I bought a couple of Choice Clips today. This is not the biggest news of all time. I have a Senior pick that I don’t use much, but I identify as an Andis type. Why is this big news?

I already own a Million sets of hair clippers, 2 pairs of Andis Masters, 2 Oster Classic 76, 1 Oster 10, 1 Choice of hair clippers, 2 Oster fast Feeds, 1 Andis Envy LI, I am literally drowning in hair clippers. Buying hair clippers is a bad habit that I should probably get rid of.


I recently started learning a new technique, something that I hadn’t fully understood yet because I didn’t know it. This technique is called Guard Skipping. This technique is probably not new to many people, it has been around for a long time and it is a classic of the Barber. But for me, learning this technique is like opening a door, and in that door there are angelic choirs and bright lights.

I was one of those hairdressers with the fade blade on their hair clippers that made hard lines and slowly erased those hard lines, and I’m good enough to focus on it. I failed my system, and when I use this system, my mixes look good.


I saw that jumping guards looks really good, and I saw that it was done with incredible precision, and it creates a nasty baldness very quickly. I have been experimenting with the technique for a few weeks, with different results.


It was difficult to suck something, especially when I have a system that fades well.


I am always in a hurry to improve myself, overcome my bad habits and make haircuts that people wear proudly on their heads. I have a lot of bad habits, and I have a lazy personality sitting under my skin, a part of me that just wants to sit on the couch and eat Ho-Hos and be a bad hairdresser. I have to action every day. I have to action to be a good hairdresser because part of me Just wants to be a lazy hairdresser.

The more tools I have in my Arsenal, the more problem-solving skills I have.

And, TBH, my mind is like a cave of rabid squirrels, if there’s anything to do with shaving that I don’t know about, it finishs me not to know about it.


I think at the moment that this attitude makes me worse in my daily work. I have to solve more random results when I’m learning at work.

I train on paying customers. Because I know that I can fix almost anything and that I don’t make major mistakes.

But solving problems and not having 100% control is difficult. It’s a hard place to be. I’ve been in this game too long to feel like this every day, but I’m forcing myself to do it.


Thank you for asking again. Over the past two months, I have completely changed the way I cut hair from scratch. I’ve changed the way I fade, I’ve changed the way I handle my scissor work. I changed the way I do scissors-on-comb. I changed my approach to a haircut. My mind is constantly in the river. I’m a little scared all the time. It annoys Me. I have to work twice as hard for the same results.


It’s about being a craftsman. It’s about being a master. I’ve been cutting hair for sixteen years. 16 years old, and sometimes I feel like I’ve been cutting my hair for about a week.

I see results from others who use techniques that I don’t know, so I sit in this uncomfortable place and learn to do it in the hope that it will make me a better hairdresser.


I haven’t got a clue. Maybe that makes me feel worse. I’m afraid of failure, like everyone else. I could just sit in this cozy place and never grow up. This cozy place is damn beautiful. Until he is no more.


I listened to Matty Conrad live on Instagram the other day giving a little speech. I will try to summarize. It had to do with the profession of a hairdresser. At some point, when shaving, say in the 70s, 80s or 90s, long hair became a thing, and during this Phase, hairdressers looked at the fashion for long hair and said: “No, I don’t need to learn this, it’s crap”, when in truth, hairdressers collectively didn’t have the skills to cut this type of hair and didn’t bother to learn.

At that time, half of the men left the hairdressing salons and went to gender-neutral salons and stayed there until recently, when the razor disappeared and the razor became something that people wanted again.

Want to know how hairdressers survived during this period? By lowering their prices. That is why 10 years ago hairdressers asked for 10 dollars for haircuts, and salons asked for 30 and more for similar services.


My goal for my career is to never let anyone leave the store unhappy. It’s not going to happen, I know a lot of things. Someone is definitely not going to like my personality, or I’m going to have a crappy hair day.


The more I know, the more I can bring into my work, the more I can teach others, the more I can create the hair I want to create. I believe that the more I can contribute to this profession, the more proud I can be of my decision to make it my career.

I believe that as hairdressers we offer a Service that adds value to society and that we should be compensated for our abilities. I believe that as hairdressers, we are finally action for a new pride in our industry and that we are as skilled as ever.


Jumping guards requires a lot of panic. With a heavy mower like an Andis Master, my n ° 1 choice for the mower, it is not so easy to fly exactly. I have had some success with my Senior Wahl because the lever has a smaller action and it is easier to skip the ½ guard and the 1 ½ guard, but the mower is still too heavy. Veil…It’s a magical Clip.

The real point is that I am trying something new, and whether I fail or not, it allows me to grow as a hairdresser and make the choice to continue learning the technique or not. And I will continue, although I am sure that there will be haircuts that will discourage me.

In conclusion

I want, as hairdressers, we continue to learn our professions, to look with passion at what we dislike and to allow ourselves to learn from the past and to familiarize ourselves with all the technical aspects of hair, long or short, coarse or fine, smooth or curly. Take this as a challenge to get out and grow yourself, get out of your comfort zone and be a better hairdresser.