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post #526 of 1081
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Beeswax based product doesn't work good on wavy or curly hair. It makes it more so. You need something that dries, not just coats the hair.

any recommendations?

I am currently using american crew fiber, I am trying to do the simple comb over look. What do you guys think? The pictures with the red shirt are right when I got the hair cut and the other ones are of today. I applied the product around 11 am and I have been outside eating dinner/talking for the past 4 hours.






post #527 of 1081
I mean you pretty much have it. American Crew Fiber never worked for me. Are you satisfied with it though? I don't think it looks bad at all. A product by American Crew that I used that I thought was pretty good was their Firm Hold styling cream. It came in a squeeze container, which was different than most of their round containers. It also had tea tree oil in it, which helps keep the flakes away. It dires a bit more than the beeswax heavy products so when you get out of the shower and towel dry your hair and it is laying nice you can put it in right away and it will dry before your hair starts curling up again. Give it a shot.

But Cal, you goto dinner at 11am and it lasts for 4 hours? You live the life, man!
post #528 of 1081
Only thing I'd change is I like to fade the side burns. Its a little tricky to do, I just use a trimmer on 2" then swipe it quickly whenever I shave my stubble (every 1-2 days).

Example:

post #529 of 1081
See I like a longer burn, but not grown in too much as you can see in this pic snapped of me: 1a4a32f1.jpg
post #530 of 1081

I've been in a phase where I haven't been too partial to sideburns, but Patrick definitely has the style nailed. 

 

I'm also a fan of the fades.

post #531 of 1081
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Originally Posted by Paisan View Post

I've been in a phase where I haven't been too partial to sideburns, but Patrick definitely has the style nailed. 

I'm also a fan of the fades.

Admittedly, that photo was taken the day after a haircut and by guy trims them back pretty well. He also gets the unibrow. By the end of the next two weeks the burns get a bit out of control and he weed wacks them. For all of the effort I spend on my hair, I am not too fuddy duddy about the surrounding things on my face.
post #532 of 1081
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Admittedly, that photo was taken the day after a haircut and by guy trims them back pretty well. He also gets the unibrow. By the end of the next two weeks the burns get a bit out of control and he weed wacks them. For all of the effort I spend on my hair, I am not too fuddy duddy about the surrounding things on my face.
Does he shave your unibrow? You should never do that... just pluck with tweezers.
post #533 of 1081
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Originally Posted by Rookje View Post

Does he shave your unibrow? You should never do that... just pluck with tweezers.

I don't have time for being that fuddy duddy. when he is cleaning my neck with the clippers I just tell him to hit in between my eyes quick.

My girlfriend actually likes it grown in so I look like Frieda.
post #534 of 1081
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I mean you pretty much have it. American Crew Fiber never worked for me. Are you satisfied with it though? I don't think it looks bad at all. A product by American Crew that I used that I thought was pretty good was their Firm Hold styling cream. It came in a squeeze container, which was different than most of their round containers. It also had tea tree oil in it, which helps keep the flakes away. It dires a bit more than the beeswax heavy products so when you get out of the shower and towel dry your hair and it is laying nice you can put it in right away and it will dry before your hair starts curling up again. Give it a shot.

But Cal, you goto dinner at 11am and it lasts for 4 hours? You live the life, man!

I am not satisfied with it frown.gif It may have something to do with the guy that cut my hair, I went and he practically told me that I was just going to have to live with my hair and that nothing could be done about the curls and I should just accept it. plain.gif I think that when someone does the comb-over, the hair is not suppose to be cut evenly. I am going to see my barber sometime this week and see what he thinks, freaking 40 USD on a haircut that sucked IMO.

When my hair is cut short it is not curly so that may be helping. I will look into that once I am done with the fiber, hopefully it doesn't leave my hair super shiny (like gel does).

lol, I applied the product at 11 am and then I went about my day. At 8 I went out for dinner and it lasted about four hours with the talking.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Admittedly, that photo was taken the day after a haircut and by guy trims them back pretty well. He also gets the unibrow. By the end of the next two weeks the burns get a bit out of control and he weed wacks them. For all of the effort I spend on my hair, I am not too fuddy duddy about the surrounding things on my face.
Does he shave your unibrow? You should never do that... just pluck with tweezers.

Yeah I pluck, takes up some time but I don't like the uni-brow look.
post #535 of 1081
He is right though, you have to live with your hair, or grow it out and flatiron it, or get it chemically treated.
post #536 of 1081

So my hair is long as shit.  A year ago today was the last time I got my hair cut.  I got it cut at Baxter Finley on La Cienega.  They did an awesome job but when I called on Thursday and told them that I need a haircut but my hair is almost down to my shoulders,the guy on the phone seemed hesitant.  I was calling about an appointment for today -- forgetting that they only do appointments on the same day.  He told me to call back today and they'd have to see if anyone was available that has experience with long hair.

 

I know that Baxter Finley is a barbershop-style place though.  Where does a guy go to get his long hair cut? I want to keep it on the longer side too.  And I don't want to go to Supercuts or something.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?  Perhaps someone knows a place in LA in Hollywood or on the Westside where I live?

 

Thanks!

post #537 of 1081
Does anyone have anything good to say about super cuts/TGIF (or whatever it's called) / sports clips?
post #538 of 1081
I was reading Phat Guidos blog recently and something surprised me. He said to stay away from salons and such and stick with old school traditional barbers for good professional cuts. My experience says the exact opposite. My experience with haircuts is that you get what you pay for. Most of the old school places use clippers for most of the cut, which is lazy and, imo, not the best. There is no control with clippers. My guy was trained by Vidal Sassoon and does the whole job with a pair of scissors and it takes him a long time. Perhaps if you have easy hair and want some sort of military looking haircut it works, but for me, I disagree.
post #539 of 1081
Dang in my experience the old school places use scissors and the salons (super cuts and the like) use clippers. I went to a upscale saloon close to me and the guy who gut my hair practically used clippers the entire time.

How short can they cut hair with scissors?
post #540 of 1081
Don't confuse salon with Supercuts. Place like that aren't an option. I am saying high end salon. You don't want to know how much I pay for haircuts.
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