You know what my clients and I always laugh about? I took this picture on my iPhone in a bathroom next to a toilet. It’s not what you use, it’s how you use it. Be your biggest critic and don’t pay attention to what others are doing, let them pay attention to you. You can’t create a path if you’re following someone else’s.
I like to combine not giving a shit, giving a shit, and then not giving a shit again. It’s all about balance. This haircut is like a not giving a shit peanut butter sandwich with some fluff in between, and I don’t know about you but I love peanut butter and fluff sandwiches.
Part of my “Back in Black” collection. It’s actually not a collection but calling it a collection makes it seem important to the people “cooler” than me. To be honest I just really think that when I used to upload hair like this the pictures were timeless. Yeah black and white masks somethings, that’s no secret to most people that don’t fall for bullshit..but I think I’m past having to prove anything. I look at this social media game as an art gallery not a battle. So now I’m bringing my focus back to the timeless images that I owe my life because they built my career. It’s important, especially when your job is to inspire others, to make sure you keep yourself inspired. Mullets and cool images keep me going...if you smell what im Cookin’
Reminiscing on bathrooms cuts with my friend @lisacimorelli | After long debate this will be the last hair post of the “new era” style, so i felt the color of her hair is fitting with my motive. Bringing it back to how I started. Time to go back to the roots. Most of my day one supporters know what that means.
I️ remember when I️ used a towel as a cape in my kitchen while my mom made sauce. Using a Walmart home clipper, not even a trimmer because I️ didn’t know they really existed. I️ had no one to look to for cutting and styling techniques. Independent education was too scared to exist then. I️ would do haircuts that weren’t completely blended, lines that weren’t always straight, but I️ kept working. I️ always evolved. Instead of following trends, I️ tried to stay ahead of them. Not only was I️ creating my techniques but I was building up my confidence which is key. In a world where people drill the word humble in your head, always strive to be proud of your accomplishments and not be scared to show it. The moral of the story is we all started somewhere. We all are good at something, but no one is a master. We all learn each day and if you think you don’t then you should find a new job. Don’t pay attention to followers (I lose them and gain them everyday because you can’t please everyone). Don’t pay attention to what other people are doing or saying. Stay focused on your own dream instead of building someone else’s, and get people interested in who YOU are not what you do.
I hate labels but I don’t think many people know or understand that I’m a LICENSED COSMETOLOGIST. I’m not a barber, I don’t really claim to be one because I respect the barbering lifestyle so much. Fading is not barbering. Short men’s hair is not barbering. Short women’s hair is not barbering. Most of all, barbering is not a trend. I think this is important to know for students or people looking to further their education. Hair itself has no gender and ends up on the floor whether you’re a hairstylist or barber. Fundamental techniques should hold the same value in both licenses, including fading, which is fundamental. This is why I educate, to teach hair on a universal standpoint. I paid 20,000 for a piece of paper (license), but I give my life to educating others on being better. Fuck what you heard, and tear down the barriers. Hair is hair, you just need to understand it. Focus on being a better you instead of a better label.