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Famos: Barbering King Pin Shares his Secret To Success

I hope some of you were able to tune into my first ever live Instagram interview, which was broadcast directly from the Nomad Barbershop in London to your Instagram feeds! The interviewee was none other than the wonderful Canadian barber Scott Ramos aka Famos, here in England for the Great British British Barber Bash. If you missed the live broadcast, then you can still catch the whole interview right here – so get comfy and enjoy the wisdom of a particularly talented barber.

It’s easy to think of Famos as a Rockstar of barbering: he has a huge following, and gets a lot of positive attention from fans and other barbers alike. I wanted to know how he got to this point, but ever the humble barber Famos tells me “I have no idea man, it’s still extremely overwhelming to me. But to answer your question, I think it’s just being myself – ever since I first picked up my clippers at 12 years old.”

Scott has also picked up some impressive friends and connections within the barbering world, a testament to his ability to connect with people from all walks of life. In particular, he considers himself to be extremely lucky to have worked with the wonderful Eric Pacino, and tells me all about the inspiration Pacino has brought him and how they first met:

“If I was a musician, I would have a certain drummer or guitar or singer that I would follow, listen to all their music, read about them, do research. So as a barber I was always looking for somebody I could follow, see what tools they used – I found a couple of guys on YouTube, but Eric really stood out for me. I downloaded Pacino’s app I was watching his videos and really learning about different techniques and clippers, and from the success of his App he did a tour. I took a week off work to go and see him with money from commission on product sales that I hadn’t even realised I’d earned. I met him, shook hands, and then and there realised the power of social media. It was eye-opening”.

Famos’ Path into Barbering

Now, some of the stories I’ve heard about Famos before he found barbering cast him as something of a bad boy, but speaking to him face to face it seems more the case that he was a resourceful youngster willing to do whatever it took to get by:

“I didn’t come from a rich family, but always appreciated nice things – so I would steal things like clothes and sell them to get money for clothes of my own and food. This is also when I started cutting hair, trading haircuts for money and food”.

While it may have started as a way to make money at the school yard, it quickly turned into something that Scott had a clear passion and aptitude for, so he joined a hair styling programme at a local college. Unfortunately, while it’s become increasingly common for men to study on hair styling courses, at the time he was the only guy in the class – and found that students on other courses would make fun of him, to the point that he dropped out. Luckily for the rest of us, his family was able to convince him to head back and finish the course: the rest is history.

After getting his training, Scott worked in a range of shops for a number of years, before finally deciding to set up his own shop last September, Saints: “I think I could have opened my own shop a long time ago, but I go with my gut – I had so many opportunities, but when I moved back home after travelling the world, that’s when it started to come together. The shop just represents me, and I’m glad to have my big brother their beside me as well as an excellent team.”

Doing Battle

Recently, British barbers have been jumping on board the barbering battle trend, something that’s been going on in America for quite a while now. Like a lot of top professional barbers, Famos has certainly been involved with barber battles; as I already mentioned, he came across to the UK for the Great British Barber Bash, and also has plenty of experience with the big US battles:

“It’s scary. The first time I ever competed it was in a hair styling competition, all women, high fashion – a lot of bright colours. It wasn’t really my thing. I did a fade on the model with a rose design, and I could hear that the judges didn’t like it. I didn’t place so it was quite discouraging. Then while in Montreal I started networking, and booked last minute for a barber battle with Exotics in Miami. I didn’t know you were supposed to sign up online, so I turned up ready for the combover category and it was full. There was an opening in the duplicate category, but I managed to trade with another barber for the fast fade category: 15 minutes to do the best haircut. I was the last one to finish, but in 15 minutes got the model’s really long hair down, blow dry, did some styling… and ended up winning the fastest fade with the lowest time.”

For me, this is undoubtedly one of Famos’ most inspirational stories: the fact that he just took a chance, threw caution to the wind and made it work. It really goes to show that as a barber, and really in any walk of life, you just have to seize whatever opportunities you can and do everything to get the best from them.

Carving His Mark

Barber battles aside, there’s a lot more to Famos’ work, including the invention of the 4AM fade, a style that he was responsible for creating. As with any creative art, Famos tells me that the best ideas draw on inspiration from elsewhere – in this case, from the exaggerated edge parts that Filipino barbers popularised a while back. Scott started working with this basic idea, coming up with his own three line design and using another popular barber, Julius, as his model.

