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Barber Hacks: The Barbers Worst Mistake

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I BOUGHT
I bought a pair of Wahl Magic Clips today. It’s not the biggest news ever. I have a Wahl Senior that I don’t use much, but I identify as an Andis guy. So why is this big news?

 I already own a million sets of clippers, 2 pairs of Andis Masters, 2 Oster Classic 76s, 1 Oster 10, 1 Wahl Balding Clipper, 2 Oster Fast Feeds, 1 Andis Envy LI, I’m literally drowning in clippers. Buying clippers is a bad habit that I should probably rid myself of.

BUT.  I recently started trying to learn a new technique, something I haven’t gotten to just right yet, because I didn’t know about it. The technique is called Guard Skipping. This technique probably isn’t a lot of news to a lot of people, it has been around for a LONG time, and is a barber classic. But to me, learning…

Barber Hacks: Top 5 Relevent YouTube Barbers

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YouTube There are a million channels on YouTube when in comes cutting men’s hair, and cutting through the fat is something that every barber could do without. I’m going to give you my TOP 5 YouTube channels, but please give me a moment to plug my own first. I’m going to have a range of barbers, and a range of style represented, and I’ll pop a couple of videos that you might find helpful into the mix as well, because we all need to learn, and. I know I’m a visual learner, so I might as well get you started.

My intention with my YouTube channel is to show as much diversity in barbering as possible, from short fades, to long shoulder length cuts, in order to show the range that a barber has to work within. The channel is still getting its legs so please go and subscribe and check out the videos below.

Here are my t…

Barber Hacks: 5 Instagram Barbers To Inspire Growth

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INSTAGRAM I am one of those people that haunt Instagram on a regular basis, https://www.instagram.com/crowbarber and I believe, as barbers that we can learn a lot from this platform, and be inspired by this platform. One of the reasons that I created Barberhacks.com was to help inspire barbers that need inspiration, and to create a place where education was free for those who don’t have the money to splash in order to further themselves in this field.

When I was coming up I was incredibly broke (I lived on dollar Ramen for too long), I struggled to find information that would make me better at what I was doing, and I had mentors that didn’t care to provide my education for me.  I struggled for every ounce of education that I have in my head, I bought books, I borrowed books from the library, I trolled the internet for D…

Barber Hacks: The 5 Worst Habits Barbers Can Have

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Barberhacks is an online entertainment network focused on barbering. This blog is geared towards individuals looking to create a better barbering experience for themselves and others.

Ever wonder why the person next to you is a lot busier than you are at the barbershop? Is your career stagnant? Having a hard time attracting new clients?

I’m going to highlight five areas where you might be having trouble and offer solutions to these trouble areas so that you can make a quick turnaround.

CONSTANTLY BEING LATE
We’ve all heard that the early bird catches the worm, and as barbers that the first and last people in the shop are the ones that are busy, and this is true.

So when you arrive five minutes before your shift, or fifteen minutes after you are showing the owner and your clients that you have complete disrespect for their time.

Even if you are the hottest barber ever, full chair every day, all day, a celebrity in your city, being punctual, and early when you can be will show your custo…