How To Get a Better Haircut From Your Barber

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STEP 1: Speak Up Before Sharp Objects Get Anywhere Near Your Head
Assuming you know exactly what you want, specify that — right down to the last nitty-gritty detail. For example, “I want my hair cut over the ears” could mean “cut above the ear” or “so the hair covers the ear,” says Morrison. Clarify. It makes a big difference. If you like a squared-off look at the neckline, tell the person who is cutting your hair.

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If you have weird hair action like a cowlick, talk about it before your haircut so it doesn’t become exposed. If your hair looks bad when it’s cut too short, say something! “Don’t hold back,” says Pelusi. “Be more high-maintenance in the chair. It’s important to get the look that’s comfortable on you.”