He tells me that one of the best things about the 4AM fade is that it’s not just a cool design, it also has a story behind it, and went on to lead to another great friendship with Diego, a barber who won a contest for creating the best 4AM fade and then went on to tour with Famos.

Scott has also made his mark in another way: with a fantastic logo designed to be simple and instantly recognisable. Taking the form as a pair of scissors positioned to form the letters S.R. – Scott’s initials – he started using it as the design for branded pins, positioning them in photoshoots to ensure his brand was visible. This is something that has really taken off among other barbers since Famos popularised it!

Fantastic Advice for the Next Generation

Before I let Famos get back to enjoying his time in London, I wanted to find out what he wants next in his career, and any advice he has for the hungry up-and-coming barbers out there. Having already achieved so much professionally, he turns to personal life when looking at future success: ““I just want a little Famos man, I want to marry, I want a family.”

I have no doubt that he’ll achieve whatever he sets his mind to, and his advice to younger barbers is an absolute testament to that: “Put in long hours, practice, practice, practice, appreciate life, be grateful. Don’t complain, and if you find yourself complaining work harder. If people make fun of you, work harder. Always try to be different, be inspired, reach out, connect. Save up. Fly places, travel, shake hands. Brand yourself, make business cards… eat Nandos chicken. Always try to believe in yourself”.

Follow these words of advice and you really can’t go far wrong! If you want to find out more about Scott’s work and the brand he has created then I highly recommend checking out his website, www.wearesaint.com, where you can also pick up some fantastic branded clothing and help support the work Scott’s doing. For more of my work, head over to YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, where you can find more interviews as well as some helpful barbering tutorial videos: I hope to see you there!

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Braid Barbers: Rob & David Talk Barbering Success & Photography

Brothers Rob and David Braid are co-owners of the wonderful, award winning Braid Barbers – with three barbershops now open in Milton Keynes, Banbury and Leamington Spa. As well as being excellent barbers, the brothers clearly both have very creative minds, with Rob also producing some exceptional photographs that are making waves within both fashion and barbering, and David turning his hand to the interior of the shops and conjuring up an incredible atmosphere. David is also responsible for the business development and accounts, while Rob is in charge of their social media, marketing and advertising. I was very excited to chat to them about their work, find out more about their plans for the future, and pick their brains on how to find inspiration.

David kicks things off by telling me how they got into the industry: “Dad started with hairdressing 40 years ago, with 5 shops at its peak, including one on Bond Street, a couple in Birmingham, Northampton and Milton Keynes.” They both started working within the shops, and although at the time Rob found hairdressing a lot more exciting than barbering, David took to cutting men’s hair. Although he confesses that it was originally down to his nervousness about cutting women’s hair, he adds “I started to love it. Customers start asking for you, and then before you know it you’re just buzzing every day.”

The transition to owning their own barbershop came a few years later, after Rob had been away travelling, leaving his brother in charge of the shop. When he returned, it was to a very different barbering world – one with interesting styles and patterns, and clients starting to take a lot more risks, inspired by figures like David Beckham. With a fresh burst of energy, the brothers opened their first shop: Braid Barbers in Banbury, expanding as they found more great locations to set up in.

Interior Inspiration

Now, if you watch the video interview then you’ll be able to see that one of the things that sets Braid Barbers apart is the design of the shop, something which seems to be David’s domain. I’m curious to know how he decides on the look for each shop and what the process is like:

“First we find the shop and then you start from there. It takes me around 12-18 months to put together the furniture, scouting antiques fair, and travelling all around the country. I try to work it around a few key pieces. The thing I like at the moment is how textured everything is, how aged – you can’t buy the life of a good piece of furniture. Sometimes I buy things not knowing if they’re going to work but I love them, so I take them home and live with them for a bit then try to work them in”.

While not every barber puts this amount of energy into making sure their shop looks right, I agree with David that it’s an important part of the overall experience, and it certainly seems to be working for them since they have now won the accolade of Best Barbershop from the Hair and Beauty Awards. For the full story behind the win I recommend watching the clip – suffice to say that the brothers well deserved the title.

