Joe shared his hair wisdom in FHM Collections SS15 magazine feature "Decode your barber's jargon"...
You don't know what a "French Crop" is
"It's historically a traditional Julius Caeser cut - very scissored, very classic. It bounced back into fashion in the 60's with the Beatniks and then again in the early 90's with the Britpop lot. Think Oasis and Blur vibes."
He keeps saying, "Thinning it out"
"If someone asks, 'My hair is really thick, can you thin it out?' they often think they want to reduce or remove the bulk of the haircut. It generally means to make the hair lighter - which is not always a good thing."
He's grabbed a bit of your hair and asked, "This much?"
"Some people use that as a tool to gauge how much hair you want cut off. But really, if your barber has talked to you properly about what you want beforehand, they'll know that before they pick the scissors up."
How do you say, "You've ruined my hair, I hate it"?
"If I was going to a barber and I was changing my look, I'd be armed with imagery of what I wanted. Then you can go, 'Thats what I asked for, that isn't it' - it's the easiest way to show they got it wrong."
Are you being ripped off?
"What you're paying for is expertise and time. If you're getting up to an hour with someone who's got a minimum five to six year's experience and knows everything there is to know about cutting hair, then that's invaluable."
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