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How To Tune Your Andis T-Outliner Trimmer For Maximum Performance

If you use the Andis T-Outliner, and you’ve found that there’s a rattling or cutting problem when you turn it on, then it’s time to tune up your trimmer. Without taking the steps to fix it your trimmer really won’t be able to cut properly – luckily I have the solution, in a few easy steps. If you get confused at any point, don’t forget that the video itself provides an actual demonstration, so you can see exactly what I’m referring to.

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Safety first: please don’t attempt to tune your trimmer without first disconnecting it from the mains power supply! I also recommend using either a rubber mat like the one seen in the video or a towel to avoid losing any of the screws. Once this is done, you can use a small Philips screwdriver to remove the two screws in the front of the casing. Now it’s time to familiarize yourself with what’s inside the T-Outliner.  At the blade you’ll see a hole – the blade tension spring hole – and at the end of the spring there will be a tension spring ball. Moving along, you’ll find the tension spring screw, which is responsible for actually applying the tension to the spring, which in turn holds the blade. Even if your blades are straight and sharp, if this tension is applied in the wrong place then your trimmer won’t cut. There will also be a blade arm, which moves the blade left to right and a magnetic motor that powers the blade.

When you’re ready to start work, the next step should be to remove the tension spring screw and place it safely to the side. Now you can begin to see where the problem is. Use a pair of pliers to lift the position of the tension spring, making sure that it is directly above the hole – making sure that it’s even. Once the position is right, use the pliers to bend it until the ball is actually resting on the blade. This will allow the correct amount of tension to be applied. When this is done you can replace the tension spring screw – keep turning it until the ball springs into the hole, leaving just a very narrow gap above, in the shape of a half moon. This is vital for optimum performance – if the gap is any bigger, then your cutting will be impaired.

Finally it’s time to put the front of the clipper back on, but before you do just check that any wires that have become untucked are repositioned inside the case. Once everything is back together, you can turn your Andis T-Outliner on and hear the difference. I’ve been able to do this in the UK with the help of the Frequency60hz converter, which powers US barbering equipment outside of America without any performance problems. I hope that this information has helped you get your T-Outliners back up to their top performance level: for more great tips and tutorials like this one find me, Larry the Barber Man, on Instagram and Facebook and YouTube. You can also drop me a private message at info@larrythebarberman.com.

 

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How to operate U.S. hair clipper correctly outside the USA

My mission is to educate barbers about the techniques for using US hair clippers outside of America – although a lot of barbers have had difficulties, there are simple solutions which can make your American clippers function anywhere in the world. In my latest video I’m demonstrating the difference between trying to power US clippers with a conventional converter, subjecting yourself and your clients to the ear-splitting sounds, and following my tips to reduce the noise. Clippers that sound like they’re about to break down are absolutely no good to anyone, and powering your tools correctly will also mean that you get smoother cuts and more satisfaction from your work.

This is why I’ve compiled a free 10 page Special Report: http://www.larrythebarberman.com/special_report_larrythebarberman which explains absolutely everything! With this information you will be able to become an expert on powering clippers without any hassle or performance problems. The report contains all of the tips and tricks that I’ve picked up with regards to giving your American clippers maximum power and really getting the most from them, without any of that noise. Listen to the difference in the video if you want to hear how bad the noise can be.

I definitely recommend taking advantage of this report as it also contains other free information about why American clippers are becoming so popular with the pros and how to go about choosing your own. You can download the Special Report right now to start reaping the benefits immediately, simply click on the link to get access to it: http://www.larrythebarberman.com/special_report_larrythebarberman Please don’t forget to take advantage of the many other fantastic videos, tips and giveaways that I provide for barbers – you can do this by heading over to any of my fantastic social media pages. I’m on Instagram and Facebook, and you can also subscribe to my channel on YouTube to make sure that you’re always the first to hear the great tricks that I have in store for the barbering community. You can also get in touch with me directly – just email info@larrythebarberman.com.

 

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Larry The Barber Man Interviews Savills Barbershop owner Joth Davies

Joth Davies is the owner of the incredibly classy Savills barbershop in Sheffield, an absolute must-visit for anybody who finds themselves in that part of the country. As a testament to Joth’s hard work, the shop has won multiple awards, as have many of the barbers who work there, with Joth himself winning a well-deserved award from the in the prestigious American Crew Face Off barbering competition. I went up to Sheffield to see what pieces of barbering wisdom I could get from Joth, and he certainly didn’t disappoint.