So with that in mind, what separates their shop from the rest? Both brothers are incredibly humble and modest, so it’s no surprise that they try not to compare themselves to others, focusing on being their best rather than outdoing others. Rob does add, though, that “the one thing that sets our shop apart is the way it’s designed really, comfortable and relaxing. Use of social media helps, that has put us on the map so that people will come to us for the next new style or the latest style”. From my perspective, it seems like one thing that sets Rob and David apart is how much they love their customers, as David says: “we’re so fortunate that we get such a broad scope of customers – young and old”.

An Eye for Photographs

Even the models that they use for their impressive photo shoots start out as regular customers, as David tells me that Rob has a knack for spotting people who will look great captured on film. These photos are the work of Rob, and as somebody with a keen interest in cameras and photography myself, it was great to find out more about this side of their business. Rob was kind enough to share the story of how he got into taking such incredible pictures:

“When I went travelling there was no social media, it was all film. I wanted to document my experience, and I found that I wanted to take pictures of people rather than landscapes, people being natural. The second you put a camera in front of some of them they just freeze. In Mongolia, some of the people had never seen a camera before, so I had to try and catch them unawares. So I got a lot of practice there and when I came back I started taking pictures of my kids, chasing them around a bit. I try and capture people naturally, I don’t want them to look like they’re posing. When you get that shot it’s magical”.

He adds that it was this love for photography – and in particular the desire to create great shots that could be used on magazines – that actually encouraged and helped him to improve his hair styling skills. After all, getting the perfect photograph is difficult if the barber work that’s gone into creating their style isn’t just right.

Now these skills are being used to share the wonderful styles of the men who come through the door and get their hair cut at Braid Barbers, and Rob’s work has shown up on magazine covers as well as social media, and decorating the barbershop walls. Yet again, this is a great nod to the clients, and it also shows that the Braid brothers are well aware of the importance of a good publicity shot. My opinion is that, as barbering becomes more and more well regarded as a profession and an art, barbers across the world are going to need to start creating images of this quality.

Right now, a lot of barbers are taking pictures on their mobiles and creating shots that just don’t do justice to the barbering work – so I’d love to see Rob and David start offering a photography course tailored to barbers. This is something that they’ve been discussing, although for now it sounds like it’s left on the backburner. Rob tells me that they’re very busy, with a few things in the pipeline, but this is definitely something they’re considering: a course that covers their way of cutting, as well as how to take a great picture while you’re doing. I certainly hope to see this become a reality, it seems like something that a lot of barbers could benefit from!

Reflections on the Industry

I couldn’t let two talented barbers like the Braids get away without getting their perspective on the industry, so for my final question I ask them what they’re loving about the industry and what they’re not liking so much. David starts: “The thing I don’t like is the sort of ego, it’s almost become like an episode of X Factor sometimes – people who don’t go into it because they love it but because they want to be famous. Don’t do something unless you love it and you’re passionate about it.”

They also think that the industry might be a bit more professional if there were licenses: “People do these quick fix courses and then just go and open a shop. In our experience, once people are qualified, it still takes 12-months to be a good barber, at least. 22 Years down the line, I’m still learning. Some people just get a qualification and open a shop, and I hate to think what goes on with the cut-throats and that sort of thing!”

Those things aside though, it’s clear that Rob and David love the industry as much as I do. Rob tells me that “it’s vibrant, I love the way its exploded and people are getting a chance to express themselves and show their pride for what they do. I’ve made so many friends in the industry, all over the world. It brings out the creativity in people, especially being able to share it.” While David adds that “we’re all bringing each other on, looking at each other’s work and bringing each other forward.”

I think that this message of cooperation and shared creative spirit is a great one to end on, and definitely in keeping with everything that I’ve learned about Rob and David Braid. I hope you agree with me that this was a very inspiring interview: if so, like and subscribe on my YouTube, Instagram and Facebook pages to make sure you don’t miss any great content!

 

 

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Turn Your Andis U S Pro Li Into a Mean Fading Machine Quick & Easy

My latest tutorial is all about getting more from the Andis USProLi clipper. In general, this is already a great tool with a great battery life and really good cutting power – however I’ve heard from some barbers who’ve found that the bevelled blade isn’t giving them what they need. While bevelled blades are quite versatile and can be very forgiving depending on your cutting style, it is less ideal if you do a lot of fading and, in particular, won’t take out the balding line for a skin fade. So, what can you do to make this clipper work for you?

