Shop Talk: Get your license!

If you an aspiring barber, one of the first goals should be to acquire your barber license. Sadly, the percentage of unlicensed barbers outweighs; by far, the number of licensed barbers nationally. One can achieve a license by attending barber school or by an apprenticeship; depending on the state of residence. The disadvantages of being an unlicensed barber are plentiful. Here are a few:

1. Fines from the state board range from $500-$2000

2. Unlicensed barbers must always be aware of state board’s unannounced visits.


Take the time, money and patience and achieve a goal that will last forever. Respect yourself and the profession. Invest in yourself and get your license!




How To Get Justin Timberlake’s Haircut: The Neat Sweep

If winter 2015 was owned by the Scandinavian slick-back, the spring to come is about an altogether more comfortable look – the neat sweep, as seen recently on Justin Timberlake.

Though a sharply shaved back and sides combined with a strictly combed, wet-look top can look boyishly neat (see Becks and Gosling for proof), it’s not an easy cut to maintain and it has the potential to look a bit forced.

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