Men’s Hair Cuts & Styles




Great Gents' Hair @Combers Salon In Taunton

Maybe you're a wash 'n' go man, or perhaps you love it when you're truly pampered!  Whoever you are, we are ready and waiting to make your day (and your hair) a whole lot better here at Combers Salon in Taunton!

Our primary purpose is to help change the way you feel about yourself.  We want you to feel positive about your hair, your sense of style and yourself... and we reckon we can do that by having an informal chat with you before your hair appointment.

If you're short of time and not the chatty type, that's OK too. We will work with you to create a hairstyle or colour that makes you feel great. We allocate 45-minute appointments for gents' appointments so we can get to the root of what you want before putting our scissors and clippers to the test for your cut and finish.

In order to give you our 7-day no-quibble guarantee it is essential we cut your hair while it is wet, and finish it off with a professional dry.  We can then check our work, personalise and tweak your hairstyle to ensure you are happy before you leave.

Put your feet up and enjoy our automated back massage chairs (optional, but worth the experience), while we shampoo your hair using the right products for our hair type and needs.  

Although we talk about men's hair services, we welcome everyone.  If you want a short hairstyle that requires clippers or a tapered cut, chat to our Front of House about which service might be best for you. We also do amazing hair colours.  Remember that you will need an Allergy Alert Test before your hair colour. Find out more about the patch testing options available.

Our hair services are carried out in the main cutting and styling zone upstairs so do let us know if you find stairs a challenge, and we'll give you the same first-class service in our ground-floor cutting zone.

The Elephant In The Room

During your consultation, we are both getting to know each other and your stylist uses their experience to balance your hairstyle with your hair texture and growth patterns and your ability to manage your look.  Whilst we intend to make every appointment meet your expectations, in order to exceed them we require your feedback...this is never more true than on your first appointment

If you are not completely satisfied with your hair when you get home, or perhaps you are struggling to style it yourself, please call us back immediately and you can either chat it through with your stylist or come back in so we can make any necessary tweaks.

No elephant in the room - just happy solutions.

Don't You Just Love A Classic? 

What do the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, and West Side Story have in common?  They're all classics, of course! 

But if you're not quite able to afford that coveted supercar just yet, there's one classic that can be yours - a classic men's haircut at Combers!

We're talking about the 'short back and sides' where your hair is scissored or clippered short below and behind the ears and at the nape of your neck, and left short and neat on top.  With this style, you can slick it back, wear it a little messy, or simply wash your hair and leave.

If you're not sure how to style your hair, chat to your stylist who can give you some styling tips and point you in the direction of the right hair products.  We can also help you find a hairstyle that suits your face shape, hair type and texture, and individual sense of style!


Hair Replacement

While some men are happy to embrace their baldness, losing your hair can be devastating for many men, resulting in a loss of confidence and self-esteem.

Here at Combers Inside-Out Hairdressing in Taunton, we offer realistic hair replacement systems for men to help gents struggling with thinning hair and hair loss.

Our director Cameron Willetts is experienced in creating bespoke hairstyles using the innovative and high-quality NEU Hair Replacement System.  Your hair replacement is only as good as the stylist who creates your look, and we can confidently say that Cameron is the best when it comes to helping men with hair loss solutions.  

There are several systems on the market and Cameron strongly advises every new guest to do their homework.  Check out the different systems available and find a stylist like Cam who can create your new hair and style with confidence.

Don't Fade Away...


Let's talk about the fade haircut.  This is one of the most popular looks for gents, taking its inspiration from the traditional military haircuts given to men in the service.

Those who aren't sure what a fade is... here's some 'hair lingo' that explains it all (although if you've seen a men's haircut you'd like to try, all you need to do is show an image to your stylist!)

A fade haircut uses a cutting technique that tapers the hair so it gets shorter and shorter, eventually 'fading' into the skin. Usually, we leave your hair longer on top so you can style it in different ways.  It's the sides and back that are tapered - either super short or into a skin fade (a zero-grade cut that blends so we can see the skin). 

There are three main types of fade levels - low, mid, and high. The low fade starts around the bottom of your ear, the mid fade starts at ear level, and the high fade starts above your ear.

And that brings us onto which grade your haircut should be.  Again, do not worry if you are unsure - we will chat this through with you to ensure you get the hairstyle you desire.  Put simply, the grade specifies which clipper guard we will use to taper your hair. A zero clippers so we can see the skin, whereas a 3 cuts hair to around 10mm in length. 

And here endeth the lesson on skin fades! 


These Q&As are intended to address common concerns and are not a substitute for professional advice. For specific concerns or persistent issues, it is always best to consult with a hair care professional or a dermatologist.

What hair services does Combers Salon offer for men?


Combers Salon offers a variety of hair services for men including haircuts, styling, and colouring, and perming, ensuring a personalised and professional experience for every client.

How long are the appointments for gents at Combers Salon?


