Does The Bark Match the Bite?
Even the worse barbers have confidence. You gotta have the skills to back up the bark. So before you go running your mouth about how good you are just make sure you have a few skill sets in your arsenal. If you cannot adhere to all of these things your confidence is not warranted:
- Make sure you can perform every service a barber can do.
- Make sure you can use a diverse selection of equipment clippers, shears, razor, chemicals, etc. (Refer to 10 Tools for What Every Barber Should Have.)
- Make sure you can cut all types of hair, ethnic groups & genders.
- Make sure your own cut is on point and that your equipment is clean, and well serviced because potential clients and other barbers will judge you off your appearance.
When you have confidence it’s infectious. Potential clients will want to work with you, current clients will want to try something new. If you’re a shop owner your coworkers will have no problem looking up to you for direction & guidance. The direction & guidance you instill in others will come back in monetary and personally rewarding ways.