The Work

Executive Contour

Executive Contour

The Inspiration: Early half of the 20th century gentlemen The Story: This is a very thick head of stiff hair with a prominent parietal ridge, so it is really easy to have an uncontrollable shock of hair on the top. The large differentiation between the top and sides gives hair enough length to bend and be able to style. A Contour is named for the way the weight of the hair follows the contour … [Keep Reading]

Tennant

Tennant

The Inspiration: David Tennant | The 10th Doctor | Doctor Who The Story: We had cut Mike's hair once before, and realized too late that he looked an awful lot like David Tennant. We were almost finished with his cut and running a full book, so we decided right then that his next cut would have to be that of the 10th Doctor. The Tennant is a haircut that will have smart and nerdy fangirls the … [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 & 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]

Engineer

Engineer

The Hair Inspiration: Ruler straight and perfectly square The Story: Tien is an industrial designer who is what you might call "particular." He is always immaculately dressed, and likes his hair sharp and square all over, so we engineered this cut just for him. The Engineer, with its a classic side part and textured top has a familiar feel to it. It gets the special treatment with razor 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]

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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...]

I Regret Nothing

Fandom of the Month / Supernatural

A monthly feature in which we geek the fuck out about one of our favorite fandoms and share some of the internet's finest nerdery. This might just go on forever, because while barbering is our … [Read More...]

Movember 2

Movember Mustaches O’Glory

Now that fall has fallen on our heads with all of the force of whatever is happening in our sinuses, many a man's fancy turns to what's happening under their nose. And by that we mean the mustaches of … [Read More...]