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Barber tips of the week on building clientele

building clientele One quick and easy tip for building your barbershop clientele is to always carry business cards with you. You never know when you’re going to run into that next potential barbershop customer. You could be at the grocery store or even out to dinner. No matter where you are, you’re...

Professionalism in the barbershop part 2 : keys to success

professionalism in the barbershop part 2 : keys to success 1. Greet your customer by name, with a smile, and a firm handshake.                                                                                                                                          2. Keep your workstation clean. The mirror should be clean with no streaks, tools put away, and no hair on the counter or chair. 3. When draping the...

The types of clients barbers have

The types of clients barbers have Types of Clients MR. JustCutItOff He really doesn’t care who cuts his hair, he just wants a haircut. BUSY GUY He’s always on time & in a hurry- don’t keep him waiting longer than 5-10min. *If you can’t find a way to accommodate a client...

The 10 commandments for barbers

The 10 commandments for barbers Ten Commandments For Dealing With Clients 1.) Hygiene- Keep two boxes of backup toiletries at your station. A box for your clients & one for your personal use only. 2.) Greet clients with a smile, a handshake, & a good word. 3.) Remember every client’s first...

Booth rent vs Commission and barber money

Booth rent vs Commission and barber money Booth Rent If you’re renting a booth, you’re an independent contractor. The only thing a shop owner is required to supply his renter with is electricity, hot & cold running water, heat, & a clean safe environment for you to conduct business properly. So...

Shear over comb The perfect way !

Shear over comb, is a barbering technique that has crossed over into cosmetology and back in this technique, you hold the hair in place with the phone while using the tips of the shears to remove link. Shear over comb is used to create very short tapers and allows you to...