Hue For Everyman: The Review

31 Oct

Product and Purpose

When I speak to people about pomades, the general consensus is that brands vary based on it’s designed purpose.   In other words, if you have 4 different brands,  they are usually formulated with particular hairstyles or hair-types in mind.  Despite the segmented nature of the hair care and skin market; Hue For Everyman is serving the needs of many,  with one premium pomade.

Up until now, no pomade brand has ever designed one product to serve the needs of Africans, Asians, Latins and Middle Easterns at the same time. Hue For Everyman is changing the hair market while addressing needs of many.

Hue’s formula of all natural ingredients, is as unique as it’s purpose. While most pomades are comprised of mostly artificial ingredients, Hue’s formula consist of all natural ingredients that protects the quality of hair.  No Silicones, No Parabens, and No Petroleum.  This formula is comprised of mango, shea butter, argon oil, and primrose oil all ingredients promote optimal hydration and conditioning.

Behind the Chair Review

The first thing you notice is obviously the packaging, as a premium product it definitely looks the part. Next, what you notice is the light yet noticable fragrance, it is sure to compliment any cologne you or client  may choose. This pomade itself is not thick or stiff, which isn’t the case with many pomades. This pomade can be effortlessly scooped up and be applied in the hair with a comb. When you comb or brush it through the hair, you’ll find that it applies evenly, quickly and easily without any heavy clumps. What makes it’s even better is that it washes off of your hands effortlessly.

@trav_thebarber using Hue For Everyman on a low taper combover @krazykutsbarbershop

@trav_thebarber using Hue For Everyman on a low taper combover @krazykutsbarbershop

@gangreen_barber51 using HUE while doing a combover fade

@gangreen_barber51 using HUE while doing a combover fade

Wavelength caesar done by @gangreen_barber51

Wavelength caesar done by @gangreen_barber51

Wavelength caesar done by @gangreen_barber51

Wavelength caesar done by @gangreen_barber51

After taking a few weeks to sample the product along with few customers and barbers, the feed back is definitely positive. So positive, that I almost got jacked for my own sample. That says something.  This isn’t a single purpose pomade, it is a conditioner that stand up to a long day of demands and even holds well in unrelenting Florida humidity.  This product can last for days in wave-length hair cut or comb-over hairstyles. It washes out easily and doesn’t strip the hair of moisture or nutrients.  ByBarbers4Barbers strong recommends this product..

For more info checkout Hueforeveryman.com

(323) 801-6846

Special thanks to my Krazy Kuts Family (Dblock and Travis) for assisting me with this review.

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Around the Web: The Professionals Barbershop Interview Jay Majors.

1 Aug

If you stay current with the latest in barbering social media, you should know who about Jay Majors or at least one of his many endeavors. If not, no problem, we’ll fill you in.  For starters, he is one of most respected and admired businessmen in the industry.  He’s the owner of Major League Barbershop and Major League Barber Academy in New Haven, CT.  He teaches around the country as a  Xotics  Team Member and Traveling Educator.  Last but not least, he ‘s also responsible for organizing one of the industry’s largest and  best events, the annual CT Barber Battle.

Jay Majors of Major League Barber Shop, Major League Barber Academy & CT Barber Battle

Jay Majors of Major League Barber Shop, Major League Barber Academy & CT Barber Battle

Jay Majors’ success exceeds beyond the barbers chair, and after reading this interview you will understand why.   This interview brings insight and perspective that any ambitious barber will appreciate. This interview is a must read. Shouts to Professional Barbershop for doing such a great interview.  Check out the interview on the link below.

The Professionals Babershop and Jay Majors interview.

2013 Orlando Premiere Beauty Expo: Recap

6 Jun
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2013 Premiere Orlando Beauty Show

After much anticipation over the years, I finally made it to the 2013 Premiere Expo in Orlando, Fl.  It is without a doubt one of the largest expos that one can attend in any industry.   With hundreds of vendors and thousand of patrons in attendence from all over the country, this event is something to see.  Every isle was as packed as a Midtown Manhattan street. Everyone was there with rolling suitcases and bags of goodies. The bargains alone, are reason enough to make this trip.  This annual event is held at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), the second largest convention center in the U.S.,  only second to the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The who’s who of the beauty and barbering industry make it a point to come to this huge event.

