I have a job interview Tuesday, so I am in the need of a haircut. The problem is I do not know what haircut I want because I lack any knowledge whatsoever when it comes to haircuts. Does anyone have suggestions? I am looking for a haircut that compliments my face and makes me appear a bit older/mature.

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Here are some photos of my hair and I.

You look to have a diamond face type judging by how the light wraps around your head.  Your bangs do a bit of a disservice right now in judging your face shape because they hide your forehead.

Here's a little guide.

http://img34.picoodle.com/img/img34/3/1/7/f_TrustyFaceSm_fcf3e2c.jpg

You want to avoid trimming down the sides too much. Avoid too much length on top.  Don't ever do a middle part because it will lengthen your face.

It's best though to consult your barber.

@Dakota

Thank you, it's this type of in-depth analysis of hair that I have no clue about. Here is another photo, albeit with a bed head. I will take a shower and post a better photo.

Your face shape is a soft diamond, almost bordering on oval, based on that photo.  It's challenging.

 

Were I in your position, I might go in with my normal haircut, the buzz cut, because it's a look with which I'm comfortable and comfort is a good thing.  But, since you want a change, maybe you could try something with close sides and some volume on top.

 

This is a very now, very on-trend haircut for young guys, and this model has a face shape similar to yours.

What kind of job are you interviewing for?  And, what do you want your haircut to say?

 

You might go to a traditional barber and see what he suggests...a consultation might be a good idea.

I will be interviewing for a job at a downtown department store. The dress code is business-like, with suits, dress shirt and pants, etc. I want the haircut tell the viewer that I am mature and experienced. And by the way, how would I go about talking to the barber? I never actually went to a barbershop, I would either let my hair grow out or let my father give me a buzz-cut.

Perfect advice, JED. 

 

That's why I suggested a consultation...a consultation is, in plain words, a conversation about your options, what you want, and what can actually be achieved.  They're not always the same thing.

 

The idea is not to simply instruct the barber.  The idea is to consult.  To converse with him.  *Talk* with him, and him with you...it should go in both directions.  Figure out, together, your approach. Talk to him, also, about how much maintenance will be required, and of what sort.  If you're used to a buzz cut, then a more styled hairdo will require different maintenance.

 

Then, and *only* then, and only if you're comfortable with his approach, get a haircut.  Consultations are not binding.

 

Call the shop ahead of time, and make sure they do consultations (most do) and ask them when a good time would be.  Tell them, over the phone, that this will be your first trip to a barbershop, that it's your first "grown up" haircut, and you want to talk about your options.  A good barber will JUMP at this opportunity.

 

Where are you located?  Maybe one of our members knows a good shop in your area.  And, by the way, MegaKutterz is not usually a barber shop, and Typhanee with the pink feathers in her hair is not usually a barber.  :)

Chuck, I can't help but notice that the way you spell "Typhanee" reminds me of "typhoid."

Would you prefer Britni or Khandi? 

 

The hairdressers I know never seem to have normal names, and the few who do seem not to have common spellings.

Perfect advice.

@Chuck + @Jon

Thanks for your advice. I live in Chicago, I used the barber shop locator on the AoM blog and reviews from yelp to decide which barbershop to try. I decided I will try Joe's barbershop, they have  cut hair since 1968.

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