Josh Lamonaca, winner of All Round Barber at the Modern Barber Awards 2023, is one of the most respected barbers in the industry, and this Apprenticeship Week he has three key tips of advice for new barbers.
“It’s all about being the best you can be, learning the fundamentals and taking your time. With my business partner Sam Palmer, we started Menspire 10 years ago and we are only just starting our journey. It’s not a race to the top, you have to be the best you can be along
the way,” he says.
Josh’s 3 Tips for New Barbers
1. Work Hard
Do as many haircuts as you can on as many different hair types as you can. Nothing will be perfect, so learn from the mistakes you make.
2. Work Smart
Look to the people on your left and the right of you when you’re on the shop floor. Observe what they are good at and take into account what you can improve.
3. Be Patient
Today we live in a world of Amazon and YouTube, where everything is available at the click of our fingers. But when it comes to barbering, be patient. You’re not going to be the best barber the next day, or the best educator the next month. Be patient with your skills. Know that it’s going to take time to build a successful skillset and mindset.
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