Throughout my career, there has been considerable time spent analysing the entire process in an attempt to further refine every aspect of it. The goal here is to continue doing so until a time when this journey reaches its inevitable conclusion. For now, I wanted to put together a list of fundamental principles and practices. Each statement directly correlates to client contentment and consequently, continuing success. The list below, like everything else relating to my practice, will be revisited and amended over time.
Far too few obsess on the functional quality of the haircut and instead seem to primarily focus on the styling of it. Despite what it may seem, an exceptional haircut should not be the exception, it should absolutely be the norm. This holds true for any texture of hair at any length, in any country or culture. Because we are in an era of quick-fix instant gratification, some think after taking an expensive weekend course they can somehow claim to be a specialist. While education can indeed offer a starting point for some, becoming an exceptional cutter takes much longer than a 2-day intensive. The road to effective, consistent proficiency takes decades of full-time, multi-cultural work with correctly aligned motivations. Many won't get there as haircutting in this era remains focused on short-sighted creativity, cult-like movements and social media addictions. Then again, perhaps the 'likes' generated online are all that really matters these days?
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