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Jim Shaw | Top Hair Hacks to suggest to your clients

September 24, 2020

During appointments there’s always time for clients to ask any questions or for advice in regards to their hair.

Men often want to keep their same haircut but do want to experiment with different hairstyles and ways that they can switch their hair up.

Below I outline some of my top hair hacks to suggest to your male clients who may be feeling a bit fed up with their current hairstyle and interested in trying something different…

Changing up the side parting – changing your side parting is an easy way to instantly update your look, particularly if you’re changing a middle parting to a side parting. Side partings for men are incredibly on trend right now and are a great way for men to experiment with their look and will instantly give their hairstyle volume and added height.

Adding volume – this can be done in various ways with one easy way being by using a volumising product. However, for more noticeable and extreme volume, it’s a good idea to suggest to clients using a hairdryer with a comb to brush the hair upwards away from the hair.

Another little side hack is to inform your clients of switching to the cool setting once they have dried their hair – this will ensure they get rid of any frizz and flyaways and keep the hair looking smooth!

Changing product – this may seem an obvious choice, but some male clients can be reluctant towards trying something new that they haven’t tried before. Show your clients products in the salon and allow them to feel the texture.

A client may be used to using a wax with shine for a more slicked back look but if they’re open to changing up their hairstyle now and then they may be interested in a matt paste or pomade that can give them a messier, more natural finish. If men are experiencing hair thinning, a matt product may also be a lot more suitable for them to disguise this.

For men who use little to no product and embrace their hairs natural texture, they may be interested in hearing about salt sprays and texurising products that enhance their texture and add body to their style.

Chat to your client about cleaning up the edges – cleaning up the edges (using a razor to get rid of any excess hair around the face and sparse hairs) can instantly transform a look and allow it to look a lot cleaner and more precise.

If a client is used to more of a natural and messy look, they may want to experiment with cleaning up the edges now and then, particularly if they have any special occasions or events.

Pre styling – a lot of men use product to finish their hairstyle, however, many don’t know the benefits of using a product (be it a mousse, salt spray or serum depending on the kind of finish they like) in the hair when it’s damp and how this can impact the finished style.

Chat to your clients about this and recommend products they can use to pre style alongside their regular finishing products to enhance the finished look.