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A Guide to Men’s Grooming Services at Barber Shops

March 24, 2023 · Posted in: Salon News
Smiling man with long well-groomed beard.

Most men don’t think of a salon when looking for a haircut, but XEX Salon offers barber services and beyond for men in need. Having a beard and facial hair is a lot of upkeep, and salons provide more treatment options to ensure your head and beard stay in the best condition. We’re here to guide you to trending men’s haircuts and what treatments we offer that will elevate your look. 

What do Barbers do? 

Frequent barber visits are a must and one of the most important ways to maintain healthy hair. Every man’s hair is unique, and to understand and know how to style and cut it right, you have to get it done by a professional. Barbers can properly access your beard, trim it and shape it for you, and even fade it if that’s what you want. Not to mention the small stuff that may go mostly unnoticed by you but makes a huge difference in your appearance, like the back of your neck being shaved or beneath your chin.

Barbers will tame fly-aways and ring in stray hairs that grow outside our beard and hair shape, allowing you to look polished and put together with minimum effort on your part. Barbers have a better perspective on your beard and hair and can take a look, offer custom advice, and see things you might miss. It’s necessary to maintain your beard and hair; once you start going and seeing how good you look, it’ll be a habit for life. 


Classic Haircut: From a trim to a full shave and anything in between, barbers can hook you up with any haircut you want. 

Fade: There are so many types of fades, but the ones that are most popular involve blending short hair into long or correction hairlines and back of neck hairs. says that “an excellent barbershop should provide other services, such as a fade haircut for that hyper-masculine look or style. Although the faded hairstyle was once popular a long time ago, it has undergone multiple changes making it hip for the current generation.”

Beard Grooming: Including shaving, trimming, facial steaming, and moisturizing, our barbers will do everything they can to make sure your beard is in top shape.

Treatments & Products 

Revitalizing Facial 

One of our most popular barber services, the revitalizing facial, helps your beard grow by steaming and exfoliating the skin, helping rid yourself of ingrown hair, acne, and redness. We use a variety of facial products to match your skin type and a long massage, so you walk out with the smallest pores of your life. 

Using the right products for your facial hair

Whether your beard is short, long, patchy, or super thick, all beards have products tailored to help them achieve the shape and style they want. Using the right products for your beard is essential to helping it be the best it can be. Here are our recommendations for some of the best additions to your beard maintenance routine. 

  • Beard and face wash to exfoliate regularly and clean.  
  • Beard softener if you have a long beard to condition and soften hairs so they are easily shaped and combed. 
  • Beard Cream, or balm, is used to shape and condense hair sticking out or falling the wrong way. The longer your beard is, the stronger a balm is used, with creams being used to maintain shorter beards that need less taming. 
  • Beard oil, what most men will say, is the most important. You use it every day, and it will bring an incredible amount of moisture to your beard and make it shine and smell great. 
  • Beard trimming kit: if you’re going to do maintenance between barber visits (as you should), a good trimming kit is essential. Something with multiple attachments to cater to different needs will help your beard stay clean and trimmed in-between visits.


Aveda Damage Remedy Repair and Scalp Treatment 

This soothing treatment is the most intensive and customized for each guest’s needs. It improves the condition of the hair by up to 71% by incorporating moisture immersion and straight infusion, leaving strands soft, silky, and shiny. Aveda Damage Remedy Repair will restore moisture and leave your hair feeling incredibly healthy and soft. 

Moroccan Oil  Hydration Treatment 

To finish off your incredible salon experience, adding a Moroccan oil treatment to your cut can really get you through to your next cut. Especially if you want to grow out your hair or start styling it – this treatment repairs damaged hair, bringing your natural texture and shine back to life.