Choose the Right Hairstyle

You can be the best dressed fellow in the whole town, but if your hair isn’t tamed you’ve thrown your whole game off. Your hair is always your finishing touch to the perfect outfit so you want to make sure when getting your haircut you are choosing the best style for you face shape. The best hairstyles for face shapes are:

  • Oval Shape- Pushed back and long, Side part and short, Undercut, Fringe Up
  • Square Shape- Crew Cut, Undercut, Faux Hawk, Slicked Back Side Part
  • Oblong Shape- Side Part, Buzz Cut, Fringed Up, Side Fringe
  • Triangle Shape- Fringed Up, Side Fringe, Side Part
  • Round Shape- Faux Hawk with Short Sides, Fringe Up, Undercut, Quiff
  • Diamond shape- Quiff, Long Hair Pushed Back, Faux Hawk, Side Fringe
  • Heart Shaped- Long Fringe, Side Parted Long, Pushed Back, Undercut

If you are unsure of what shape your face is your barber/stylist can help you out with that. If you need help styling your hair as well, be sure to ask your barber/stylist how to do so using one of our many great products. We have a range of products from something shiny to a more matte looking, from a firm hold to a light hold and anything in between.  Never leave the house without making sure you have a dapper haircut to match your outfit.

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How To Maintain A Top Notch Beard

Beard season is among us and while some may be an expert beard grower or you are new to the whole facial hair experience there are a few tips and tricks to keeping it looking top-notch for any occasion. A lot of growing your beard revolves around how you properly take care of it. Moisturizing your beard with our very own beard oil or a beard balm is essential to how it will look throughout the day. With your beard oil, you will only need a couple drops for a short beard and 6-7 for your longer bearded men. As your beard continues to get longer, getting a regular trim and lineup will give it a more clean cut, chiseled look as well as training your beard with a boar bristle brush and comb. When it comes to washing your beard it is best to use a beard wash 2-3 times per week rather than your regular shampoo because your regular shampoo can cause it to become brittle and break as well as dry your skin out. If you feel like your beard is too coarse or lacking hydration, a beard softener is a reliable conditioner that will not only bring back hydration to your beard, but the skin underneath as well.

Keep your beards looking spectacular this season with a beard and mustache grooming with our very talented staff.

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Facials

The benefits of facials are abundant. If you’re looking to relax and de-stress, facials are an amazing way to unwind. Facials are a great way to take care of your skin – the procedure cleanses the skin while removing impurities and unclogging pores. This is essential for people suffering from acne because many clients who receive regular facials notice improvements almost immediately. Other benefits of facials include; preventing signs of aging, treat acne scars, boosts blood circulation in the face, and boosts collagen. One huge myth about skin care and facials is its feminine, and many men believe that taking care of your skin and treating it with facials is something only women do. This is false! Everyone should be taking great care of their skin. You want your skin to look good for the ladies right? Schedule a facial now with Victoria to learn about the importance of skin care and relaxing, and kick start your skin care journey today

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Waxing

Waxing is becoming more and more popular in modern barbershops all over the country. The benefits of waxing are immense which is exactly why this form of hair removal is on trend. Benefits of waxing include no cuts or nicks to the skin, and if any irritation occurs, it shouldn’t last more than 24 hours. Waxing specifically the beard area creates a cleaner and smoother look to the beard. Trust me guys, women love a clean and crisp beard. Waxing gives lasting results; it lasts much longer than shaving because hair is actually pulled from the root. Consistently waxing slows hair growth overtime. Hair does not grow back thicker or faster because of waxing; that is a myth. The downside of shaving your facial hair cuts the hair at an angle which causes that rough texture of the hair. Waxing pulls the hair out by the root so that when it does grow back, it grows back much softer. The Bates and Brown team encourages all of you to try a wax service at the shop, you will not regret it!

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Benefits Of Massage

Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever. Some people like to get a massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection, while for others it is helpful for those who suffer from:

-Anxiety

-Digestive orders

-Fibromyalgia

-headaches

-Temporomandibular joint pain

-increase range of motion

-lower blood pressure

-ease depression

reduce inflammatiion

-insomnia related to stress

-Myofacial pain syndrome

-soft tissue strains/injury

-sports injuries

-improve cardiovascular health

 

The physical manipulation in massage has two major physical effects: Increase in blood and lymph circulation. Relaxation and normalization of the soft tissue (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments), which releases nerves and deeper connective tissues.

 

It is always a great idea to get a massage of any kind, whether it is just more relaxation or therapeutic at least once a month to keep your body regulated.  People heavily involved in sports should have a massage as often as two to three times per week during periods of intense training and less often—perhaps once or twice a month—during the off-season. Massages help athletes reach peak physical fitness while giving some protection from injury.

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