: Gentsappointments at Combers Salon are allocated 30 - 45 minutes to ensure ample time to understand the clients needs and preferences and to deliver a precise cut and finish.

Can I get a haircut if I prefer short hairstyles that require clippers or a tapered cut?


Absolutely! Combers Salon is well-versed in a variety of styles, including those requiring clippers or a tapered cut. Discuss your preferences with our Front of House to determine the best service for you.

Can I have my hair coloured, highlighted, or bleached? Do I need an Allergy Alert Test?


Yes, absolutely, we have specialist colour technicians as its essential when colouring any hair  to ensure the correct tone balance for your skin type and perfect application for each hair style and individual personality.  An Allergy Alert Test is required before any hair colouring service to ensure your safety. Please inquire about the patch testing options available.

Can I still get a haircut at Combers Salon if I have difficulty with stairs?


Yes, if stairs are a challenge, please let us know, and we will arrange to give you the same first-class service in our ground-floor cutting zone.

Do you offer any solutions for thinning hair or male pattern baldness?


We have specific scalp treatments for thinning hair and also offer state of the art bespoke hair replacement systems and are the leading specialist of neuhair4men in the west country

How can I prevent hair loss in men?


: Preventing hair loss can involve a combination of lifestyle changes, medical treatments, and proper hair care. Regularly washing hair with a mild shampoo, maintaining a balanced diet, staying hydrated, managing stress through exercise or meditation, and avoiding tight hairstyles can help prevent hair loss. If hair loss persists, consult a dermatologist or a trichologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

What are the most popular men's haircut and styles?


Popular men's haircut styles include the buzz cut, crew cut, pompadour, taper fade, and the undercut. Textured crops and longer, flowing styles and curly looks are also trendy. The choice of haircut often depends on individual preference, hair type, and face shape.

Do you perm men’s hair as my partner thinks I would look good with curly hair?


Yes. Curls for men especially on top with a short cropped undercut is on trend and because we are a full service professional hair salon we have specialist perming technicians to advise and carry out this service.

How often should I wash my hair?


The frequency of hair washing depends on hair type, lifestyle, and personal preference. Generally, washing hair every day is recommended for short hair styles and those with oily hair, active lifestyles, or those living in humid climates.

Does Combers Salon offer any guarantees on their services?


Combers Salon offers a 7-day no-quibble guarantee on all services to ensure complete guest satisfaction.

How do you ensure the right products are used for my hair type and needs?


Combers Salon prioritises an informal chat before your appointment to understand your hair type, needs, and preferences, ensuring the right products and techniques are used and  recommend bespoke home care products and styling tips

Can I enjoy a back massage while getting my hair shampooed at Combers Salon?


Yes, clients have the option to enjoy our automated back massage chairs while getting their hair shampooed for a truly pampering experience.

Is Combers Salon inclusive, welcoming everyone for their services?


Absolutely! Although we specialise in men's hair services, we have specialists in every aspect of hairdressing and welcome everyone and offer our expert services to all who desire them.

What should I do if I am short of time and not the chatty type?


That’s perfectly fine! Combers Salon respects your preferences and will work efficiently to create a hairstyle or colour that makes you feel great, ensuring a positive and convenient experience for you.

Will I lose my hair faster if I wash it every day?


Shampoos are far milder than they once were so a daily wash can prevent the build up of gels and waxes that are often used on shorter hair. We recommend you buy your hair care products from Combers so we can recommend the right product for your needs. Many men confuse scalp flaking with dandruff and then proceed to use a harsh shampoo detergent which, in our opinion, is not good for your hair.

Can men use hair oil daily?


Yes, men can use hair oil daily, especially if they have dry or frizzy hair. Hair oil can help nourish the hair, reduce frizz, and add shine. However, it's important to use a small amount to avoid making the hair look greasy and to choose a non-comedogenic oil that won't clog pores.

How can I get rid of dandruff?


You can get rid of dandruff by using an anti-dandruff shampoo regularly, maintaining a healthy scalp, and staying hydrated. We have a selection of hair and scalp solutions that will also be kind to your hair. Visit your hairdresser so we can assess your scalp – because not all flaking scalp is dandruff. It's also important to manage stress, as it can trigger dandruff. If dandruff persists after a prescribed plan from your hair professional, consider consulting a dermatologist for a suitable treatment plan.

Is it necessary for men to condition their hair?


Yes and no. Conditioning is essential as it helps to hydrate the hair, making it softer, more manageable, and less prone to breakage and split ends. It's especially important for men with long or curly hair. Scalps can benefit from specialist treatments, however for shorter hair that requires texture, a regime of a prescribed daily shampoo and a leave in hair finishing product is sufficient.

What is the difference between a fade and a taper haircut for men?


A fade haircut generally has the hair at the sides and back shaved off and gradually increases in length towards the top. A taper haircut maintains some length at the sides and back, with the hair gradually getting longer towards the top. The main difference is the length of hair left on the sides and back.