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While it is possible to achieve many hairstyles from the comfort of your home, we do not recommend this practice. DIY haircuts can often lead to disaster. All too often, people will see a hairstyle online (lookin’ at you, TikTok) and decide to replicate it themselves, only to be met with overwhelming embarrassment and shame. It’s much easier to hire a professional to trim your hair, and here’s why.

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Professional hairstylists have the training to achieve hairstyles accurately in ways most of us don’t. They have techniques and years of education behind them to back up their practice. Additionally, hairstylists tend to have steadier hands than most people who attempt DIY cuts. They simply have a better vantage point from which to trim your hair.

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The Whole Picture

While you have a good idea of what your face looks like, it’s a lot more difficult to determine the sides and back of your head. It’s even more difficult to trim your hair at the back of your head. Usually, you can’t get an accurate view of what’s behind you, causing mistakes that would be more costly than simply hiring a professional from the get-go.

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When Your Image Matters

If you’re a man whose presence matters, you need to make the statement that people should take notice. When you trust your cut and shave to the professionals, you can rest assured that every hair is neatly in its place and your hairline is as crisp as your tie knot. Let everyone who sees you know that you’re meant to be seen with a visit to your local Neighborhood Cut and Shave. 

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Treat Yourself 

Who doesn’t love a good spa day? Getting a haircut by a professional hairstylist is a relaxing experience that can briefly take you away from the stressors of life. You can simply sit back in the chair while the hairstylist takes care of the rest. Getting your hair washed and head massaged in addition to freshening up your look can rejuvenate you and you deserve it. 

Overall, it’s a far better idea to get a professional to trim your hair. Of course, you could do quite a bit of hair styling yourself. Haircut mistakes can be jarring and even traumatic. Most of us have had a haircut gone wrong at our own expense and life is too short to gamble again. You can minimize this risk by getting a professional to trim your hair.