What's New at Men's Cuts?

Dec
28
2017

The Right Hair Cut For The Right Impression

A man's haircut is more than just trimming off excess growth; it's about signaling a new venture, introducing a new career in your life, and moving forward with a positive outlook on your physical self. It also has real-life impact. Most people will make a first impression within three seconds of first meeting you, with a person already having some sort of understanding as to who you are and what you are in mere moments– even if it's an inaccurate assessment. Whether looking for a first date, moving forward with a new career, or even meeting the in-laws, a thoughtful man's haircut projects an image of self-confidence and organization, factors that anyone can appreciate.

There is also a transformative power of a haircut. A haircut can accentuate your features, make you look like you lost weight, and can even make you look younger. I recently got a client who went for an interview out in San Francisco for a position at Apple – his new haircut gave him the confidence he needed to nail the job. Another client went to New York City for a job after a haircut and got the position, with another getting a promotion in downtown Cleveland after struggling to find an agreeable haircut. Here are some hairstyles to consider.

Short length on the sides and a bit of length on top. A reiteration of the traditional pompadour, this type of haircut tends to be universally agreeable with most face shapes. A slight side part gives a intelligent, almost affluent look, which can be an asset to boost your confidence during job interviews.

Get rid of the gray hair. Gray hair is more acceptable nowadays, with many men rocking it – especially when it is paired with a stylish haircut. However, if you want to look younger, then removing the gray hair or toning it down can make quite a difference. It's important to consider the cost and maintenance of removing gray hair, but the stylist will be able to recommend a regimen that is unobtrusive and friendly to your wallet.

The true value in natural hair coloring for men:

  • It adds depth to otherwise white hair.
  • It adds movement and helps to define the cut.
  • It is distinguishing for men.
  • The colors we use today do not make you look artificial and can be done every 4 weeks.
  • It fades out gradually giving a very natural appearance to the eye.

Cut and color $65.00 for an average cost. For facial hair it is $15.00 and up. Consultation is always recommended.

It's also about your facial hair. A bit of trimming of your beard gives you a refined look, compared to unruly facial hair that can be distracting. We can recommend beard styles that will make it less distracting. Remember that people want to look at your face, not at the wall of hair.

The short clean-cut. This is the quintessential haircuts for many businessmen. If you want to secure a job position, make sure that you emulate the style and look of potential coworkers. It gives you a step in compared to others.

To get a complete rundown of the styles that we offer or to see our recommendations, contact us at Mens Cuts Rocky River 440.799.8887

Dec
22
2017

Celebrating Men’s Cuts in Rocky River

About 5 years ago, I began my quest to open a salon catering just to men. At the time, I was laid off from a position selling granite. The market in 2010 was not so great after the bubble burst in 2008. In addition, I had finished a year at Virginia Marti for Interior design, then opted not to go into further school debt, since there weren't very many jobs out there in. I consulted with my husband and family for ideas. What was I going to do to reinvent myself in a down market. I needed to do something that used all my design skills. Haircutting was my other alternative. When I got licensed after graduating college, instead of getting a masters degree, I got a cosmetology license as a fall back. I never thought I would years later, own a men's salon. If you had asked me 20 years what I would be doing, I would have said graphic design and or interior design. Lucky for me, my husband is supportive of my creativity. I did some soul searching, consulted relatives and friends to get ideas. I looked in Boston and NYC to find a design concept. The idea of creating and designing a vibe and interior space that would be mine was thrilling. To offer men an alternative haircut experience from from a chain or barber seemed ideal.

Fast forward 5 years later, I closed my shop and am now renting a chair. I have no regrets. It was a great experience. I learned a lot as a entrepreneur and about myself. It was and is so much more than just cutting hair. It is all the behind the scene things like networking, marketing, troubleshooting anything technical, making sure things in the shop were kept organized & clean. I was constantly pushed out of my comfort zone thinking and problem solving. Although the doors to the space I created are closed, I am still enjoying the business I built and Thankfully many of my clients have followed me. 

What I learned about owning my own business? "Employees are the hardest to manage." When their personal life drastically changes it can have a devastating effect on the business. Now that I have had a taste of owning and managing employees, I am far happier being solo. There is a something to be said about not being a boss. It is Freeing!

