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. For those who want to know what we REALLY do here.
The Service: Hagrid Deforestation
The Barber: Natalie
Most of the cuts in our shop are simple once a month takedowns of the same cut a fella got last time. Then there are cleanups, keeping it fresh for those who like to be fresh.
And then there are the full deforestations. Towering, with tons of hair and beard, Shop Kid often gets wonder in her eyes when she sees men of this description, as she is a big fan of Harry Potter’s friend Hagrid. Because who knows, maybe this guy knows dragons, too.
Our previously furry friend requested the Draper cut, a classic business style, side parted, well groomed, but not super short. With a few hair ties and some purposeful snips, a whole lot of hair got sent to Locks of Love, some green Reuzel Grease was raked and combed through, and things were tidied up nicely.
Beards like this are some of our favorites to work on. Loads to work with. The usual request is to make it less bulky on the sides of the face, which can make you look like you slimmed down instantly. But of course we want to keep the length, that’s some work put into getting a beard that big.
Dudes can be hesitant coming to a barber to get this size beast shaped. “What if they take too much? What if I lose all that I’ve worked for? What if something horrible happens and I have to end up shaving?” That’s where the Beardsgaard magic happens.
Notice how his beard in the after pictures is considerably slimmer but also somehow longer after getting it cut? That’s because this isn’t a “beard trim,” this is an upside-down haircut for the face, complete with layering, over-direction, and all sorts of little tricks to keep a beard big but lean and most importantly, shaped well as it continues to grow.
A beard this big always gets a dose of Captain Fawcett, Ricki Hall’s Booze & Baccy in this instance. Because of course.
A lot of fantastic cuts walk out of this shop, but most of the time we are on to the next client before we have a chance to take photos.
So, to actually capture these great styles (with decent lighting), we have started a roster of hair models. None are “models” for sure (although some have been a curiously Pavlovian effect on our lady followers), these Zoolanders are pulled from our existing clients.