Getting a good haircut shouldn’t be rocket science, but it’s often tough to communicate with your barber effectively to get what you want. The Art of Manliness has a guide to getting the perfect haircut, and that includes the lingo you should use.
The old tricks of general style coupled with a photo of some celebrity you fancy yourself as certainly work, but you’ll still need to get into specifics. The Art of Manliness suggests starting with how much you’d like taken off, then move into the taper (the gradual change of hair length between the neck and the top), the neckline (blocked, rounded, or tapered), the texture (choppy, razored, layered, or thinned out), the arches (the curve around your ear), and finally how you want your sideburns done. It’s a lot of information to process, so check out the post at The Art of Manliness to get yourself prepared for your next visit.
Get the Perfect Haircut: How to Talk to Your Barber | The Art of Manliness via Reddit