Exactly How to Get a Great Hairstyle!
Brent Barber, artistic director and partner of b:blunt salons, talks good hair...
C: What’s the etiquette on tipping at swanky salons? Should a girl do it, not do it, and how much? BB: COSMO: What’s the best way to get your hairstylist to give you the cut you want? BRENT BARBER:
“99% of our consultations start with the client saying something like, ‘I want a total change but don’t reduce the length, and I don’t want too many layers’. But changing the length and varying layers are the two key ways to get a new look! Carrying a picture is a great starting point, and I would suggest walking in with an open mind, ready for change.”
Tipping etiquette is a tricky one and is up to the individual. Where ever I am, in the world, I always ask myself—was it good service? If yes, then a tip is warranted. If not, then you aren’t obliged to. Our team philosophy is that it’s never expected, but always appreciated.”
C: What are the three styling products you swear by? BB:
“I love using the L’Oréal Professionnel Tec.ni Art Hair Mix Supreme Smooth. It gives a lovely natural beachy-effect when applied to curly hair. To add texture to shorter styles, I’m in love with the L’Oréal Professionnel Homme Clay. No hair stylist can survive without a can of hair spray, and there’s nothing better than the classic L’Oréal Elnett spray!”
C: What’s the one haircut or trend that you’re loving
right now? C: When a haircut goes bad, usually too short bangs or too many layers, what’s the best way to rescue it until it grows out? BB:
“I normally work to find the best thing for each, individual client. My personal preference is about looking
effortlessly chic, with a little bit of quirkiness thrown in for good measure. I encourage my clients to adopt a version
of that for their haircuts.”
“If you come to b:blunt, you won’t be in that position in the first place! But, if that does happen, the best thing to do is visit a good stylist who can advise you on a damage limitation strategy and help with a plan to get your hair back on track. But
L’Oréal Professionnel Tec.ni Art Hair Mix Supreme Smooth, 570
L’Oréal Professionnel Homme Pot Clay,
550 L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Spray, 525