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.
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.
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.
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.