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Barber Shop “Chop up”


11222698_492171877625604_4489880442864566862_nNothing stands out in any community than the famous Red and White Striped pole. Recurrently associated with a blue stripe at times. This could be found twisting next to a small storefront or other places of operation; signifying a place where one could appropriate a haircut, a shave, possibly a manicure and a bit of masculine bonhomie. A wonderful contribution to any neighborhood and even around the world. Barbers are true comrades. One will marvel at their good-naturedness which sends friendliness amongst the world.

I was curious to know if other barbers in different parts of the country were indistinguishable. Excited about the thought; I disembarked the city of Chicago for a class with Dudley’s school of Cosmetology.FB_IMG_1438308786051FB_IMG_1438308798528 This trip was an Honor for me because Dudley’s Products are like the Mercedes Benz of hair products for African American Hair. This class possessed some of Americas Top Barbers from “Hotlanta” to my Hometown in Highland Park, MI. 11209560_492171967625595_302049933858343301_n 11755147_492171934292265_4101304602645663095_n

Meeting many a barber’s in my day and watching them come and go; there is something about a barber that entices me (no pun intended). These men are all driven by something. Me being me, of course I am going to satisfy my curiosity. In the “CHI” I had the Liberty of conversing with some well re-knowned Young Men that “cut up”. You can watch the video here, just click on the link. Enticing Resultz Magazine Live in Chicago

Sitting face to face with them and straight grilling them, I had questions and they had answers. So those of you that visit the barber shop or are even in thought of becoming a Barber, take notes. Because this stuff you simply won’t find in a text book.

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Columnist/Enticing Resultz Magazine

Alicia thaHighlander

Born Alicia Dinera` Williams, a name that her only Biological Paternal Aunt had given her, Alicia was born and raised in the city of Highland Park, Michigan in 1978 by both her parental units. In Highland Park, Michigan is where she began a career in mental health in which she became certified by the State of Michigan Department of community health as a Social Worker Technician. Through much hardship, but still determined, Alicia had always had a loyal heart for trichology (the science of Hair). Through multiple career changes, she not only went to Cosmetology School, she had also become a school bus driver and tax preparer for Liberty Tax out of River Rouge, Michigan; and later a Paralegal. She realized that even with her Children’s ages ranging from 19, 10, and 6 it was not too late for her to spread her wings and soar. As a columnist for Enticing Resultz Magazine, Alicia has had the opportunity to collaborate with many faces much like her journey in life.

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“The Cut Creator”

“……The Cut Creators and the new genesis of the way barbers perceive thier culture! They are the brainchild of veteran barbers & shop owners who’s only true focus is to help barbers look, feel, do & be better, by promoting positivity, efficiency, professionalism and education into the dynamics of their barber world……” The CutCreators.com

SM: Tell me a little about yourself. Humble beginnings.

JC: My name is Jason Scott Clinton and I’m 1/16th of the Clinton Clan. I’m a very proud third generation barber that hails from Highland Park, MI. I’ve been a professional barber for 26 years but I’ve had clippers in my hand since the adventurous age of 7!

SM: I see that you are a man of many talents and like myself, has hit the industry from every angle. What would you say has been the most significant?

JC: Easily my most significant angle has been through continued education. The angle of being able to share what I know had always appealed to me and to be honest, I’m FAR from where I’d like to be.

SM: What publications have you been in? What has been a most profound or negative experience with the process?

JC: I’ve been featured in “Solid Gold” Barber Magazine, “Hair Design” Magazine, “Against The Grain” Magazine, “Heatt” Hair Magazine, “The Comb” Beauty Magazine…and now…”Enticing Resultz” Magazine and Blog Site! There were no negative experiences involved with any of the publications. Everyone I’ve dealt with was very professional and humble.1168

SM: What prompted you to start your own magazine? Do you think yours will change the direction or add to the evolution of publications? What makes yours stand out?

JC: Ebony magazine was the catalyst for my Heatt Magazine. I thought  it was wonderful to see “US” in a positive and powerful light and I wanted to emulate that glamour, but more in depth with our industry. We’ll definitely add to the evolution of beauty industry magazines because we stand out as true” insiders” meaning our writers, editors and publishers are ALL beauty industry professionals. Their experience will shine through in their work.

SM: If you could look back. What negative experiences could you have done without? Have you had any industry beefs?

