Ever wonder what a pink mustache would look like on you? How about a darker shade to hide those pesky gray beard hairs? Never fear, for facial hair dye has got you covered! Call it elegant or adventurous, our men’s barber shop services enhance your natural looks and boost your confidence with a splash of color (or two!).
The Evolution of Men's Grooming
Personal care and men’s grooming have not always been synonymous — wash ‘n’ go has been the name of the game forever for many unbothered men not wanting to invest time and money into a proper grooming routine. However, the start of the 2010s saw a dramatic rise in men’s health and wellness trends, with the 5-in-1 shampoo and body wash leaving the bathroom cupboard to make room for a more sophisticated range of cleansers, oils, and creams.
These new routines, of course, include facial hair dye. Typically used to hide an unwanted root hair color, beard dye is a fun and interesting way for men to express their individuality and embrace a more youthful appearance. Gone are the days of feeling drab and not wanting to grow a beard or mustache because of its color; men now have a wide range of at-home and barber-based styling options to choose from. At our men’s barber shop, we offer a full beard color service that is ideal for someone wanting to try the trend and not get their hands dirty.
The Art & Technique of Beard Coloring
To get the perfect beard, mustache, or whisker color, you’ll need to follow a meticulous process to achieve a natural, well-blended, and aesthetically pleasing appearance. While an at-home job may save you money, it’s not guaranteed that your color will come out just as you hoped. For a more professional and trustworthy process, a trip to a men’s barber shop is worth the time (and money!)
The process typically kicks off by chatting with your barber about the color you’d like your facial hair to be — a natural look, a splash of color, whatever you desire — followed by your barber taking a look at your natural hair color to ensure you’ve chosen a complementary shade. Next is the preparation and protection stage. Your barber will prep your skin and apply a protective barrier, such as petroleum jelly, around the beard to prevent any staining. Application is a crucial stage and barbers will typically use a range of techniques, such as brush strokes, combing, or sectioning, to evenly distribute the color throughout the beard and mustache. This requires a steady and a keen eye for detail.
After that, you can sit back and relax while the dye takes effect. Your barber will determine the required time, which is based on your skin type, the dye used, and the desired intensity of the colors. Once satisfied, you’ll have your beard thoroughly rinsed to remove excess dye, as well as avoid irritation or discomfort on the skin. Once done, your barber will advise you on maintaining the colored beard and recommend products for washing, conditioning, and protecting the color from fading.
Facial Hair Dye & Self-Expression
While most men may look to beard coloring as a way to cover stubborn gray hairs or enhance their natural color, it can be a creative outlet for those looking to stand out or make a unique fashion statement. A bright blue beard lets people know that your fashion sense is to be celebrated amongst a sea of unoriginal appearances. It’s also a great conversation starter!
Facial hair dye also allows you to experiment with your personal grooming routine. Whether it’s a bold color, subtle highlights, or a complete transformation, beard and mustache coloring gives you lots of versatility and a good selection of styling options.
Temporary dye may also benefit individuals looking for a low-commitment way to find their perfect color match or try out a new style. There are tons of products on the market for at-home testing purposes, and a trip to your local men’s barber shop may also be on the cards if you’re looking to take a more professional route on your beard coloring journey.
Premium Barber Shop: Beyond the Basics
At Premium Barbershop, we pride ourselves on offering traditional beard and mustache grooming services alongside more specialized treatments to get you looking great and feeling your best. Our coloring services are a must if you’re interested in upping your styling game with a natural color blend or a more bold dye that will turn heads.
Want to know more? Opting for our men’s barber shop services will ensure you have all the necessary information before you take a plunge into the world of beard coloring. If you do decide to try it, you’ll come out looking well-groomed and ready to own your personal style.