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I'm 97% certain Jeffrey Wright's character was wearing a Barena blazer on the Westworld pilot

 

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^I might also give Night Rider a try. B&B doesn't do anything for me, and Gatsby does the right job but requires strong shampoo to remove. Mostly I've just been following the SF/Synthese-approved method of not using shampoo...

The trick to getting Gatsby out of your hair is to use a conditioner first.

 

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Not sure why this is always suggested but thank you.

Most of these shops are poorly run and if I am having a hard time communicating with the person it's going to end up with a bad result 9 out of 10 times.
 
 
I think he meant the ones with young hair stylist. This gets recommended a lot because they're the ones most familiar with this type of hair. Chances are, many of them have trained in China/Taiwan beforehand. I know latin guys who go to them as well.
What haircut are you looking for? buzzed on the sides, trimmed on the top with more hair gradually cut from front to back? That seems to be what I see in most of your fits.
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I did it, I finally shaved my head. I am anticipating the ridicule I will get for about a week at work. Another bad haircut finally tipped the scales and I just buzzed my head, DIY the best I could with what I had to work with. I'll just it keep to myself and feel I am in good company, hey @LA Guy. At least IME when talking about Asian hair I feel like it is such a pain in the ass to maintain. Kudos to those brothers who can get it right.

In terms of fashion I always felt like my hair was the one incongruity in my "fits". No matter how I styled it or had it cut, I at least was always focused on the way my hair was at the moment instead of feeling comfortable in my clothes. Now I feel liberated, literally and figuratively.

I put this off for too long, the last time I had a buzz cut was 5+ years ago.

You live in NYC right? There's a good amount of Asian hair stylists in the city who specialize in working with Asian hair. The better ones are a bit more expensive though.

It makes sense that Asian hair stylists know what they're doing, just like Black and Hispanic barbers know what they're doing.

The thing I've noticed is that Asian guys need to leave their hair longer than most in order to give the impression of texture, since their hair is thick and straight.

A lot of the magic comes from the style of the haircut and products and pastes like pomade, though.

If you want to keep the short hair but don't like the drastic change, ease into it. Leave the top a 3 or 4 and keep the back and sides at least 1 guide comb shorter. You can even do a slight fade if you want.

Keeping the hair up top slightly longer and the back and sides shorter is good if you have thinning hair as well.

If you don't want to do it yourself, it's a lot easier to find barbers in the city that are more experienced with electric clippers than with scissors.
Edited by Phrost - 10/3/16 at 6:57am
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I'm 97% certain Jeffrey Wright's character was wearing a Barena blazer on the Westworld pilot
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That episode was one big fabricgasm. Soo many good textures
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Going to be in Boston for 4 days in December, any recs for food or travel/things to do?

You're going to be more limited in December I think because that's when we really start getting cold here. Will you have a car or are you trying to take public transit mostly?
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You're going to be more limited in December I think because that's when we really start getting cold here. Will you have a car or are you trying to take public transit mostly?

Public transit first 3 days, car last day--> driving to NY after that

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Have you tried going to Korean/Vietnamese/Chinese owned salons? 
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What haircut are you looking for? buzzed on the sides, trimmed on the top with more hair gradually cut from front to back? That seems to be what I see in most of your fits.

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Originally Posted by Phrost View Post

You live in NYC right? There's a good amount of Asian hair stylists in the city who specialize in working with Asian hair. The better ones are a bit more expensive though.

It makes sense that Asian hair stylists know what they're doing, just like Black and Hispanic barbers know what they're doing.

The thing I've noticed is that Asian guys need to leave their hair longer than most in order to give the impression of texture, since their hair is thick and straight.

A lot of the magic comes from the style of the haircut and products and pastes like pomade, though.

If you want to keep the short hair but don't like the drastic change, ease into it. Leave the top a 3 or 4 and keep the back and sides at least 1 guide comb shorter. You can even do a slight fade if you want.

Keeping the hair up top slightly longer and the back and sides shorter is good if you have thinning hair as well.

If you don't want to do it yourself, it's a lot easier to find barbers in the city that are more experienced with electric clippers than with scissors.

I like how all this hair style advice is coming after gettoasty has already shaved his head. I just imagine him reading along, completely bald.
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I personally think Gatsby works best on shaved skin. You can mold it into little wax sculptures or paint messages on your forehead depending on how much time you have in the morning.
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Hair grows back, unless you're completely bald. Remember ghettoasty, don't make life decisions without consulting us first! nod[1].gif
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Public transit first 3 days, car last day--> driving to NY after that

 

https://np.reddit.com/r/boston/comments/48nsbo/presenting_the_new_and_improved_semiultimate/s_together_a_great_guide_for_things_to/

 

This is a decent list of things to do. You can use @LA Guy 's Boston list on the SF journal for shopping as it covers the places I would recommend. If you have more specific questions about where to get a specific type of food or other recommendations I can answer here or on PM. 

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there's no asian hair love for people with half-wavy, half-straight, thin hair like me frown.gif
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https://np.reddit.com/r/boston/comments/48nsbo/presenting_the_new_and_improved_semiultimate/s_together_a_great_guide_for_things_to/

 

This is a decent list of things to do. You can use @LA Guy 's Boston list on the SF journal for shopping as it covers the places I would recommend. If you have more specific questions about where to get a specific type of food or other recommendations I can answer here or on PM. 

is Fok's boston list this one? http://journal.styleforum.net/boston-city-map/

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If you can't get your hair right, just keep going to quality stylists until you find one that kills it. Some people are just artists and they make your hair do things you never realized. And once you get it right, you can at least take a photo and ask them what they did so even if you don't go to them again, you'll know. I think most people don't even realize how good their hair can look.
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is Fok's boston list this one? http://journal.styleforum.net/boston-city-map/

Yeah, all of those are pretty accessible through public transit. Mr. Sid's looks like it's a slightly longer trek on the D line but still manageable. I can vouch for Drinkwater's, Bodega, and Alan Bilzerian being nice to go to. I've had pretty poor experiences with Riccardi and Concepts. 

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there's no asian hair love for people with half-wavy, half-straight, thin hair like me frown.gif
AzNs reading this


4/5 of younger Asian men's hairstyles are derivatives of the crew cut (longer tuft of hair up front and on top and short back and sides). AKA Gohan teenage years.

Most of those look bad. It's likely an overreaction to the mushroom haircut (likely with the part in the middle) their mothers made them get when they were children.

I think the comb over (fade the sides for younger/stylish guys) and shorter, slightly faded Caesar hairstyles look good for straight Asian hair.

Otherwise, invest in a younger Asian hairstylist that can help you add texture to your hair. Bring pictures of your favorite Hong Kong/Korean entertainers. nod[1].gif
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