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Major League Barbers Star Wars design

Major League Barbers Star Wars design

Oscar "barber since 98" Torres & Brian The Barber at the Premiere Show in Orlando

Our friends Oscar “barber since 98” Torres & Brian The Barber at the 2013 Premiere Show in Orlando

Even though this was event was primarily a beauty show, there were plenty of  exhibits, events and vendors to keep us interested. All of the clipper manufactures had their showcase barbers leading classes, seminars and demonstrations. In addition, plenty of our favorite vendors were in attendance like Da Gauge, Major League Barbers, HQ Elements, Bookyourbarber.com and many many more.

Eric Pacino at the Orlando Premiere Beauty Show

Eric Pacino at the Orlando Premiere Beauty Show

Andis Educator Tone McGill doing a demo for the crowd.

Andis Educator Tone McGill doing a demo for the crowd.

Gama of Team Babyliss Pro having time at the Premiere Show in Orlando

Gama of Team Babyliss Pro having time at the Premiere Show in Orlando

Babyliss Pro Volare X1 Ferrari Clipper

Babyliss Pro Volare X1 Ferrari Clipper

Being able to see all of the latest clippers from every manufacturer,  under one roof, was  one of  my favorite parts of the event. I got to ask all of the questions,  a clipper geek like myself could think of. All of the representatives from Andis, Oster, Babyliss Pro, and Wahl, had very knowledgable and enthusiastic representatives. Lithium Ion powered cordless clippers and trimmers is a  upcoming trend among the manufacturers. Many of these lithium powered clippers are light, ergonomic and are as powerful as traditional clippers.  It was a pleasant surprise. There will be some welcomed competition among the Big 4 soon.

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Oster Eon Lithium Clipper

Oster Eon Lithium Clipper

Wahl Li Pro Lithium Powered Clipper

Wahl Li Pro Lithium Powered Clipper

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The best part of the show was meeting other barbers, who in many ways, were willing to sacrifice their time at the shop to attend. Networking among other barbers who in addition to cutting hair, are also interested in expanding their interest to beyond the barber chair. I’m definitely planning to travel to a few shows in the near future.

Brian Quintero of Pacino's Remix Barber Shop putting in some work .

Brian Quintero of Pacino’s Remix Barber Shop putting in some work

CT Barber Battle/Expo 2013 We will be there!!!!

17 Mar
2013 CT Barber Battle/Expo

2013 CT Barber Battle/Expo

2013 CT Barber Battle/ ExpoSponsors

2013 CT Barber Battle/ Expo
Sponsors

We are proud to announce in conjunction with Oscar “Barber Since 98” Torres along with his team, “Vintage Barbering”, we will be at the:

2013 CT Barber Battle/Expo

Toyota Oakdale Theater.

95 South Turnpike Drive Wallingford, CT  06492

Doors open at 3pm (Battle starts at 4pm sharp)

We will be covering all of the battles and will be doing follow up interview with the winners and runners ups.

This Oster  sponsored, boxing  match themed barber battle will be the talk of the industry!  Jay Majors of Major League Barbershop is organizing the event, and it is sure to not disappoint!

2013 CT Barber Battle Categories:

Fastest Fade Battle

Freestyle Design

Shear Talent (Scissor only Battle

Self Hair Cut

Theme Design

Our  ByBarbers4Barbers.com 2013 CT Barber Battle  Official Correspondent Oscar "Barber Since 98" Torres

Our ByBarbers4Barbers.com 2013 CT Barber Battle Official Correspondent. Oscar “Barber Since 98” Torres

Our official correspondent (Oscar “BarberSince 98” Torres) will at the event taking photo and video at the event, please show him  and his team some as he provides coverage for the event.

Results, photos and video from the 2013 CT Barber Battle/Expo will be posted shortly after the event. Photo and videos will be provided by Barbersince 98 and his team.

