A Little History Lesson -Guest Post by Standish Salon Goods

Here's something pretty cool, the folks at Standish Salon Goods wrote up an article on the history of barbering and the barber chair and I'm sharing it here on my blog. It's a really interesting read with lots of stuff I didn't know that I probably should have knows about before... cause I'm a barber... It's like the President not knowing his way around the Oval Office. Enjoy the read! Shave and a haircut (wait for it)... two bits! That famous … Read more...

Customers and Ghandi

When I started at The Barber School (in Utah) I remember being really excited to be done just cutting mannequins in the back room, and graduating to working on "The Floor"- where you begin working with real people and their hair. I finally made it out of the classroom, but after the first few days on The Floor, I kind of wanted to retreat back to the mannequin heads where I could learn to be a barber without the anxiety of giving an awful … Read more...

Barbershop Etiquette, Part 3…

Decided to start things up again, and the easiest way for me get things rolling, is to give more pointers on how to behave in a barber chair, or I guess what to avoid doing while in one. It is more Barbershop Etiquette. I've done more research and polled some barbers I know, and I'm confident most barbers everywhere (at least a couple) would give their nod of approval. Its like a getting pointers from a waitress on how to get the best service and … Read more...

Barbershop Etiquette, Part 2…

Some more words of wisdom. Part 2. I mean no harm, so don't get offended, alright? This one is a classic. And for most barbers, it will guarantee an in-audible sigh. Maybe more. "I want a haircut, but I don't want it to look like I got a haircut." In all fairness, we know what you mean, but we just don't like to hear it, I guess. Probably because that is where we get a lot of satisfaction is seeing a transformation of some kind and to not ask … Read more...