Men's Room Barbershop https://www.mensroombarbershop.com Men's Room Barbershop Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:54:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A Guide To Men’s Hair Styling Products https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/a-guide-to-mens-hair-styling-products/ Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:54:11 +0000 https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/?p=559 If there is one thing that all men have in common, it is considering whether or not to use hair styling products at some point in their life. All men are different, and having an interest in hair styling products could come at any time. Whether it is before their first middle school dance or before they go out on a date in college; men are curious. As curiosity increases and men start paying closer to hair styling products, they are all likely to have the same thought: styling products can be confusing. Hair styling products are available in a variety of options, such as pomade, gel, paste, and clay. With all of these different choices, choosing a hair styling paste can be confusing. And, that’s why — for all those clueless men out there — we put together a guide to help you better understand hair styling products.

Difference between common hair styling products

When it comes to hair styling products, the most common used by men are pomade, texture paste, clay, and gel. While each has its distinct characteristics, the best way to consider the differences between them all is by looking at the end result. Let’s take a brief look at each one:

Pomade. Pomade is used to give hair direction. Most pomades have a high-shine look to them and don’t have that clumpy texture that gels often have. Pomades are ideal for men who use a hair comb to style their hair.

Texture Paste. This paste is used to create a styled or messy hair look while holding it in place throughout the day. Texture paste is often free of shine, won’t clump, and can be restyled throughout the day.

Gel. For a hairstyle that will hold, gel is the way to go. Gel keeps men’s hairstyles, usually until the product is washed out. Often, gel has a shiny, glossy look.

Clay. For men torn between texture paste and gel, clay is a great in-between choice. Like gel, clay has a stronger hold but lacks the glossy finish. For more spiker hairstyles, clay is an ideal product.

Pomade.

There are two different types of pomades: water-based and oil-based pomade. The most common type is water-based pomade. This is mainly due to oil-based pomades having tougher hold, making it a challenge to wash it out of hair. Pomades can be used for many reasons. Some men use pomade to hydrate their dry hair, while others use it to straighten or style curly hair. For the best pomade for men, try Suavecito Matte Pomade or American Crew Heavy Hold Pomade.

Texture Paste.

For men who want that ‘messy hair’ look, texture paste is usually the most popular choice. Texture paste makes just rolling out of bed look good. While this paste helps hair hold its style throughout the day, it is flexible and can be restyled. Compared to pomades, these pastes have a thicker texture. Texture paste is great for men of all hair lengths, types, and styles, whether short or long, messy or neat, or fine or coarse. For men looking to try using a texture paste, American Crew Defining Paste is a great choice.

Gel

When men try a hair styling product for the first time, most will choose a gel. Gel styling products can be found at a local drug store, usually being the only hair styling product for men. Gel holds a hairstyle throughout the day and is glossier than clay or texture pastes. Men who are looking for a cleaner, stronger, and intentionally styled look, gel is a good option. American Crew styling products offer two types of men’s styling gel. For a stronger gel hold, men should consider trying American Crew Firm Hold Styling Gel. And, for a lighter hold, American Crew Light Hold Styling Gel will do the trick.

Clay

For those who are looking for a cleaner and more professional look, clay may be the best choice. Clay gives a hairstyle a stronger hold, but does not have the shine and glossiness that is associated with hair gel. Hair styling clays are perfect for any style that requires volume and texture without the wet feeling of styling product holding down hair. A great men’s hair clay product is American Crew Molding Clay

What’s the best hair styling product for you?

When it comes to finding the best hair styling product for men, the best way to do so is by trying out different types of products. Each hair type, whether curly, short, wavy, or long, will respond differently to the different types of styles. Getting and trying a pomade, a texture paste, a clay, and a gel is the best way for men to figure out which one works best for them and will enable them to take their hair game to the next level.

Looking for the best men’s hair styling products?

If you are looking to try some new men’s hair styling products, be sure to shop at Men’s Room Barber Shop! We carry some of the best, high-quality men’s hair styling products. Shop our collection of products today and receive free shipping on all orders over $49!

