June 18th is National Splurge Day. Maybe you’ve been waiting for a sign to get a few new pieces into your wardrobe. Time for a new TV? Kitchen appliances? How about in your grooming routine? Whichever way you choose to spoil yourself (and you should!), consider these 6 barber services that will surely have you feeling pampered. These services are usually considered add-ons and can be pricey because of the time they take and extra TLC the barber is giving your hair, skin, and overall experience. Despite the price tag, you won’t regret it. Here are our 6 ways to treat yourself at the barber.
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Custom Design Cuts
You’ve probably seen these at World Series games, a wild college spring break, or honestly, just because! A custom design cut is something you’d ask your barber to “carve” into your hair. Think of it like a temporary tattoo on your head. These are super fun if you have an event coming up and want to make a statement. As you can see, these designs take time are are typically only done by skilled barbers. Sometimes, barbers will get even fancier and add color to make the design more visible and accurate!
Straight Razor Shave & Brow Sculpting
A service that’s a little more common but still a great way to treat yourself at the barber is a straight razor shave. This is a hyper close shave to your skin, and leaves your face feeling smooth and clean. This is great for when you have an event that night and want to show up looking and feeling your best. If you shave at home, maybe you’re used to using a steel blade razor to regularly get rid of your stubble. Any time a barber takes a straight razor to your face, you’ll undoubtably notice the difference. A straight razor performs a much closer shave, and when done correctly, has much less chance of irritating your skin.
Brow sculpting is another face-focused service that can really sharpen your look when walking out of the barber shop. Brow sculpting is exactly what it sounds like! A barber can have multiple different methods for cleaning up the rogue hairs that have outgrown around your brow area. These could be anything from plucking, to waxing, or even threading. Speaking of facial hair removal, ask your barber to additionally clean up the hairs in your nose and even your ears. The hair in those places definitely has a purpose, but not when they start to grow so long that you can see them poking out of places they shouldn’t be. Cleaning up more than just the hair on your head will certainly have you feeling pampered and looking your best.
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Whether you’ve experimented with fun and bright colors in the past, or just want to cover up some grays that have popped out over the years, asking your barber for a color refresh can be a good idea. If that’s not your thing, we stand by rocking the salt and pepper look. It’s sometimes assumed that adding hair color to your barber appointment will provide a drastic change—not the case! Sometimes hair color is merely applied to reinvigorate the hair, giving it that rich color you’re aiming for.
Try not to fall asleep! This may feel like the ultimate way to treat yourself at the barber because a huge part of it is simply to relax. A barber will often apply a hot, moist towel to your face to soften up your skin and prepare it for the straight razor. It opens up your pores and makes the shaving process even more smooth. This can be for hair around your beard area, brows, and more.
Nails & Massages
Ways to treat yourself at the barber go beyond just hair. Some barbers offer services like manicures, pedicures, and massages. At certain shops, you could be having your nails cleaned while having your hair cut. Talk about feeling spoiled! You could walk out of your barber shop feeling cleaned, groomed and polished from head to toe.
Cheers to Treating Yourself
Last but not least, some barbershops even offer alcoholic beverages while you’re sitting for your service. This has become more common elsewhere in the beauty industry too, like at nail salons, for examples. Whether you’re with friends or just unwinding after a long day at work, sipping on a cold one while getting your hair cut is becoming the best way to treat yourself and relax. Your barber will likely offer to bring you a beverage when you sit in their chair, but it never hurts to ask!
How will you treat yourself during your next visit to the barber? Take advantage of National Splurge Day on June 18th, you deserve it. Book with your favorite professional near you on Booksy.