One of my favorite shows is called Cafe Racers that airs on an HD tv channel. Well this season they aired an episode that features hot Rod Walt from the band Psycho-DeVilles and Hawleywood's Barbershop....Enjoy!!!
So everyone who already follows and is familiar with Hawleywood's
Barbershop already knows that they have opened a shop in Sydney,
Australia but there is a company based in Australia called Uppercut
I have only recently found one barbershop that sells there products and
that is called Johnny D's
Barbershop in Campbell,Ca.
So I blasted them an e-mail
and they were kind enough to send me a couple of there products to try
out. So they kindly send me a can of Monster Hold, Uppercut Pomade and a
sampler of the Uppercut Matte Clay.
So I want to start with the packaging. The tins remind me of the
old tins of KIWI Shoe Polish my dad had around the house to polish his
boots with. For me this is a cool. I think I figure there is almost 3.5
ounces of pomade in a can.
The Uppercut Deluxe Pomade is a water soluble pomade, similar to
Layrite. It is an easy to use, washes right out pomade. Holds well and
you can comb back into place if need be..But like Layrite make sure you
put it into dry hair.
Uppercut Deluxe Pomade
The second pomade I got to try out was
there "Monster Hold". This is a good old fashioned wax pomade. You know
the one I am talking about, the one that takes a few days to wash out
and leaves stains on your pillowcase then your wife gets mad and takes
away your pillowcase. As much of a fan I am of a good water soluble
pomade sometimes I like an old fashioned wax and this is what you get in
the "Monster Hold".
There are other products that I
have not had the chance to use such as there shampoo, conditioner and
last time I spoke to someone at Uppercut they are also going to work on a
I am a fan of companies that work hard to
create a good product and have a great history. This is another company
that has given us a good product that is created with the help of
Ok so I am just kidding...sort of! Yesterday the wife and I drove down to LA for the day and we were taking care of some business down in Inglewood (yes Inglewood). It was funny because not only did I count so many barbershop I counted a ton of "supply houses". It was insane how many there were, I mean in Fresno we have less then 10 (this includes Sallys, Cosmoproff...etc) I did not see a single Sallys in this area they seemed to all be local stores.
Now on to something of importance and it is something that effects all professionals and that is DIVERSION!!! Beth and I went into Target and the amount of questionable "professional" products was astounding. I am not going into a full tangent but I have a few points people need to understand: 1)Diversion Takes Money out of the pockets of professionals that you are already seeing and rusting to take care of you as a consumer!!
2) "Professional"products found in stores like Wal mart, target or any other company and not always what they appear to be. (chemicals and other things may have been added to dilute the product)
3)Companies will not guarantee their product unless t has been purchased from a profession stylist/barber.
4)You are not always saving as much as you think you are.
The following companies work really hard to curb Diverion; Paul Mitchell, Redken, Avdeda and TIGI and many more. Listen just support your professional get your hair done and buy your products from them it is just good form