help with this subject. Don't be ashamed of it - you are not alone.

Men, you deserve a little attention too. Take the time to look your best.

Last modified on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 22:58

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