Check out a few of the noteworthy contestant that will be at the battle:

Heavy Weight 2013
1.Jesse Shremmer
2.Ivan DeLeon
3.Steave Smith
4. Marvy Marv
5. Damon redding ( NY da Barber)
6. Julio Reyes (new era)
7.Joe Barajas
8.Mark Marrero
9. Chemilin bonnila (Chello)
10. Jose Oqiendo Joey Worcester
11. Barber Lo
12. Rademes   Perez
13. Johnathan Rios aka Jay Cutz
14. Luis Montana’s Gordo Worcester
15. Marty Chapelle  (Mizz)
16. Juan Sosa
17 . Matthew Ketchum

We are on now on Instagram!

7 Feb

Please follow us instagram @ByBarbers4Barbers.  Also, please hashtag us as #bybarbers4barbers to have haircuts, barbershop, products and apparel feature on our website, instagram and twitter.  Also, don’t hesitate to email us at Bybarbers4barbers@gmail.com, to submit haircuts, ideas, concerns or suggestions.

 

Barber Profile: Lawrence The barber

4 Jan

Whenever we have downtime in our barbershop, we love to browse Instagram. One of boys at the shop,  put me on to a barber who I thought only customizes and paints Andis Masters Clippers.  When you look a little deeper, you realize that not only is this guy an awesome barber, but he also is very much into the history and culture of barbering. He collects all sort of antique clippers, documents like barber union licenses ( I bet you didn’t know they existed), many figurines, and countless artifacts.   Every now and then I find a topic,  that reminds me of why I started this blog in the first place.  Something that gets me excited. Something that draws my interest. Most of all, something that warrants a post on bb4b. This is definitely worth checking out.

 

Lawrence The Barber

Lawrence The Barber

Lawrence The Barber Barbershop

Lawrence The Barber Barbershop

Lawrence The Barber Hightop Fade

Lawrence The Barber Hightop Fade

Empire Cut by Lawrence The Barber

Empire Cut by Lawrence The Barber

Barbering Antiques from Lawrence The Barber

Barbering Antiques from Lawrence The Barber

Barber Antiques from Lawrence The Barber

Barber Antiques from Lawrence The Barber

LawrenceThe Barber Bald Fade

LawrenceThe Barber Bald Fade

Lawrence The Barber Custom Straight Razor

Lawrence The Barber Custom Straight Razor

Lawrence The Barber Mexican Custom Clippers

Lawrence The Barber Mexican Custom Clippers

Lawrence The Barber Original Clippers

Lawrence The Barber Original Clippers

Antique Barber License

Antique Barber License

Lawrence gives waka flaka flame custom clippers

Lawrence gives waka flaka flame custom clippers

Miami Hear Custom Clippers

Miami Hear Custom Clippers

Bald Fade with Beard by Lawrence The Barber

Bald Fade with Beard by Lawrence The Barber

Custom Chicago Bull Cippers

Custom Chicago Bull Cippers

All Gold Andis by Lawrence The Barber

All Gold Andis by Lawrence The Barber

Lawrence Funk Master Barber Clipper

Lawrence Funk Master Barber Clipper

Lawrence The Barber Pink Custom Clippers

Lawrence The Barber Pink Custom Clippers

Lawrence The Barber Custom Chair

Lawrence The Barber Custom Chair

Lawrence the Barber Hightop fade 2

Lawrence the Barber Hightop fade 2

Contact Lawrence via email at funkscustomclippers@yahoo.com

Video

Jr’s Barber Shop Sylmar, Ca

19 Nov

Update:The barber’s photographer, Rob Hammer, wants to shoot 50 Barbershops from 50 States in the USA.

19 Nov

I recently posted a story on the commercial photographer Rob Hammer, and his project to shoot 50 barbershops in 50 states. (Check out the post here if you are unfamiliar.) Since making this post, the scope and purpose of this project has grown while gaining much momentum.  In addition to documenting his photos in a book, he has also decided to film his experiences in a documentary to submit to several film festivals.   In order to fund his project,  he submitted his project to kickstarter.com to bring his project to fruition. Please Check out his post kickstarter page for more info and to help fund his project.

Rob Hammer’s KickStarter Video

Rob Hammer’s Kick Stater Page

Barbershop Skit: When customers cheat on their barbers.

27 Sep

As barbers,  I’m sure that everyone can relate to this skit. The relationship between the barber and client be a precarious one, to say the least. Enjoy. Check out dormtaintment.com for more hilarious videos.