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Career-Oriented Barber/Apprentice https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/blog-post-title-3/ Thu, 28 Dec 2017 22:36:03 +0000 http://rm27079.uxinetwork.com/?p=374 Did You Know? Facts About Barbers! https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/did-you-know-facts-about-barbers/ Mon, 15 May 2017 16:05:14 +0000 https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/?p=488 Interesting Facts About Barbering

The idea of the barbershop has come a long way. When you think of a barbershop, you may think of a place that offers men a place to treat themselves to a little pampering and you would be right. But barbershops didn’t start out that way. Barbers have a long history; in fact, it’s one of the oldest professions. In ancient Egypt, you can find paintings of barbers cutting hair. Among that interesting fact, here are some other ones you’ll be surprised to learn about.

WHERE DOES THE WORD BARBER COME FROM?BARBER ACTUALLY COMES

Barber actually comes from the latin word “barba” which means beard. Throughout the ages, many different religions and cultures considered beards as a sign of strength, wisdom, virility and high social status.

HOW HAS BARBERING PROGRESSED?

During the Golden ages in Greece (500 B.C.-300 B.C.), barbering became an art, rather than just a job. When barbershops gained popularity, they became the center for intellectual conversation as well as gossip. This is one trend that has rung true since this time in history.

WHEN DID BARBER CHAIRS COME ABOUT?

In 1850, just around the Civil War era, a barber chair was introduced with high seating, a footrest, and was upholstered. In 1878, the first reclining barber chair was introduced by the Archer Company of Saint Louis. Barbershops have come a long way, yet some traditions hold true. The straight edge beard trim is still a placeholder and barbering being an art is also still true. Barbershops are also still a platform for conversation among peers as well. Come learn about the art of shaving and barbering by scheduling a barber cut with The Men’s Room Barbershop today!

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Spring Has Sprung! https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/spring-has-sprung/ Sat, 15 Apr 2017 14:52:32 +0000 https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/?p=490 Time To Shed Your Lumberjack Look

The time has come for warmer weather and longer days of sunshine!

Spring is finally here, which means the dead days of winter are behind us for now. Over the colder seasons, you might have defaulted to more a lumberjack look with long hair and a beard. And why wouldn’t you? It’s a perfect look for that time of year and on top of that it keeps your head and face warm on colder days.

Now that the snow has melted and the flowers are blossoming, we think it’s time you donned a new look by trimming that beard and getting a men’s haircut. Here’s why.

With the warmer weather returning, more events and barbecues are coming back as well. The time for cozy weekends indoors are over and getting outside and grilling is the new way to spend your time. You want to make sure that you’re looking your best when you’re invited to a sunday barbecue with friends and family.

On top of that, should we mention that wedding season is in full swing? The lumberjack is great for winter, but you want to be looking your absolute best when you show up to the biggest day of your best friend’s life. Make sure you’re rocking a clean look when you show up to the many weddings you’re headed to this spring and summer. You can call it shedding for the wedding and make it a fun transformation.

If you got used to a bearded look with long hair over the winter, it’s time to make an appointment with your favorite barber. We’re ready to help you look your best for the warmer weather and weddings so schedule an appointment with our barber. We’ll give you more than a haircut, our barbershop will provide you with an experience. Call today.

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History Of The Barber https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/history-of-the-barber/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:27:40 +0000 https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/?p=492 Barbershops have long been a great place for men to go and enjoy getting pampered. Oftentimes, salons are geared more for women, so it can be a bit emasculating for men to get a haircut, when really, it should be a relaxing experience.

Overtime, Barber Shops have always held a place in our society, and it dates back to 5,000 B.C.

6,000 years ago, barber cuts were performed by Egyptian Nobility, using sharpened oyster shells and sharpened flint. We’ve certainly come a long way since the old days of using shells to cut hair.

Fast forward to 900 B.C

During the middle ages barbers did more than cut hair and shave. They also dressed wounds and performed surgical operations and were referred to as barber-surgeons. In 1096 B.C. the barber-surgeons formed their first organization in France, and in the 14th century barbers and surgeons separated their professions. Thank goodness they did. In 1450, they made this separation official by stating that no one performing a surgery could practice barbering at that time, and vice-versa. However, barbers were still allowed to pull teeth. Then in 1745, a bill was passed that completely separated the two professions all together.

