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Why Nearcut is a great addition to your business

So I’ve been using Nearcut in my business since the middle of June, now and below I want to explain why it has been one of the best and valuable additions to my business in 25 years. Why After 25…

How to become a Barber – What training is available?

So you want to learn how to become a barber? If you’ve spent any time at all on social media platforms such as Facebook or YouTube over the last few years, you will be aware that the barbering industry has…

Best Barbering Books

I want to take a look at what are the best barbering books to buy. When I first started as a barber, way back in 1982 books about barbering were a very rare commodity. Sure there was the odd technical…

History of the Barber Shop -The Barbers Pole

As barbers we are all used to seeing the barber pole spinning and illuminated outside our places of work, but have you ever considered why it’s there? In this History of the Barber Shop feature, we will take you on…

Movies About Barbers

Ok, so movies about barbers haven’t really stormed the Oscars over the years. But here we take a look at some of the best (and the worst) ones out there. Some are pretty well known and have been quite successful…

How to Tune your Wahl Clippers- And get that Performance Back.

In this article we will look at how to tune your Wahl clippers to get the best performance possible. As a barber there is no better feeling than when you start to use a brand new pair of clippers. But…

Post Covid 19: What we may need to do in our Barbershops

Having looked at some of the things being carried out in barbershops which are reopening in other countries around the world, here are some ideas that we may want to consider introduction in our barbershops when we finally reopen. Temperature…

Male Pattern Baldness Treatments – What’s Available?

Male pattern baldness can bring misery to millions of men every year. Statistics show that it affects nearly 6.5 million in the UK alone. Many of these men try many things to alleviate this problem, whether through surgical restoration or…

Client’s Going Bald? What Are Their Options?

Am I losing my hair?  We all hear that question a lot in this industry. But what causes it and what can we tell the client when it is obliviously a big concern for them. Thinning of the hair is…

Mirror Mirror on the Wall – The most Important Tool of All

When you look at all your tools, cleaned, oiled and ready for a busy day in your barbershop, how much value or importance do you place on the mirror? As a busy barber it’s probably never even crossed your mind…