The Benefits of Going to a Barbershop

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The natural hair movement has taken the world by storm, encouraging women to transition from processed to natural hair. Women everywhere are transitioning, doing big chops and even second big chops. With new hair comes new style options and some of the most popular styles, especially with summer coming up, are short and tapered cuts. Instagram accounts like The Cut Life, Mrs_Tahirah, Step The Barber and ShortNaturalHairtyle all feature women with short natural hair ranging from TWA’s to tapered cuts to fades.

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Most naturals usually style their own hair but when your rocking a short or tapered cut you might want to add some extra edge to your style. This is when you consult a professional.  While most people think to go to a professional stylist, a professional barber is at many times a better option. Here are some of the great benefits to going to a barbershop for you next cut.

Saving Money

At a salon you usually get a wash and condition, a blow dry, and a style and that can add up. You don’t get that at a barber shop but the cost of your cut won’t be any more than $28. As a natural, you’re probably used to washing your own hair anyway and saving money is always a benefit.

Saving Time

Because all your getting is a trim and shape up the amount of time you spend their gets cut in half as well. No more all day trips to the salon. Just ask your barber “How many you got?”, and he should give you an estimate for how long he’ll be.

Masters of Their Craft

Barbers are masters of their craft. The precision and detail in their cuts are unmatched. This makes them the best choice if you want a soft line up, clean taper or dope fade. If you are a natural that loves to try fun new styles and designs, book an appointment at your local barbershop.

If by the end of this article you are convinced to hit up your local barbershop for your next cut here is a great video by Iesha Hodges with some great tips for how to pick a barber and what to expect on your first trip.


  • Reply Jeanine May 4, 2018 at 6:31 am

    I tried going to the barber twice. Both times it was a disaster. I have to do a big chop for my hair ro recover from the last cut.

    • Reply Ariane Williams May 4, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Oh no! Sorry to hear that :-(. Did you show them a picture of the style you wanted? I find this to be helpful.

      • Reply Jeanine May 4, 2018 at 3:06 pm

        Yes, I showed a picture the 2nd r
        Yes, the second time I went to a barber’ I showed him a picture.

        • Reply Ariane Williams May 7, 2018 at 12:16 am

          🙁 Maybe it was the shop you went to, sorry to hear this.

  • Reply Gerty Gift June 19, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    I really liked what you said about not having to spend as much time at the salon. I already have short hair and haven’t been very satisfied with the cuts I’ve had there. My friend recommended going to a barber, but I didn’t know that it would be so much less and faster. I think that I’ll look around for a barber for my next cut.

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