I went for a haircut at It's Something Hells today after reading this page. At lunch time on a Thursday I was expecting to wait hours, but there was only one bloke already having his hair cut and I was next. Mr Ducktail shampoo'ed my hair and looked at the length while I had my head tipped back. He asked me about what I wanted, and I didn't know so I just pointed! Mr D knew exactly what I was talking about. I jumped in the barbering chair after that, and I was given a couple of options on how far up I wanted the fade on the side, and the length on the sides, and he went ahead. An interesting conversation and 40 minutes later and I was very impressed. He knew exactly what length was right, and used the thinning-out scissors in the right places (on the back especially, and also at the rear of the top) to really even out and balance my hair in a way that made what is essentially my normal hair cut, look so much better.
Thanks Mr Ducktail - you're a genius. You deserved a better tip, but I wanted some of your hair pomade too and you don't take card! I'll be back!