Mugshot Barbershop is a privately owned barber shop celebrating and preserving the classic feel of an old school barbershop, while offering an environment that caters to your modern sensibilities.
Rocklin, Ca
+1 (916) 771-0338

Stylist vs Barber

Stylist vs Barber Mugshot Barber Shop Roseville Lincoln Rocklin Granite Bay Sacramento

Stylist vs Barber

Stylist vs Barber

Mugshot Barber Shop Roseville Lincoln Rocklin Granite Bay Sacramento




Selecting who to get your haircut from might seem like an effortless decision. You either go to the closest haircut place to your house or you go to the person that you have been going to for years. As long as your hair gets cut and you look cleaned up afterwards, you are almost always satisfied, right? This is the case for Americans across the country. However, many people do not realize the difference between a barber and a stylist. Yes, there is a difference! Selecting to go to one or the other is important because the skills and crafts are very different. You might be going to the wrong professional depending on your hairstyle. Here are the various differences between a barber and a stylist.

Barber: The word barber is derived from the Latin word “barba” which means beard. Licensed barbers are trained to do their best work on shorter hair styles and all kinds of facial hair, especially beards. In the state of California, only licensed barbers are allowed to perform shaves with a straight-razor. Barbers specialize in the skill of using a straight-razor and the craft can’t be found in a hairstylist. They have clippers that are specifically designed for all kinds of blends, fades, and shaves. A barbers license is earned by how well they perform on short hair and facial hair. For more masculine hair styles, a barber is the right professional for you.

Stylist: A hairstylist is also referred to as a cosmetologist. This word is derived from the Greek word “kosmetikos” which means skilled in adornment. While barbers primarily focus on more masculine hair styles and facial hair work, a cosmetologist is trained in areas such as feminine hairstyling, skin care, and cosmetics. A stylist’s tools include items like simple clippers, more brushes, and various gels/hair products. Their license is earned by understanding and performing on longer hair styles.

The reason it is important to understand the difference between the two is because you might be going to the wrong professional. To all the men who have not yet been to a barber shop, visit Mugshot to see how our barbers can do so much more for you and your hair. Sure, stylists are qualified and get the job done. However, if you want a true man’s haircut and facial hair grooming by professionals who are trained specifically for crafting shorter hair, you should be going to a barber. Visit our shop and sit in the chair of a barber and we promise you won’t want to go to anyone else.