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Scumbag Boogie

Scumbag Boogie

The Inspiration: The holy ashtray of Schorem The Story: This is one of the fantastic hair models that volunteered for the hair show. Great looking guy, great hair, and easy to make amazing. 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 "Scumbag"). Now this cut is becoming iconic all over … [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]

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]

Slickback

Slickback

The Inspiration: The holy ashtray of Schorem The Story: The head of hair is so fine and floaty, but it has a lot of it, set into the head in some very specific directions, so making it go against the grain is a trick. With some clever adjustment of where the weight in the haircut sits and stacking a few products, it almost looks like it wants to do this. It does not. The Slickback is a … [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]

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From the Gaard Blog

Trigun Elvis

Cut of the Week

The Inspiration: Trigun / Elvis The Barber: Tyler The Story: One day this kid walks into the shop and we can tell immediately that he is in the right place. Just look at him. Nerd through and … [Read More...]

Colin the Shave Virgin

Colin the Shopkeep / Shave Virgin

It's funny, we have a beautiful old school barbershop here with a stupid amount of traditional wet shave accoutrements that get used every single day, and no one who works here has ever had a full … [Read More...]

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...]