5 WAYS TO AVOID HAIRCUT ANXIETY

Your significant other has been on your case lately thanks to those random fuzzy patches of hair sticking up on the back of your neck, and a werewolf fetish in your relationship isn't in the cards — at least not right now!

However, the thought of even a mere trim give you a case of the sweats (and not the good, meat-related kind). Instead of letting your buzzcut blues win, use these 5 tips to help ease your nerves when searching for the right barber or stylist nearest you. 


 

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1. SHOW UP ON TIME

Procrastination can be a breeding ground for anxiety... so give yourself time with situations, like a haircut, that might typically wind you up. 

Not only is showing up to your haircut on time a courtesy to both the shop and your barber or stylist, but it also provides you some space to get in the right mindset. Provide yourself some breathing room to process... well, the process. 

Show up late and thoughts of impending doom will accompany your fate... or even worse, your barber or stylist could also become stressed because of their schedule! Double the stress is NOT double the fun.

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2. CONSULTATION + COMMUNICATION = KEY

A meeting of the minds is in order prior to anyone getting scissor-happy on your head. "The consultation is completely personal to you, and allows the stylist or barber to be aligned on both your anxieties and hair goals," says Patrick Butler, Technical Director of Education. "The more specific you are, the better the consultation, which leads to the best haircut possible," he continues.

After consultation, know that you can communicate concerns or questions at any point of the haircut! Too nervous to say anything? We'll make sure to check-in halfway through your cut to see how you're feeling & ensure that you're satisfied so far. If unhappy or nervous, speak now or forever hold your peace!

If anxiety follows you home that night and into the next day, you've got 7 DAYS (flashbacks of "The Ring," anyone?) to patch up your 'do -- on us! We know "things happen," and want to allow you to put those sleepless nights back to bed. 

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3. DO YOUR HAIR HOMEWORK!

If you're seeking a fresh, new look, don't have cold feet. It's time to throw on a pair of thick socks and start your research!

Let your phone guide you down the hashtag rabbit hole, and start collecting screenshots for your hair inspo! 

Check in with haircuts and styles sported by today's most iconic actors, athletes, rockstars, artists or even social media influencers.

And keep in mind, the more references, the better the haircut! 

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4. LET OUR SHAMPOO EASE YOUR NERVES

Close your eyes and drift away to your happy place during our massage shampoo, and let the aromatics of Classic Shampoo and Classic Conditioner center your senses.

The scent of black walnut promotes respiratory health and easy breathing, while the cedar smell aids in the reduction of stress.  We hand-select specific ingredients for our Floyd's 99 Grooming products that complement your haircut experience. 

Sounds amazing, right? Go ahead and buy them online by using the links below so you feel the relaxation at home. 

Classic Shampoo: Purchase Here 

Classic Conditioner: Purchase Here

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3. RELAX & TREAT YOSELF!

It's official, you did it! Your haircut is done, you're happy with the results AND your anxiety in the chair has been alleviated.  What next?

Time to "TREAT YOSELF!"

Let us take in the reins of relaxation and hook you up with some scalp love, along with a hot-lather, straight-razor shave and a deep-shoulder massage.  At this point, the haircut is really just a bonus.

Don't let your next visit become an anxiety-ridden chore.  Kick back, relax and embrace the experience - from your personalized consult to that fresh-as-hell feeling that will accompany you as you strut your way out the front door.