Like a lot of barbers who have been in the business a long time, Joth started training in hairdressing – 27 years ago when he started his barbering journey there was no option to train as a barber. However, he knew right away that he wanted to make the switch to men’s barbering as soon as he could, and learnt the ropes at an Italian barbershop in Sheffield. He’d already been training on his own time, getting his friends to sit as guinea pigs, so he was ready to learn from a barbering perspective.

After developing his own skills and finding a talent for his craft, Joth began to have a vision for the shop that he would one day want to run. Inspired by American Crew, he was able to get involved with them as an educator, and hearing about the 1920s barbershop that they’d started really appealed to his love for the era of art deco and gangster movies. That was almost two decades ago, but Joth has been dedicated to his vision for a vintage styled barbershop ever since – now with Savills he has been able to make that a reality, with truly stunning results!

Joth carries this dedication to vintage through into his cutting style, favouring the haircuts which emphasise the classic styles, offering period cuts for people who want something a little unusual. As the 20s and 40s cuts have come back into fashion lately Joth is able to satisfy this passion, and even more excitingly his shop is contracted to cut hair for the local theatres – a great chance to fashion some authentic period styles.

As well as his barbershop, Joth has a private academy which teaches several different courses: shaving, clipper confidence and an advanced course. These courses take two or three days, and offer people the chance to transition from hairdressing to barbering, or improving the barbering skills that they already have. He never expected to get into educating in such a big way, however with the popularity of his shop he’s found a real demand for it. They’ve also sold branded t-shirts and are hoping to launch physical products in the next year, so watch this space! Despite all of this versatile work, Joth still gets the most satisfaction from sitting in the barbershop and continuing the lifelong quest for the perfect haircut.

Joth has got active on Instagram, and likes to take inspiration from the work that pops up on his feed, regardless of whether they’re extremely popular barbers such as Frank Rimmer, or barbers who have yet to be discovered on a larger scale. He does take a particular interest in the work of Schorem Barbers in Rottedam, having found that their classy, classic approach to barbering really resonates with his own aesthetic. The boys at Schorem share Joth’s dedication to getting every cut right, with the admirable motto that ‘Barbering should always be about style and perfecting haircuts that have proven themselves over time.’ He also has much respect for the work of his friend Miguel, who you might know as The Nomad Barber. For Joth, Miguel’s great talent is in pushing the boundaries of contemporary barbering, with a steady stream of new and exciting ideas – and he tells me that he’s always excited to see where The Nomad Barber’s next project will go.

When it comes to equipment, Joth puts hygiene over his traditional values, using safety razors to ensure the best service for his clients as well as the best aesthetic. He tells me that it’s almost impossible to compare the techniques needed for cutting with a safety razor and a traditional straight razor as they require entirely different movements, and if you’re not used to the straight razor it’s certainly easier to get to grips with the modern options. For clippers Joth has always stuck to his Super Tapers, however recently he has started getting interested in American clippers, making use of the Wahl Senior which he feels is  “like the Super Taper but much sturdier”, and with lots of other advantages such as better fading. He also makes use of heavy duty clippers such as the Oster 76, finding it fantastic for clipper over comb cutting.

In the past Joth had been using a standard converter, which seemed to work find for his American lather machines – but when it came to the US clippers it was a different story. With the Frequency60hz converter they have been able to use the American clippers without any problems, or any deafening sound. He tells other barbers that without a Frequency60hz converter your clippers will burn out, and the noise will be completely inappropriate for customers.

Joth is truly a star of the UK barbering scene, and if you want to see more of his great work head straight over to his Instagram: https://instagram.com/savillsbarbers/. For more free content including other interviews with top professional barbers you can find me, Larry the Barber Man, on Instagram and Facebook, or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. If you have any questions about the Frequency60hz converter then don’t hesitate to email me at info@larrythebarberman.com.

 

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Larry The Barber Man’s Interview With AONO’S Paul Hewitt

Paul Hewitt has shot to fame in the barbering world with his fantastic AONO and Barberlife brands, and his projects have been responsible for bringing a lot of great barbers together to share skills and offer great cuts to the public. This success is very admirable, and in my recent interview with Paul he told me that it hardly came about overnight – instead it was the result of years’ worth of hard work. Although it can sometimes look effortless to those who are new to the scene, Paul finds that “underneath the water my legs are going like crazy”, and it is only by putting the time in that you get fantastic results.

