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Barber Hacks: 10 Tips To Make Your Customers Comfortable

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Barberhacks is the free online Barbering resource to help you Barber Better.

When someone walks through the door it is one of the most important times in your service. Today we’re going to take you through 10 tips that you can use in order to make your customer feel as though they are appreciated and wanted in your barbershop.

Hello, how are you? Simple right. Well, not quite so simple as it might seem.

Greeting a customer in a way that they feel comfortable in your space differs from one person to the other, but there are certain guidelines that one can follow to help people feel more at home in your barbershop.

LOOK AT IT FROM THEIR POINT OF VIEW Studies have shown that the anxiety level of a new client walking into a barbershop situation is high with ‘someone ignoring them’ listed as the major complaint. I don’t know when the last time you were as customer in a barber shop, but take a moment now to put yourself in your customer’s shoes and think about how you would react if you wer…

Barber Hacks: 10 Tips For A Dynamic Persona

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Barberhacks in your FREE online barbering resource that will help make you a BETTER BARBER.

HOW YOU PRESENT YOURSELF Today I am going to help you figure out how you want to present yourself to your customers, how to make sure that your grooming regimen is up to par, and to make sure that you are comfortable behind the chair and in your skin as well.

This seems like it should be simple, but in this job it can’t hurt to go over the simplest concepts and take a look at them in depth so that we can hold ourselves to a certain standard.

When I am receiving a service from someone I am well aware of how they look, what they look like and how they present themselves. If they are dirty, or smell poorly, or look uninteresting, I notice. And yes, I am biased, I believe we all are. As barbers, we want to make sure that we have overall positive interactions with those that sit in out chair. It takes very little to help create this.

THE PERSONA Let’s first take a look at myself, I am tattooed, I’m …

Best Barber Tools: The Best Barbering Gear Add Ons

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Barberhacks is your free online barbering resource. Learn new tricks and tips that will make you a better barber.

Do you have some holes in you gear game? Today I’m going to be talking about essential tools that you need to perform your job to optimal quality. This is a mixed bag that I have neglected to put in the previous posts, but it is essential gear nonetheless. Read on, and discover a few items you may be missing from making your setup the best in your shop.

Blowdryer The first tool is an adequate blowdryer. I like my blow dryers to be hot and I like them to be have some power. Essentially, your blowdryer is used to shape and style hair, without it you are going to be sending out haircuts that look basic, and with the evolution of men’s hair trending towards more highly styled looks, you want to be able to deliver these looks to your customers. You can have an amazing fade, but without the ability to style that hair, you will be sending out a sub-par product. To me, this matters…

Best Barber Tools: The 2 (3?) Ultimate Cordless Clippers

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Barberhacks is the barbering blog that will help Barber Better. Through a thorough examination of barbering, starting with an in-depth look at the gear that you need and working slowly into the fine barbering tips that will help you master your craft, Barberhacks is the blog that you will come back to time and time again.

You might be wondering why I haven’t written about cordless clipper yet. I’ve put off writing about cordless clippers because, to me, this is still an emerging technology in the barbering field. I’m not sure what to think about it, at times I am so hyped about the idea of what I can do with a cordless, and then I’m not so hyped because there are some definite downfalls to the cordless clippers that are out there.


I feel like taking a cord off of a clipper is long past due. I’ve seen other trades get cordless everything for awhile now, and it seems that the major clipper companies and the engineers that they’re employing have dropped the ball for over a decade now. Th…