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post #751 of 1207

Need some suggestions for really top notch NYC salons. I've been a barber guy for the entirety of my short life, but after coming to NYC for college I am no longer able to hit the same local barber I have for the last decade-plus. This comes at a time when I am breaking away from the same-old haircuts I've always had and have really started trying to define my style and myself. I've always had the mop or the crew cut/text-book short preppy haircut that all american children seem to sport at one point or another; more recently I've moved over to the more youthful take of the side part that seems to be becoming ubiquitous among the more style-conscious younger men of the city. I want something a little more rakish, short (as my hair has really grown out) and at the risk of sounding clique and stupid, sexy. Gotta attract those females doncha know haha. Obviously that last part is 99% personality/"you" and all that entails, 1% style/hair/grooming, etc.

 

Even so, I feel like its incredibly silly to indulge one's propensity for splurging on and curating ones clothes and neglect hair as I know I and many people do. Hair is as defining as clothes in my ways and its gotta be one fo the most visually impacting things on a person. I got cuts at Frank's Chop shop (decidedly meh, before I found SF) and Takimi Chair (which was good, but left a good bit to be desired in the cut -- it didn't really achieve what I wanted and cost me $110 while leaving me somewhat unsatisfied). I am willing to spend ~$100 or even a little more if absolutely necessary, I just want to be satisfied with a haircut for once in my life.... I've done hours of research on yelp, google, etc, etc but at this point I'd rather go by the words of people whose style I actually like and have seen than nameless e-peoples. Hence why I come to you, the gentlemen of the SF hair thread.

 

With regards to my hair, I have thick, black Indian hair. It comes in very fast and goes from pretty straight while shorter to wavy once it reaches medium-long length. Facially I have a bit of an oval face I think. I've (at the suggestion of the stylist at Takimi Chair) been using Kiehl's leave-in conditioner and organic shampoo for the past few months as my basic grooming regimen, though after perusing this thread I am seriously considering switching to Dr. Broners 'poo and acid wash conditioner as per PB's research and suggestions.

 

My hair styles nicely even at the length it is at if I take the time to tame it (which is thanks to the pretty decent job takimichair did with it las time, considering I haven't cut it in ~2+ months), with the exception of the disgusting "wings" and stupid amount of hair I have on the sides. It's gotten bushy, and I mean that in the worst way possible.  I want something classy (i.e. I need to be able to sit at an interview for a respectable financial and/or legal corporation and not look like a hipster nutjob), but I want something more fashion forward, a bit more classically rugged  (the '20s or a more modern/stylish take of the late '50s/early '60s coem to mind, I don't want to come of as metro or urban or whatever, I want something more masculine and less fussy) with something of a modern edge. Also on the shorter - medium length of the spectrum. In a word, rakish? Why must it be so impossibly hard to pin down the perfect haircut? le sigh

 

I like goslings haircut (duh, looks great... on him), and I'm really liking the '20s style undercut/clippered sides, long, slicked back top (a la michael pitt/boardwalk empire), and of course the pompadour/dean/modernized ivy. I'm just trying to figure out what direction to go/what would look good on the facial features I have. Also unsure how the '20s style cut would translate into a work environment, which si a serious concern. Also, its winter, so longer sides  would probably be something my ears would appreciate, but I digress.

 

Picture of my ugly mug, don't mind the tiredness and lack of styled hair, just finished some painful midterms -_-

 

 

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Thanks for reading my novel hahaha, but in all seriousness I really appreciate solid advice.


Edited by VirtruviusR - 11/28/12 at 3:42pm
post #752 of 1207

PB - Just wanted to say thank you for the Lush Big Tease recommendation (not to me personally, I've just seen you recommend it many times). Finally ordered some and I'm in love -- been using American Crew for ~9 months and it's not even a comparison. Have you tried Lush's other styling gel (Dirty Hair Cream)? Was thinking about ordering some just out of curiosity.

post #753 of 1207
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Originally Posted by WinterBlues View Post

You'll have to excuse my lack of hair knowledge haha, but it's very thick and fine, so it's hard to get it to "work together".  I don't really want it to shine, but instead look like it has as little (or no) product in it, but I'll do what I have to do to make it work.  I guess I would say I want it to be along these lines:






I think American Crew fiber, or that Baxter of Cali stuff would do this no problem.
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Originally Posted by VirtruviusR View Post

Need some suggestions for really top notch NYC salons. I've been a barber guy for the entirety of my short life, but after coming to NYC for college I am no longer able to hit the same local barber I have for the last decade-plus. This comes at a time when I am breaking away from the same-old haircuts I've always had and have really started trying to define my style and myself. I've always had the mop or the crew cut/text-book short preppy haircut that all american children seem to sport at one point or another; more recently I've moved over to the more youthful take of the side part that seems to be becoming ubiquitous among the more style-conscious younger men of the city. I want something a little more rakish, short (as my hair has really grown out) and at the risk of sounding clique and stupid, sexy. Gotta attract those females doncha know haha. Obviously that last part is 99% personality/"you" and all that entails, 1% style/hair/grooming, etc.

