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Executive Contour & Lumberjack

Executive Contour & Lumberjack

The Hair Inspiration: Early half of the 20th century gentlemen The Story: Andrew has fine but fast growing hair that is a little thinner up top, and tapers beautifully. This mix of long and short is the perfect cut for his hair type. A Contour is named for the way the weight of the hair follows the contour of your head, from just under the temple to just above the mastoid bone to just under … [Keep Reading]

Executive Contour & Professor

Executive Contour & Professor

The Hair Inspiration: Early half of the 20th century gentlemen The Story: This fellow has wonderful hair to work on. He was looking for something nice and sharp, but lower on the sides than the normal contour. A Contour is named for the way the weight of the hair follows the contour of your head, from just under the temple to just above the mastoid bone to just under the occipital bone An … [Keep Reading]

Leary & Jarl

Leary & Jarl

The Hair Inspiration: Dennis Leary | Tommy Gavin | Rescue Me The Story: Mark arrived at the shop a shaggy, tangled Cousin It. He wanted to keep quite a lot of it, but look like a groomed human again. Upon realizing what perfect hair we had to work with, we gave him our favorite long men's cut. The Leary is the perfect men's cut for those who like to keep it long and incredibly low … [Keep Reading]

Basterd

Basterd

The Inspiration: Brad Pitt | Lt. Aldo Raine | Inglorious Basterds The Story: This gent came in with this cut in mind, but also wanted to be able to polish this rough style up for work. We also went a bit shorter, to give him some extra growout time. The Basterd, similar to a contour, has a weight line that neatly contours the bones of the mid-head, but with a rougher weight line and more … [Keep Reading]

DA Leary & Treebeard

DA Leary & Treebeard

The Hair Inspiration: Dennis Leary | Tommy Gavin | Rescue Me The Story: This is the slightly grown out version of the other Leary post on Mark. For a the hair show Tyler was working, we did him up in the classic DA style. Having longer hair doesn't always been leaving the pomade behind. The Leary is the perfect men's cut for those who like to keep it long and incredibly low maintenance, but … [Keep Reading]

College Contour

College Contour

The Inspiration: Early half of the 20th century young gentlemen The Story: A great cut for when you want both the super short feeling, as well as the option of styling it up on top. A Contour is named for the way the weight of the hair follows the contour of your head, from just under the temple to just above the mastoid bone to just under the occipital bone An College Contour is a bit … [Keep Reading]

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From the Gaard Blog

Verkerk Whole

Cut of the Week

The Inspiration: Grease Monkey/Francois Verkerk The Barber: Natalie The Story: A fellow walks into the shop all overgrown and dusty, wearing his work coveralls, and points to the Reuzel postcard … [Read More...]

Beardsgaard RR14

Hair Product / A Beginner’s Guide

When we ask men in our chairs what they are using for hair product, we often get a blank stare. Or we get a response of "paste" or "gel," which, upon further questioning, we determine to be a product … [Read More...]

October Birchbox

October Birchbox

Are you as much of a hair and grooming product junkie as we are? Do you like personalized but surprise goodies in your mailbox? Do you like discount rewards? Yep, we do too. That's why Birchbox is so … [Read More...]

Dad Now

Just the Classics

Hairstyles come and go over the decades, sometimes popping up again much later, and sometimes defining a time period to the point that seeing it in a different time is sheer irony. Let us present … [Read More...]