After spending a number of years with a number 1 crewcut and before that years with short back and sides with a brush forward fringe, I have decided that I want to do something more interesting with my hair. Unfortunately, living in a town with a poor selection of second rate barber shops I have never really felt the inclination to spend any more time that I have to in a hairdressers so I have no idea what to ask for. I am leaning towards the slightly longer, just out of bed messed up style and want to know what the best way to explain this to a barber would be. I have tried this look when my hair has grown out in the past, and I was able to do the messed up part quite well but the style quotient was sadly lacking. Also, what is the best way to maintain this type of hairstyle in terms of styling products?