In fact, Paul’s experience has shown that barbering hasn’t always been so popular, and it’s only relatively recently that the fashions have turned towards men’s barbering, allowing those barbers who’ve stayed in the industry long term to reap the rewards of all the hours that they put in. AONO is a brand that’s fantastically placed to delight anybody who is taking a keen interest in the fashion side of barbering, as it offers lifestyle products which draw on the styles seen within communities of barbers and tattoo artists. His other brand, Barberlife, is a big operation which involves shops, pop-up barbering experiences, clothing and, for the first time this year, and Expo.

I wanted to know how he manages to balance so many different work commitments whilst also being a father and a husband – the answer is that there aren’t any shortcuts, it takes work and can cause a lot of stress, but it’s worth it if you really believe in what you’re doing. Paul relies on a support network of other professionals who work within his business with him, the other barbers he works with and, of course, his family. He also describes himself as a workaholic, and his incredible working ethos is probably one of the most important factors in getting his businesses to where he believes they should be.

When it comes to the haircuts themselves, Paul states that “we don’t turn anyone away”, putting the emphasis on a client first approach which sees them cutting both traditional styles and more modern looks. Paul’s original training was as a hairdresser, which puts him in a fantastic position to cut the longer and more textured cuts, while his experience of working in many different shops means that he has built up the skills to offer any classic barbershop cuts. He also stresses how important it is to never stop learning, and cites other industry giants such as Brad Cowan and Shane Nesbit as barbers that continue to inspire him and even teach him new techniques.

Of course, we also talked clippers, and Paul is a fan of the American clippers. They offer more versatility, and he especially loves the power that you find behind a lot of the Oster tools. After first discovering the potential of US clippers on a trip to LA, Paul got them home and found that even the converters that worked weren’t powering them properly. This is where I stepped in, with the Frequency60hz Converter – a tool which powers US clippers while eliminating performance issues. Since using the Frequency60hz Converter, Paul has found that he’s got that power back, and can use the tools he wants without frustration. His message to other barbers is that it’s vital to work with the right tools if you want to be in a profession like barbering.

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Larry The Barber Man Interviews Tilly Maddison

Tilly Maddison grew up surrounded by the noise of the barbershop – her Dad would take her with him to the Caribbean Shops and she would soak up the banter and the atmosphere. She grew to find it one of her favourite places to be, so after getting her degree she took a course at the London School of Barbering. This childhood immersion in the world of barbering is probably why Tilly is now so at home in the chair, offering top cuts and bringing the highest levels of satisfaction to her customers.

She gets the most joy out of her job when customers keep returning to her, and especially when they’re not just happy with the initial cut but also with how it grows out. Having spent half of her time in California when she was growing up, she now draws on her American heritage, favouring the U.S. style fades and heavily textured cuts over the classic European styles – her future aspirations are to own shops both in California and London.

As barbering is a traditionally male dominated job, I wanted to know about Tilly’s experiences as a woman in the industry. She says that her approach has never been to focus on her gender – she doesn’t call herself a ‘female’ barber, but simply a barber. It was also great to hear that she’s never felt disadvantaged by her gender, especially since the few men who have been dubious about having a female barber will quickly change their mind when they see how skilled she is.

When interviewing Tilly it’s impossible not to notice her fantastic tattoos – she’s had 17 done in the past 4 months! I keep seeing more and more tattooed barbers as I get to meet more people in the industry, so I asked Tilly whether she felt that barbering had inspired her to get the tattoos. She said that it was more the case that barbering gave her the freedom to get the tattoos she already wanted, since it is a job where being inked will not negatively affect you. Another big part of the contemporary barbering world is Instagram, and Tilly cited the great accounts of guys like Kevin Luchmun as her online inspiration. If you want to check out Tilly’s online presence then her account can be found here – https://instagram.com/tillymaddison/ – full of stylish snaps.

We also talked clippers, and American clippers in particular. Tilly had this advice for other barbers: ‘you should have a complete set with a lot of variety – try them out, see what works for you.’ She has found that U.S. clippers are built differently to those found in the UK, meaning that if you want to master everything you should mix and match. In particular, it is easier to fade with the American tools, and Tilly’s favourites are the Andis Fade Masters and some of the U.S. Wahls.

If this has peaked your interest in American clippers, then I provide the Frequency60hz Converter that you’ll need to get them working properly. For more information on that, or any other questions, contact me at info@larrythebarberman.com. You can catch more great interviews and other free barbering content by following me on Facebook or Instagram – definitely recommended if you don’t want to miss out.

