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Basic Barbering Techniques

Peter Wells of Ali Babas takes you through some foundation barbering techniques Like all apprentices, barbers start by learning foundation techniques. Peter takes you through some of the basic barbering cuts and cutting techniques and then shows the correct way to apply those techniques on a client. Before you can use basic barbering techniques on a client, you…

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Qualified at Kells

Kells Barbers in Papamoa is leading the way in barbering training Owner Andrea Kell is passionate about her trade and about seeing people get qualified. At Kells Barbers, each person is either nationally qualified in barbering or currently working towards their qualification. Photo, left – right: Rebekah Pratt (qualified through an apprenticeship), Mokoia Brandon (current…

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The best of barbering

Joe Bennion of Flawless Barbershop shares his barbering advice and success Joe started his career as a hairdresser in Tokoroa – a male-dominated town, with plenty of mill and forestry workers, so most of Joe’s clients were male. The more he worked on male clients, the more interested he became in male styling and grooming. He knew a switch…

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Barber styles: Isaac Rodley, New City Barbers

Meet Isaac and learn how he created this photographic work Name: Isaac Rodley Workplace: New City Barbers Model: Saul Photographer: Sabin Holloway Isaac’s Story “My favourite part of being an apprentice is working in a real barbershop. I love the environment. I was lucky to get the job at New City Barbers.” My main career goal is to keep training…

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Barber styles: Tim Ellis, New City Barbers

Meet Tim Ellis and learn how he created this photographic work Name: Tim Ellis Workplace: New City Barbers Model: James Photographer: Sabin Holloway Tim’s Story I chose to do an apprenticeship because I like working with my hands and interacting with a wide range of people. My favourite part is learning something and being able to put it into practice…

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Commercial Barbering

Get qualified as a barber HITO is proud to launch the New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering Level 4. Skills Commercial Barbering gives you all the technical and workplace skills you need to be a commercially successful barber. This qualification is nationally and internationally recognised, and proves you’ve got what it takes to be a successful barber. The…

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Gateway student taking the barbering world by storm.

Gateway student Eru Solomon is taking the barbering world by storm. Eru is working through the HITO Barbering Gateway programme at Central Cuts in Kaikoura. Through Gateway, Eru will gain six NCEA units and some real barbering experience to kick-start his career. Many HITO Gateway students even go onto apprenticeships at their Gateway salons and fantastic careers in…

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Peter Wells – Barbering in a Nutshell

I have been barbering since 2003. Prior to that I was a qualified hairstylist in Tauranga.  I got into hairdressing when I finished school in 1997.  Hairdressing gave me a great foundation to my barbering career. I moved to Wanaka for the ski season. While I was there, I had the opportunity to work at…

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The Hairiest Night of the Year

In August 2015, the biggest and boldest beards and mo’s took the stage in the second annual NZ Beard & Moustache Competition. People came from all over the country to be part of the hairiest night of the year at the Kings Arms Tavern in Auckland. Categories included Best Beard and Best Moustache, and the competitors…

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Sam Delaney: From High School Hobby to Successful Career

What started as a high school hobby for Tauranga’s Sam Delaney has turned into a successful career. This month Sam finished his barbering apprenticeship and qualified as a professional barber. “I’ve enjoyed this whole journey, and the best part is it has just started,” he says.   Sam discovered his love for barbering when he…

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