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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.

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

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