Had to post this in color. I was experimenting with the portrait mode on the iPhone, surprisingly I never have before. I think I prefer just the normal mode but it came in handy with the background. A lot more looks from my short time in NYC coming your way
From my “good looking model and a basic haircut” collection. I figured I’d see what all the craze was about and i will say it’s a lot easier. Unfortunately, im running out of caption ideas so here’s a generic one: In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories dun dun #menshair#menshaircut#guyshair
It’s all about trusting the process. For each client, they receive a customized haircut for what they need and want, in my world it’s usually 50/50. To a lot of people, especially in fading, they think it’s just the same thing over and over (small minds never have large thoughts). In theory, the idea of a fade is always the same, but how you fit it to the person will always be different. Now don’t get this confused with making things sound like some kind of scientific experiment to make yourself look more professional, it’s just as simple as understanding that not everyone’s head is a mannequin head. A fade is the equivalent to makeup, you can change the foundations of someone’s look with different contours and angles. It’s important to understand why you do what you do, and equally important to relay this on to your client.
I remember about a year ago or so in the states all you would see were these styles. Taking inspiration from many of my UK friends, which I’m not ashamed to say, a lot of us over here really attempted to kill them off with more textured styles. As I look at this photo, I see why cuts like these are just classic. I feel like they could suit just about anyone, that’s why I still do them from time to time. Social media has created a situation where a “trend” can be in during the day and out at night. It’s important to keep many looks in your clientele, personally I like to mix and match them to keep my clients and myself fresh. For example, this style can be roughed up and pushed forward for that I give a fuck but don’t give a fuck look, which is usually my cup of tea. #menshair#menshair#mensstyle#guyswithbeards#hairstyles#hairstylist
Fading, a topic that “triggers” a lot of people. Does it make a person a barber? No. Does it make someone a shitty hairstylist if they can’t? No. Is it a technique that should be understood? Yes. Do you work with fading techniques in a lot of other ways in the beauty industry that’s not necessarily a “fade”(makeup,hair color)? Yes. Is there a good fade? Yes. Is there a bad fade? Yes ( sorry if that triggered some of you). This technique is something that I have put countless hours into understanding through cutting, positioning, lighting, bone structure, and photography. As someone who educates thousands of people, this topic is something that I drill into my classes. I concentrate on growing others and using their success to grow myself. Don’t devalue something because you can’t do it well enough, the industry has done that for too long. Instead, take time to understand all techniques. Learn why people skin fade with shears, I’m still
Trying to understand that shit (just being a smart ass). Learn why people use clipper over comb, and try to look at guards as tools not guides. Hell I don’t care if you use a spell from Hogwarts, the force, or dick over comb....it’s important to understand them all. Studying all these techniques will help you create your own because there isn’t one way to do something. Most of all, make advances, not excuses.
PROJECT X | When my friends at Schorem, who are some of the realest people I’ve met in this industry (hard to come by) reached out to me to be a part of this project I was very surprised. Never meeting them before I thought wow I can’t believe they want to recruit me for this. After spending a week with them, listening to countless stories about life and what it means to do what we all do, it kind of lit a fire in me that was on its way out at that time. I realized people will always love you or hate you but sometimes it’s equally fun being the villain as it is being the hero and having fun in what we do is key. Together with barbers from all around the world we put together content, in 7 different languages, which the proceeds would all go to sending boys and girls to school who have the same dream I once had but haven’t got the means to afford it (Not like I did either, but if I did at the time it would have made the road a lot easier) I know what it’s like to create something out of nothing, so if I can change even one persons life, that would mean the world to me. It was a pleasure working on this project with everyone for a good cause to hopefully give back to those who have helped me reach the platform I stand on today. ( PS I also believe I say I’m BIGGER than Ron Jeremy in a interview so there’s that also) head over to http://www.reuzelpomade.com/project-x/ #menshair#menshairstyle#menshaircut#mensfashion#barber#hairstylist
I always get asked about my fading technique. You can ask anyone on Instagram and everyone will probably tell you something different, rightfully so because there are always multiple ways to do something. Something that I always keep in mind is that it’s not a race for me. I don’t really care about quantity, I care about each client like they are my last, celebrity or just an average person, but in my opinion not one of my clients is “average”. I think understanding hair texture, bone structure, and how the light hits the gradient will help you understand a fading process, photos of your work really assist this. For example fading up to a “1” on a light haired client can be done almost effortlessly and almost always looks good. Fading up to “2” or heavy weight on a dark haired client takes a bit more finessing. Don’t be fooled by misconceptions about fading, yes some of us make it look easy all the time, but understand that tedious work comes before the shortcuts. Having a standard for yourself, and concentrating on quality over quantity will make you better at your craft. Don’t get wrapped up in the next “technique” concentrate on whatever works best for you. When I educate I always say, “I’m going to show you how I do something, you don’t have to like it, you don’t have to do it, but I’m not here to create another me, I’m here to create a better you.”
Circa 1977| When I close my eyes, I see this thing, a sign, I see this name in bright blue neon lights with a purple outline. And this name is so bright and so sharp that the sign - it just blows up because the name is so powerful..
A lot of people ask questions on their posts because it helps spike engagement. There is your secret for the day. Now here is my question. Do you prefer butter on your toast or on a fade? Personally, I like both.