Baxter of California recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a party at the brand's flagship Barber + Shop, Baxter Finley in West Hollywood, CA. Guests enjoyed light bites, refreshments, live entertainment, grooming stations and new launch previews!
2010, the brand launched Baxter Finley Barber & Shop in Los Angeles, which has quickly become a go-to barbershop for influential men in LA.
Original Baxter Packaging:
• The first is something I refer to as an unkempt military style fade: tight sides and an overgrown top, with texture throughout the top of the haircut. o To get this look, simply ask your barber or stylist to cut the sides tight to temple and have the hair on the sides faded into the top of the hair. Have the top cut to whatever way it is being styled, and then have the top texturized and layered.
• Another trend we’re seeing would be a variation of the above cut where the sides are tight, but instead of a gradual fade there is more “weight line” of hair left. The transition on the sides is a bit more dramatic, going from light to dark quickly. o Asking for this look is simple, just like with the unkempt military look: ask for a mid-tight fade and to have a weight line left in (but not a hard weight line). Keep the top of the hair full but have it contoured to fit your individual head shape. • To style and maintain the above looks, try the Baxter of California Hard Cream or Cream Pomade. Take a dime-sized amount, mix in your hands and apply to towel-dry hair. o For a stronger hold with a matte finish, the cult-favorite Clay Pomade, also from Baxter of California, helps maintain the right amount of hold but still allows for movement.
• As for facial hair trends, it’s no secret that more men are growing out the beard—but still getting it groomed as needed. Customers that come in for beard trims usually ask for a more natural look. A softer, natural and cleaned-up—yet still rugged—appearance is very popular right now as opposed to a structured, lined-up look. • To achieve a soft, natural look with facial hair, it’s always best to ask for the hair to be trimmed along with the direction of growth, NOT against it. Cutting the hair along the grain allows you to take down weight and help preserve the length.
• To achieve a soft, natural look with facial hair, it’s always best to ask for the hair to be trimmed along with the direction of growth, NOT against it. Cutting the hair along the grain allows you to take down weight and help preserve the length.
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