Sometimes you think you are focused, then life will go and give you a reminder that there's always room to focus more......
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Words I told myself as the grinders blade was still spinning... I stood staring at this open wound, shocked. Somehow, i couldn't fight the urge to snap pix of this chapter of my life.
Funny how we tell ourselves "it's not that bad" ...its only a cut on the index finger of my cutting hand!
This injury has been a real eye opener for me. Needless to say i'm not interested in power tools anymore. I've been learning a lot over the last weeks and will take those lessons with me for the rest of my life.
Its been a year now since injuring my finger.. I think i came back too soon, but i had to get back to the clippers & my clients. Never regained full motion but hey.... the train must keep rollin!!
Week 3 - (range of motion)
Week 5 (still can't make a fist)
What would you let stop you from pursuing your dream or idea?
Maybe i'm trippin, but this is exactly how dudes walking around now. Head full of color!
To each his own, but you looking digital by the head. People come to the barber with a picture of a haircut that they want, but most of the pix are of haircuts with color added.. in spots where no hair is.
Add Instagram filters and you don't really need barber skills. #Barberlife is becoming all smoke and mirrors. | #ClipperBeast
I was blessed and honored to put together my first haircut drive at Roffler in 2011.
With the help of my fellow barbers, clients, and family.. we were able to give away free haircuts and school supplies to the youth of Austin. What a great day and such a great feeling, to see the looks on the face of these kids.
There are so many more kids that need haircut's. How can we do more for them?
I look forward to teaming up with others in the community. Please forward me any and all info, concerning giving back to those who need it.
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Here are a few pix..
This barber posed two great questions during last weeks barber battle in Houston..."How much hair are we digesting as hair pros?" | "Name something you can drink to aid in passing of the hair particles through your digestive system?" |
These graphic images are the result of me keeping my Andis t blade liners under the bathroom sink. You know how it goes... fresh out the shampoo & shower, "that's the best time to shave or cut any hair ..freshly cleaned."
Pull the clippers out, plug em up... you can't beat that convenience, but the only thing is that those hot showers send moisture to the blades leading to rust.
Try storing them in a dry place like your sock drawer. I don't know about you, but I would like to have the least amount of rust in contact with my skin.
Wave Length: The optimal length of your hair, for your waves to express themselves.
I get a lot of youth and adults asking about waves. There are a lot of factors that go into the wave hairstyle.
· Wave length
· Clean hair/scalp
· Product use
The biggest factor is in your genes. Some of us will never have waves, don’t blame the barber… blame your parents.
For those who do grow waves, I would have to say that maintaining your “Wave Length” is a top priority.
Your neighbors waves might pop more at a shorter length, where as you might need to leave a little more length for your waves to show. Some guys can get one haircut a month, come back to the barber with an afro, get that cut off and have a head full of waves again. The more you can keep your hair around that length, the higher chance of success with waves.
Keeping your hair/scalp clean will allow your hair to grow healthy. Use a quality shampoo and conditioner, followed up with a quality daily moisturizing product more in the lotion/cream consistency. I recommend that you stay away from wave grease/waxes/pomades because they can leave a heavy coating on your hair/scalp & often take several washes to remove.
Start with a softer bristle brush for shorter hair on up to a meduim for longer wave lengths… you probaby won’t need a hard bristled brush unless you’re way past due for a haircut.
-Andrew L Davis III