Step 1: Homework
Now the first step to finding the perfect barber is Homework. And you are probably thinking to yourself that you would not have to do homework ever again. The key to any successful story is to do the proper research.
Step 2: Interview Your Barbers
You read that right; Visit your Barbers. After you have gotten a list of who you might think would be a prime candidate to trim your Man-mane it might be beneficial to have a chat with them. As such, I recommend visiting the barber first hand, even if it’s just to check it out without sitting down for a trim. Additionally, bring in your research, show them the pictures of what you are looking for. Talk to them and ask important questions and you’ll be able to tell who knows beards pretty quickly.
Step 3: The Visit
It is important to speak up when you sit down to get your beard trimmed. Never think they heard you. Double-stating is not rude, it is concise. It may be beneficial to have them repeat back to you what they heard or understood. This ensures that they got the message. However, be respectful, if you are rude, they accidentally – on purpose, give you the worst trim of your life and they do not have to be seen with it; you do! As such, they are a professional and they will likely understand why you are being so detailed in your request.
Step 4: The Result
After your visit you need to get some opinions. I pray that you get great reviews. Getting bad reviews are never fun. Then reflect. How difficult was it to explain your desired outcome? If is was difficult, they may not be the barber for you. You are the only one who can gauge this. Remember to repeat these steps as many times as necessary until they understand what it is that you are seeking, WITHOUT QUESTION.