As barbers we spend time adjusting, sharpening and modifying our blades. After meticulous blade maintenance, we have them cutting “just right”. However, sometimes we forget to actually change our blades. After constant sharpening and adjusting, there has to be a time when you switch to a new blade and start the process over. I speak from experience. After sharpening one of my favorite blades on my Andis Outliner for the 3rd time in almost 3 years, I realized there was not much blade left to sharpen. If you are a high volume barber, your blade change time should be much quicker. The dilemma is that by the time we get our blades perfect, we may have to soon change the blade that took so long to perfect. One solution is to modify and sharpen new blades immediately; don’t wait until they get dull. You will get more usage in the long room from your clippers.
5 reasons barbers should get to know their shears.
1. Finish a haircut. Cutting loose hairs at the end of a haircut.
2. Shape a haircut.
3. Layer a haircut
4. Thin or remove bulk from the hair.
5. Add precision to a haircut.
This week make sure you pick up “Pocket Game” by @DLMasterBarber. Good barber knowledge and great savings techniques for people in the industry. Make sure this stays in your library and on your barber station.
It’s been about 3 years since I removed a Wahl clipper from my arsenal. Today I added them back. It wasn’t anything about their performance which made me remove them; I was a diehard Seniors supporter for decades. I just wanted to try different brands. I’m glad I added these back! I have over 62 differ t clippers so it was kind of easy to switch up but I actually forgot how smooth the fades are with these clippers. The guards and the blade that comes with these Magic Clips allow for a wider and more blend-happy fade. Avis users will know what I’m talking about and others will think… wtf
I’m not telling you to get rid of anything because I rock with everybody; Wahl’s, Andis, Oster, Bayblyss…. but check these out the next time you get a brush length bald fade. Clipper paradise…