My recommendation is changing the blade, fitting the ‘66255’ surgical blade that’s used for the gold US Fade clipper. The key difference between the two is that, where the bevelled blade has a 45degree angle, the surgical blade is completely flat which allows you to take out the balding line. It also makes it easier to do a 90degree angle – and also makes it somewhat similar to the Wahl Magic Clip tool.

All you’ll need is a Phillips screwdriver: the first step is to take out the two screws at the top. I recommend working using a matt or towel underneath the clipper, as this will help you keep the screws safe. Once you’ve taken the blade off, start by replacing the blade mount, with the flat side facing away from you and the grooves lined up with the clipper’s spindle and wires. Then position the cutting blade on top, making sure that there’s a small gap between the blade mount and the cutting blade. Finally, replace the fixed blade: apply some pressure to it so that it springs down, and replace the screws.

It’s important not to zero gap the clipper at this stage; instead, secure the screws tightly to fix the blade in place, and then loosen them again – but only very slightly. At this point you can zero gap your tool, making sure that the distance from the left and right is equal, and leaving a gap of around 5 strands of hair between the cutting blade and the fixed blade – otherwise you’ll end up cutting your clients! Finally, you need to tighten the screws up, very gently at first and then, once it’s secure, apply some more pressure.

This will give you more range, excellent 90degree angles, and allow you to knock out those balding lines. Just remember to keep your bevelled blade safe, so that if you’re not getting along with surgical blade you can always change it back! If you found this post helpful then please don’t forget to like and subscribe on my YouTube, Instagram and Facebook and make sure you don’t miss out on any upcoming barbering tricks.

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I’ve heard that some barbers are having trouble with their UK Andis T Outliners, struggling to get the performance that they expect from them. In order to make sure that you can get the best possible performance from your trimmer, I’ve put together this quick guide that should help you sort things out.

In most cases, issues with the Andis T Outliners are caused by the wrong tension – meaning how tightly the two blades are being squeezed together. Sometimes this tension is in the wrong position, causing the blades to become poorly aligned, and it turn meaning that the clipper just doesn’t cut as it should.

Luckily, this is something that you can fix without having to get a replacement, by performing a tension adjustment on your tool. You’ll need a small Phillips screwdriver, an alcohol or aftershave that will cut away grease, some threadlocker to secure the screw in place, and a cotton bud. Here are the steps:

  • Remove the four screws at the back of the clipper – and make sure you keep them safe while they’re removed!
  • Lay the outliner flat and gently remove the back, being extremely careful with the wires as you do so.
  • Locate the tension spring and tension screw – a hooked shape with a screw running through it sitting directly beneath the blade. Here’s what you should be looking at:

 

  • Turn the screw to adjust the tension spring, bringing it higher until there is a smaller gap showing – generally speaking this should be just slightly more than a slither, as in the picture below, however the most important thing is to find the tension that feels right for you: keep adjusting until it works!

 

  • Now look for a small notch cut away from the arm: rest the black wire here. You’ll also find a mould which should be carefully replaced as you replace the back of the clipper. If the red and white wires are poking out, use your screwdriver to gently tuck them back in.
  • Before tightening the clipper back up, test its performance and see whether you’re happy with the results. Keep testing higher tension until you find the ideal results for your cutting style!
  • Once you’ve found the optimum position, carefully unfold the back of the clipper away – now it’s time to lock the tension in place!
  • Start by using the alcohol and cotton bud to clean the tension spring and tension screw, cutting away any grease or oil that may have built up.
  • Take the threadlocker and use it to form one clean line across the screw. If you ever need to adjust the tension again, you will be able to break this bond with a screwdriver – in the meantime it will hold things securely in place.
  • Once again, replace the wire and mould, fold the two halves of the clipper back together and replace the screws.

Once that has been completed, the final step is simply to wait ten minutes for your threadlocker to set – once that is done you may also want to re-oil your blades. And that’s it: now you’ll be able to get the right performance from your T Outliner!

I know this is an issue affecting a lot of you, as you’ve been letting me know about the problem on Instagram, so I hope this post has been helpful. Want to see more tips and tricks like this one? All you need to do is follow me on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

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Barber: Harry Pirate’s Inspirational Interview With Larry The Barber

From one cutthroat business to another, Harry Pirate has been a chef and a music producer in past lives – but now he’s found his calling as a barber, and the proud owner of the Pirate Barbershop in Bromley. In this interview, he tells me about how his career developed and gives advice for the next generation of barbers.

