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The Questions You Should've Been Asking Your Barber All Along

The Gear Patrol Podcast Episode Twenty-Two – Listen Now

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In this episode, Evan Malachosky discusses haircuts and hair care, and plenty of advice about both. After a year-plus of pandemic pause, many of us are heading back to the barber and may need a refresh on...how to do that confidently. More generally, hair is a sensitive, important topic, and getting yours to a place you're comfortable with and proud of can feel daunting.

Evan's advice is widely applicable – whether you're getting a cut for the first time in a while, doing something different, or want to finally find a style that you're happy with, he shares tips and terminology that'll empower you in your search, beginning with how to talk to your barber and/or ask them for guidance.

Show Notes:

Episode Navigation:

  • 01:04 – Why Is It So Difficult To Know What We Want from Our Hair?
  • 03:35 – What Is the Key to Talking to Your Barber?
  • 06:30 – Advice from Rob McMillen, co-owner of Mildred
  • 09:45 – Hair Care Terminology You Need to Know
  • 15:27 – Talk to Your Barber About What Bothers You About Your Hair
  • 18:50 – What About Hair Types and Face Shapes?
  • 23:25 – Should You Bring a Photo of Celebrity Haircuts to Your Appointment?
  • 28:05 – Hair Maintenance Between Haircuts
  • 34:16 – What Hair Styles Are Popular Now, and What Timeless Looks Should You Consider?
  • 39:48 – Evan's Best Hair/Haircut Tip


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        The Gear Patrol Podcast is our weekly roundtable discussion focused on products, their stories, and the culture surrounding them.


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