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Best Barber Tools: 3 Awesome Clippers for Barbering Experts

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Welcome to Barber Hacks, the online resource to make you a better barber, new or experienced. Make more money by knowing how to take care of your clients, gear, and learn new techniques for advanced and beginner barbers.

Okay, this week we get into GEAR. I’ve spent thousands of dollars on gear and haven’t tried everything. That said, I have some Crowbarber approved gear that I know works, and I’m sharing it with you. Disclaimer: I am not paid to write this by any company. I’m starting with clippers that are durable, proven, and industry favourites. You can’t go wrong with buying one of these clippers.

Note: I will be using barbering terms while I write this, and it may be confusing for newbies, but try and take what you can from this, and know that I am not steering you in the wrong direction despite some difficulties you may have beginning to understand your equipment.

Note: I recommend picking and learning one machine to start.

First off, we’re going to start with the essentials: L…

Practical Barber Advice - Remarkable Oppotunities For The Beginner

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Welcome to Barber Hacks, the online blog that will make you a better barber. Learn barbering from the ground up, free, today.

So, you’ve done your research, you’ve given it some thought and you want to be a barber. Now what?
How do you want to train yourself to be a barber? There are various way of going about this, apprenticeship, school, and DIY.  
Apprenticeship is my favourite option. What is an apprenticeship? It is when you learn in the workplace from experienced barbers. My apprenticeship was in hairdressing in Ontario, but included men’s hair and barbering techniques. I got paid to learn my trade. Some apprentices will do it for free, but I don’t believe in working for free, and neither should you. Your time is valuable, and even if the majority of it is spent sweeping floors, taking out trash, and folding towels you should be paid for that. 



How do you become an apprentice? Go to a shop and ask them if they need one, look them in the eye, shake their hands, tell them what you ar…

Practical Barber Advice - Simple, Informative Overview

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Welcome to Barber Hacks, the blog that will help you become a better barber at any stage in your career. Keep reading and come back every week for new posts that will help you be a better barber gauranteed.

Let’s start with the basics. What do you know about barbering? 

Barbering is a service based trade that has been around since we invented sharp tools. Barbering has traditionally been a grooming trade, but for a couple hundred years it was associated with surgery as well. As medical procedures became more advanced the tonsorial arts (another name for barbering) separated from the surgery aspects, but we were left with the red, white and blue striped pole that signified blood, veins and bandages.




In contemporary times barbers can provide a variety of services. Some of these services differ when it comes to geography and culture, but barbers generally provide hair cutting services. Barbers also trim facial hair, moustaches and should be able to shave a face of hair entirely. These are t…

Practical Barber Advice - Unlock Surprising Wealth Simply

Welcome to barberhacks, where we teach barbers, new and experienced, barbering from the ground up. With these resources you can become a better barber now. 
We all know how sexy barbering is right?  You can grow a beard, get tattoos, drink whisky, smoke cigars and look good doing it. You can rub shoulders with celebrities, be Instagram famous, get paid to travel, and meet beautiful people all over the world. Yes, this is possible, this can  happen to you, but I’m here to shed some light on what it is like to work as a barber day to day in a market that is getting increasingly saturated with new barbers. I’ll help you stand out from the crowd and gain the skills you need in order to make your customers happy.

Barbering is a customer service job. Behind the chair you’ll groom lawyers and gangsters, the rich and the poor, and the kind and the wicked. Your job will be to put them in your chair, assess their needs and satisfy them. Barbering is customer service, but it is also about havin…