I applaud anyone who wants to strike out on their own in opening any small business. It takes guts to do it. It is a lot of work. One has to be being willing to take risks, to accept things as they occur and find solutions that fit your business model quickly and efficiently. Having said that,  I think adapting to change and seeing what is in the future is one of the hardest things to visualize. When the opportunity to change my location presented itself, I grabbed it. Timing is everything.

I love being closer to home in Rocky River and working only by appointment. This arrangement provides me the best of both worlds.

My new location inside the Eternal Salon & Loft at 19063 Lake Ave is in Old Detroit. The vibe is casual. Each person rents & runs their own business behind the chair. The place is spacious and friendly. Imagine 9 different businesses under one roof.

If you are new to the area, we are surrounded upscale boutiques, great food and shopping. If you are hungry, there are plenty of places to eat nearby. There is CYC, Salmon Dave's, Flipside, Tartine's, Heinen's and Burntwood all in walking distance.

 

The Men's Cuts logo is in the window to the right side of entrance. The door is black and there is colorful, creative hand written chalk all over the door. In keeping things simple, I have booking online 24/7. For those who prefer to call just leave you name and number and I will call you when I am between clients.

Nov
28
2017

Hair Cuts for The ‘New DAD’

Who is today's "Dad?" If you, like so many other men, have found that the traditional sense of going to work 9 to 5 is just not what you wanted to do, you are not alone. There are many men who have decided that life is more rewarding or better fitting by simply staying at home. Whether you are a stay at home dad that spends most of his days moving kids from place to place or you are a man that works from your home, it's always good to know how to take care of yourself.

Why Are So Many Men Enjoying Being Stay at Home Dads?

  • More men are valuing staying home with their kids.
  • There are more positions than ever that allow for work at home positions, giving them the freedom to be both the breadwinner and the caretaker.
  • For many men, being a stay at home dad really is the best role for them.
  • For others, it's necessity because their spouse or significant other is building a business or a career.

Some men have found themselves in this position just out of sheer luck. And, it feels great! There's no need to change it.

But, You Do Need to Take Care Of Yourself

While spending time enjoying your children is important, it is also essential to spend time on yourself. Men who are at home working or taking care of the house, kids, pets, and long list of to-do items, need some time every few days for themselves. Go out for a lunch date with a few friends. Spend some time at the rec center on your "days off." Or, unwind with other dads in a play group.

Most importantly, take time for your personal needs. Make an appointment for your next haircut. Because of the time constraints you have in place, you don't always have the ability to drop in and wait for a haircut. You don't have to. You can book your appointment when it fits your needs whether that's when the kids are napping or when the kids are in school.

When you need some downtime or just a fantastic haircut, give us a call. We're happy to give you the beset looking haircut out there while also giving you a break from being the best dad in the city.

Nov
1
2017

Men’s Cuts is Moving From Lakewood to Rocky River

For those men looking for a hair cut, Rocky River now offers a new solution with a familiar face. Men's Cuts, one of the more well known establishments, previously located in Lakewood, is moving into town and bringing with it, its style, trendy cuts, and high end appeal. Starting on December 4, 2017, Men's Cuts will service to both existing and new customers at its new location at 19063 Lake Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116.

Moving Information for Existing Customers

Men's Cuts has built a strong reputation of providing high quality service and one-on-one personal care to each one of its clients. It's a relaxed and friendly environment that has served it well for some time. Owner Mae Williams opened the current location in December of 2013 and is hoping to reach new clients with the move to Rocky River.

Men's Cuts will be moving from Lakewood to Rocky River at the end of November. The salon's last day of operation in Lakewood will be November 29, 2017 and the first day it will service customers in the new Rocky River location will be December 4, 2017. The good news is this new location is just a matter of minutes – and about 1.5 miles – from the existing, established location in Lakewood.

The new Men's Cut location in Rocky River will be inside Rocky River Business "Eternal Salon & Loft". Men's cuts will be renting a chair at this location for its previous and new clients.

What About the Services Offered at Men's Cuts?

Here's the good news. The high quality service that Men's Cuts has become known for will not change. The company's core mission is to provide men with haircuts in a relaxing atmosphere that offers features like neck massages along with a friendly atmosphere. It's a low key location without all of the rush involved. And, the quality of service provided will not go unnoticed. We will continue to provide specialized services for men due to their high skill level in this area.

Additionally, all of the services offered, along with the pricing and hours of operation, will remain the same. Lakewood clients are encouraged to visit the new location in Rocky River, of course, to obtain the same services they've been obtaining.

