Any barbers using these Oster guards? What do y’all think of them? I just got some and I’m not used to the angle you have to hold the clipper in… Dig the fact that you can throw em on the ‘76.
Thorough… 7 clippers (one was in the bag,) 3 brushes, 27 combs, 2 neck dusters, and miscellaneous guards. People ask me what tools to look into before they get into barbering, but most of the time they never ask how to maintain them. You can’t cut well if your clippers aren’t running proper, get bogged up and you don’t know what to do, or don’t know how to realign your clippers/trimmers after taking out the hair from them. I do a blade wash, take off the cover and get out as much hair as possible without having an air duster on hand, then take apart and realign the clipper blades to my liking, then oil em up. Make sure everything’s proper when they’re turned on, make any adjustments, then onto the next one. This process can take up to to over an hour. For the combs: I’ll rinse them off in hot water until anything between the teeth comes out. If it’s still there, then I’ll brush them out and rinse again. Soak in quats, rinse off, then towel dry. If you’ve seen what’s between the teeth of your combs, would you run them through YOUR hair? Brushes get treated the same, but air dry instead. I’ll rinse my neck dusters in hot water then shampoo and/or condition. These things are being brushed against your patrons face. If it stinks or the bristles are coarse, that’s just uncomfortable for them. Oh yeah, I’ll spray them down with non-lubricating clipper disinfectant after each use… I know not too many barbers or stylist care this much to be this thorough, but I appreciate all of my clients and can only hope that I take care of them through and through to the best of my abilities… Oh yeah, I wash my cape at the end of every work week, unless a kid rubs his nose against it… Why do you do this, young man??? There’s 500 more particles of hair on your face than the 3 strands that made your nose itch! Oh well… Anyways, I hope this helps you newer barber’s out there.
After a pretty successful first day, (despite still feeling weak and having no voice) it was nice to come home to a fun little surprise from @sourpussclothing! Finalizing some reviews to post on the blog soon, then it’ll be onto the next one!
Well folks, this was the last week my license hung on the walls at Captain’s. It was a blast and I enjoyed being in a local business environment again… There’s nothing like it! And though the wheels were turning, it just happens that it wasn’t the “right fit” during this moment in time. That said: Big thanks to everyone at Captain’s. Once the shop has dialed things in, it’ll be killer.