Master Barber Chris Vaughn Drops His

Top Five Tips For Aspiring Barbers

  1. Show up on time . Showing up is one thing but showing up on time is important. You never want to keep clients waiting for you to get there. Be on time every day no matter if you work for someone or work for yourself.
  2. Get Licensed. Make sure you are acurrent licensed Barber. If not seek information on local schools or programs. Get certified to take the State Board Exam for your Barber license. 
  3. Build A Basic Tool Kit   Your basic kit should always include adjustable clipper, trimmer/outliner, barber scissor 6” up, comb, brush, pick razor, disposable blades cutting cape, neck strips, alcohol, duster, guards and talc. 
  4. Know YourBlades/Clippers. Metal blades cut closer than plastic comb guards. Hair filters through metal easier than plastic so the blades will have a closer cut with less passes over a section. The best detachable blade/ clipper is the Oster Classic 76 which has a universal motor and delivers maximum power to the blade (cordless version called “Octane” )  The best adjustable clipper (uses plastic guards) is the Wahl Senior that has a magnetic motor allows speed to be delivered to the blade the cordless version is called ‘ Magic Clip’
  5. Check Yourself. You are an image style maker and your personal image and hygiene is paramount in this profession. A client’s proximity to you and your personal space should always be comfortable so be aware of your body odor and look the part, keep it neat business professional or business casual.

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