In most cases, getting a haircut at a barber shop is as simple as selecting a shop, walking in, requesting a cut, describing the desired cut to the barber, sitting still and following instructions during the cut and tipping the barber once the cut is complete. Those who are unsure about the process may want to call a barber shop prior to walking in to ensure the shop takes walk-ins. Looking the shop up online and checking for reviews and additional information may also be a good idea.
Prior to going into a barber shop to get a haircut, customers should have an idea of what they want the barber to do. Customers who are unsure about or unable to communicate what they want may end up unhappy with how their haircut turns out. Most barbers have enough experience to complete a cut based on a description, but those people who want something specific done to their hair may want to bring in a picture for the barber to reference. Those who want more elaborate cuts may want to go to a high-end salon. Barbers may not perform certain tasks, including highlighting or otherwise dying hair. All barber shop customers should be certain to tip their barber after the cut is complete unless the experience was a true disaster.