Barber didn't quite understand what I was trying to get done to my hair... Oh well, it'll grow back.
i finally found a barber that understood what i wanted with my hair. every time i go to a barber i ask for 1 on the side cut the top a little. they usually do a 1.5 or 2 on the side and chop a lot off the top. i think the key was telling him i wanted high contrast