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How To Ask Barber For You Want Haircut

Many times, I hear people say they have no idea how to ask for the haircut they want, mainly because they don’t want to say the wrong thing and get a crummy haircut just because what they saw on Instagram as a “side-part undercut skin-fade” may be totally different from what I or another barber might interpret that to be. The amount of insider lingo out there is intimidating

Disclaimer: If you do use insider lingo after reading this, it’s no worries! We won’t judge you for one second. We are only concerned with getting you the look you want, no matter how we get there or what words help us get on the same page.

When Devin first came to the barbershop, he had super long, blonde hair. He wasn’t quite sure what he wanted to do, so over the past few haircuts we’ve been trying different, slightly shorter styles until we landed here. He wouldn’t have known how to ask for this haircut in particular, but I’m going to tell you the same thing I told him to ask for next time in language that every barber or hair dresser should understand.

We try our best not to use inside lingo. It’s confusing for you and it makes the whole experience intimidating and you worry you’re being judged for not saying the “right” things.

We believe it’s our job to figure out how you want your hair cut and make it work for your head and lifestyle, so we will keep the fancy words about bone structure and cutting techniques and everything else to ourselves for the most part. After all, you didn’t study to be a Master Barber, we did. 

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Here’s what you need to say

  1. Keep the top long, textured, and blended into the sides and back.
  2. Keep some weight or length on the sides.
  3. Taper the bottom almost down to skin.
  4. Tell them (or me) how you will be styling it. In this case, its messy, loose, and pushed back.

Don’t worry about whether this is called an Undercut or a David Beckham or a Brad Pitt from some movie. Your barber basically just needs to know how short you want your hair in those three places. Top, sides, & bottom. If you’ve ever booked an appointment with us, you’ll remember we didn’t ask you much more than that. Stick to commonly used words like long/short, weight, and texture and you’re good to go. 

Styling this haircut

To achieve the finished look, we used a blow dryer to get the hair moving in the right direction and tossed a small scoop of XXX Natural Pomade in to give it hold while maintaining a natural shine and loose feel.

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How To Choose Women’s Haircut For Face Shape

It’s really important to choose a haircut for peoples who know your face shape. So you’ve got a great haircut and show your most bright side.

Face shapes include: oblong face,square face,diamond face,triangle face,heart face,round face,oval face. Let’s introduce the characteristics of different faces and suitable hairstyles one by one!

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1. Oblong face

Oblong face is called Rectangular face.
Rectangular faces are long and narrow with squared jaws and squared hairlines.

This face shape is very strong and can come off as too masculine if the hairstyle does not accentuate the face properly.

Bangs look very good because they balance out the length of the face and soften the forehead.

Wispy bangs and layers are very flattering. Side bangs look great as well.


  • Bangs are very flattering, especially short or medium length
  • Hairstyles that create fullness at the sides of the face
  • Wispy or side swept bangs to soften the forehead


  • Very long and flat hairstyles
  • Up-do’s make your face look even longer
  • Center parts bring too much attention to the top of the head


Rihanna,Maggie Q,Chloe Sevigny,Jennifer Garner,Eva Mendes,Ashley Simpson.

2. Square face

If your face is square, you have a wide jawline and a wide hairline and your face is not very tall.

Your hairstyle should aim to soften the edges of your jaw and forehead to make them look rounder.

Shorter hairstyles that accentuate the cheekbones and fall onto the face look great.

MEDIUM or LONG haircut look best. Hair worn over the forehead and long wispy curls or waves look

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  • Short to medium length hairstyles
  • Wispy bangs that fall over the forehead
  • Styles that accentuate the cheekbones
  • Off center parts


  • Long, straight haircut with center parts
  • Straight blunt cut bangs
  • Straight bob ending at jawline


Rachel McAdams,Diane Kruger,Margot Robbie,Gwyneth Paltrow,Olivia Wilde.

3. Diamond face

A diamond shaped face is widest at the cheekbones and temples. The forehead and jawline are equally narrow.

Hairstyles that accentuate your wonderful bone structure like jaw length bobs tucked behind the ears will look great!

Avoid short cropped hairstyles that are spiky and add too much height.

Side swept bangs look great as well as side parts.

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  • Most styles will look good on you!
  • Longer hair styles tucked behind the ears
  • Pixie cuts


  • Long bangs
  • Wearing your hair over your face
  • Short cuts with lots of volume on top


Megan Fox,Tyra Banks,Mallika Sherawat,Viola Davis.

4. Triangle face

A triangle shaped face has a wide jawline and a narrow forehead and is the most uncommon of face shapes.Also known as the pear face shape.

Short hairstyles with lots of volume and curl can look great with this face shape but be careful not to add to much bulk or volume to the top of the head.

You should choose a hairstyle that accentuates the forehead and narrows the jawline. Lots of fullness at the top of your head looks great (especially up-dos).

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  • Short hairstyles with waves or curls
  • Off center parts
  • Hairstyles with fullness at the temples and crown
  • Hairstyles that taper at the jawline


  • Long hairstyles that draw attention to the jawline
  • Center parts
  • Too much height at the crown


Meghan Markle,Billie Piper,Ellie Kemper,Minnie Driver.

5. Heart face

If you have a heart shaped face, chin length cuts (like a bob or A-Line) are most flattering. If you add bangs, you can pretty much pull off any cut available, even very long styles as long as they accentuate the jawline and narrow the face.

Curly/wavy hairstyles look especially nice and draw attention away from your jawline.

Side swept bangs help to even out your face shape and are very flattering.

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  • Pixie cuts with side swept bangs
  • A-Line cuts that end at the chin
  • Long hairstyles with lots of waves and fullness


  • Short hairstyles without bangs
  • Lots of volume at the crown
  • Slicked back looks that reveal the forehead


Taylor Swift,Victoria Beckham,Reese Witherspoon,Kate Hudson,Ashley Greene.

6. Round face

Round shaped faces need hair styles that slim the face.

For short to medium length hairstyles, try an off center part to break up the center line of your face.

Creating volume at the top of your head will help lengthen the face and narrow the roundness of your face.

Your cheeks are the widest part of your face so avoid hairstyles that accentuate that part of your face.

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  • Short hairstyles that are swept back from the face
  • Off center parts
  • Hairstyles that allow you to create fullness and volume at the crown


  • Parting your hair in the center
  • Hairstyles that end at the cheeks
  • Blunt cut bangs
  • Hairstyles with too much fullness at the sides of the face


Jennifer Lawrence,Emma Bunton,Gigi Hadid,Kylie Jenner,Kate Upton.

7. Oval face

Oval shaped faces are the most versatile types of faces. They can pull of most styles of hair and allow the most experimenting!

You can wear SHORTMEDIUM, and LONG hairstyles with ease.

Because your face is so proportionate, don’t be afraid to show it off! You will look your best with styles that are off your face.


  • Many types of hairstyles that interest you
  • Styles that are clean and off your face
  • Different lengths


• Covering your face with heavy bangs
• Brushing your hair over your face


Jennifer Lopez,Jessica Alba,Kate Beckinsale,Jessica Biel,Charlize Theron.