As a guy, you probably have fewer options for keeping your look fresh than women do, unless you are jumping on the male makeup 'trend.' So what can you do? Hit the gym, maybe a tanning salon. Get a new outfit. However, as this talented Japanese barber proves, by far the most effective way of transforming your looks is getting a good haircut.

Shou Otsuki is one of the staff barbers at Tokyo hair salon L. Dorado, and he has made a name for himself with the incredible before-and-after shots of his clients. The videos often begin with a shy, awkward-looking guy with a shapeless, unremarkable hairstyle. Otsuki covers the camera with the comb before pulling it away to reveal... A completely new person. The happiness and confidence that Otsuki's cool new style gives to his clients is there for all to see, and they wouldn't look out of place in a fashion magazine! "I just want to make everyone look cool," Otsuki told Bored Panda. "I suggest a look based on the client's facial shape or just how he seems as a person, I like to try to match the atmosphere."

So forget the plastic surgeon, and step away from that tanning machine, it can be dangerous. If you really want to shake things up and change the way you look, make an appointment with your barber today!

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Martha Meyer 5 months ago

He turned from a 30 year old into a 13 year old!

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Kevin Donegan 5 months ago

He should have smiled in the "before" photo ... his expression makes the "after" photo.

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Lotte 5 months ago

He looks way younger!

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CP1996 5 months ago

Having looked through them all I assume these are examples of bad hair cuts, thus emphasising the importance of a good haircut?

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Lotte 5 months ago

He looks better and even happier!

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Mimi 5 months ago

Improvement?

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

I like the after pic. Only because he's pointing at me

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Piotr Bulej 5 months ago

Does everyone on this photos need to have wet hair? We should see their hair before they got wet/in normal state.

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Kevin Donegan 5 months ago

What's the draw for all the "slick straight hair styles" in Japanese men? If you look at the "before" photo of most of these men, their hair is slick and straight.

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jamie1707 5 months ago

oh dear god! That's much better!

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

He looks like a cheeky fellow

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

He looks traumatized in the after photo

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snoozy womble 5 months ago

He kept the glasses too. I have to be fair it is a lovely change. He looks more confident

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Meowton Mewsk 5 months ago

That suits him a lot more.

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago (edited)

After pic: "Dude. WTF??"

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Erin Sheppard 5 months ago

I kind of like the before pic more.

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ispeak catanese 5 months ago

Nice! Dude has a great before smile! Haidresser is having a heinous hair day

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ispeak catanese 5 months ago

Improved. Same cut as ever though.

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GB1997 5 months ago

what. was. the. first. hair. style......

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

Meanwhile, I can't keep up with my grey hair, yet these kids are choosing it *kicks self*

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Night Owl 5 months ago

Lost his glasses

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

I liked it better before. Flock of Seagulls-ish

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

The before pic made me giggle Those eyes

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Katie Smith 5 months ago

Wow. This is very 1997 American cheesy boy-band.

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

After pic: "HELP ME"

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Katie Smith 5 months ago

An awful lot of these guys seem to start with very smooth Beatles hair!!

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Arietis 5 months ago

He's cute!

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Sierra Batten 5 months ago

He looks younger in the second photo.

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snoozy womble 5 months ago

Is he buying all these guys contact lenses too? I have never had a hair cut that corrected my sight before

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ispeak catanese 5 months ago (edited)

Well, the client looks pleased in his blue bathrobe and old lady cut 'n color.

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ispeak catanese 5 months ago (edited)

Oh. Well. That's sad. Also, please notice that Mr Hairdresser is now dipping into the grey dye himself.

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SykesDaMan 5 months ago

Old boy (the original movie) anyone? :)

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Priscilla Xavier 5 months ago

His big secret in most of the pics is "don't wear glasses".

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Kevin Donegan 5 months ago

His "go to color" .... gray

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ispeak catanese 5 months ago

"I'll get the cut that all those other guys are having."

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Jan Calland 5 months ago

Wrong before and after photos. Before is the same kid as in photo 15.

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ispeak catanese 5 months ago

Oh! The top one is hilarious! The after is just sad. Heartbreakingly sad.

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Katie Smith 5 months ago

Oh God he just aged this guy about 50 years. I know this is "trendy" but on him it just looks old.

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