Whether you’re single, spoken for, or somewhere in-between this Valentine’s Day, we encourage you to take pride in yourself and what you have to offer. It can be a little daunting, even stressful, for some, so we hit Baxter Finley Barber & Shop to ask a few of our barbers about their Valentine’s Day experiences, tips and grooming rituals.
Our own Femme Fatale of Fades, Monique , likes to prep for her romantic ventures in 2 ways. Firstly, she gets her head in the game, prepping her state of mind with her own confidence-boosting playlist designed to resonate with every romantic bone in her body. She then sets up her space by creating a clean, pristine, and relaxing atmosphere, lighting some santo palo incense, and adjusting the lighting to promote a positive mood. Get it girl!
Erik always gets a haircut and shaves before a big date; it’s just what’s done. Has he ever forgotten V-day and had to deal with an angry girlfriend? Sure he has, but that’s what flowers and candy are for. And what makes a date enjoyable for this gentleman barber? His go-to’s include an expensive dinner at The Grove, some great conversation, and a little Barry White to set the mood at the end of the night. Ohhh yeah.
David has a few solid moves up his sleeve. His winning pickup line? “The drunker you get, the better I look. Can I buy you a drink?” Instead of Valentine’s Day, he chooses to celebrate Singles Awareness Day with a good long hike followed by dinner and a movie. Flowers and chocolates aren’t really his thing—he prefers a nice scotch. His romantic style is offbeat but adventurous; he once spent Valentine’s Day in Paris with a total stranger and had a blast. That’s bold!
And there you have it; where V-day is concerned, there’s no right or wrong way. However you choose to celebrate, remember to make it fun, classy and uniquely your own style.