Weldon Barber Spokane is always in search of the latest in styling trends to help our clients look sharp and sensible. In Weldon Barber Spokane’s recent inquiries, we’ve seen the return of another of history’s classic styles.
The beginning of the new millennium has seen a huge movement toward the clean-cut looks from our past. In a recent post on Weldon Barber Spokane’s blog, we discussed the return of the pompadour. The style, cut short on the sides with the top styled up and back, is reminiscent of James dean.
Now, in the latest trend of this movement we’re seeing a return of a style closely related to the pompadour that finds its roots in the 1930’s. Just as with the pompadour, this style is cut short on the sides and long on the top. However, the cut, coined as an “under-cut” in Sweden, is greased back on the top using a small amount of pomade. The result is a nostalgic look reminiscent of an era of tailored style that focuses on quality in the fine details. The New York Times has denoted this style as “a go-to haircut not just for Web designers in heritage-brand clothing, but for fashion designers and D.J.’s in the style capitals of Europe.”
The trick to successfully pulling off the under-cut is a sharp cut. It is important to have a quality hair stylist to assure the sharpness that this cut demands and define the short areas of hair verses the long in an appealing way.
Weldon Barber Spokane – As with many other aspects of modern life, current trends in men’s grooming embrace contradiction. More than any other era, men are choosing their style based on their personal preferences rather than donning the standard uniform of their peers.
The 1950’s Clean-Shaven Look – Weldon Barber Spokane
No one can deny the amazing success of the Madmen series and the influence it’s had on fashion trends. At Weldon Barber Spokane we’ve experienced a marked increase in men seeking the well-tailored, clean-cut image reminiscent of the 50’s. After all, who can resist the essence of this era that gave birth to the suburb, dark, tailored suits, the “bob”, and pleated, knee length skirts?
This well-groomed trend has shown itself to be attractive to those longing for the simplicity and order of this bygone era. What’s more, those choosing this image which signified conformity in its day, now express an image of revolt against the modern values of society.
The Unshaven Revolution – Weldon Barber Spokane
In stark contrast, the New York Times has recently acquainted its readers with the contradictory trend they’ve coined as the “whisker rebellion.” (see “Whisker Rebellion”) The New York time described pursuers of this latest movement seek freedom from unnecessary restriction; protesting against the rules of society in favor of the more wily values of the mountain man. However, as simplistic as this fashion trend may seem, you may want to consult the professionals at Weldon Barber Spokane to “pull-it-off” properly. After all, incorrectly executed, seekers of this look may appear more reminiscent of the typical couch potato than the Marlboro man!
Visit Weldon Barber Spokane for Aveda Men’s Pure-Formance™
Aveda and Weldon Barber Spokane have introduced ShaveCream and Dual Action After Shave, because men are “different by nature.”
According to Kurt Kueffner, Director of Men’s Business Development for Aveda, “Men’s skin is clinically proven to be different by nature than women’s skin. Men have a weaker skin barrier function, a 25% higher collagen density, a higher rate of moisture evaporation and higher sebum production than women.” Aveda addresses these concerns and has developed formulas specifically geared to meet men’s distinct needs and producing real results.
These products make shaving friendlier – both to a man’s face AND to the environment. Aveda’s Pure-Formance™ ShaveCream and Dual Action After Shave from Weldon Barber Spokane are more than 97% naturally derived and packed with plant-powered ingredients. The phyto-active blend includes phycosaccharide from seaweed extract, licorice root, sage extract, plai oil and tamanu oil.
In addition, the Aveda Men Pure-Formance™ Shave Cream and Dual Action Aftershave from Weldon Barber Spokane include argan oil, a conditioner that is sourced from a women’s cooperative in South Morocco. So, your purchase helps to preserve the endangered Argan Forest
Even the little guys get pampered at Weldon Barber Spokane!
Here at Weldon Barber Spokane – 5 Mile we were thrilled to receive this email from a satisfied grandma!
Dana B. wrote: ”…my grandson was terrorized every time he got a hair cut — except for the last time when he went to your 5-mile location. Below are my daughter’s comments for you!
You can tell Weldon Barber that we LOVE them!
During my husband’s recent deployment getting my son’s (he was 4 years old) hair cut was a crisis. I tried several places and couldn’t find anywhere that didn’t make a stressful situation worse. When my husband came home he grew is hair out and took our son to the Weldon at 5 Mile. They were *awesome!* They gave my husband a great haircut and most importantly took the time to make my son comfortable enough to get a haircut!! They are my family’s new favorite place…they are classy, patient, family oriented, and have a great waiting area for me!
Here at Weldon Barber, we’re not just for the big boys. Call Weldon Barber Spokane at 5 Mile - 509.456.8992, 29th Avenue - 509.456.8998, or Spokane Valley - 509.456.8001to schedule your appointment!
Weldon Barber Spokane has teamed up with Groupon – get our Signature Men’s Haircut for only $18!
That’s right, Weldon Barber Spokane is joining forces with Groupon today and tomorrow to bring you a special offer. If you’re new to Weldon Barber or haven’t visited us for six months, now’s the time. Get one for yourself (if you haven’t visited Weldon Barber in the last six months); purchase extras as gifts!
Shampoo, scalp massage, hot towel & neck shave included
Atmosphere designed for men
Here’s how Groupon cleaverly describes the offer:
“Modern males have approximately 60,000 thoughts per day, almost all of which revolve around whether a barbershop pole is peppermint or spearmint flavored. Satisfy coif-related curiosity with today’s Groupon: for $14, you get a signature men’s haircut at Weldon Barber (a $28 value), with three locations in the Spokane area.