 

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Pro Barber Joe Cartmel Talks Barbering and Frequency60hz Converters

Joe Cartmel is a top young barber from Preston, with an award from the National Hairdressers’ Federation under his belt and his own Preston barbershops where you can get a cut in his trademark traditional style. Although he initially honed his own barbering skills by practicing on friends’ hair in the back garden, he still went for professional training, taking a course in hairdressing at Preston College. He cites his tutor Kenyon Yates as one of the key factors in helping him become the great barber that he is today: ‘the passion flowed through him’.

I decided to find out more about Joe’s achievements within the world of barbering. He told me that for him, it feels like the biggest accomplishment of his career has been opening up his own shop – not just taking control of his own business, but launching the family business that he had always aspired towards with his brother. Now he is responsible for running two shops, and also works educating other barbers. Joe’s solid skills put him in a great position to pass on knowledge to these new barbers, and he focusses on the foundation skills that should be at the base of every barber’s education. This is what sets the education that Joe delivers apart from some of the other classes on offer.

Joe definitely puts the clients first; with a focus on the classic slicked back looks that are so fashionable at the moment, he gets the most satisfaction simply from seeing how his work can lift the spirits of the customers who comes in. Using American clippers is one way in which he ensures that he’s on the top of his game: ‘they’re higher quality, built better, more powerful … just better tools.’ Unfortunately, before I fixed him up with the Frequency60hz Converter, he found himself wrecking some of his favourite clippers such as the Andis Masters with low quality converters. Now he is able to use the U.S. clippers to achieve ‘flawless result’, especially when it comes to fading and zero gapping. He endorses the converter whole-heartedly, with this message to other barbers: ‘buy it, but it, buy it! It’s amazing.’

You can find Joe on Instagram at https://instagram.com/cartmelbarbers/, where you can find examples of his fantastic fades and scissor-work to take inspiration from. If you want to hear more about the Frequency60hz converter, why not get in touch with me at info@larrythebarberman.com. I’m happy to give you more information, or you can head to my pages on Facebook or Instagram for more fascinating interviews, regular giveaways and other great barbering content…all absolutely free!

 

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Larry The Barber Man – My Story

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My name is Larry Campbell, but you’ll probably know me as Larry the Barber Man – the go to guy for International Converters and great American hair clippers. I’d love to tell you a little bit more about myself, and how I came to get involved in the world of barbering!

The thing that first hooked my interest was discovering the superior quality of U.S. hair clippers. Many years ago I was a frequent traveller, visiting America every six weeks, and this gave me my first chance to experience U.S. clippers – so I started off as a customer, purchasing them to use myself, on my own hair. After initially getting the taste for them I found myself back in America last year, working on a job as a wedding photographer. Again, I had the chance to buy American clippers and, again, I found myself loving the quality of the hair cut I was getting – I keep my head bald, and with the U.K. clippers seemed to find myself constantly cutting my head open!

Of course, back in England there was no way for me to use the clippers effectively, since the power supply offers 50hz, not the 60hz that these clippers need to run properly. I decided to make use of the skills that I had from qualifying with a National Certificate in Electronics and then working as a service engineer for Richer Sounds – I would design a product to solve my problem. Thus the Frequency60hz International Voltage and Frequency Converter was born. This allows barbers anywhere in the world to use US hair Clippers without any of the loud noises or poor performance that you’d normally see. I initially meant it for travellers, but barbers really seem to love it, so here I am!

Once I found myself part of the barbering world I started using the Instagram name U.S. Pro Barber Supplies, until the master barber Kieron Price pulled me to the side and told me that the simply wasn’t going to work for me – it wasn’t memorable enough, and instead he’d been calling me ‘Larry Converter’! I decided to take Kieron’s advice, and discussed it with a close friend, the best-selling business author Shaa Wasmund, recently honoured with an MBE. She gave me a classic title that people could remember: The Barber Man. I simply added Larry!

For me, talking about all aspects of barbering is an important part of my work – that includes pro barbers, clippers and current trends. I’ve come to feel like I am really part of the barbering community, and I am absolutely loving every minute. I believe that if you love doing something then you should make it an ongoing journey, always adding value to that interest. I do this by using my strengths to educate the barbering community – it’s great to see the benefits that I can bring to barbers of all levels by opening their eyes to the endless possibilities now available to them. This can only be achieved by talking about everything associated with the Frequency60hz Converter, and of course that has to include the clippers!

