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How to spot a good barber? Check his tools!

Sailun Tires

A true gentleman knows the value of having a good barber.

Like a trusted bartender who knows your go-to drink, a good barber understands your style and personal preferences like no one else in the world. You don’t even need to explain the haircut you want because he already knows you inside and out.

More importantly, a  good barber knows that your hair deserves to be respected.

He invests in good tools, supplies, and equipment to cater to your demands and give you an amazing experience every single time you’re sitting on his chair. He stays away from low-quality products that can damage your hair in the long run.

If you’re seeing a barber who uses cheap, unhygienic, or inappropriate hair products, it’s time to run away, bro. It’s a sure sign that he’s not good for you and your hair.

Your stylist’s everyday essentials

So, what grooming tools does a hairstylist need to give you a stylish look?

Scissors and shears are probably the first things that come to mind. You might think of electric clippers, razors, high-end waxes, and oils too.

But it all starts with a good comb.

It is one of the most undervalued tools in the industry. When your barber is using the right comb, he is getting the right tension and precision, too. This translates to a sleeker haircut and a better overall look.

Enter Motiv-Pro professional hairstyling products.

Launched on July 1st 2016, Motiv-Pro focuses on producing quality combs that’s perfect for modern stylists. Founder Louis Merlot dubs his business as “the people’s brand” because he is able to offer high quality combs at a budget-friendly price. It’s the ideal choice for professionals who are just starting out and for veterans who are looking for improved versions of their everyday “weapons.”

Merlot was only 12 years old when he started giving himself and his younger brothers haircuts. Times were tough and going to a barbershop was a luxury. Fast forward to 2009, he became a professional hairdresser who worked seven days a week between two barbershops. During his career, he was able to style the hair of celebrities, athletes, and various fashion models.

Eventually he was able to save enough money to make an investment and the rest, as they say, is history.

The first product he ever released was The Motiv Blend Comb. He was hands on in designing and manufacturing the professional combs. Eventually, they became popular on social media.

Why did he choose to focus on combs?

“No other company was doing it, they’re a tool you must use every haircut and I knew I could give them a new twist that the modern stylist would appreciate,” Merlot explained.

Motiv-Pro has now expanded its product line. In addition to combs, the company also offers a wide variety of products including hair grippers, thinning shears, styling gel, blades and more. The products can be used for a wide array of hairstyles. Whether you want a creative cut or something more traditional, the products can help you look so much better.

Visiting your barber anytime soon?

Merlot predicts that the U.K. Inspired Crop Haircuts will continue to be popular in the future because they provide a lot of room for creativity.

His number 1 hair tip for men visiting their hair stylists?

“Wash your hair before getting a haircut! Lol… not only is it respectful to the person cutting your hair but it allows them to give you the best possible cut while saving time.”

And of course, don’t forget to check if they are using high-quality products for your hair!

Enjoy your haircut!



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