When it comes to men’s hair styling in the Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, and surrounding areas, 18|8 Brookhaven has you covered in every way. We’re not just your home for all your barbershop needs; we also serve as your styling consultants, helping you to achieve that perfect look. When you’re trying to perfect your look, even something as simple as choosing the right comb can be the difference between getting it straight and just making a mess of things. To help you choose which is for you, we’ve provided a list of the main types of combs and when their usage is most appropriate.

Wide Tooth Comb

Wide tooth combs, as hinted at by their name, have thicker teeth to allow larger amounts of hair through. This should be a preferred choice for those with thick, curly, or tangled hair. If you’re coming out of the shower or your hair is otherwise damp or wet, a wide tooth comb is the only way to go. Wide tooth combs are also a perfect option when waking up in the morning and your hair may be extra messy.

Fine Tooth Comb

A fine tooth comb is known for its close set of teeth, ideal for getting hair perfectly straight. If you have straight hair, a fine tooth comb is your best option as its close teeth allow it to settle hair in place. However, a fine tooth comb isn’t always the best idea for those with thicker or tangled hair. For those people, a fine tooth comb may end up pulling out more hair than you’d like to lose! A good tip is to actually start with a wide tooth comb to get the tangles out and then finish with a fine tooth comb in order to get your hair looking straight and neat.

Pocket Comb

The pocket comb is essentially the Swiss Army knife of combs. It’s incredibly handy by being small, travel-friendly, and multi-purposed. Most pocket combs actually include a fine-tooth comb on one side and a wide-tooth comb on the other side, making this a perfect on-the-go choice no matter what kind of hair you have.

Tail Comb

Also unfortunately known as the ‘rat-tail comb,’ this comb is known for its long thin handle. This type of comb is more of a styling comb mainly used for guys with longer hair. The tail of the comb is used for separating, straightening, and sectioning the hair for different styling processes.

Contact Your Men’s Hair Styling Experts at 18|8 Brookhaven!

If you’re interested in taking your look to the next level, we encourage you to book your appointment with us by filling out our online form. Alternatively, you can give us a call at (404) 481-5368. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments. We look forward to seeing you and helping you achieve your perfect look!