Booking an Appointment

Men's Cuts will continue to operate its website and, as a result, its online booking service. This is a popular feature that the company offers and it will continue to be available. The location takes appointments only. To accommodate the flow of customers and clients, Men's Cuts does not take walk-in appointments. Please call prior to arriving.

When it comes to getting a hair cut, Rocky River residents can now rely on the team at Men's Cuts to provide the same exceptional service and care that they provided at the Lakewood location. The new location is within Eternal Salon & Loft, at 19063 Lake Road in Rocky River. Book an appointment today for a trim or a brand new look in the new location.

Sep
21
2017

Haircuts For Men That Take the Years Off

While it may be hard to believe, men have bad hair days too. Although they don't usually complain about their hair, they may notice that they are unable to comb and style it the way they want. Most men care about the way they look, and like many women, their hair can define their looks. The type of men's cut must suit the shape and size of a man's face. There are several men's haircuts that can make a man look years younger. Styles can be short, long or mid-length. However, shorter hairstyles seem to be the most popular for men from all walks of life. Some of the more popular cuts that make men look younger include:

Buzz Cut

The buzz cut is a very close-to-the-scalp cut and is very popular with law enforcement and military personnel. It is easy to maintain and gives men a fresh look.

Julius Caesar

The Julius Caesar haircut is another popular hairstyle for men. Celebrities, such as Russell Crowe, have sported this haircut. It gives men a charming, boyish look.

Businessman Style

The businessman haircut is a popular cut which features tapered hair on the sides and back with longer hair on top. Men will typically use a gel or mousse to style their hair and create a unique look with this men's cut.

In order to maintain a younger look, a man will need to keep his haircut current. For those with thinning hair, short haircuts, like the ones previously mentioned, are a great choice because the shortness of the hair will make the thinning less noticeable.

 

A Note on Barbers vs. Hair Stylists

The best way to maintain a current hairstyle is to visit a stylist. Many men get a quick cut at the barbershop so you may wonder, what is the difference between a stylist and a barber when it comes to men's haircuts.

A barber is trained in giving short haircuts that are easy to maintain and do not require styling products. If you want a basic, classic cut then you may want to visit a barber vs hair stylist. However, if you want to keep up with the latest styles and receive a trendy haircut, then a hair stylist is the number one choice. A hair stylist will identify the proper cut for your face that is most flattering. If your hair requires a significant amount of maintenance or you need styling products, your hair stylist will be there to guide you through what is needed to ensure you look your best. A stylist can also add color to your hair if desired. This service is not provided by a barber.

Since hair is the first thing people usually notice, it is no surprise that most individuals, including men, want to maintain a trendy cut and always look his best. The right men's haircut can take years off his age and make him more attractive. If you're a man who's looking for a stylish cut, visit www.menscutslakewood.com to find out more and schedule your appointment.

Aug
22
2017

7 Products That Will Give Your Mens Haircut An Edge Up

It's hard enough finding a mens cut that looks fabulous on you. But having an awesome cut is just half the battle. Before you leave the stylist, ask what products they recommend. If you barely know what gel is, and have never heard of pomade, you're not the only one. However, just like understanding the difference between a barber vs hair stylist, understanding the products that will maintain your look is important for safeguarding your image. Keep reading for a primer of products that show off great mens haircuts.

  1. Pomade
    • You see the word "pomade" on many products because it is now used generically to mean "hair styler." Real pomade produces a medium or high hold, but also gives you shine. Apply it to damp hair. You will love the look on short and medium styles.
  2. Dry Shampoo
    • Washing your hair daily dries it out by stripping away essential natural oils. Instead, dry shampoo absorbs excess oil at the root between washes. It also prevents greasy hair and gives you a little volume.
  3. Wax
    • Wax can be tricky, but can add drama and flair to shorter styles. Apply it only to dry hair. It's great for tousled locks that hold for shorter medium lengths. Get great medium hold without the stiffness and a low matte shine.
  4. Gel
    • Buy your gel from the salon or online. There are too many brands in the drugstore that turn to cement once you put them on. Look for lighter-grade gels that hold your style without killing your follicles. Quality gel gives you maximum hold and high shine. For best results, apply it to towel-dried hair with most of the water removed.
  5. Cream
    • Cream works with medium to long mens haircuts. You get a light hold with low shine after applying it to towel-dried hair. You don't want a lot of hold with longer hair, because you lose too much natural movement. However, light control can keep fly aways in check and give you some control. Keep your longer mens cut looking intentional. A blow dryer helps you get a firmer hold.
  6. Fiber
    • One way to tell the difference between a barber vs hair stylist is whether they willing to show you how to apply fiber. A stylist is more than willing to help & demonstrate so that you can achieve a high hold and a flat finish. For best results, apply it clean, dry hair. Fiber adds texture to messy styles with short and medium hair.
  7. Sea Salt
    • If you ever spent the day by the sea, you know what salt water can do to your hair. Make it work for you. Sea salt spray works with most mens haircuts. You just spray it on damp to dry hair, and it absorbs excess grease like dry shampoo. However, it gives you a little shine, and you look like you just stepped off the beach into the boardroom.

