Archive for March 2016

Get the Right Attitude

In a people-based industry like barbering, your attitude is just as important as your skills Introduction You might be the best barber around, but all the sweet cuts in the world won’t save you if you don’t know how to interact with your customers. Story Barbering is just as much about the people as it…

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Hair and Scalp Conditions

What to do with hair and scalp conditions Introduction If you work with as a barber  chances are you’ll come across a range of hair and scalp conditions. Knowing what they are and how to deal with them is important to keep you, your client and others safe and healthy. Story Hair and scalp conditions…

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Barbering – Motivation is Key

Peter Wells, the owner of Ali Baba’s in Wanaka, shares his barbering expertise  No matter where you are in your career, if you are an apprentice barber or qualified barber, you need motivation to further your skills.  It’s true what they say: “you never stop learning”, especially in this industry, where fashions constantly change.  But…

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At the top of their game

It’s clear. Barbering is a great career. It’s creative, it’s got a lot of variety, and there’s heaps you can do with a barbering qualification (travel, train others, and more). We talk to two barbers about why their careers in barbering are awesome and what others can do to get involved in the industry. Nathan…

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Barbering – A fresh career

Pat Tupuola of Pat’s Fresh Cuts in Timaru found his passion for barbering almost by accident. Not knowing what to do for a career, he was cutting a mate’s hair one day when he realised that barbering might just be for him. He decided to give it a go, applied for a job at VJ…

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