As I began building my barber skills, my primary teacher was my Dad. He gave me knowledge that guided me through a barber school education that was poor at best. When my instructors left me scratching my head, Dad had the words and hands-on demonstrations that made sense and gave me the skills I needed.
Five decades later and I am still learning. Over those many years my main teachers have been the almost 50 barbers I’ve worked with–some taught me how to be a better haircutter, and some showed me things that must be avoided. The majority of the barbers I’ve worked with came from having summer vacation jobs while I went to college.
I graduated in 1971 and began teaching sixth-grade. For me, teaching 35 youngsters took more preparation time than I could handle. Barbering didn’t need long hours of homework, so my return to the haircut business was an easy option. I firmly believe any education is never wasted, and I’m sure my teacher training was the KEY to me starting to think I could teach my cutting skills to others.
Feedback from folks who have purchased my videos says my how-to teaching works as intended (see the “Letters” page on the website). That positive feedback gives me the confidence to guarantee people will be HAPPY with my how-to, not just satisfied.
They say a man bald in front is a thinker; if bald in back he is a lover; if bald all over the top, he thinks he is lover.
Old barber shop humor