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Learn How to Be a Barber at The American College of Barbering in Louisville, Kentucky

The American College of Barbering in Louisville, Kentucky is a first class barber school that anyone in the area considering a rewarding career in barbering should consider attending. The school has a great atmosphere that starts with the staff of friendly, patient, and knowledgdable instructors. Josh Fackler (the owner of the school) is hands on and works with the students and instructors on a daily basis. He is going to accomplish some great things for the barber industry in the state of Kentucky.

I just finished  teaching at the  barber school and filming some haircutting and shaving lessons for the Masters Of Barbering website. The students were very attentive and friendly. I had a great time and felt right at home. The barber college is set up like a huge barbershop with around 20 chairs and customers coming in all day long. The best part about the set up is that when the students  graduate and begin their career as a barber they are going to be well prepared. Their daily routing will be just like what it was in school. As the saying goes, “You play like you practice”.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff and students of The American College of Barbering for their hospitality. I made a lot of knew friends that I will be keeping tabs on as they begin their careers. I am also looking forward to coming back and visiting real soon.

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Barber School Success Part 4 – Keep Your Barber Tools With You At All Times

In this blog I would like to talk about how to be successful in barber or cosmetology school. The tip for this blog is one the most important things you need to do to be prepared for barber or cosmetology school.

Keep your barber tools with you at all times. It’s not a good idea to let your fellow students borrow your tools. What ultimately will  happen is somebody may break your tools, they may forget to bring them to school to give them back to you, or they might not be in school the next day to give you your tools back to you. This will reflect poorly on you and is not how you want to look in front of your instuctors. Your instructors are the ones who will be recommending you to your future employers.

All of your tools are included in your kit for a reason. You never know when you’re going to need them. Make sure you keep them with you at all times, keep them in good condition, and keep them clean. This is going to show your teachers as well as your classmates that you take what you do and your education very seriously. When people like myself and my colleagues come into your school to recruit your teachers are going to put you at the top of their list.

Check out the rest of the Masters Of Barbering website for more barber education success tips.

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DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology

Greg at the DiGrigoli School of Cosmetoloy

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Digrigoli School of Cosmetology  for inviting me  to spend the morning with them recently. I taught a 3 hour class on men’s haircutting/barbering. I had the opportunity to demonstrate 4 haircuts for them. I cut a faux hawk, a basic short fade with some hair on top, a teen idol type of haircut (you know who I am talking about), and a taper . The students were extremely attentive and appreciative for the whole class (3 hours without a break). At the end of the day after I packed my car to drive home Paul DiGrigoli called me back into the classroom where I was presented with a huge thank you card on poster board that all of the students signed. It feels great to be appreciated!
The DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology is a first class organazation that I would recommend to anyone living in  Massachussettes that is thinking about attending cosmetology school. It starts with Paul DiGrigoli who is one of the most motivating individuals I have ever met. Next is a staff of extremely friendly and knowledgable instructors that I enjoy spending time with everytime I teach there. Last but not least, the students. I am always treated with respect and their undivided attention. I look forward to seeing you all again in a few months.

 

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Barber School Success Part 3 – Keep Your Barber Textbook With You At All Times

The tip for this blog is always have your barber textbook with you. Your textbook comes in your barber school kit for a reason. All the information you need to know for the real world and each school day is in there. You can’t learn from your barber textbook if you don’t have it with you.

I can’t tell you how many times I’m at a barber school or a cosmetology school and students are fumbling around to borrow a barber or cosmetology textbook from a fellow student with the barber instructor asking “Why don’t you have your textbook?” If you bring it home put it in your car or in your backpack so you are done using it.

Another thing I learned early on is to never let anybody borrow my barber books. It never fails. You think you are helping out until the next day your fellow student is either out sick or forgets to bring your book back to school. This will make you look unprepared and unorganized.

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How To Be A Barber: Tips For Building Your Barbershop Clientele – Part 2

In this barber blog I would like to talk  about how to build your barbershop 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 always building a rapport with people. Just simply reach in your pocket, hand someone your business card and let them know, “Hey, I work at XYZ Barber Shop. I’d love the opportunity to work with you.”