JC: Negativity doesn’t reside with me…everything that’s so called “bad” is strictly a learning experience, so I never label it as negative. Industry beefs are for people who don’t live their craft…therefore…I’ve had no industry beefs, I quickly separate myself from people who radiate foolishness!

SM: Who has been your mentors? Who are your mentees?

JC: My Grandfather was my silent mentor. He had no idea that as a young boy I idolized the way the community respected his business savvy and humane way of handling almost any situation his clients brought to his chair. Billy Cason was my first official mentor. He’s the owner of “Hair Design” Magazine in Detroit, MI. He was the first person to sort of take me in and share some industry secrets and give me some “know how” on bettering myself, my business and building a magazine. Not sure if I have “mentees”, but I have had quite a few people who’ve attended my classes at Bronner Bros. Hair Show reach out to me and say they truly appreciated the honesty and “realness” of the class.

SM: Where do you see the industry as a whole, going in the next 5-10 years? What do you think needs to change?

JC: Our industry is headed for greatness in the next 5-10 years. I meet wonderful & talented students almost daily and if they’re any indication of where we’re headed, then our future is bright. I would like to see the differential between the so called “big names” and ‘lil guys’ grow smaller. I’d like to see more mentoring programs, and more education.

SM: Have you been forced to deny stylists entry into your magazine? What is the ultimate no? What do you look for? What has to be the top quality?

JC: I’ve never denied stylists/barbers entry into my magazine. All are welcomed. MY ultimate NO is the slandering of others and their work. I won’t tolerate it. My top quality can come from a veteran or a rookie. We’re more into good PEOPLE in the industry. Your work will speak for itself.

SM: What movies have you worked on? Celebrities that you have worked with?

JC: I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Chris Rock on “Good Hair”, Jamie Foxx on “Jarhead”, Terrance Howard on “Sabotage”, Bryce Wilson on ” Belly 2″, I’ve also worked with T.I., Young Dro, Jazzy Pha, 8ball, MJG, Derek J, Michael Baisden, CeeLo Green and many others.j4

SM: What has been your best experience behind the scenes? Worst? What would you do over or not at all?

JC: My best experience behind the scenes was meeting those guys and sort of getting the chance to pick their brains in real conversations. My worst experience was working 36 hours straight on the set, that was a KILLER! As far as my barber life, there’s nothing I’d do over. Everything I’m NOT, makes me everything I AM!

SM: In closing, what would you tell your future self?

JC: I would tell my future self…remain humble, keep the focus, and love your craft…I promise it’ll love you back!

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www.shanellmonique.com/Editor Enticing Resultz Magazine


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Brain of a Barber/ Increase your income

Learning how to cut the high fade – bald fade- skin fade can increase your income. This is currently one of the most popular and common haircuts in barbering. This is a great haircut for any age and all walks of life. Step By Step Guide For The High Fade – Bald Fade – Skin Fade
1.Cut the top down with the 2 (¼”) blade on the detachable blade clipper. Start in the front and cut against the grain (into the curl/wave) toward the crown.
2.Cut the round of the head section. Use the 1 ½ (1/8”) blade on the detachable blade clipper and cut around the round of the head and crown areas against the grain.
3.Blend the sides and back section into the round of the head. Use the 1 ½ (1/8”) blade on the detachable blade clipper and cut up towards the round of the head.
4.Continue the fade with the 1/16” attachment on the adjustable clipper in the open position followed by the halfway open position and then the closed position.
5.Repeat step 4 with the adjustable clipper in the open position without an attachment. Follow this with the halfway open position and then the closed position.
6.Repeat step 5 with your trimmer. Make sure not to go to high and cut into the fade. Use an upward clipper motion in the semi-finish area only.
7.Outline the haircut. Face the client toward you and make the center cut on the forehead. Do not go too far off the hairline. Gently press the clipper into the hairline creating the center guide. Make a straight line to each temple area off of the center guide.
8.Line off the temple area. Make sure to leave a distinct corner connecting the front to the temple area. Create an arc from the corner of the temple area down to the side burn area.
9.Optional: Shave the outline with the straight razor. Stand behind the client and wipe off the shaving cream from the front hairline. Lightly shave into the hairline to create a sharp line.
10.Shave toward the temple area lightly touching the line. Follow the arc from the temple to the side burn area