Advice for Long(er) Hair: Barber or Salon/Stylist?
I don't post too often, but had a question for gents about maintenance of long(er) hair.
Currently, I wear my hair semi-longish (about a quarter of the way down the ear on the sides) - I find it's a look that suits me well since I have very straight hair. I'm in a dilemma in terms of who I should visit to perform routine trims on my hair, or what I like to call "maintenance cuts".
In the past, I've always visited barbers, but ever since I started wearing my hair longer (about a year now), I always seem to walk away disappointed or frustrated at the results. Barbers, for the most hand, don't seem to be well versed in longer hair, as they either butcher me up quite badly by cutting it too short, or get "clipper-happy" and take off way too much on the sides or back - a frustrating experience when my hair grows very slowly to begin with, so it is always back to square one!
Anyways, just wanted some advice - would it be better to go the salon route?
Currently in the shave den -
Razor: Merkur 38C "Barber Pole"
Creams: Proraso, Musgo Real, Derby
Soaps: Williams Mug Shaving Soap (an oldie, but goodie!), Burt's Bees Bay Rum Soap
Brush: Art of Shaving Fine Badger Brush
Blades: Wilkinson Swords, Derbys, Gillette Swedes, Personnas
Aftershave: Nivea Extra Soothing Balm