Barbershops are not just for men. Sure, about 90% of barbershop customers are men. However, the number of women who go to barbershops is steadily increasing. In the year 2018, very few styling services are “just for men” or “just for women”. The truth is that you should get your haircut wherever you feel comfortable. For many women, that place just may be a barbershop. Not sure if the barbershop is right for you? Keep reading to discover the many reasons women are trying it out.
Short hair on women is trending right now, and for good reason. Chances are that your favorite celebrity has rocked a shorter cut recently. There’s a short style out there for everyone. You can copy Emma Watson’s feminine, simple haircut. For an edgier, choppy style, look to Ruby Rose or Kristen Stewart. Barbers tend to be more experienced with short hair than traditional hairstylists. Your barber knows a wide range of short hairstyles, and they can tell you which one best suits your facial structure. So if you know you want short hair, but you aren’t sure about the details, your barber can help.
In general, men’s cuts are more precise. If you prefer cleaner lines and attention to detail, a barber might be the best choice for you. This is especially true if you want to rock an undercut. Barbers love to experiment with undercut designs. Although traditional hairstylists may have experience with men’s cuts or undercuts, a barber will have far more in their portfolio. So don’t shy away from the undercut or pixie cut you found on Pinterest — your barber is experienced in meticulous cuts and clean lines.
Another reason some short-haired women prefer barbershops? The overall experience is far different from that of an upscale salon. Not every woman cares about lavish waiting rooms and luxurious amenities — and that’s perfectly okay! If you want a quick, no-frills short haircut, the barbershop is the place to be. A bonus? A barbershop haircut is usually a bit cheaper than a short haircut at a traditional salon. Regular trims and general upkeep won’t break the bank. You’ll have more time and money to spend on other things. It’s cheaper, faster and easier — what’s not to love?
Ready to give barbershops a try? The Ultimate Barber is one of the top barbershops in Virginia. You can find us at 2712 Jefferson Davis Highway in Alexandria or give us a call at 571-483-0032. Download our free mobile app available on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.