Male manes receive a comfort-laden crafting from experienced stylists at Weldon Barber. A hot-towel facial wrap kicks off each session, ensconcing mugs in steamy refreshment, while trained fingers shampoo and massage shaggy pates. With hair prepped and placed in front of the mirror, scissors, clippers, and razors combine their powers to deliver made-to-order cuts, from the classic high and tight to the ultramodern electric porcupine. Stylists finish trimmings with a hot-towel neck shave that leaves napes tingly smooth, and a quick styling with high-end product, if desired.
An upscale guy-centric atmosphere, replete with sports magazines and flat-screen TVs, ensures a relaxing wait before follicle fashioning. Customers are greeted with complimentary beverages before each cut, good for relaxing or keeping on hand for congratulatory dousings of stylists/barbers who have just crafted championship ‘dos.’”
The Latest Information from Weldon Barber Spokane About Male Pattern Baldness
Are you noticing that your hair is beginning to thin along your hairline or at the top of your head? Then you may very well be suffering from a common condition in men called Androgenetic alopecia, known more commonly as male pattern baldness or male pattern hair loss. Incredible as it sounds, approximately 95% of all hair loss in men is attributed to male pattern baldness. And because myths about this condition abound, Weldon Barber Spokane wants to make sure you have the most up-to-date information on hair loss in men, what causes it, and what you can do about it.
Weldon Barber Spokane Helps You Distinguish Between Male Pattern Baldness and Normal Hair Loss
A Weldon barber will tell you that both men and women lose about 100 hairs every day, due to the fact that hair has a growth phase, a resting phase, and a shedding phase. It’s not unusual, then, to see strands of hair, that are probably in the resting or shedding phase of hair growth, in your comb or brush during your daily hair grooming. On the other hand, if you see a gradual recession of your hairline that looks like an “M,” as well as thinning at the crown of your head, then you may very well be in the beginning stages of male pattern baldness. Continue reading “Consult with Weldon Barber Spokane” »
Get Jack Black SPF Face Moisturizer at Weldon Barber Spokane
Weldon Barber Spokane wants to remind you to protect your skin now that summer is nearly here. In our last post we wrote about Sun Guard, one of Jack Black offers skin-saving formulas with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection that also nourish the skin with vitamins and antioxidants … for ultimate sun safety.
Now, Weldon Barber Spokane and Jack Black recommend Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20, which is both a daily sunscreen AND an advanced facial treatment. This best-seller offers lightweight moisturization and helps shield skin from premature aging. Containing Blue Algae Extract and Sea Parsley, this technologically advanced improves the overall appearance of skin while providing superior hydration, plus UVA and UVB protection.
The PureScience® formula locks in nature’s best to please even the most sensitive skin:
Weldon Barber Spokane knows that summer is right around the corner!
Here’s a question for you from Weldon Barber Spokane: are you ready for summer?! We know that warm weather, the lakes and water skiing are almost upon us. But are you prepared to take care of yourself and protect your skin?
Weldon Barber Spokane and Jack Black know that the rays are coming! Don’t hide in the shade this summer, shield your skin with Jack Black’s powerful sun protection products. Get Sun Guard, a skin-saving formula that offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection WHILE nourishing your skin with vitamins and antioxidants for the ultimate in a sun and skin safety program!
This vitamin-enriched, oil-free, very water- and sweat-resistant lotion offers superior broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and absorbs quickly without greasy or heavy residue. Formulated for extreme conditions, Sun Guard forms a barrier of protection and stays on during intense physical activity in and out of the water. Won’t run or drip into eyes. Continue reading “Jack Black and Weldon Barber Spokane – Ready for the Sun!” »
You’ve gotten a great men’s haircut at Weldon Barber Spokane – flaunt it with a nicely tied tie!
OK, so you just experienced an amazing men’s haircut at Weldon Barber Spokane. Now, you want to emphasize your appearance with a good looking necktie, properly tied.
There are many ways to tie your tie, with both simple and fancy knots. Here at Weldon Barber Spokane we know that probably the most popular knot is the Windsor. Learn how to tie it. After you learn it practice, practice, practice.
Start with wide end of tie on your right and extending a foot below narrow end.
Cross wide end over narrow and bring up through loop.
Bring wide end down, around venid narrow end up on your right.
Then put down through loop anda round across narrow as shown.
Turn and pass up through loop.
Complete by slipping down through the knot in front. Tighten and draw up snug to collar.
(Thanks to our partner American Crew, Official Supplier to Men, for this tip!)
Remember, go to Weldon Barber Spokane for a great men’s haircut and then maximize your look with a properly tied neck tie!
Weldon Barber Spokane – Aveda tips for longer, curly hair
At Weldon Barber Spokane we often get questions about how to manage longer, curly hair. Here are some tips from Aveda.
Start with Aveda Men Pure-formance™ shampoo and conditioner to get cleaned, conditioned, healthy hair with Aveda Men. But then you need to choose the right styling product(s) based on your hair length, hair texture, hair pigment, and styling objective. With longer, dark hair use Aveda men Pure-formance™ liquid pomade.
This video, offered by Aveda and Weldon Barber Spokane, shows how to style longer wavy or curly hair. Aveda’s Kurt Keuffner gives classic how-to styling tips and tricks for men’s long curly hair. In addition to Aveda Men Pure-formance™ Shampoo and Conditioner, and Liquid Pomade, Keuffner recommends using and Aroma Spray.