20 February 2015
Picking a style that suits you, facial shapes & features

Ever wondered what the best haircut/style is for your head shape? Of course a good barber should advise and recommend, at Doc Barnet we train all our Barbers to deliver a bespoke consultation before service. Below we have focused on choosing the right style depending on your face shape. This way you can be confident in making the most of your night out on the town

Oval Face

The oval face is considered to be the ideal face shape in that just about every style looks good on an oval! The oval face is slightly wider at the forehead and features a rounded chin. My advice would be to make the most of the latest fashion and wear that style with confidence. Go for a strong side parting, take it tight round the back and sides and add some facial hair…..Done!


Round face

The round face is shorter than the oval, with forehead, cheek bones and jaw all of similar width. With the round face, the hairstyle should be cut to slim the face. Very short styles that follow the curve of the head (such as a burr or a short crew cut) will emphasise roundness and should be avoided. Leaving the hair a bit longer/fuller and adding texture on top will help lengthen the face. Beards should be styled to slim the face also.


Heart-shaped face

The heart-shaped face is widest across the cheekbones and the eyes with a broad forehead. The shape narrows at the jawline and comes to a pointed chin. Most styles will look good on this head shape. However, fullness on the sides of the head should be avoided, as that is the broadest point of the face.


Square face

The square face has an angular jawbone and chin paired with a square’ish forehead. Hair should be styled to slenderise the face. The hair on top of the head should be reasonably full possibly with a short fringe that blends at the temples. A textured style with layers can look good on a square face.


Oblong face

An oblong face is long with a forehead that is about the same width as the jawbone. Hair should be styled to shorten the length of the face. Adding a fringe or styling the hair forward to cover the hairline may work well. Too much fullness on the top of the head should be avoided. Adding a moustache to an oblong face can help break up the length.


Triangular or pear shaped

The triangular face is often called “pear shaped” due to it being wider at the jawline than at the top part of the head. Hair should be styled to give weight and width to the top and sides near the temples. On the lower portion of the head the hair should be cropped very close to minimise width. Beards should not be too full, as this will make the jaw look even wider.


Inverted triangular face

The inverted triangle features a wide forehead and cheekbones and narrows sharply through the jaw line and chin. Hair should be cropped close to minimise the width at the top of the head. A full beard can give the illusion of a wider jaw.


Diamond face

The diamond face is widest at the eyes and narrow at both the forehead and the chin. Hair on the top of the head should be kept short and hair around the temples should be worn fuller to help give a more oval appearance. Fringes can help add width in the front of the head and a uniform length (rather than a traditional taper to the crown) can add width in the back of the head. A full beard is great to add width at the chin.


Go for it guys use this information and get the style that suits you and enjoy wearing your newfound style with confidence!

20 January 2015
Darren Jones, “Modern trends that may be not so modern after all”

So everyone seems to be going mad modern trends such as “skin fades”, “how do you approach a fade?”, well in my day it was called a “blend”, but with the influx of barbering from the USA, social networking and the battle of which clipper does the best job, it all comes down to “the barber” who’s terms have changed over the years. Fashion seems to go in a 30 year loop and there is now a modern way to execute a cut.

In the 80s when skins were having their skin heads who would have thought it would reappear but with a modern twist, run a cut throat blade round the hairline and its welcomed back into society. Technology has moved on in leaps and bounds, I started with a stainless steel hand operated clipper and was happy when I had my first pair of electric clippers with a 2 meter lead, though now you’re spoilt for choice, and all to make our lives easier; which it has. Cordless clippers have changed since the lithium battery and performance has always been key. So…is it whal, oster, babyliss, or andis? I know that I don’t really have a preference, as long as it’s made easier for me to perform my work to the best of my ability, then I’m happy.

Also, the reinvention of the barbers coat! It all seems to be about the apron now, waterproof and denim, so all the young barbers that are around today that think that its all a new fad, it’s all been here before and in another 30 years it will be back again, I’m sure.

You can find Darren working at Doc Barnet Merry Hill Barber Shop, and of course on social media.

Twitter – @DocBarnet or @UKsNo1Barber Instagram – UKsNo1Barber

18 December 2014
ghd Curve Uncovered

Wow what a day as Doc Barnet Barbers & Stylists raced through London to get to the prestigious ghd Curve uncovered event in a secret location in London town! Attending these events isn’t for your average Barber, Radu and Larissa (Westfield, London) attended the event which entailed a ghd briefing about the fabulous new Curve product and then a full demonstration by the one and only Zoe Irwin.

It was then time to get our hands dirty! We spent all afternoon playing with these products and I have to say they are so easy to use, even my Mum could use them! The new wands and tongs have been designed to give your hair amazing volume and curls to achieve the latest red carpet looks regardless of your hair type. Our favorite is the creative curl wand, its perfect for creating deep waves and glamorous movement.

Girls get these on your xmas list and check them out at a Doc Barnet Barbers near you, RRP £110!!


04 November 2014
Moroccan Oil Just Arrived!

These beautifully packaged home and away kits are fantastic value at £35.85 giving a saving of £9. The kit contains a 100ml and 25ml Oil and i’m keeping my little bottle in my gym bag! Moroccan Oil is one of our best selling products at Doc Barnet Barber Shop. Moroccan Oil will keep your hair in lovely condition leaving it feeling soft and shiny. We have it in Normal and Light variations but we won’t have these for long guys so get in early and buy the love of your life a nice present for Christmas next time you visit your barber.

04 November 2014
New range of ghd Curve Wave Wands and Tongs

We are so excited! And who would have thought a men’s barbers would stock the new range of ghd Curve Wands and tongs. These have arrived at our branches today! The new wands and tongs have been designed to give your hair amazing volume and curls to achieve the latest red carpet looks regardless of your hair type. Our favourite is the creative curl wand, it’s perfect for creating deep waves and glamorous movement.
We are proud to have been invited to a Curve inspirational day where our stylists will put curve through it’s paces. It’s the innovative tri-zone technology that leaves the hair with healthier looking curls that stay locked in all day and night.
They are a must for anybody that wants show stopping hair. Take a look at Doc Barnet barbers near you today.