BARBER JACKETS AND SMOCKS
Barbers have a need for barber jackets. The most obvious purpose of barbers wearing these kinds of jackets is to stay clean while they are cutting the hair of their customers. While cutting or washing hair, grooming facial hair or just trimming hair, barbers are always in a position where they can get themselves dirty.
They are always around flying hair, hair care products, water and other substances that can get on them and especially their clean, good clothes. Therefore, these haircutting professionals require the use of barber jackets. Barber jackets are almost like a uniform in that it would be unimaginable for a barber to go to work at a barbershop without it.
Without such a jacket, he would likely ruin all his good clothes because of all the water and hair care products that he works with every day. Just as it is proper for a chef to don a chef’s jacket on the job, so, too, is it proper for a barber to wear a barber’s jacket. Barber jackets come with a few unique aspects that provide functional and practical benefits for a barber’s ability to do his job.
For instance, some of these jackets feature a zip front, which makes it easier for the barber to put them on and remove them again. They usually also come with a chest pocket where the professional can place his necessary barber tools and equipment. For example, it would not be uncommon for the barber to put his trusty comb in his chest pocket.
This allows him to easily grab it and use it on a customer’s hair when he wants to cut the hair a certain way. Some of the same materials are used in making barber jackets no matter where barbers work. Polyester and/or cotton are some of the most common materials from which barber jackets are made. These materials allow the barber to stay cool on the job and make caring for the jacket easy.
A part of the barber’s uniform and professional look, barber jackets help these professionals to stay clean and protect their clothes while on the job. These days, barbers may purchase these jackets almost everywhere, even online. They do not cost that much money; usually, it only takes about $30 for a barber to purchase a good-quality barber jacket that will last a long time and keep him clean on the job.