Combing one’s hair might be a little more difficult that you think. Sure, and fool can grab a 99-cent plastic comb and run it through that tangled mess (and I wish more of you would!), but do you know how to get a really impeccable look? I’ve got some tips to help you get it done.
Think Conservative – You are not in high school any more. Leave the mullet and spikes in the attic and come out to play with the professionals. Milk crates are not furniture and that hair style you were sporting in your freshman year of college needs to be thrown out with them. Walk into a barber shop (a real one – not one of these chain stores who also cut men’s hair) and talk to the barber. He should be your friend, and you should get to know him. Explain that you are looking for a professional appearance and he will take care of you.
Get A Good Comb – Look, in a pinch, that cheap comb from the front desk at the hotel will work. But you owe it to yourself to get a quality comb that will be with you throughout your life. Buy a good one and never look back. Need advice on a good comb? Talk to your barber. He has tried them all and uses them professionally. He’ll tip you off to the right piece.
Hair Gels, etc. – A light touch is needed here. Slopping down a handful of gel in your hair will make you look like a cheap tart at the hookers’ Halloween party. Go for the minimum needed and not a single drop more. Don’t get the cheap Walmart stuff either. Talk to your barber about will work best for your needs. See, that barber guy is becoming an important part of your life.
Sideburns – Don’t forget to keep them trimmed. Again, stay conservative with these. Short to medium length only, unless you are sporting a well trimmed beard. More on beards another day.
Here’s a good video on how to take crappy hair and make it look more professional.