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Youtuber 360Jeezy: Rose From Broke Salesman To Youtube Sensation

At the CT Barber Expo in Connecticut I landed one my best video interviews ever, and it was a stroke of luck: I bumped into 360Jeezy, the barbering sensation from California with the biggest YouTube following in the industry.

His big smile, high energy and cheerful camera-ready personality come off as completely real. It’s no mystery why the30-year-old (he doesn’t look old enough to have a pint!) has more than 600,000 people following his wave tutorials and haircuts.

I knew I had to interview him for you, and he graciously agreed.  As Jeezy settled into a Takara Belmont chair at the Hartford Convention Center in April, I realized having no questions prepared was no problem, because Jeezy, aka Jarrod Stovall, loves sharing the journey from unhappy rug salesman and homeless student to YouTube star and product endorser.  It’s all about faith and determination.

YouTube journey: from a few thousand to more than 600K

I asked Jeezy about the phenomenal growth of his YouTube channel, which he launched in 2012.

“I wanted to teach people how I got my wave,” he said. Inspired by other YouTubers, Jeezy started filming with an iPhone 4 and brush before he was even a licensed barber.  He added haircut videos “because I love doing haircuts, too.”

“I wanted my career to be barbering so I started uploading videos throughout my journey at school and I got a big, big, huge response,” he said. “I kept uploading and I kept getting good response. As people showed me love, I couldn’t help but keep the energy going and give them love back.”

Homelessness and struggle

What his YouTube followers did not know – nor did people at school – was that Jeezy was broke and struggling during his studies.  “I dropped everything (to go to school) and I lost everything,” he said. Those months included a stretch with no fixed address. “I was basically homeless,” he said. “People at the school didn’t know I was living over here and over there and trying to keep the school thing going.”

Amazing.  I wanted to know more. Jeezy told me he got motivated for school by working unhappily as…a rug salesman.

Rug salesman?

“Yeah, the Oriental rugs, the carpet that you have in your home, the really expensive rugs, we were basically selling those out of Costco,” he says with a smile. “I was traveling around northern California, selling rugs.”

“I was miserable,” he continued. “I was telling my uncle and he said, ‘You need to go to school.’ I took his advice.”

But it wasn’t that simple. In fact, it took a near-miraculous event concerning a past student loan (he had debt from a brief stint at a San Francisco art school) just to get him through the barber school door.  The school said he couldn’t enroll until he had a history of paying on the debt…at least a 6-month history.

That’s a pretty big roadblock, but Jeezy was ready to face it down.

“I called the loan people and they are like, “Give me your info and we can do something for you,’” he recalls. But they could find no record of his debt.  “They were like, “What are you talking about?” and I was, ‘Come on, man! ‘”

Then the voice on the other end made the big reveal:  “…I can’t find anything (about your debt), because you paid it off!’” Jeezy recalls with a laugh.  “I was like ‘Huh?’ He said, ‘Yeah, I can fax you over the information and everything. It’s all good.’”

Not one to question good fortune, no matter how mysterious, Jeezy got started in barber school immediately.

YouTube: from 3,000 to 50,000 to blowing up

“When I first went to school I had about 3,000 subscribers,” Jeezy recalls. “As I was going to school, which took 7 months,  I was recording every step of the journey and I  was able to get up to at least 40,000 to 50,000 when I graduated.”

“After that, we opened up the shop, and I did this one video on how to cut your woof off – at the end of your 360 wave journey when you grow out your hair and you cut it all down and it’s real refreshing – and that video got crazy views, like over 3 million now, so that kind of launched me into like, “Oh, he cuts hair? He makes barber videos?”  The buzz just kept going from there.”

Velocity Kutz and the love of family

“The shop” Jeezy refers to is Velocity Kutz, an 8-chair establishment in Vacaville, Calif., he operates with his uncle, Kevin Stovall.  “My uncle owns it and I am the manager. I want to be clear,” he says laughing.  “We are basically partners. It is a family-owned business and we both look out for each other.”

How did Jeezy and his uncle become close enough to open a business together?

“I have to say it was a God thing the whole time,” he says with a smile.  “Because we were talking about what we were going to do after (leaving the rug sales job) and it just hit him – BAM! – that raiment from God hit him and he said, ‘You need to go to barber school!’  and I was, “What?” He was like, “Yeah!” He was so emotional. He called his wife and he was, ‘I know what we need to do. Open a barber shop.’”

With a professional platform for his talent, Jeezy now devotes his time to waves, cuts and video. “100 percent of my time goes to work, I am always at work,” he says. “If I am not cutting, I am editing and filming ‘cause not only do I have to give my audience haircuts, I have to give my other audience, my wavers, my hair tutorials. So it is nonstop.”

Jeezy is definitely not complaining, though. It is obvious to me he loves very minute of what he is doing, and he’s smart at managing himself, like when he’s editing video at home after a long day: “I rush and go home while I am inspired, ‘cause if I don’t,  the video will just sit and I will be like, ‘I’ll get it next time,’ and I will be inspired by something else and that video will get pushed back and then I’m like ‘Dang!’”

