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: Riff Raff Ragamuffin
The Barber: Tyler
Sometimes a haircut is just a haircut. But every so often, a truly special one comes along, one of those haircuts you’ll never forget – although sometimes the haircut itself is the smallest part of the service.
Zampanos is 11 years old and had never had his hair cut. So this was kind of a huge deal cut. He came in with his dad, the incomparable Dastardly Dapper, and as you can imagine, he immediately made friends with the Shop Kid. You try not to be her friend. She’ll have none of that.
Most kids in the chair don’t talk much, maybe about school or video games or bugs or velociraptors and the like, but this one, this amazing little weirdo asks Tyler, “Do you know Rocky Horror Picture Show?”
Tyler responds “Yeah, do you?” It should be noted that Rocky Horror Picture Show was a staple in his wife’s childhood home, and the Beardsmith quite enjoys some Frankenfurter himself, so the Beardsgaards know it decidedly well.
And then in a tiny, squeaky little voice, this magical moppet starts singing “Hot Patootie.” Mr. Dapper, we might have to keep him. We will Time Warp all over the place.
Hey, weren’t we here to talk about a haircut? Yes, let’s talk hair. As we mentioned, sometimes the haircut itself is the smallest part of what happens in the chair, but this was such a big change it deserved Cut of the Week.
With hair as long as little dude’s was when he sat down, cutting so much off makes it mighty sproingy for a minute, and his is incredibly lightweight to begin with. But still, he’s 11 and isn’t going to be doing much to it, so we kept it simple and natural instead of one of the standard classic cuts.
Letting his cowlicks do the work, Beardsmith gave him a bit of that easygoing James Dean vibe, neat without being too neat, raked back so it falls forward sometimes, and just a little leave-in conditioner to take out the poof.
Because barber stuff isn’t all about the fades.
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.