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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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Is the High-Top Fade, the new Mowhawk???

3 May

Is it just me, or are you seeing more High-Top Fades? I guess it goes hand in hand with the snap-backs and hipster looks. In the last few years I’ve done more mohawks then I can count, so it’s a welcomed change.

 
 

Colorado Rockies DEXTER FOWLER High Top Fade by Hugo Tandron

 

 While the mohawk is still a popular haircut, it’s a important to be one step ahead. Every good barbers knows how to stay relevant in their skill set. Being proactive rather than reactive, helps to keep you ahead of the curve. Pay attention and look out for the next big thing. You may have to do a high-top fade sooner than think.  Check out the photos and videos to use as reference points.  Remember, be unique, be original, and represent.

P DIDDY Getting a new High Top Fade haircut by Curtis Smith

P DIDDY Getting a new High Top Fade haircut by Curtis Smith

Kid Gumby Haircut by Adrian Escamillion

High Top Fade with Half-Moon Haircut done byJ Zane

 

High Top Fade with steps

Photo provide by Barbershopconnect.com

Represent: Barber Submitted Pics by K.G. Anderson

10 Apr

As promised! Here are the  pics that were submitted by K.G. Anderson.  He’s out of Cashville, Tn otherwise known as Nashville, Tennessee, if you don’t know.  He hit  us some of his work.  Thanks  for the pics K.G. Check our boy on twitter @KGA75

We like to give barbers a chance to shine, and display their talents.  If you like us to post your please e-mail us at ByBarbers4Barbers@gmail.com or send a tweet @Barbers4Barbers.

Mohaw w/designs done by K.G. Anderson

Cears w/ Design and Color K.G. AndersonMowhawk W/ Clipper Design and Color Done By K.G. Anderson

Mohaw W/ Patriots Design and Color Done by K.G. AndersonMowhawk w/ design and color done by K.G. AndersonMowhawk W/ Clipper Design and Color Done By K.G. Anderson

Mowhawk W/ Clipper Design and Color Done By K.G. Anderson

 

Around The Web: Franks Chop Shop Makin Moves

2 Mar

I get excited when I see barbers being successful in other pursuits. Frank’s Chop Shop  clothing line is becoming a noteworthy apparel line.  When celebrities starting rocking your stuff, you know you’re doing the right thing. Shout Out to Frank’s Chop Shop in NYC! Keep doing your thing! You Make up Barbers Proud!  R.I.T.E Movement!

Weezy in a "F" Frank's Chop Shop Fitted a the Super Bowl

Angela Simmons Rocking a Frank's Chop Shop Fitted.

Around The Web: Frank’s Chop & Dearly Departed Tee Shirt and Tee Callabo.

2 Mar

Frank’s Chop Shop has recently collaborated Dearly Deaparted,  to put out their “If you can’t take the heat, get the f*ck out the kitchen” Tee Shirts.  In addition to the Tees, they have a fitted callabo as well. Check out the links and pics below.

Via

Frank’s Chop Shop

 Dearly Departed

Represent: Franks Chop Shop.

4 Feb

This post is for people who don’ t know about Franks Chop Shop.  Frank’s Chop is a cool barbershop in Manhattans Lower Eastside.  They also sell barber inspired “Frank Chop Shop” apparel.   Check out the pics and video, also hit the link for more info. 

Entertainment: Mankind Grooming Studio for Men. A Short Film.

3 Feb

Wow..I really enjoyed this short film on   Toronto’ sManKind Grooming Studio for Men. It’s takes a look into the lives of the owner/master barber and his staff.  The video really captures the diversity, passion, and individualism which is the embodiment of most barber shops.  In the daily hustle and bustle of the barbershop, sometimes we forget the small things.  This video reminds of the things we over look.  Enjoy.. 

Represent: Club 379

3 Feb

Club 379 is a barbershop that is located in the Boston area. This short commerical showcases this baber lounge, if you want to call it that. The refer to it as a barber spa.  This shop is just flat out fly. It’s on some real fresh ish.

Represent: Razor Sharp Cutz San Antonio, Texas

1 Feb

Me and the fellas came across this YouTube video and we were amazed!!!  I believe the majority of the designs we’re done by Joe The Barber.  That’s not to say the other cuts aren’t on point, because all of the cuts are superb.  Razor Sharp, from judging this video has staff of good barbers with complete skill sets.   Everyone has seen designs of course, but these designs are a  step up with full portraits,  shading, and 3D Designs.  While some barbers put most of their effort in the designs and not the rest of the cut, this barber makes it point to give you a cut that has  the fade and tape is on point! 

If you’re in the San Antonio, Texas area hit them up 

Razor Sharp Cutz

310 Valley Hi Dr # 102
San Antonio, TX 78227-4605
(210) 645-7104

Entertainment: CEASER FADES AND BALDIES

27 Jan

This has to be one of the most creative commercials i’ve seen in a while. I’m sure you’ve heard of Bemmer, Benz and Bentley by Lloyd Banks  Feat. Juelz Santana. Now Check out Ceasar, Fades, and Baldies from Level Barberbershop in Harlem, NYC.  Shot out to the barbers for putting it together.  Most barbers know how is difficult it is to agree and work together on anything, let alone a music video..lol  Check it out.