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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.

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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

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

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

Product Review: Anivo Blade Setter Pro Part 2

10 Apr

Like I said before in Part 1, the idea of the blade setter pro had me hype. However, the over all utility of the T-Outliner and Outliner Anivo Blade Setter pro, left us feeling a bit disappointed. Our analysis of the Andis T-Outliner & Outliner Blade Setter Pro, is based on the Research, Design, Function, and effectiveness of the product.

Anivo Blade Setter Pro Outliner & T-Outliner in the Box

Research:
When it comes to the T-Outliners and Outliners Blades, the designs varies by various types and manufactures. The Andis, Forfex, and Pro-Mate blades all vary based on shape, design and width.

Taking that into consideration, that should have been kept in mind when designing the blade setter pro.

Design:
The older Andis Blades, Forfex Blades and Pro-Mate blades have a thinner design. That effects how well you can set the blades, when using this apparatus. Actually, the current Andis blades that are manufactured, don’t fit properly. This makes setting the blades properly impossible.

Showing the difference in width between new and old Andis Blades. The old one is on top (Narrow) and the new one is on the bottom (Wider). The new Andis Blades are difficult to set in the Anivo Blade Setter , because the blade is wide and doesnt fit properly.

 

Effectiveness:
However, since the older Andis, Forefex and Pro-mate blades are thinner, setting the blade accurately every time is possible, when using those blades. In other words, the blade setter pro is effective, when using the blades that have the thinner designs.

More research should have been done to compensate for the variances, that are associated with each type of blade. Or, different versions of the apparatus should be designed to solve this problem.

Function:
Despite the short comings.  The Anivo blade setter pro is really effective, when used with the right blades. It makes setting the blades very easy.  If it saves you time, ultimately it will make you money too.  however. Make sure that you use either Forfex Blades,Pro-mate Blades or older Andis Blades.   Those blades are thinner and will fit in the device.  The new Andis Blades will not fit in the device, because they are wider.

The older blades (on top) and new blades on the bottom. The New blades has prongs on the side of the screws.

Overall, Anivo has made a product,  that has the potential to revolutionize the way we set blades.  When some variances are considered,  this product will be a great contributor to the barbering industry. Good Job Anivo, we will do additional reviews on the Styliner Blade Setter Pro very soon. Stay Tuned!

Clipper Review: Wahl Detailer Trimmer vs Andis Superliner Trimmer

7 Apr

This is our unbiased review of both the Wahl Detailer trimmer and the Andis Superliner trimmer.  For those that know me, I make it no secret of being more partial towards Andis.  Yes, of course  that sounds contradictory to my first sentence; however, let it be known that ‘I’m not a hater’.  I give everybody and everything credit where it is due.  So having said that, understand that Wahl put together an awesome trimmer in the Wahl Detailer Trimmer.

Wahl Detailer and Andis Superliner

The Wahl Detailer, is Wahl’s attemp at making a trimmer that competes with the Andis T-Outliner and Outliner Clippers.  I was skeptical at first, but I give credit when one deserves it.  Wahl put together a trimmer in a way only they can do it.   Lightweight, Urgonomic, quiet, strong motor, sexy and functional are all words that describes this newcomer.  It’s is understood that the Andis Outliners are the Best,  but the Wahl detailers are an immediate second.  Is Kobe Bryant a bad player, because he isn’t better that Jordan? My point exactly.  

Wahl Detailer Trimmer

Back of Wahl Detailer

Wahl Detailer Blade Close-up

Wahl Detailer

Pros: Light, Quiet, Easy to set, Produces clean lines, Ergonomic, Strong Motor, Styling, Shape of the blade (small t-blade)

Cons: Fragile Housing, Durability, Several Plastic Pieces that can break down.

Once Andis got word of the Wahl Detailer’s sucess, Andis came with an answer as Andis Superliner.  The Andis Superliner is comparable to Whal Detailer in almost every category.  They have both rotary motors, both have  a smilar profiles, close in size, and very light.  

Andis SuperlinerBack of the Superliner

Superliner Blade Close-up

 

In terms of design, the Andis Superliner does  have a few advantages over the Wahl Detailer.  The Andis superliner has a more ergonomic design, with a rubber housing on the front, a thumb plate in the back, a switch on the side and a detachable blade. The detachable blade is a gift and curse. An easy to clean blade, which is possible, because of the detachable blade.   However, setting the detachable blade is a chore, and can be difficult for the experienced and inexperienced alike.  The blade literally has to be unassembled, just to be set. We all know, you’re lucky if you do it right the first time.

Andis Superliner

Pros:  Sturdy design, premium materials, strong motor, very erogonomic, Detachable blade

Cons:  Difficult to set, easy to cut customers

Overall, we give the Wahl Detailer a slight advantage due to cut quality, easy to set blade and customer friendly comfort.

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!

Represent: Dre The Barber.

8 Feb

Us barbers live by the efforts of our own ambition. However, when our ambition is simply to live, barbering takes on a whole new meaning.

Andre Davis aka Dre The Barber used barbering to escape a life that was surrounded by gangs, drugs, and violence. In Dre’s native Little Rock, Arkansas, many people don’t make it out, and fall victim to their environment. This reality is ever more real  for Dre, considering that this harsh reality has plagued his immediate  family. His brother was murdered, and his mother struggled with  drug abuse, even serving stints in prison. None the less, Dre used barbering as a means to create a  new life for himself.  Dre deciding that college wasn’t his route. So after seeking the council of both his grandmother and uncle who  both suggested  he follow his passion, Dre decided to pursue  barbering as a new career.   Dre who was always a talented artist, found barbering as a perfect fit. He was cutting hair out his car for  $5 a head, in order to hone his skills and earn a reputation. He did what all true barbers do. He earned his reputation one head at a time.   In 2008, Dre took a leap on faith and put Arkansas in his rear view mirror. Dre moved to Atanta, Ga and the rest is history.

As a fellow barber, you can’t help but love and respect the brother’s hustle.  Dre’s blog domain name  is  Yourfavoritebarber.com. By the title alone, I knew he boldly and confidently stood behind his craft, because he loves what he does. Through the use of his blogsite, twitter, myspace and facebook; this barber relentlessly promotes himself as a brand.  As a result of his hard work, dedication, talent and resilience; Dre the Barber boast a clientele that consist of entertainers, professional athletes, and many faithful regulars a like.

 Dre the Barber embodies everything that Bybarbers4barbers.com is all about.  He embodies the R.I.T.E. Movement. Represent, Inspire. Teach, and Entertain. Representing for the barbers is one of the objectives of this site. I checked out his blog, read his story  and got to know Dre The Barber.  After speaking to him, I grew to understand his purpose and the reason for his drive. You can’t help but admire and respect the brother.

Check out Dre at:

Yourfavoritebarber.com
Facebook.com/DretheBarber

Twitter.com/Drethebarber

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