For more information on how to use quality products or for a great mens cut, 
visit Mens Cuts Lakewood. Call to book an appointment today at 440.799.8887.

 

Looking for a great place with a relaxing vibe where you can work and be in the heart of it all? Search no more. We are a busy salon looking for the right stylist to join us. “Be a part of our growing success in the community. Lakewood is the place to be.

Full-time and part-time available. All applicants must have a current active cosmetology license. No booth rental. “Have fun while making the money you deserve.” To be considered, you must apply online at https://www.menscutsrockyriver.com/jobs-2/.

Jul
18
2017

Tinder Leads to Marriage

If you had asked me, I would have never thought a dating/hook-up app would lead anyone to matrimony. Surprisingly, there are real people who actually meet the love of their life and get married.

My nephew Richie met Kelsey on Tinder. My first glimpse of them dating was 2 years ago at a wine festival. Both my husband and I love her and knew she was the one. The funny thing that struck us too was, "We thought it was a hook-up app."  Well, they got married several weeks ago. It was a lovely wedding.

A year later my niece Colleen met her man, Michael on the same app. In both situations they all knew of people who were friends of friends, but they had never formally met. Michael and Colleen grew up from the same town. He is several years older than her, so they would have never crossed paths had it not been for Tinder. They are happily dating seriously and spend much of their time together.

So for those of you hoping to find the love of your life, there is hope with Tinder.

Jul
4
2017

The Male Mindset When Choosing a Stylist

In the last several weeks we have had an increase in men who are switching from barber & chain to our salon. I think it is safe to say, they are seeking better service and attention to detail. 

Historically, men have gone to barbers for all their grooming needs. In the old days, it was a place for men to catch-up and chat about the news and things happening in the neighborhood. Fashion for men has given men more options to look outside of the barber to capture a different look with hair, especially men who desire to have longer hair. Today, men have many choices for getting a haircut. Those other choices are discount chains, female salons, men salons. The male mindset has really changed in that, men care more about their haircut longevity, over all appearances and convenience of time. Most salon cuts will hold its style 4-6 weeks, versus a weekly cut at the barber. Guys today do not all want to sit for hours at a barber shop. They want to spend more time doing other things. Clients are busy and with that in mind, men like to book appointments that fit their schedule. With current technology, online booking is available for convenience  at menscutslakewood.com. Not to mention, more men are willing to pay more for a different and gentler experience. Of course, guys won't admit it, but they want a little pampering too. Women sees things esthetically different than a male. Most women are licensed stylists and so the education & training is more about fashion, styling and looking your best. In addition,females stylists are generally more on top of sanitation of tools due to the fact that we are required to take CEU classes to maintain out licensure in Ohio.

Is a ten minute $10.00 cut going to hold its style? I would say, "No." If you want a great cut, invest in yourself and spend a little more. A stylist with 3-5 years who continually is educated will be a better choice.One has to remove the discount mentality. Discount hair chain salon concepts have destroyed the the respect stylist deserve in our salon industry. A  10 minute haircut will never garner the same results as a 30 minute focused haircut. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.  If you get your haircut at Men's Cuts in Lakewood, it will cost you approximately 76¢ - $1.00 per day to look your best.  Don't you think, you are worth $1.00 a day. So go ahead, book online now. We look forward to seeing you.