Even so, I feel like its incredibly silly to indulge one's propensity for splurging on and curating ones clothes and neglect hair as I know I and many people do. Hair is as defining as clothes in my ways and its gotta be one fo the most visually impacting things on a person. I got cuts at Frank's Chop shop (decidedly meh, before I found SF) and Takimi Chair (which was good, but left a good bit to be desired in the cut -- it didn't really achieve what I wanted and cost me $110 while leaving me somewhat unsatisfied). I am willing to spend ~$100 or even a little more if absolutely necessary, I just want to be satisfied with a haircut for once in my life.... I've done hours of research on yelp, google, etc, etc but at this point I'd rather go by the words of people whose style I actually like and have seen than nameless e-peoples. Hence why I come to you, the gentlemen of the SF hair thread.

With regards to my hair, I have thick, black Indian hair. It comes in very fast and goes from pretty straight while shorter to wavy once it reaches medium-long length. Facially I have a bit of an oval face I think. I've (at the suggestion of the stylist at Takimi Chair) been using Kiehl's leave-in conditioner and organic shampoo for the past few months as my basic grooming regimen, though after perusing this thread I am seriously considering switching to Dr. Broners 'poo and acid wash conditioner as per PB's research and suggestions.

My hair styles nicely even at the length it is at if I take the time to tame it (which is thanks to the pretty decent job takimichair did with it las time, considering I haven't cut it in ~2+ months), with the exception of the disgusting "wings" and stupid amount of hair I have on the sides. It's gotten bushy, and I mean that in the worst way possible.  I want something classy (i.e. I need to be able to sit at an interview for a respectable financial and/or legal corporation and not look like a hipster nutjob), but I want something more fashion forward, a bit more classically rugged  (the '20s or a more modern/stylish take of the late '50s/early '60s coem to mind, I don't want to come of as metro or urban or whatever, I want something more masculine and less fussy) with something of a modern edge. Also on the shorter - medium length of the spectrum. In a word, rakish? Why must it be so impossibly hard to pin down the perfect haircut? le sigh

I like goslings haircut (duh, looks great... on him), and I'm really liking the '20s style undercut/clippered sides, long, slicked back top (a la michael pitt/boardwalk empire), and of course the pompadour/dean/modernized ivy. I'm just trying to figure out what direction to go/what would look good on the facial features I have. Also unsure how the '20s style cut would translate into a work environment, which si a serious concern. Also, its winter, so longer sides  would probably be something my ears would appreciate, but I digress.

Picture of my ugly mug, don't mind the tiredness and lack of styled hair, just finished some painful midterms -_-






Thanks for reading my novel hahaha, but in all seriousness I really appreciate solid advice.

I think you have the perfect hair to work with honestly. You can make it do anything. I think you would look great in a 50's traditional haircut. Low fade shorter on the sides and longer on the top either parted or just pushed back. Where are you located, I might be able to recommend some good places for you?
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Originally Posted by scrolls View Post

PB - Just wanted to say thank you for the Lush Big Tease recommendation (not to me personally, I've just seen you recommend it many times). Finally ordered some and I'm in love -- been using American Crew for ~9 months and it's not even a comparison. Have you tried Lush's other styling gel (Dirty Hair Cream)? Was thinking about ordering some just out of curiosity.

Hate to break it to you, but they are discontinuing The Big Tease. Me and Connemara are pissed. I suggest you buy as many now as your budget will allow.

Dirty doesn't work well with my hair because my hair is very wavy and intensifies them. It is great if you have naturally straight hair that you don't need much hold with. The hold is nowhere near The Big Tease. The White Dove to all of this is that Lush usually releases a new product to replace an old one, so they might come out with something similar or better.
post #754 of 1207
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Originally Posted by AHShadow View Post

Hey everyone,
For a few years now I've been trying to find something to help me keep my hair up for a whole day and I have never been able too. My hair is very very thin and straight (normal? asian hair). My hair is around 2-3" inches long right now, but even when it is shorter I have a hard time keeping it up. For now, I'm using a mix of Gatsby (Pink) and Paul Mitchell Lab Elastic Shaping paste. When I actually do my hair in the mirror, it looks amazing for like two seconds and then it kinda flops and goes down a bit. During the day, I have to continuously replace my hair (even though it holds for a few seconds only). I was reading this thread a bit and I think I want to try the KMS Sea-Salt Spray to make my hair a bit thicker and I was thinking I could use either Baxter of California's Clay Pomade or Hairbond Moulder.
Hairstyle I want to go for would be similar to this (Sorry for 1D pic): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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And my hair looks like this (sorry for bad pic quality): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Thoughts??

