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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]

Gaard Contour & Gaius

Gaard Contour & Gaius

The Hair Inspiration: Our signature, and the most perfectly fitted haircut of your life The Story: Sam here has the perfect head of hair and can wear just about any cut. This one is special, though. It cherry picks the best elements of the classic men's haircuts, using the fitted weight line of a Contour, the swept up front hairline of the Ivy League, with neatly tailored transitions, a sharp … [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]

Link

Link

The Inspiration: Link | The Legend of Zelda The Story: Kids can have a ton of cowlicks sometimes. In a lot of those cases, it is best to just go with it. Mom wanted something a little mohawk-y, and was cool with keeping the sideburns. Little dude was super squeaky with a gleam in his eye that suggested he might enjoy breaking things and reminded us of a little wood elf. The Link isn't a … [Keep Reading]

Scumbag Boogie

Scumbag Boogie

The Inspiration: The holy ashtray of Schorem The Story: This is Paul, a high school teacher, and still somehow one of the most cheery people in the world. He likes to experiment with his look, and this one works so well on curly hair. At Schorem, our favorite barbershop in the whole world, this is their most requested cut, so they named it after the shop (Schorem is Dutch slang for … [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]

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From the Gaard Blog

Cut of the Week

Cut of the Week

Every day there are all sorts of haircuts walking out of our doors, some simple everyday cuts, and some a bit more dapper, and some where our clients let us pull out all the stops. Every Sunday we … [Read More...]

Dapper Walrus Composite

Cut of the Week

Every day there are all sorts of beards and haircuts walking out of our doors, some simple everyday cuts and face creatures, some a bit more dapper, and some where our clients let us pull out all the … [Read More...]

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming / Gird Your Head

Although even book readers have not seen a Westerosi winter yet, we all know that shit is coming. At least to us here in the Midwest as temperatures have slid into the sustained freezing range. It is … [Read More...]