Instagram has become one of my main platforms for spreading the word about my product and networking with other barbers – the community there is huge. It has been instrumental for letting people know about the freedom that can be achieved by using the Frequency60hz converter to power U.S. hair clippers anywhere outside of America. I get countless messages from barbers, and it is truly gratifying to hear how having had the freedom to use U.S. hair clippers in their own part of the world has literally changed the barbering game for them. Knowing that I’m helping barbers in this way will always bring me great satisfaction! If you want to keep up with my work then I strongly encourage you to check out my Instagram page, as that’s where you’ll find the most up to the minute info: https://instagram.com/larrythebarberman.

 

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How to Clean and Sanitise your Wahl Super Shaver Shaper

I get a lot of people contacting me wanting replacement heads for their Wahl Shavers, and quite often this is because they’ve been damaged during cleaning. Easily done, but also completely avoidable if you know how to clean and sanitise it the right way! Follow these simple instructions to ensure a longer life for your Wahl Super Shaver Shaper head.

After you’ve detached the head, the first thing to do is to just tap it against a hard surface to shake the hair loose. After you’ve done that it’s time to start the cleaning process, and here’s where a lot of people make the same mistake: trying to use a wire brush. The foils on this shaver are very thin, and it’s incredibly easy to break through and tear them if you use a tool which is too bulky or abrasive. My top tip is to use a toothbrush, as this is the perfect shape to brush against the plastic without touching the foils at all.

Once you’ve brushed down the sides you have two options. If you want to be fancy, you can use a can of compressed air to blast away any loose hair, however in my experience I have found that using a simple rubber blower is just as effective and a lot cheaper than spending up to £5 on a can! Once that’s finished you should move on to cleaning the actual unit. Always clean the blades before you start on the base, otherwise you’ll find you have to do the base again when hairs are dislodged from between the blades. Once again, use the toothbrush to clean it and then pump some air to get rid of any stubborn hairs.

Now you’ll need to sanitise it – this is crucial because the shaver is coming close to your clients’ mouths, leaving a high risk of cross contamination and breakout. In the video I show two different options for sanitising spray, the Clipercide and the Andis Cool Care, Oster also make an alternative. Any option will disinfect your shaver equally well, however I recommend the Cool and Care because it has a much fresher, citrus smell. Give the blades and foils a small blast, making sure that you don’t over-saturate the unit, then gently wipe everything down and clip it back together to finish the job!

I hope this tutorial has given you everything you need to avoid damaging your Super Shaver Shaper, however if you have damaged your Wahl Shaver Head then you can find replacements here at larrythebarberman.com. We also stock replacement chargers, since those are prone to breaking with heavy use.

 

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Barber Bradley Cowan Of Hbad Barber Shop Interview with Larry The Barber Man

I was very excited to get the chance to interview Bradley Cowan, a real legend on the British barbering scene and well-regarded across the world. He is part of a recent movement in barbering which has focussed on returning to classic styles – true, traditional Gentleman’s barbering. I wanted to know where Brad’s love for this type of haircut came from, and he told me that for him it has a very personal connection. When he first started cutting hair his Grandfather was one of the first in the chair and one of his main supporters, and Brad found inspiration in the gentleman style that he wore – “he was either in a boiler suit or he was immaculate”. The aesthetic really caught his imagination, and as more and more people were getting standard ‘indie’ style haircuts, it became a way for Brad to set himself apart from the crowd. It also remained close to his heart, becoming a way to honour his Grandfather after he passed away.

Focussing on classic cuts means drawing on traditional looks from the first half of the 20th Century – the sharp military cuts and the smooth styles of the 1930s and 1940s. Of course, as well as Brad has established himself with this style of barbering, he still thinks that there is always more that he can learn. In particular, he would love to gain more experience cutting afro hair, and learn more from the top American barbers that give him inspiration on Instagram. Having worked with some classically trained barbers before opening his own shop, Brad tells me that you can learn a lot of his skills from others’ expertise, and he remains humble – always on the lookout for ways to pick up a new technique.

Brad is part of some incredible UK barbering projects, including HBAD, the brand which he runs with his friend Dave Allan. Standing for Harry Blades and Angry Daves, HBAD has filled a gap in the market by offering something which is not quite a traditional barbershop and not quite a hair salon. Instead, it offers unisex hairdressing within a space that has the vibe of a barbershop or a custom tattoo shop. This is perfect for women who have found that they don’t like the environment of the hair salon any more than a lot of men do! They also run a traditional barbershop, paying respect to the history of the industry alongside trying to do something new.