Any input anyone? Thanks a lot! I'm getting pretty desperate with my hair and I would love a little help! Again sorry for the bad pictures!
post #755 of 1207
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Originally Posted by AHShadow View Post

Any input anyone? Thanks a lot! I'm getting pretty desperate with my hair and I would love a little help! Again sorry for the bad pictures!

d:fi extreme hold if getting your hair to stay up is your only concern.



Kevin Murphy Night RIder is by far the best stuff i've used, a little less hold but is much better overall.
post #756 of 1207

Hair questions here, been wondering if my hair recently is receding in the hairline of if I am just overthinking things. Need some advice on other hair ideas as well.

 

First of all my hairline is sorta high (little more than average I guess) so it may not be receding. I use to get a 7 on top and 4 on the sides to counter my rather thick hair and have just now recently grew it out to where I notice the hairline looking a little weird. The odd thing is though, I only really notice it on my left side (left seems to be thinner) and only really after I get a haircut. There any chance that my stylist is cutting one side shorter than the other?

 

Anyways, my hair is at medium length now where its a little shorter on the sides, little longer on top, and longer at the bangs (they come down a little before my eyebrows). Anyways, heres my question(s):

 

Thinking about going shorter on the sides and back next time I get a hair cut, would this counteract the hairline and more round shape of my face? I usually get scissors all over, should I just ask for really short scissors on the sides and back or maybe an 8-10 guard? Should I ask if she can make sure that both sides are equally thick?

 

Like I said, I have really thick hair. I have been using head and shoulders moisturizing shampoo/conditioner when I take showers (once a day). I try to not use too much because I know that keeping oils in your hair will make it less dry/thick.

 

What hair product to use? I currently use American Crew Fiber but am getting a little tired of it. Thinking maybe some sort of wax this time because I'm not afraid of a little more hold if it makes my hair look better. I just like to do up the front of my hair by either parting, spiking in front, mild fauxhawk, brad pit messy, ect.

 

Should I skip washing my hair everyday? I tried taking a showever one day without washing my hair but it felt rather nasty. I use a hair product every day so I usually need to wash it out.

 

Jesus, I know. Lots of questions. Apologiez, just need some suggestions lol.

post #757 of 1207

I generally shower and style my hair before going to bed. Is there any reason why I shouldn't? My hair is wavy, I don't blowdry, I spray in a bit on leave-in conditioner and hand style it with a bit of Regis molding paste (I had a stylist roommate years ago who worked there and recommended it for me). It dries overnight, and in the morning I run my fingers through it. The result is the look of not using product, but were I to not use product it would be a poofy mess. The product brings out my natural waves.

 

I've long envied the David Lynch look, and have cut my hair myself for a few years, generally just trimming short on the sides and leaving it longer on top. Sounds like I could get something like his look without too much variation, though I really should visit an actual stylist or barber if I'm switching things up.
 

post #758 of 1207

1000

 

Any haircut + facial hair recommendations ?

post #759 of 1207

Your clothes are a more urgent matter uhoh.gif

post #760 of 1207
From the rise of your jeans it looks like you shop the women's section. If your going to be taken seriously crop the picture to show just your head.
post #761 of 1207
I think a side part would suit you well. Not a jet slicked one but a more ruffled side part. Any wax should do.
post #762 of 1207

Could you please show me an image for an example for a ruffled side part?

Neither I nor women for that matter have a problem with my clothes this is the first time I hear this kind of thing, if any constructive criticism on my clothes is available I would gladly appreciate it.

I can assure you it's all male clothing aha :P 


Edited by Alexei Bublik - 12/7/12 at 4:54am
post #763 of 1207
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Originally Posted by Alexei Bublik View Post

Could you please show me an image for an example for a ruffled side part?
Neither I nor women for that matter have a problem with my clothes this is the first time I hear this kind of thing, if any constructive criticism on my clothes is available I would gladly appreciate it.
I can assure you it's all male clothing aha :P 

I was thinking something like this. You would need to grow your hair longer.

http://www.stylebistro.com/lookbook/Zac+Efron/1-mg0RhuzQk/Short+Hairstyles
post #764 of 1207

what product should I use to style that because I dont want to have too much of a wet goopy gel look or at least I dont want my hair to stiff up like it usually does with gel. Although its lovely 

post #765 of 1207
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Originally Posted by Alexei Bublik View Post

what product should I use to style that because I dont want to have too much of a wet goopy gel look or at least I dont want my hair to stiff up like it usually does with gel. Although its lovely 

Take that pic to any hair-salon and they should be able to help you.

But once again, your clothes are seriously a much more urgent matter.
Get yourself a pair of quality jeans that you can wear everyday (you may like APC petit standard) and some tees/sweaters/hoodies that aren't 2 sizes too small

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