So, “I put out videos back-to-back-to-back. It’s all about consistency.”

The future for Jeezy360: a million subscribers and testimony

Anyone in business knows success builds on success, and Jeezy gets that, too.  Opportunities have opened for the man from Vacaville.  He was at CT Barber Expo on behalf of Self Cut Systems, who flew him to the event (“They didn’t have to do that,” he says modestly).

Now, the formerly homeless barber student finds himself posing for selfies with people he’s never met, thousands of miles from his home base.

“But I don’t focus on that. I focus more on helping others. When they come up to me and say, ‘Man 360 Jeezy, you helped me, man!’ That brings me more joy than anything else.”

“I don’t care about the numbers, per se, but my ultimate goal is to share my testimony at a million (followers),” he said. “It will reach more people.  It will seal the deal.  It is not to gain money or to have sponsors or to come out with a grease.  It is really to share and give back. “

360 Jeezy’s final thoughts for up and coming barbers

I wanted to know Jeezy’s advice for people starting out and he was very direct:  “Do it because you have a passion for it. Don’t do it because of opportunity. There are a lot of barbers who get caught up in, “Oh, I want to be flashy like that or I want to drive those nice cars, but that was never my focus.”

“Do it because you have a passion, and don’t stop. If something happens in your life that prevents you, it doesn’t have to prevent you from barbering or whatever it is you want to do.  Just keep at it.  Don’t let the distractions come and tear you down. Keep pushing. Keep everything positive in front of you.

“Who would have ever thought I would be 360Jeezy?  When I look back, I’m thinking, ‘Man, what if I had stopped?’  ‘Cause I could have stopped. So, don’t stop.  Y’all keep grinding, keep going. Go hard and give it your all.”

My thanks to 360Jeezy for his time and fantastic insights.  You will definitely want to see his version of the ”360Jeezy Jingle,” which finished off our interview!  Catch that at my YouTube Channel larrythebarberman.  Also follow me on Instagram @larrythebarberman and email me directly at info@larrythebarberman.com

 

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Hair Advice From Real Professionals

Advice can come from all sources in our lives – that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is always good or accurate advice. When it comes to hair advice, professionals, students and enthusiasts all want to rest easier knowing that the advice they are giving is coming from people that really know what they are talking about.

Who better to get hair advice from than some of the best in the barbering industry? I am proud to host a series of DVDs and books that offer the most potent in hair advice. Each lesson is crafted to answer all questions pre-emptively, be easy to follow and to allow anyone to learn quickly and from some of the best in the business.

For more information on these fantastic DVDs and other resources for those wanting to up their skills, check out:  http://shop.larrythebarberman.com/education/ and, as always, check out my Instagram for more events, information and even give-aways here:  https://instagram.com/larrythebarberman or visit my website at https://larrythebarberman.com

 

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How To Use Hair Clippers Like the Pros

 

How to use hair clippers – some barbers wield them like they are fanciful weapons, making it look deceptively simple. The fact of it is, most industry professionals will tell you that how to use hair clippers properly is to experiment with each and to find what works best for you. Ultimately, this is the best advice. However, for those who are getting started out, this can also be advice that can waste time or prove detrimental.

Fortunately, when it comes to how to use hair clippers, there is a simple and effective resource available right here. Experts in the clipper and barbering industry have come together to offer a powerful foundation for beginners and professionals alike. Each lesson in these educational DVDs shows step-by-step how to achieve fantastic cuts, styles and how to best use the equipment of choice; it is a resource that ever barber needs.

For more information on these fantastic DVDs and other resources for those wanting to up their skills, check out:  http://shop.larrythebarberman.com/education/ and, as always, check out my Instagram for more events, information and even give-aways here:  https://instagram.com/larrythebarberman or visit my website at https://larrythebarberman.com

 

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How To Style Hair The Right Way

 

There are plenty of ways to style hair but, as any professional should wonder, is there a way out there to learn how to style hair the right way? Many industry leaders will tell curious students or those continuing their education that how to style hair the right way is between their own, unique brand and what their clients are looking for – no matter what, the style is reflected in the skill and the brand of the barber. But what if you haven’t gotten down the skills to reach that level of style you feel should represent your brand?

The easy answer is: look no further! A DVD series and books are now available via my shop that offer lessons for anyone asking how to style hair. These easy-to-follow lessons build a foundation for those looking to up their skills or are just getting started and then walk you through each cut, style and technique and guarantee that, with a bit of practice, you will be cutting and styling the right way in no time.

For more information on these fantastic DVDs and other resources for those wanting to up their skills, check out:  http://shop.larrythebarberman.com/education/ and, as always, check out my Instagram for more events, information and even give-aways here:  https://instagram.com/larrythebarberman or visit my website at https://larrythebarberman.com

 

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Mens Hair Styling Tips From Experts

 

Styling is already a staple of barbering, but men’s hair styling is something that many are finding is becoming more and more complex. For mens hair styling tips that are able to keep up with the more complicated demands from the fashion industry, the advice you need should come from those on the forefront of both fashion and barbering.

