Does your dad, or any of the men in your life, need a cut or new hair style? When it comes to men and haircuts, guys need to decide whether to go to a hair stylist in a salon or a barber shop. Both provide similar services, but with key differences. Knowing what these differences are can help you choose the right services for your next men’s haircut! The Barber Shop Most men have been to a barber shop at some point in their life. These are typically a no-frills experience, where the haircare professional specializes in shorter hair that is usually cut with clippers, rather than scissors. This means: if you are looking for a standard cookie-cutter haircut, such as a buzzcut or military-style cut, in which you are essentially just chopping off some length, you would be well-suited at a barber shop. Hair Stylists in a Hair Salon The main difference in a hair salon with a stylist, rather than a barber, is variety and versatility. Stylists use scissors instead of clippers, which means a wider range of styles (which include the length, fade, texture, and more). If you are opting to maintain a longer length, a stylist would be recommended. A more personalized approach When it comes to getting a haircut in a traditional hair salon, you will get a more personalized experience. You start off with a consultation when arriving at your appointment where your stylist will ask you what your desired look is, how much time you’re willing to spend styling your hair everyday, and also take into account your profession and lifestyle -- and, at the same time, analyzing your hair texture and facial structure. All of this matters because it will help your stylist give you a haircut that is tailored to not only your looks, but your maintenance needs as well. Aside from greater versatility in your cut when opting for a stylist, salons offer hair color as well. If you’ve ever wanted to partially cover gray hair or get some highlights for a natural-looking change in your style, a professional colorist in a hair salon is the best choice. Furthemore, a professional hairdresser can also help you address other areas of concern such as hair thinning, scalp issues, dandruff, or sensitivity. During consultation, your hairdresser will prescribe specific in-salon hair treatments and the best hair care regimen for at-home care. The End Goal Choosing a salon or barber for your hair needs ultimately comes down to the goals that you have for your cut. If you’re looking for a personalized haircut that will match your look and lifestyle, a professional stylist will work with you for a new look that will boost your mood, and your confidence. Book your appointment by visiting our website here, or click here to purchase a gift card today and gift to your dad or any special man in your life.