Tuesday, March 29, 2011

what a wierd start to my day.....

So yesterday I called this guy David who owns a barbershop here in Spokane, WA. So I went in today to chat with him in person. I was honest with my history and how much I want to cut. I told him I was able to use a razor and knew how to shave and right then and there he asked me to shave him.....AWKWARD!!!

I had not done a shave in some time and so I was  a bit nervous. Took me a while and I know I made a few mistakes but I was happy.

I made mistakes but I was happy because I was doing what made me happy

So last night the wife and I were talking about a bunch of stuff and one thing I said was that all the crap I go through to be able to work as a barber I think someone else would of  already sold there tools and given up and I do not want to do that.

I love my trade and I believe one day my time will come and I will see the success I desire as long as I do not give up.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

quick update...

  So here is what is going on these days....I am up here in Spokane,Washington and I want to thank all those who have welcomed me home proper like!! I am unfortunately still waiting on the state of Washington to issue me reciprocity so I can get to cutting!!!

  I will probably be having my lovely wife send me down my tools in the next week or so, so if you are in need of a haircut I will be available.

  So since I have been go I have seen several shops open up that were not here before....my friends at Porter's barbershop have gotten to the point where they are appt. only (good job guy's) and I have been chatting up a kid down in Hillsboro,Oregon that will be opening his own shop on April 1st. his name is Travis Henry and his shop is called Henry's Chop Shop Hair Studio. This cat is fresh out of school and we wish him all the luck!!!

  I will be honest I should of just grown a pair of bullocks and did things the way this kid is doing it and the way my boy Luis at Covenant Barbershop did....by there own rules!! When you go to work for yourself it is all on you whether you succeed or fail.....no one else s fault.

  Working in any professional trade whether it is Barbering, Tattooing or really any trade that there are only two options.....work for yourself or someone else. Do you really want to give some other sucker all your hard earned dough or are you willing to step out and control your own future...Truth is if it is not too late for you
it is not too late for me!!


Friday, March 4, 2011

So here is whats up today

I got all my paperwork mailed for my WA. state barber license...now it is time to wait.

So one of the things that has been on my mind about what we do as barbers is figuring out where we stand as barbers. As a barber are we supposed to just do the old fashioned men's cut and that is it or those who work as traditional barbers loose there integrity when they begin to seek out those who are working hard to step outside the box of men's haircutting.

This leads me to Dale Ted Watkins a stylist in England and owner of City Boy Men's Hairdressing 
I have quickly become a fan of this man and his philosophy on education. If you are a barber check out his education I think you will be as impressed as I am.

I think it is important to be willing to step outside of the the box of just working as a barber....look at what is going on around in our trade.....Just a thought

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Next stop...Back to Washington!!

So here is what is going on....paper work has been mailed to get my barbers Lic. in Washington. I am leaving in two weeks back to Spokane which has become my home away from home. Will be working at a restaurant as I also get my hands dirty back behind the barber chair. I will be looking for a shop to call home a few days a week, which I am excited for!!

I am also contemplating taking on the role of Rep for a company called Hairgum. I have been back and forth a few times about what the job would consist of so I guess we will see what pans out, especially after the move!

Look for more blogs and infor as things come together over the next few months!