Another great project is Barberlife, something which was born out of the “online bromance” which flourished between Brad and Paul Hewitt on Instagram. They had seen how the tattooing industry had started using every opportunity to bring people together, using guest spots, sharing knowledge and supporting each other wherever possible. It seemed that doing something similar for barbering would help to bring the individual practitioners, each with their own unique styles as well as shared interests, together as a community. Starting with a spot at the Brighton Tattoo Convention four years ago, they found that people were fed up with the styles that had been on offer and loved this new direction in barbering. Barberlife brings barbers together in one space and allows them to share knowledge and inspire people before returning to the barbershops that represent their communities.

For somebody who’s as active in professional barbering as Brad is, the clippers and trimmers that are available for use are very important. Brad says that “the selection in the UK is appalling”, so he has been using a full set of American clippers for at least four years. Although choice and quality is much better in America, using U.S. clippers is not without difficulties. The T-Outliner, which Brad describes as “one of the best things that I’ve owned” was more or less impossible to use thanks to the deafening noise, while other clippers such as the Fast Feeds would run, but with slower performance than in America. The Frequency60hz converter felt “like all my Christmases came at once”, solving all these problems and completely revolutionising Brad’s performance.

I asked Brad if he has any advice for other barbers looking into the Frequency60hz product, and here’s what he said: “Buy it. Just buy it, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Having the option of adding all these tools … so many that you can use, down to the barber’s personal choice, but at the heart of it is the converter … buy the best tools that you can to get the best finish that you possibly can on every haircut, and without the converter you can’t do that.”  If you want to take Brad’s advice and find out more about the Frequency60hz converter, email me directly at info@larrythebarberman.com. In the meantime, I thoroughly recommend following HBAD’s great Instagram page: https://instagram.com/hbad/, you can also find me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/larrythebarberman/.

 

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Larry The Barber Man’s Interview With Barber Chloe Simmons

It’s probably fair to say that barbering is a pretty male-dominated profession, and most of the barbers I come into contact with are men – however recently I’ve had the chance to interview a couple of female barbers, and one such woman was Chloe from Charlie Browns Barbers in Hertfordshire. Chloe took an early interest in barbering and hairdressing thanks to her parents; her Dad’s love for a well-groomed ‘tash and the fact that their friend owned a unisex salon meant that she was never far from a barbering environment.

Despite this, Chloe’s first career was in youth work – it was only after 10 years and a change of roles that left her stuck behind a desk that she decided to revisit her younger love for hair. As a child she’d wanted to be a hairdresser, however after gaining more experience working around guys she decided that barbering was the way forwards! Now she’s fully embraced the role, delivering traditional services such as the cut-throat shave, as well as up to the minute cuts.

I really wanted to know what Chloe felt her speciality is, and she said that although none of the people she works with rush, she’s made a real point of making a real fuss out of absolutely every customer and being generally attentive. She’s also modest, claiming that none of her achievements to date could come close to those of some of the wonderful barbers she follows on Instagram. After seven years she doesn’t think she’s hit her peak yet, however she’s proud to have built up a set of skills that she can be truly confident with, and to know that she can take these skills to hair shows and get respect from other barbers.

Her biggest satisfaction comes from “absolutely nailing a haircut”, and on the day I saw her she was delighted with a teddy boy cut that she’d perfected for one of her regulars. Chloe takes her job very seriously, and this shows in her dedication to trying as many different clippers as possible in a quest to find the perfect set for every job – she calls it her clipper archive. However, she’d never been able to try American clippers before because she’d heard about too many problems: overheating, loud noises, jittering and the need for customisation to make them run properly. She was waiting for the chance to use them properly, and I was happy to offer that opportunity with the Frequency60hz converter.

Chloe hopes that the chance to start using American clippers will give her the edge on some of the common styles that she’s asked to do – especially jobs like skin fades. Now that men are paying a lot more attention to how their hair looks, and really noticing decent, sharp lines, she thinks that it’s important to give the best job possible: “you can’t blame your tools for what you do, but if you’ve got a good tool it’s really going to make your work smoother.” With this in mind, she definitely recommends that other barbers “dive straight in” and try out US clippers with the Frequency60hz converter. I also wanted to know if she had any advice for other women looking to go into barbering – “if you’re focused on doing it, and it’s something that you really want to do, go for it. It’s not glamorous, but it’s an awesome job.”

If you want to know more about the Frequency60hz converter, drop me an email at info@larrythebarberman.com. You can also check out my Instagram page for great deals and updates: https://instagram.com/larrythebarberman.

 

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