Topbox Level Unlocked
Our day started with round layers as usual, but we soon veered into a skin fade demo (those things are crazy complex, no wonder they cost more!), beard trim demo (with what little beard our fellow student Lawrence can grow*), and a quick primer on various men’s grooming products and how to best select one for each client’s hair type.
Right at the end of the day, we finally finally FINALLY started working on Kate’s topbox.
Every day for a good week, I’ve been asking “When are we gonna do topboxes? Today? How about right now??”, like an impatient 5 year old.
Topboxes are the cornerstone of barber technique, which I’ve been dying to get into. I mean yeah, it’s probably really good for our training that we spent so much time perfecting longer hair techniques and cross-checking our work. But I’m so over Kate’s long hair– I wanna be cutting dude hairs already!!
Looking forward to TopBox Mondayz™.
In the meantime, Danish Daniel and I are planning a field trip to Papi’s papa’s shop over the weekend. His grandparents founded a barber shop in way East London and his dad still runs the shop; Papi cuts there a few Saturdays a week just to keep it in the fam, as does his cousin.
*Sorry Lawrence! It’s the joke that keeps on giving!!