Your barber gives you a lot of control. He'll do anything you want, but you've got to tell him to do it. And when you don't make your point clearly, you could get out of that chair a very disappointed man. If you don't tell him exactly what you want, how's he supposed to know? The first thing you're asked when you sit down is usually some form of "What are we doing today?" And a response like "just a trim," isn't doing anyone any favors. Some guys can be intimidated by the lingo, so here's a handy cheat sheet on what to say the next time you sit down in the barber chair. Nothing radical or earthshaking—simply a few key instructions that will make a big difference.