10 Things Every Barber Needs 2017

Whether you are a beginner or veteran barber you should own all of the following items listed below. In 10 Things Every Barber Needs 2017 we’ll review one-by-one why all these items are needed and where to purchase them. Additionally, the purpose of this blog is to help beginners get an idea of what they will need and how much it will cost to purchase the tools needed to start cutting hair like a professional barber.

10 Things Every Barber Needs 2017:

One: Clippers

First, clippers! Clippers are synonymous with barbering because they are the ideal tool used for barbering. Barbers prefer cutting with clippers because they cut hair closer to the skin and take off bulk faster than other implements.

Moreover, depending on the brand and model you wish to purchase professional clippers can cost anywhere between $50 and $300. Barbers can buy professionals clippers in our online store or at there local Beauty and Barber Supply store.

Two: Trimmers/Liners

Secondly, no hair cut is complete until it has been outlined or taped. Trimmers are used to define the contours of your clients face. Of course, the clean shape outline around your client’s’ forehead, sideburns, and nape are what makes the hair cut pop!

Also, in order to create these crisp symmetrical curves and lines you’re going to need trimmers (or outliners). However, depending on the brand and model you wish to purchase professional trimmers can cost anywhere between $40 and $80. Barbers can buy professionals trimmers in our online store or at there local Beauty and Barber Supply store.

Three: Guards

Another, necessary tool all barbers must posses are Guards or clipper combs which are used to for various purposes: fading, tapering, 90° cuts, etc. Again, depending on the brand and model of clippers you own you may choose either magnetic or standard professional grade plastic clipper combs.

In addition, depending on the brand and quantity you wish to purchase a set of professional guards or clipper combs can cost anywhere between $10 and $25. Barbers can buy guards or clipper combs at our online store or at there local Beauty and Barber Supply store.

Four: Neck Strips

Forth, it’s important to use a clean neck strips for each client mainly for sanitary purposes. Neck strips are also used to keep hair from falling inside your clients’ shirt.

 

Because of the brand and quantity you wish to purchase typically one packet of neck strips can cost anywhere between $2 and $6. Neck strips can be purchased online or at your local Beauty and Barber supply store.

Note: It is also recommended by professionals to store neck strips in a neck strip dispenser.

 

Five: Cape or Gown

Another responsibility a barber has is to uphold all sanitation practices and ensure your client is comfortable. When you are performing a service such as a shampoo or hair cut you do not want water or hair ruining your clients’ attire. Therefore, draping your client as well as using the proper cape is very important.

When performing a chemical service or shampoo it is best to use a Nylon cape because a nylon cape will prevent water from leaking onto your clients clothes.

In comparison, a Polyester cape is typically used on clients that just want a haircut.

Salon or barber cape can cost anywhere between $10 and $40 this is typically depending on the brand or material.  Barbers can purchase capes online or at your local Beauty and Barber supply store.

 

Six: Disinfectant Spray

5 reasons why you should own and use disinfectant spray:

  1. Disinfects clippers and cutting implements and notably complies with OSHA and state board rules.
  2. Disinfectant spray is a bactericide and fungicide
  3. Kills HIV-1 and TB
  4. Lubricates blades which reduces friction and keeps blades sharp
  5. Aerosol disinfectant spray blows hair, dust, and particles from between clipper teeth ensuring that your implements are clean and sanitized.

Therefore, it’s extremely important to disinfect your tools before and after each client. Your clients peace-of-mind must be of the upmost importance. Therefore, ensure each customer knows that germs and disease are not being spread on to them from a previous client.

Hence, the two most common disinfectant sprays recommended by Barbers are: Andis Cool Care® and Clippercide® typically Blade Disinfectant Spray shouldn’t cost you more than $13 an can.  Also, barbers can purchase blade disinfectant spray online or at your local Beauty and Barber supply store.

Seven: Astringent

Next, Astringent is a cleanser and toner that helps to close pores.

Once you have completed your clients hair cut you should spray or dab astringent around your client’s’ hairline, sideburns, and nape using a clean cotton swab. Noteworthy, taping or outing with trimmers or a straight razor opens pores in the skin and leaves your clients skin exposed to the elements. Click the following link to find out why astringent is a must have.

Depending on the brand you wish to purchase a bottle of astringent can cost anywhere between $6 and $10. Barbers can purchase astringent online, drug stores or at your local Beauty and Barber supply store.

Eight: Shears or Scissors

Let’s talk professional! If you don’t know how to cut hair with shears or scissors you aren’t a real barber. Shears and scissors are great for giving you clients that textured edgy look. Shears and scissors are ideal for bangs, fringes, point cutting, and precision cuts. (See image below)

Consequently, depending on the brand and make professional shears or scissors can cost anywhere between $20 and $1200. Also, barbers can purchase shears or scissors online or at your local Beauty and Barber supply store.

Nine: Straight Razor

Furthermore, one thing that separates Barbers from Cosmetologist is the fact we (barbers) are able to use a straight on a client and cosmetologist cannot. By using a straight razor you offer your clients a closer shave. In addition, this tool is particularly useful when performing services such as a bald fade, facial shave, or defining the outline of the client’s hairline and beard.

Although, the disposable razor blades are rather cheap ranging from $2 to $5 a pack. However, the razor holder varies in price depending on the brand and make. Typically, a professional razor can cost anywhere between $5 and $40. Of course, barbers can purchase razors online or at your local Beauty and Barber supply store.

Ten: Comb

Finally, last on our list are combs because State Board Law prohibits the use of brushes in salon or barbershops. Therefore,  combs must be sanitized and disinfected in between clients for repeated uses were as brushes cannot.

As a result, a simple All-Purpose comb will suffice for most hair cutting services. Depending on the brand and make professional combs cost anywhere between $2 and $10. Also, Barbers can purchase combs online or at your local Beauty and Barber supply store.

Recap: 10 Things Every Barber Needs 2017

  1. Clippers
  2. Trimmer
  3. Guards
  4. Neck Strips
  5. Cape/Gown
  6. Disinfectant Spray
  7. Astringent
  8. Shears/Scissors
  9. Straight Razor
  10. Comb

In Conclusion

In conclusion, we hope you enjoyed reading 10 Things Every Barber Needs 2017. In addition, share your Top 10 list with us leave your comments below. Thanks!

 

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