Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Top Chef Marathon

So to anyone who knows me you know I am down with two things.....Barbering and Food. So today the wife and I are watcing the Top Chef:Just Desserts Marathon that is leading up to the new season that starts tonight on Bravo TV.

Chef Johnny Iuzzini
So courtesy of twitter I blasted Chef Johnny Iuzzini (host of Top Chef Desserts) this question: "As a barber I am curious where do you get your haircut a salon or a barbershop? What kind of product do you like to use?" The great thing is that he was kind enough to respond to my question and so here is his answer: "I get my haircut at F.S.C. Barber in the West Village (new York). I use Fiber Grease in my hair."

F.S.C. Barbershop has three locations 2 in New York (East  and West Side) and also on in the Mission District in San Franciso,Ca .

And do not forget to watch Top Chef:Just Desserts tonight and every Wednesday on Bravo!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

American Crew, Hawleywoods and ClipperGuy

Normally I do not post a bunch of things about one specific brand but yesterday I went to Cosmoprof and purchased American Crew's fashion / trend book.This is really a neat book to have on a table in your shop.The Book is not only a picture editorial but it has some cool writing about mens culture.

In your purchase you get The Crew, a dvd and full pull out product guide. Get a hold of your local Cosmoprof and order it. Trust me it is a cool book to have around the shop.

Tomorrow night on the season premier of Cafe Racer ( hawleywoods and the great Hot Rod Walt will be on the show, s check it out!!

Now on to Ivan — Zoot Hair Awesome Short Hair charitable give back. $.25 cents donated to the American red cross every month for each bottle sold. Nice charitable initiative! The product is hair care and styling product specifically formulated for the needs of short hair.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Trade magazines are cool and some other stuff.

So first thing is this...not enough trade publications that deal with barbering and mens grooming. I would be happy if there was something that came out quarterly. If you know where to find it let me know!

So my wife is a stylist so we have a few trade magazines that come to the house. One comes from Canada and it is called Canadian Hair Dressers. It is written in both English and you guessed it...French. I am honest one of the most creative magazines I have ever read!. the second magazine is called Launchpad. I really get excited because not only is it a good magazine but they do cover what is going on in mens trends. Twice a year Launchpad does a colorist supplemental issue and almost every time that hits the covers has to do with mens grooming. I beleive the key being a good barber is not all about the best fade (like here in Fresno) but it is about being able to do mens haircutting. This means knowing what is trending.

Ok on the my next piece of info....I am really excited to have read this. Coming in September American Crew has associated with the USO (United Service Organization) to release the Military Edition collection. American Crew will be making a one time donation to the USO, creating care packages (USO2GO) that will be sent to troops stations outside the United States  for the rest of 2011 and be involved in some USO events. As I find out more I will post it with picture so keep your eyes peeled and also get a hold of your CosmoProf / American Crew rep to try and get your hands on it. If you go to a barbershop that does not normally carry American Crew encourage the owner to get his hands on this product.

Last thing is this...if you live in central California especially in the south valley there is going to be a new barber shop opening up in downtown Visalia,CA called Gold Star Barbershop. As I learn more I will post it here and on my Facebook.