How do I go from getting home haircuts to a barber?

So I haven't gone to a barber since I was 9. I've always just had a family member give me a haircut since then. But now I'm moving far enough away from my family to not get one from them anymore so I'll probably have to go to a barber for a haircut. The problem is I'm not really sure how to tell them what I want. I've always just said things like "I want this thinned, I want this evened and I want this cut shorter" But I was saying that to someone who knows what the stye I like and that can easily be misunderstood by someone who hasn't frequently cut my hair and they may think I want something else. How do you tell your barber?

Just for reference imagine a blond less handsome version of Tom Welling here and you have me...
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Most Helpful Girl

  • I show a picture.
    Sometimes if it is mixed , then I print out different pics and explain it to them how I want it.

    I may have a pic of a side bangs, and then a different pic of layer cut, etc.

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Most Helpful Guy

  • Damn bruh bruh
    I suggest you look for the best barber in your area

    Don't go to some cheap place either
    Choose a barber with a similar type of hair as you
    He will better know how to cut it

    Learn different lengths too, when I get a hair cut I tell my barber I want a 3 on the sides
    Trim the top and leave the front long so I can slick it back

    My barber knows me so well he just cuts my hair now lol I say "the usual"

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What Girls Said 2

  • Give him a picture to reference.

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  • Go to one.

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What Guys Said 2

  • just find a picture online with the same hairstyle you like and show the barber. I am utter shit at explaining things like that and that's what I do half the time. It saves time and you get what you want.

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  • What a lot of people do is bring a pic of style they would like.

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