After bumping into Harry Pirate on a few different occasions, I decided it was time to get to know this passionate barber a little better. Although he has only been barbering professionally for around 3 years, he’s been cutting hair since he was 17 – although it took a few career changes before he realised that this was what he wanted to do with his life:
“So I’m a qualified chef, and I worked in all the big restaurants in town – that got really stressful and I hated it in the end, I was stressed out all the time. So I got out of that, and worked in the music industry for around 6 years as a producer, doing a lot of different stuff with a lot of affiliated musicians. I enjoyed it at first, but it felt like I was getting to a point where I was giving my whole heart to people and getting nothing back. The money dried up because more and more people were producing cheap music, and I also found that the industry in general is very dog eat dog, with a lot of fake people. I’m not that guy, so I walked away from it and never looked back”.
Having been cutting hair backstage while touring as a music producer, this was already something that Harry loved, so it seemed like the logical next step: “A, I could make more money. B, I was meeting different people every day, not stuck in the same circles of people who are just out for themselves. And C, it made me happy”. After losing inspiration with his music, this became Harry’s new outlet, and he knew that he needed to do it properly. This led Harry to go for professional qualifications at the excellent London School of Barbering.
As many of you will know, I was recently lucky enough to experience the London School of Barbering’s shaving course, and Harry seems to have had a similarly excellent experience there:
“I had a great time, and that’s where I met H, my shop manager too. I haven’t looked back. I found out I’d picked up so many bad habits; they give you a great base and after that when you go out to a barbershop you do fall back into those bad habits but with an educated mind – so you can turn bad habits into good habits. They turned me from being a barber that loved what I was doing, to being a barber that loved what I was doing”.
He adds that YouTube can also be a great tool for learning, and there are plenty of educational videos out there including everything from information about clippers to tutorials for perfecting a particular technique. If you’re interested in self-taught barbering, Harry has a video outlining some of his favourite educational YouTubers out there – and don’t forget to check out my Barbers.TV YouTube channel for tips and tricks.
On Board the Pirate Ship
Before opening the Pirate Barbershop, Harry was working at Ruffians – but although he has nothing but good things to say about the shop and his time there, it also led him to realise that he needed to do things his own way:
“It’s a great barbershop, love what they do, but it wasn’t my style of barbering, it’s more of a high-end men’s salon. “Here it’s a barbershop, it’s a man-cave. There is swearing, there is rap music playing, there are people drinking beer – it’s a pirate ship and we love it. For me personally, and my style of barbering I needed to get away and do my own thing. We’re a concept barbers, so it’s a one price service. It may be a little bit more expensive, but you get ten times more than at other barbershops in the area.”
No wonder, then, that the shop is already thriving – both with walk-ins off the street and, predominantly, with repeat clients, the true sign that any barbershop is succeeding! They’ve also been building up a range of Pirate products, with an impressive list that includes everything from beard oils and moustache toffees to hand-made soap and bristle bubbles, as well as a new cologne that is just hitting the shelves.
Harry tells me that he is trying to “create a brand rather than just a barbershop”, and he’s also doing this by running a YouTube channel which you can find here. Like me, he loves talking about clippers and gear, sharing reviews that will help other barbers find the right tools for their style of clippers. You’ll also find vlogs, as well as plenty of advice for up and coming barbers; Harry tells me that it’s geared towards people who want to get into barbering but are wondering where to start or how to improve.
Before I leave you with Harry’s words of wisdom for barbers who are new to the trade, I have to take a brief moment to share some of the gear that he loves to use – I never miss an opportunity to talk clippers, after all! After initially using Wahl tools such as the detailer and the magic clip cordless, Harry has found that he much prefers working with Andis clippers:
“Wahl stuff is great and you can do a sick fade, but I prefer Andis now: the guard system is a game changer, especially the old double magnetic guards, they’re brilliant. You can go really high with them, get a lovely transition. I found with the Wahl stuff that the fades weren’t as stretched as they can be. Personally, for my style of barbering, the Andis clippers do it – I also think the build quality is a lot better.” His kit includes the Balding Clipper, Fade Masters and Pro Foil clippers as well as a Blackout clipper and the Pro Mate Precision – both of which I was happy to pass on to Harry as a token of my appreciation for recording this great interview! The American clippers in this list are powered by my frequency 60hz converter, so if you want to try them out then that might be the missing piece of the puzzle: a converter which can power US clippers without any trouble.