That is why I am glad to announce that I have been given a chance to host an educational series of DVDs and books that offer more than just mens hair styling tips – they offer an entire refresher course and up the ante on a platform to work from as well as the skills you can learn in the comfort of your own home.

For more information on these fantastic DVDs and other resources for those wanting to up their skills, check out:  http://shop.larrythebarberman.com/education/ and, as always, check out my Instagram for more events, information and even give-aways here:  https://instagram.com/larrythebarberman or visit my website at https://larrythebarberman.com

 

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Hair Advice Made Easy

Hair advice can swing wildly in how it is presented and how useful it actually is – professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts are all happy to give their own viewpoints when it comes to tips on hair cutting, styling and general hair advice. Any education is worthwhile – however, those in the industry are more likely to want their advice and education coming from real professionals versus someone  guessing.

If you want the best in hair advice, there’s absolutely no better source than here!

The educational resources that I have been given the fantastic opportunity to host a series of educational DVDs that offer more than just basic hair advice that many of you are used to – they offer the education that barbers, hairdressers and stylists all can utilize, no matter their level of expertise.

For more information on these fantastic DVDs and other resources for those wanting to up their skills, check out:  http://shop.larrythebarberman.com/education/  and, as always, check out my Instagram for more events, information and even give-aways here:  https://instagram.com/larrythebarberman or visit my website at https://larrythebarberman.com

 

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Confused On How Best To Use Hair Clippers? No Need To Worry!

 

There are a lot of hair clippers out on the market and plenty of debate on how best to use hair clippers. For those who are getting started or professionals looking to expand their arsenal of clippers, understanding how best to work with each one is vital to success. Each clipper comes with their own benefits and downsides, whether it be efficiency, power, durability or speed, it is best to know which tools are right for you.

So, if you are one of the many wondering how best to use hair clippers – stop worrying! I am proud to be host to an educational series of DVDs and books from two large industry names. Not only will they shed light on hair cutting, styling and an excellent platforms to operate from, but there will be little mystery left when it comes to how best to use hair clippers – the professionals thought ahead!

For more information on these fantastic DVDs and other resources for those wanting to up their skills, check out:  http://shop.larrythebarberman.com/education/ and, as always, check out my Instagram for more events, information and even give-aways here: https://instagram.com/larrythebarberman or visit my website at https://larrythebarberman.com

 

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Hair Cutting Techniques Done Right

 

In order to get good at ones’ craft, it is an understated fact that the proper techniques have to be learned and practiced. Hair cutting techniques are especially important for those in the industry, as the ever present changes make the basics even more valuable. For those among us that need to brush up on our skills or are looking to get hair cutting techniques down pat, there is a solid example of them, done right, right here.

The educational materials I have the pleasure to host offer a range of DVDs and books that make the basics of hair cutting techniques, styling and even social media for barbers especially easy to learn. Each lesson has been crafted with the learner in mind, poised for any question that they might have pre-emptively. If you’re looking for a solid framework or a catch-up on the basics, you need look no further!

For more information on these fantastic DVDs and other resources for those wanting to up their skills, check out:  http://shop.larrythebarberman.com/education/ and, as always, check out my Instagram for more events, information and even give-aways here:  https://instagram.com/larrythebarberman or visit my website at https://larrythebarberman.com

 

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New Series Takes Youtube Hair Tutorials to a New Level

 

There are plenty of You tubers out there that host hair tutorials, reviews on equipment and have something to offer in the way of tips for anyone out there who is interested in working with hair. However, those hair tutorials now have some truly epic competition on the way of a DVD series from some real professionals.

These big names in the industry are taking hair tutorials to a new level – presenting a well of knowledge in a lovingly crafted DVD series that I am proud to host, right here. These are proven effective and easy-to-follow, these are the lessons that you really should subscribe too.

For more information on these fantastic DVDs and other resources for those wanting to up their skills, check out:  http://shop.larrythebarberman.com/education/ and, as always, check out my Instagram for more events, information and even give-aways here: https://instagram.com/larrythebarberman or visit my website at https://larrythebarberman.com

 

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How To Style Short Hair – No More Guess Work

 

Longer hair is typically left to hairdressers and short hair to barbers. Now that the markets are mixing more and more, there are plenty of folks in the industry who are looking for how to style short hair. Fades, tapers, cuts or even the new, intricate styles that the fashion industry is demanding, knowing how to style short hair is a must no matter what your experience and career path has lead you is a new must.

The plus side, beyond expanding your skill roster and knowledge, is that you don’t have to spend a fortune learning for ways to pick up these in-demand skills. Instead, you can learn how to style short hair from the new series I am proud to present. There doesn’t need to be any guess work and the manner in which these DVDs have been lovingly crafted insures that learning is convenient, easy-to-follow and proven.

For more information on these fantastic DVDs and other resources for those wanting to up their skills, check out:  http://shop.larrythebarberman.com/education/ and, as always, check out my Instagram for more events, information and even give-aways here: https://instagram.com/larrythebarberman or visit my website at https://larrythebarberman.com

 

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