4 Tips To Keep Your Men From Cheating
Male clients are your most loyal, especially if you focus on the details—like nailing that beard blend. Keep your men from cheating with these four tips from Floyd’s 99, a company that has had millions of male client interactions and knows what men want!
The Wow Technique
Anyone can use a texturizing shear to blend weight out of the parietal ridge, but a true expert will use the razor-over-comb technique. This helps blend, soften and take weight out of this transition area, creating a “wow” factor that your clients will notice!
- Use a sharp feather razor to remove excess weight when blending around the parietal ridge.
- From underneath the section, lift the hair straight out with a comb to create tension.
- Glide the feather razor back and forth across the comb, making sure to texturize no deeper than the midshaft.
Texturizing The Top
Maximize your time! You can texturize the top of the hair using the same feather razor you just used on the parietal ridge.
- Take hair in fingerwidth sections parallel to your partings and glide the razor gently across the top of the section from the midshaft to the ends.
- Be careful not to take off length! Only take out about 10 percent of the weight to give a textured, disheveled look.
- Avoid taking any weight out around the front recession area of the hairline.
Blending the Beard
This is an essential part of the haircut. You want to create a clean transition from the haircut to the beard for a polished and complete look. This small detail will set you apart from other stylists and will keep your clients coming back.
- For a simple beard fade, use the shortest length of the hair by the top of the ear as a guide. Don’t fade past the middle of the ear. **For a more dramatic fade, you can take the transition lower, but make sure you consult with your client first!**
- Anchor the comb vertically against the side of the head at the transition area. Pivot the comb at a slight angle away from the face, and use trimmers to blend.
- Don’t be afraid to do some freehand detail work with trimmers or scissors.
Taper the Neckline
The difference between a good haircut and a great haircut is how well it grows out. Tapering the neckline is an easy way to give men a clean finish and a longer-lasting cut.
- Tapering the neckline can be done on a variety of hairstyles from short fades to longer businessmen cuts.
- Floyd’s 99 suggests tapering the hairline down to the skin if the hair is a #4 guard (½ inch) or shorter.
- Do not take the taper higher than the occipital bone.