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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.

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

 

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

Caesar with part done by Drew The BarberDesign done by Drew The BarberDesign done by Drew The Barber

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

Around the web. Barbershop Short Films

19 May

These videos are the embodiment of every barbershop. It doesn’t matter the race, economic status, or social status; all shops serve the same purpose that’s depicted In this short film.

Being a barber comes with it’s privileges, blessing, opportunities and the occasional frustrations. In all, there’s nothing like it. It feels good to watch the kids grow, see boys grow into men, all while building with your peers.

These videos are among my favorites. Enjoy!

Source Barberstyle

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

 

Product Review: Anivo Blade Setters Part 1

22 Mar

If you’re an experienced barber or a newcomer to barbering, you know how much of a daunting task setting your blades can be. Whether it’s using a mirror or using plain old eye sight, there’s no real fool-proof way to set your blades. If you are off by a thousandth of an inch, the results can be nicks, scratches, cuts and even scabs. Which often can lead to a lost customer, or an unfavorable last impression to say the least.

At my shop, I’m usually the go to guy for setting blades, for several reasons. I obsess over my clippers being too sharp. I think cutting a customer is the barber equivalent of passing on a STD. Embarrassing.

So the idea of a blade setter gets me excited. Anivo, a hair product company out of Connecticut, claims to have the solution for setting blades. I came across the youtube video, and decided to research it. It seems like a functional and easy to use tool. They are made to set Styliners, Outliners, and  T- outliner blades. At $24.99 they’re not a bad investment.

Blade Setter Pro for T-Outliner

Be on the look for our own video demonstration coming soon!

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.