To many, the differences between a barber and a hairdresser are not very clear, which is why nowadays most men find themselves in unisex “hair salons” versus barbershops.
Let’s straighten something out. A hairdresser is a generalist because (s)he learns the techniques to style and cut both men’s and women’s hair. A barber, on the other hand, is a specialist because (s)he learns to cut men’s hair using a variety of techniques, but mainly using clippers. A hairdresser is a jack of all trades but a master of none.
This is okay for a lot of people but for Deen learning to become a hairdresser just wasn’t good enough. The call of mastering a craft caught Deen’s attention. When he was studying to become a hairdresser, Deen started hearing more and more about barbering and after finally getting a haircut at Cut Throat, he was hooked. With any specialty however, further training was required to become the best which meant further training at Cut Throat and a short exchange with a barbershop in England. It just goes to show you that learning to do something very well will make you happier than doing stuff half-assed.
This is the last video of The Barber Stories so we want to leave you with two thoughts.
1. Why go to a hairdresser who has spent only 50% of their time cutting men’s hair, when you can go to a barber to get a haircut from someone that only cuts men’s hair and learned all the techniques for doing it the best.
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