Be Stubborn

Be Stubborn

I'm gonna tell you a little about my wife, Michelle.  It might be a long one. So if this post doesn't apply to you or you don't want to spend the time, feel free to skip it, but know that it's important to me,  and it won't be the last one Lots of the details about us meeting and dating have become a little fuzzy, for me, over the years. It doesn't mean they weren't important, it just happens... but I promise that the best ones are still in my … Read more...

My Dads Barber

My Dads Barber

Doug Winn was my dads barber for most his life. I think my dad is secretly happy I moved away, so he can go back to seeing his old friend more often.  He was my barber too. I remember the first time I went. It actually felt like I was a grown man. Completely cliché sounding, but it’s the honest truth. I felt like I was going with my dad into this ‘club’ that I didn’t quite belong in yet. Those guys seemed old, strong, and smart. They were. His … Read more...

The Challenge

A barber needs to be able to read minds. People expect it. Everyone comes to the barbershop for a specific experience, and it is different for every person. Some will come for a haircut. . . no more, no less. Some will come for a place to be that is not home or work. Some will come to talk about themselves, or their work, or their families. They will talk about whatever. Some will not talk at all.  Some will come to listen to others. Some will … Read more...

Learning About My New Job

I was really anxious when I showed up to register for barber school . I was excited and nervous at the same time. It was a pretty big career move, a complete 180 from what I was planning and that is why I was nervous, but I was excited because I knew that it was the best move for me. The manager, Richard, showed me around the school and sat me down for a short interview in his office. We talked about the school and what was expected, what it … Read more...