Jun
23
2017

Men’s Facial Hair Grooming in Lakewood Ohio

Do the stray hairs on your ears, brows and T-shirt collar bug you? You know when the fuzz just pops out of the t-shirt color. Most men are embarrassed by the hair on the back of their neck. Well, look no further. We are here to help. Did you know wax services for men are the norm today? Women are not the only one's who get their facial hair waxed and removed. At Men's Cuts, we provide services from the neck collar up. Most recently we attended a class about Cirepil wax. Can I tell you after our 4 hour, hands-on class, I fell in love with the product. The only way to know a product is to actually experience it on yourself. Anna was equally excited to try the product. She prepped my upper lip and then applied the wax & minutes later lifted the wax off. The results were spectacular. I was not red and it did not hurt. The finest of hairs were lifted and gone. I was so amazed. After seeing these results, I was convinced that Cirepil is the best wax product for our male clients. After all, our men deserve the best. So you are reading this and wondering what stray hairs? Go ahead and grab a mirror and look closely at your face. Men often get stray hairs on the cheeks, some men get fuzzy hair on the perimeter of the ear. Also take a look at your brows. The stray hairs above and below the main brow & between the brows (unibrow). Finally, strays in the area of neckline. The benefit is when you remove all the distracting, stray hairs you look cleaner.This enhances your appearance.

I have been in the business for over 20 years and have tried other wax products by other manufacturers, Cirepil, hands down is the winner. Since we love the product so much for men, for the month of June, July and August, Men's Cuts will be offering complimentary brow, ear and neck to T-shirt collar line waxing services. We only services from the neckline and above.  Ceripil changed my perception of wax and my hope is it will change yours too. So, book now at www.menscutslakewood.com  and get groomed with us.

Jun
6
2017

Hair Thinning Solutions

Hair thinning in men is an occurrence that is as old as time. Unfortunately for us men, it doesn’t only affect men who are as old as time. In fact, it can beImage result for male hair thinning found in plenty of men in their 30’s or even their early to mid-20’s. Some teens even experience thinning! As men, we have a tendency to over analyze these things. A few hair strands on the pillow? The world is ending. The question then becomes, in the face of hair thinning adversity, how do we take control of the situation? It’s easy to hit the panic button and either shave it all off, or go for the Fabio look and try to grow the longest and most luscious hair we can. Both are moves of both desperation with a touch of denial. In reality, we are typically the only ones who notice our hair thinning since we are the only ones taking such a hard look at it every day. Many times, your stylist doesn’t even see your thinning to be as severe as you probably do. 

So why don’t we take a rational step back and take a look at the situation with three key questions: what causes hair thinning, what can I do about my thinning from a haircut standpoint and what can I do from a hair product or medical treatment standpoint?

What Causes Hair Thinning

Typically, hair loss is triggered by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a breakdown product of the hormone testosterone that causes miniaturization of hair follicles. That’s a lot of science talk… basically, hair thinning and balding is hereditary and if you have the gene, there’s not much you can do to prevent it. On the flip side, studies show there are a few external factors that can push hair thinning, such as smoking, stress, certain medications, poor diet or other unhealthy habits.

Haircut Solutions

The first thing that comes to mind when you think about haircuts for thinning hair is probably the buzz cut. And to some extent, you’re right. The buzz cut is certainly one effective way to hide your thinning hair and forget all about it. But you have options! For example, the high and tight is a great way to make your hair look fuller, while still going short in the thinning areas to make it less noticeable. Try using a blow dryer, rather than product, to give the hair more volume.

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Another good haircut for thinning hair is “The Barista”. This is the combover over the back of the head, which has been very common over the past couple of years. This is especially good if your hair is thinning around the crown of your head, because the healthy hair is able to cover the affected area.

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For a longer haircut, consider the simple “mop cut”. The messy and busy look of the cut will make your hair look fuller and as an added bonus, it’s easy to maintain. Again, a blow dryer can do wonders for this cut to give your hair that added volume.

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Hair Product/Medical Solutions

There is an enormous number of products or procedures out there that claim to be effective means of defending against or recovering from hair thinning. Bosley is a common option and a very effective one at that. There are a number of options offered by Bosley, both surgical and non-surgical. While this tends to be a dramatic and advanced solution, for some men who are serious about preventing any further hair loss or thinning, this can be a great solution. Rogaine is another reputable brand that is highly effective at stopping thinning hair in the process and rebuilding the hair follicles into their once stronger and fuller state.

Like I said, these products tend to be a bit more dramatic and intensive and may not be right for you. In that case, consider the alternative for a better haircut. Schedule an appointment this week with Men’s Cuts and ask your stylist about your options and what they think would be best for you. Every head of hair is different. They understand your concern and want you to look your best.