So, as promised here is Harry Pirate’s excellent advice for upping your barbering game. As always, you can follow me on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook for more great content – in the meantime, take note of Harry’s wise words and put them into practice whenever you can:
“Don’t step on screws… don’t get electrocuted daily… don’t break your hand… but all jokes aside just work hard, save up money, get a loan if you need to – make it happen, and you will make money. Sort your finances out and if you want a shop just make it happen. I had a great job at Ruffians, I was at one of the greatest shops in the country: I didn’t have bundles of cash, but I made it happen. Grab it and run with it.”

 

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I recently had the chance to run a feature about 5ive, one of the faces of Wahl’s creative team, in the excellent barbering magazine Barber NV – which gave me the chance to interview the incredibly talented barber and learn what stories he had to share about his career, and what lessons he good impart for other barbers. For those of you who didn’t get the chance to read that article, I’m going to run through some of the best bits right now, although if you want the full in-depth interview and a lot of other fascinating barbering content then head to the Salon NV site and flick through the back issues!
So, on to 5ive: he’s a barber that doesn’t need too much of an introduction, since his work with Wahl has already put him well and truly in the barbering spotlight, however for those of you who aren’t familiar with his work 5ive is a self-taught barber with multiple awards to his name and an impressive list of celebrities that he’s styled.
As a self-taught barber, his initial barbering experience was picked up as a teenager practicing on friends and relatives – and he fondly remembers getting a set of clippers for his 16th birthday: “it was like getting a new iPad, it was incredible”. Simply by pushing himself to learn at home, 5ive was able to hone his skills and land a spot in a barber shop, and it wasn’t long before he’d started scooping up awards, with his first win coming in 1992.
Once again, 5ive’s friends were part of the story here, pushing him to take the plunge and start doing some competition work. He admits that it was a nerve-racking experience – but one that he grew to love, and which paid off as he started gathering more acclaim and respect within the barbering community. 5ive’s growth wasn’t over, though, and after around 6 years focussed exclusively on barbering he decided to give himself “a new challenge”: hairdressing. While this is a somewhat unusual career path for a barber, it’s not unexpected from a man who seems to be focussed on carving is own path. Now, 5ive boasts an impressive collection of hairdressing awards alongside those that he picked up from hairdressing.
His next step was to start working with Wahl, as part of the elite group known as Wahl’s Artistic Team. So what is it really like to have such a desirable barbering job? Here’s what 5ive had to say about working at Wahl: “It’s great. It’s one of my passions I love to do, because yet again it’s another side of 5ive – put me on a platform I come to life so to speak. Working for Wahl is great because you get to travel, you get to pass on your knowledge and teach, which is a great thing to do – especially to youngsters that are trying to get into the game and improve their technique.”
I was very keen to pick up some tips from 5ive while I was fortunate enough to have him in the interview chair, starting with the tools that he makes use of on a day-to-day basis. The key tools that make up 5ive’s collection are the Cordless Super Taper, a Cordless Detailer, Academy Chrome style Cordless Clippers, a selection of different trimmers and plenty of blades, combs and oils to ensure that he can remain versatile. That said, he also tells me that your “original barbering tools” are your hands, and if you’re going for something like perfect Beyoncé curls, they’re going to be the most essential tools in your collection!
He also has some advice to share with early career barbers wondering how to make an impression on the industry: “Stay true to yourself and trust yourself. Have the right kits, professional tools. And pay homage to the barbers that came before”. Throughout the interview, 5ive comes across as a humble man, and this combination of humility and confidence certainly seems to have worked for him. I also wondered whether he has any predictions for the future of the industry: “It’s going to keep growing, and I think we’re going to start seeing more high end hair care products, as well as a lot of female barbers making their mark.”
If this interview has inspired you to see 5ive perform then you can catch him at a number of high profile events, such as Pro Hair Live, Salon International and Barber Connect; he also has some products being promoted by Wahl, including a straightener designed to tackle afro hair, which you can pick up at most online barbering retail stores. As always, don’t forget to head over to my Instagram, YouTube and Facebook pages to make sure you don’t miss out on any upcoming content… in the meantime, embrace 5ive’s advice to become a stronger, more professional barber.

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