As far back as history recalls there have been barbers. In history they doubled as dentist, surgeons, and some even conducted marriages, and baptisms however things have (thankfully) changed. So what should you expect from a modern Glendale barber? |
In modern times special training is required. To become licensed they must sit both a theoretical and practical examination. They are expected to be hair stylists typically at a lower cost than in salons. The certificate lets the customer know that all of the work done will be done professionally and that the hairdresser is fully competent using the tools of the trade. The training can last up to 15 months.
Common requests include cutting and styling hair, coloring, chemical bleaching, curling, and straightening. Sometimes requests include head massages and beard trims. Compared to previous generations the modern profession expects a Swiss army knife of skills.
Most people have their hair cut every four to six weeks. It's therefore important to have confidence with the person holding the scissors or clippers. Therefore it is common to regularly visit the same place for a cut so a certain amount of trust develops with regular customers.
Finally people expect the person working on their hair will be able to keep a secret. People tend to have very open conversations while their hair is being cut. Personal information is often shared and it's presumed that this will not ever be inappropriately shared. Although no secrecy agreement is formally made it is an aspect of trust that nothing will be shared beyond the conversation.
A Glendale barber is more than a hairdresser. A level of professionalism is expected both with their work and with their ability to keep secrets. They must be fully proficient in the tools of their trade and have a friendly attitude towards their customers.
Our Glendale barber location is operated by a team of shaving specialists who offer advice to customers on proper grooming techniques and our expertly trained master barbers. Located in Glendale, CA, The Americana at Brand location is an ideal destination for traditional barber services, including the Royal Shave, our signature service. (http://retail.theartofshaving.com/retail/locations/the-americana-at-brand)
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