The famous barber pole that we identify with the profession was used to represent that barbers that were once barber-surgeons. The red on the pole represents blood, the white for bandages, and the blue for veins.
When it comes to the history of barbers, there is so much more to learn, but in the meantime, why not visit your local barbershop for a men’s haircut. You can give them a little history lesson and thank them for cutting your hair and nothing else! Stay tuned to our next blog to learn even more about barbershop history.

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What Happens With A Good Haircut https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/what-happens-with-a-good-haircut/ Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:03:48 +0000 https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/?p=494 Haircut Happenings

Getting a haircut feels good. It also looks good, and it’s one of the better ways to treat yourself. But on top of looking and feeling good, there are some other things that can happen with a good haircut. Here are some of the things to be prepared for when you get your hair cut by a professional barber.

PEOPLE NOTICE YOU

Are you used to staying under the radar? If so, then it’s time you got used to getting some attention. It’s important to be prepared for this as the added attention can be overwhelming.

PEOPLE TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY

When you wear a hat every day, you’re not only downplaying your already great features, but you don’t look like you’re ready to handle business. We know that you’re a hard worker, but your hat does you no justice. Take your hat off and get your haircut at a barber shop. It’s one of the best ways to start gaining respect now.

YOU FEEL BETTER

It’s simple science really. When you look great, you feel great, and when you feel great, you can perform great. The good feeling you get from a haircut lingers on every day that you get to rock your haircut.

YOU GET HIT ON MORE

Women love a well-kept man. Think about it. Women are all about the man with a trimmed beard, suave-looking haircut and well-tailored suit. It’s the new age, and it’s time to get caught up. If you have a woman in your life, pay attention to the added affection you’re getting from her. It could be from the love she already had for you, but we think it’s the hair.

YOU MAKE NEW FRIENDS

It’s true. When you look like a more approachable person, friends come flocking to you. Not to mention the fact that everyone wants to be friends with “the cool guy.”

If you weren’t thinking of getting haircut before you are now. You know you want all these positive things to come to you, and by simply visiting your barber, you can ensure that all of these things will come your way. Call our barber shop to get your haircut and look your best.

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New Year, New Style https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/new-year-new-style/ Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:34:42 +0000 https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/?p=496 THE NEW YEAR WELCOMES YOUR NEW HAIRCUT

It’s 2017, and with the new year comes new styles, new trends, and most importantly a new opportunity. Each of us sets out to make new resolutions to make the most of the coming year, as well as to set the tone for making the self-improvements we most want to see.

You can go to the gym, you can start eating healthier. You can seek self-help and you can set goals, and if you’re like many others, these goals will not come to fruition, that is unless you start off on the right foot. One of the best ways to get started with your resolutions for the new year is by taking a dramatic step in the right direction, and one way to do this is with a new men’s haircut style.

WHAT CAN A NEW HAIRCUT DO FOR YOU?

A resolution is about you taking a look at yourself and deciding you need a change, so why not start with minor aspects of your appearance. Switch up your style and your dedication to your hygiene by scheduling a men’s haircut at your local barber. Take a shot at something new, and fulfill another resolution: to step outside of your comfort zone.

Getting a frequent barber cut and close blade shave will not only set the tone for a healthier appearance, but it will help you feel better and gain more confidence. Take the first step into the new year with a men’s haircut from The Men’s Room Barbershop. You’ll be glad you did.

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Time To Get Trimmed Up For The Holidays https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/time-to-get-trimmed-up-for-the-holidays/ Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:39:32 +0000 https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/?p=498 LOOK GOOD THIS CHRISTMAS

The Christmas season is here and with the cheerful season comes celebration, family time, and holiday extravaganzas. Between your close groups of friends, your family, and your co-workers, the amount of Christmas parties you have to attend this month are abundant. Oftentimes, holiday parties aren’t exactly casual and it’s important you look your best. Here are the top three reasons you need to get a barber cut for the coming holiday season.