 

The barber’s photographer, Rob Hammer, wants to shoot 50 Barbershops from 50 States in the USA.

14 May

The barbershop is one of society’s most constant staples in the human experience. As a staple that transcends race, social-economic status, political views and lifestyles; the barbershop is the perfect setting to capture a unique story.

It’s true, a picture does tells a thousand words. The pictures that Rob Hammer takes tells the story of a dying league of barbers.  Barbers that had something to say,  a story to tell. The type of  barbers whose characters were defined and shaped by their life experiences, and not contrived by tweets or status updates.   These are the same barbers that cared more about serving the same communities, that we are removed from today.  Yes, a dying breed indeed.

To pay homage to this dying breed and inspire the new generation of barbers today, Rob Hammer is currently working on project and would like your help.  He has plans to go to each state in the U.S.  and shoot one barbershop in each state.  He wants to shoot shops that are pure, unique,  and enduring; old school shops with character and a story to tell. He then plans to create a book documenting his photos, stories and experiences in each state; to give insight to the barbers that we will soon loose forever. So, if you know of any shops that fit the mold and characteristics that Rob is looking for, please contact him with the links below. In the meantime,  check out his samples and website.

www.Robhammerphotography.com

http://twitter.com/RobHammerPhoto

Info@robhammerphotography.com

Photo Courtesy of Robhammerphotography.com

 

Barber Commentary: Barbering app??? “The Barber Game is to be sold and not told”, what do you think?

23 Mar

One of the barbers that I work with, told me about  the Pacino’s app.   Pacino’s, is the brain child of celebrity barber and wahl educator Eric Pacino aka Pacino the Barber, a fifteen year vet  who has in impressive A-list cliental. The iPhone and android app that gives step by step instructions on how to do the latest hairstyles.  While some barbers would be excited to get pointers, not all barbers feel the same way. My fellow barber ( who will remain nameless) said, “Yo, the game is to be sold and not told. I had to learn this the hard way. This dude is gonna teach everyone, and then everyone will know the game , cheapen the trade, and make it harder for us to eat. Look at what happened to hip hop”. I said, ” The game is sold right, he’s selling the app isn’t it he?”  He replied, ” for 99 cent, it’s damn near free”.

First  of all, always do you research, the app is actually $9.99 on iTunes and Android Market place. I say that to say this… While the game is to be sold, understand there will always be buyers and there will always be sellers. There are millions of people joining new industries, in hopes of becoming a professional and barbering is no exception.  So, stay on top of your game, while keeping in mind that competition in barbering is relentless.  Don’t slack. Don’t Sleep. Don’t take your clientele for granted, because they have more options then you think.  As long as you are professional, work with passion, build relationships and master your craft; you won’t have anything to worry about.  My collegue falls in this category, but one could understand why he feels threatened. While my colleague’s point is poignant and  is likely shared by others,  I have to say that I don’t share the same presumption. The purpose of this blog other and other websites is to promote the trade, the craft, and the culture of barbering. Barbering might introduce a youngster to the profession, that gives him a reason to stay off of streets. With the jobless rate around 9-10%, barbering might give a parent who is down on their luck, renewed hope and a way to provide for their family.  Barbering might give a parolee a way to earn his place back in society and be a productive citizen in the world.

Barbering is the reason why you’re reading this post, and it’s the reason why i’m typing it. While considering that $9.99 is the price of the app, barbering with all that it can do for one’s life is priceless.  So, if you’re an experienced barber,  teach who wants to learn and pass on the knowledge.  You might be doing more then you think.  If the game is to be sold, and not told; i’ll break the rule this time and go against the grain.. Shout out to Pacino, bloggers, video bloggers, and websites that genuinely promote the culture. #barberlife #barberlove #barbergang

Represent: Drew The Barber

6 Dec

This represent segment is about Drew The Barber, he’s 23  years old and hails from Edison, New Jersey.  Personally, as a barber who has been cutting for 16 years in which of those years were 10 professionally, i’m always impressed by barbers who accomplish the same in less time.   Drew the Barber is no exception to the rule, with producing haircuts of this quality with only 6 years experience. Yes 6 years.  Drew says that he was inspired by his friends that were barbers, and decided to follow suit.  Picking good company, has served as smart  decision by Drew, based on his success thus far.  His website, is one of the best websites that we’ve seen from a barber.. That says a lot. It’s complete with a bio, haircuts, video, blog and links to many widgets.  Check out his website for more info.

