Traditional Wet Shaving & More!
Sometimes Life happens and I can’t keep up. The evening of July 28 I started to feel ill, and it ended up putting me down for a solid week. Luckily for me, I only get sick about once every 3 years, so I guess it was time. Thankfully, I recovered and was able to return to Barber School. The week after I was ill, my wife got ill, so I helped nurse her back to health in the follow 2 weeks. Needless to say, I have not kept up with my blog entries…
Going forward, I probably will not post a new entry every week, due to the fact that my schedule is somewhat monotonous. Now that I’m in Phase 2, and approaching Phase 3 as I near 600 hours of completion, I’m in the school Barber Zone all day working on requirement services, servicing walk-in clients, or doing book work. The pace has slowed down somewhat from Phase 1 (Weeks 1-7).
I’ll continue to update as something noteworthy happens. I’m really pleased to announce that I’ve been given permission to use a synthetic shaving brush during shaving services, because it meets sanitation/disinfection requirements (it can be fully submersed in Barbicide, after cleaning with soap & water)! And I’m really proud of servicing this client:
He came in for a cut & shave last Friday and I think the transformation is pretty incredible. His elderly skin was pretty fragile, so I only did a 1 pass WTG shave, but he was extremely pleased with the results.
During Weeks 8-13 in Phase 2, I’ve completed 31 haircuts on actual clients. That’s about 1 haircut per day, a little slow, but I’m starting to aggressively network and invite new clients every day.
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I’ve been able to convert my fellow classmate, Anthony, to wet shaving; he was considering it during my last update. I also convinced my long time friend Joel to try wet shaving and he made the switch after only a week.
Mark Herro, better known as Mantic59, made an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video this week. In his video, he wore the custom Shave Like A Mantic59 wet shaving tee I gave him at The Great Shave 2012, in Chicago.
While his tee was a one-of-a-kind variant, you can get the original Shave Like A Man tee here!
Or visit my Zazzle Store for more wet shaving tee designs.
Until next time, Shave Well!
Handsome Rob (Instagram)
“I’m handsome, and you can be handsome too!”