I like to compete. I waited a long time for barber competitions to enjoy the popularity that they have today. I like the idea of going up against another barber and trying to create that perfect cut. I had a chance to participate in the BG Groomed Expo in Atlanta in December 2016. I was in the Fast Fade competition with about 11 other barbers. You had 15 minutes to complete a Bald Fade. They didn’t just judge you on speed but also cleanliness, precision and overall total look. I didn’t do well but I learned a few techniques I can correct for the next one. One thing I learned is I need A LOT of speed barbering practice. Working in a shop all day is not the same as getting competition-ready. But I love the excitement and anticipation of every event. Look for me to compete in more events in 2017!