Drewthebarber.net

 fb.com/drewthebarber23

twitter.com/drewthebarber

Taper cut with beard and part Done by Drew The Barber

Temp Fade with a star design done by Drew The Barber

Faded Design by Drew The Barber Part 1

Faded Design by Drew The Barber Part 2

Faded Design by Drew The Barber Part 3

Mohawk and Design done by Drew The Barber Part 1

Mohawk and Design done by Drew The Barber Part 2

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Barbershop Shoutout & Video: The Shop 415.

20 Oct

I know it’s been a while.  I’ve been busy grinding at the shop, but understand i’m still commited to our mission..Having said that, I bring you another video. This video is from , “The Shop 415” a barber shop in San Francisco, California.  Every barbershop has it’s on unique culture, style and identity. This video does a good job of personifying 415’s style with that west coast feel.  The video feature sthe shop, low-rider bikes, girls and even pure breed Pit-Bulls.  The video is very well made.   Check out the  video and their website.  Also, for all of your Pit-Bull lovers, they also own the “Shop Bullys Kennel” check out the site for more info.

The Shop 415

 

Barbershop Talk: The Nike Marty McFly AKA Nike Mag.

21 Sep

Nike Air Mag. The sneakers light up for 4 hrs on a single charge.
Michael J Fox with the Original Air Mags from Back to the Future II in 1989

At BB4B, we figured it’s good to talk about barbershop worthy news, in addition to all of the barber related stuff we post.  The Nike Marty McFly  aka Nike Mag, is definitely a barbershop worthy topic.   The Marty McFly’s aka Nike Mag, are the shoes that Michael J Fox wore in Back to the Future II. Since the debut of this movie, this shoe has been among the most talked about and  most desired sneaker in history. Mostly because until last week, this shoe was unavailable and just a movie prop.

The Original Nike Mags Aka Marty McFlys in action.

On September 9, 2001, Michael J. Fox announced that Nike will be auctioning 150 pairs  of Air Mags for 10 days on ebay.   100% off all proceeds will  benefit the Michael J. Fox foundation, which is dedicated to the finding the cure for Parkinson’s Disease(the disease that J Fox suffers from).  To make this better all proceeds up to 50 million will be matched.  This topic had to blogs and other news outlets going crazy and for good reason. $5,695,190.53   was won with the total being matched,  so the grand total is$11,390,380 not bad for 10 days.  For those who missed out, the rumor is that there is a second batch so be on the lookout.  Check the factoids and hit up Nicekick.com for more info.

Source:  Nicekicks

The First Winner: British Rapper  Tinie  Tempah spent $37,500 (won at a  private auction in L.A.)

Kid Cudi Won 4 pairs

Higgest Bid: $5,744.44 for a size 10

Lowest Bid: $2,300.00 for a size 7

Total Amount Raised Each Day:

Day 1 = $911,927.34
Day 2 = $647,539.91
Day 3 = $554,120.31
Day 4 = $508,077.50
Day 5 = $511,112.10
Day 6 = $492,481.97
Day 7 = $488,076.90
Day 8 = $499,851.16
Day 9 = $511,479.82
Day 10 = $570,523.52 

Around the Web: Popeye The Barber

11 Aug

As you can probably tell by now, I’m a big fan of teasers, short films, promo videos and any great barbering video.  This video features Juan Andino aka Popeye, a barber who represent New Jersey.  With 15 years of experience, Popeye has built and strong following  and a barbershop that is a colorful as his personality. The video was done by Delia Studios, a video company that is also based in New Jersey. Check out both of the websites.

Source: Barberstyle

http://deliastudios.com

www.popgetfresh.com/blog

ByBarbers4Barbers.com X Barbershopconnect.com Pix of week

16 Jun

2011 NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitski

Cassie with a Design by Mike Mizzel

Bigen Mohawk with Designs & Beard Design 2

Bigen Mohawk with Designs and Beard Design