Check out the rest of the Masters Of Barbering website to learn more quick and easy tips on how to build your barbershop clientele.

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How To Cut Men’s Hair

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank Modern Salon and First Chair magazine for asking me to write an artilcle for them explaining the most important things someone beginning a career in men’s haircutting needs to know.

The above link is to the magazine article in the current edition of First Chair Magazine.

Check out the rest of the Masters Of Barbering website to learn more about men’s haircutting online.

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How To Be A Barber: Tips For Building Your Clientele – Part 1

In this barber blog I would  like to talk to you about building your barbershop clientele.

One quick and easy tip to help build your barbershop clientele is to always ask for referrals. When your client is at the front desk and they’re cashing out, simply shake their hand and ask them, “Could you please tell your friends about me?” Always remember, customers come to you not just for a good men’s haircut. They also come to you because they like you. They’d be more than happy to help you out, and in most cases, even flattered to help send more business to your barbershop.

Check out the rest of the Masters Of Barbering website for more tips on how to build your barbershop clientele.

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Barber School Success Tips: Always Be Prepared

One of  the best ways to get the most out of barber school is to be prepared at all times. Being prepared for barber school means to always have your textbook with you and your tools with you. You can’t learn theory if you don’t have your textbook with you. You can’t learn how to give a clipper cut if you don’t have your clippers with you.

Another suggestion is not to lend your barber tools or barber books to anyone. A number of things can happen if lend them out. The day you need your textbook the student borrowing it could be out sick. The day you need your clippers that student might be out sick. The person borrowing your clippers might have dropped them by mistake and chipped the cutting blade without telling you about it. If they don’t tell you and you go to use the clipper on a customer you might cut them. If any of these things happen you are the one who is going to look bad.

Always keep your barbers textbooks with you as well as your barber tools – cleaned and in good working condition.

Check out the rest of the Masters of Barbering website to learn more tips on how to be successful in barber school.

 

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How To Cut Men’s Hair – Always Keep A Positive Attitude

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” –  Winston Churchill

Energy is contagious. This works both ways weather the energy is positive or negative. Attitudes also work the same way. One of the most important things you can possibly do when learning how to cut men’s hair is to  maintain a positive attitude at all times. Customers notice everything and can sense anything.

Think about that one customer you have who sits down in your barber chair for a men’s haircut and takes a long lasting loud breath. Then he hits you with it. He starts complaining for the duration of the haircut about anything and everything. How does this make you feel? Is it a drain on your energy? How does it affect your attitude? How long does it take to get rid of this feeling?

Now, think about the customer that you have been looking forward to cutting his hair since you noticed his name on the appointment book. You know as soon as he sits in your barber chair he is going to tell you how great of a day it is, how nice the weather is, or ask you how you are doing and really listen to your response. How does this make you feel? Does it completely lift your spirits immediately? Does it put you in a positive mindset? How long does it last?

Which scenario is most appealing to you? I am sure you answered the second one. What if you could make every customer you come in contact with feel this positive and energetic? How many repeat clients would you have? How high would your retention rate be?
Just imaging all you could accomplish just by maintaining a positive attitude.

Check out the rest of the Masters Of Barbering website to learn more tips on how to cut men’s hair.

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How To Be Successful in Barber School – Part 2

This is a great topic for the barber business because we are communicating constantly. You have teachers, administrators, fellow students, and customers. Make sure to treat everyone the way you would like to be treated. To earn respect you must give it first. Always try to keep a smile on your face. They are contagious. You should always be ON at  barber school and leave your personal life at home. If you are in an uncomfortable situation and it is possible to remove yourself, do so. The fastest way to success in any customer service related field is to treat people in a respectful and friendly manner.

Barber School is where you are going to build your foundation for a long and profitable career. It is so important to start establishing excellent habits that will carry over into the work force. I can’t think of a better habit to develop than learning how to treat others with respect.

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