I am of the belief that every man should ditch the Unisex salons which cater more to women than men and go to a barber shop. Here are 3 of my reasons why.
This should be a given! In most barber shops you will have your hair cut by a male barber who has gone to school to learn how to cut men's hair. You can tell them just what you want and they will be able to do it. While many of the people who would cut your hair at a unisex salon are women and have experience cutting women's hair. I can't tell you the last time I have went to one of those [unisex salons] and gotten a good hair cut, they even messed up my buzzcut! I have yet to get a bad haircut from the barber I go to.
Straight Razor Shaves
This is sort of a specialty of barber shops, you won't be getting one of these outside a barber shop unless you are able to do all of this at home. I think this is about as close to a spa treatment a man can get without being made fun of by his buddies. A cut and a shave will make you feel fresh and clean, and you'll definitely look sharp. Definitely a good feeling to have every once in a while.
Lastly, I love the enviroment inside a barber shop. Unlike when I was young I would sit quietly and stare at my feet for 30 minutes while I waited to get my hair cut, but at the barber shop everyone would be talking to each other. Plus the subject matter of the conversations aren't things you would discuss unless you were with a group of guys. Last time I was there to get my hair cut, there was a conversation about the ethnicity of The Rock, some said Samoan, others said black. It was settled by someone with a smart phone who was waiting; The Rock is from Canada. It's always a pleasure to be in there.
Well, there you have it. Those are 3 of my reasons why I think every man should go to a barber shop and ditch the unisex salons!