CHRISTMAS PARTIES WITH FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS

As we said before, these events aren’t casual for the most part. Make sure you’re looking clean-cut while wearing your Sunday best. A nice shave and men’s haircut to go with your suit will ensure you’re the best-looking person at the party.

GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

If you’re planning on heading to mom and dad’s, it’s best you spare yourself some criticism from your parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles by looking your best on Christmas day. That way, they can’t blame your appearance for you not having a found a nice girl yet.

RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR

Every year on New Year’s Eve, you set up a great plan for you and your friends to celebrate the end of a great year, and the beginning of a new one. You wouldn’t want to step out on New Year’s Eve feeling underdressed because your hair and beard are overgrown would you? Be sure to get your men’s haircut and straight razor shave with a professional barber before you head out on New Year’s Eve.

Don’t get stuck feeling underdressed and slobbish when your arrive to your holiday parties this season. Schedule your men’s haircut with The Men’s Room Barbershop and arrive clean cut and in style at every event you attend.

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No Shave November https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/no-shave-november/ Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:37:02 +0000 https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/?p=500 Oh, the ever famous “No-Shave November”. If you’re not familiar with the month, it’s the time of year where men decide that for the entire month of November they forego one of the most important aspects of their hygiene. That’s right, no shaving or trimming your beard or mustache for the entire month. Our question is why?

IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Every year during the month of November, the idea is to save money on the products you use for your hair and facial hair. Whether that’s hair gel, wax for your mustache, haircuts or beard trimmings, the money you would normally spend on those products and services are to go to an organization like the Amerian Cancer Society.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

For 30 days during November, you stop shaving, trimming, getting haircuts or maintaining your hair for the entire month. This means you stop spending money on your products as well as your hair care services. With that money, you donate to a cancer foundation of your choice. Since you’re not using that money, why not donate it to a great cause? Beyond that, when people that know and love you stop to ask why you’re so hairy and unkempt, you can tell them all about the cause you’ve joined. Not only will the rescind their judgment, but they’ll also give you give you props for being such a good guy. You might look rough, but you’re raising awareness about a cause that others can easily join as well.

WHAT ABOUT MY JOB?

If you work somewhere that requires you to look put together that’s perfectly okay. You can opt to trim up throughout the month with your own tools, while still saving that money you would normally spend at the barber. You’re welcome to participate as much as you would like and when the month is over, treat yourself to a haircut at the Men’s Room Barbershop. Our barber cuts will bring back the style you were missing all of November, though, we think donating to a great cause is pretty stylish too.

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Why You Need American Crew Firm Hold This Holiday Season https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/why-you-need-american-crew-firm-hold-this-holiday-season/ Sun, 30 Oct 2016 01:00:23 +0000 https://www.mensroombarbershop.com/?p=517 The holiday season is here and that means an endless string of social events are headed your way. Gathering with family and friends will fill your social calendar in the coming months. Be sure you are ready for all these festive gatherings by stocking up on American Crew Firm Hold styling gel. Here are three reasons it’s a must-have item for your holiday season:

  • It’s fast. You won’t need to spend any longer than necessary in front of the mirror getting ready for each party. Apply this styling gel to your hair and let it dry. You’ll have shiny, controlled hair that looks amazing and takes seconds to perfect.
  • It keeps you looking good. Those parties can go on and on and on…make sure your styling gel does, too. American Crew Firm Hold won’t dry out your scalp or flake, so you can rest assured that you are looking your best for all those holiday photos.
  • It’s good for your hair. Fortified with B5 vitamins, your hair will look thicker than ever thanks to this styling gel. And because it doesn’t dry out your hair, you won’t need to worry about brittle, dry locks.

Make your pre-party prep as easy as possible when you are getting ready! Stock up on American Crew Firm Hold at the Men’s Room Barbershop today. We can give you the cut and style you need and show you how to use American Crew Firm Hold styling gel to complete your look. Call us at 414-961-9019 or stop by our Oakland Avenue location in Milwaukee today!

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