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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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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!

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!

Review: Pro-Mate Blades… Rack’em or Trash’em?

2 Feb

Andis Tapers are one of the industry standards for many barbers. For a long time, Andis replacement blades were the sole option for replacement blades, until now. Due to the lack of options, many companies have formed with the intention to provide more options. Pro-Mate Blades are one of the companies that’s making noise in the barbering world.

With effective marketing, advertisements, placement and noteworthy endorsements from many celebrity and professional barbers alike, Pro-mate has gained recognition as a formidable alternative to Andis’ taper blades.

Pro-mate Blades run cooler, last longer, and are easy to adjust if necessary. Pro-Mate blades are made with Diamond Film Carbon, as opposed to Andis’ Carbon-Steel. As a result, Pro-mate Blades not only run cooler, they are also rust proof.  We Say Rack’em!  Check out the YouTube for a review.

Rack it or Trash It: The Clipper Keeper

27 Jan

Sometimes I come across products that are so simple and useful that I wonder, why didn’t someone come up with this idea sooner.  The Clipper Keeper is one of those products.  The Clipper Keeper is a brief case that works as a portable station, clipper case, mirror, and travel bag all in one.   The Clipper Keeper is perfect for a mobile barber, or  a barber who is constantly on the move.   The Clipper Keeper comes with indvidualized compartments, locks, and a detachable lid that doubles as a mirror. The Clipper Keep promotes organization, cleanliness, and professionalism.

I wish I had this when I used to cut hair out of the dorms or did house calls for extra cash.  The Clipper Keeper comes at bargain for $105.98 including shipping and handling. The Clipper Keeper comes in two finishes, black or silver. Check out the photos and video.. To order one go to ClipperKeeper.net