I am Maiya N Skye, founder and Ceo of Tailoreds Blade Protector. I have been a licensed barber in Washington DC for about 4 years now. My barber journey began when I was looking for employment and I was hitting road blocks left and right. One day as I was getting my hair cut, I started venting to my barber about the difficulties in finding employment and being stuck. He then suggested that I consider being a barber and that I should really look into the profession. He truly believed that I could succeed as a barber and with his encouragement, I applied at Bennett Career Institute and the adventure started there! He has continued to be an inspiration to my career as a true mentor and he has motivated me to follow in his footsteps as an inventor. During my time traveling around town, servicing my clients, I kept chipping my blades along the way. I must have replaced about 4 blades within 4 weeks. Now that was a lot of money spent on blades, lol. I knew I couldn’t be the only one who experienced this problem, and I wanted to do something about it.
The idea of the Blade Protector came to me in January, 2015. I made a plan and set out to solve the problem of chipping my blades during travel. A year and a half later, I DID IT! My dream became a reality and they are now available for purchase. The Blade Protector is a impact protection device, designed to prevent chipping, prevent shifting of blades, and repels moisture while storing your clippers. The best feature is that it’s universal and fits the blades of all major clipper brands. The Blade Protector is excellent for storage at home, the barbershop, the salon, and for travel.
The Blade Protector is Barber Love. Being a barber is my life, my lifestyle and my career. I put my everything into bringing this idea to life just to be able to share it with others all across the world. My mission right now is to get every clipper purchased, PROTECTED. The hair care industry needs a product like this. Barbers have been chipping blades since the beginning of time. Our longevity depends on consistency and good tools. When we put together a t-outliner that gives our clients that perfect line, and those clippers fall on the ground or that blade chips front something hitting it, its like loosing a loved one. Trust me, I know the feeling. The blade protector is my contribution to the industry. A piece of my heart is being shared with barbers across the world. As an Inventor, being able to see another barber or clipper owner benefit or light up just from something you created…Now that’s BarberLove. No better feeling!
Being a barber is my life, my lifestyle and my career. I put my everything into bringing this idea to life just to be able to share it with others all across the world.