Embracing Your Passion: A Journey into the Barbering World
Embarking on a career path can be a life-changing decision. It shapes our lives, influences our choices, and ultimately, defines our professional journey. We caught up with one of our newest barbers, Avery Weaver, to find out what lead him into the world of barbering.
The Influence of Family
They say that family plays a significant role in shaping our aspirations and career choices, and in his case, this couldn’t be truer. Avery says “having grown up in a family where cutting hair was a regular occurrence, I was exposed to the world of hairstyling from an early age. I witnessed the transformative power a haircut could have on someone’s appearance and self-esteem, and I became captivated by the artistry and skill behind it”.
Choosing Barbering Over Cosmetology
After deciding to pursue the beauty industry, a choice still had to be made on the path to take within the industry. Avery shares that he was initially considering a career in cosmetology. However, as fate would have it, the resurgence of barbering as a distinct profession caught his attention. The unique blend of traditional techniques and modern styles intrigued him, prompting him to explore the world of barbering further. After much consideration, he decided to pivot his focus towards becoming a barber and never looked back.
The Learning Experience
Since taking the leap into the world of barbering, Avery shares “my experience has been nothing short of exhilarating. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that barbering encompasses far more than just cutting short hair. I’ve had the privilege of working with clients of diverse hair lengths, textures, and styles, allowing me to develop a versatile skill set. From intricate designs and fades to classic cuts and beard grooming, each appointment presents a unique challenge and an opportunity to refine my craft”.
The Joy of Diversity
Perhaps one of the most rewarding aspects of being a barber is the opportunity to interact with different individuals on a regular basis. Unlike some professions that may become monotonous over time, barbering is nothing of the sort. With each appointment lasting approximately 45 minutes, being introduced to new personalities, stories and backgrounds can be one of the most exciting aspects of barbering.
When we asked Avery what he’s most excited about for the future, he shares “I am open to the exciting possibilities that lie ahead. In the next five years, I envision myself growing within the barbering industry. Whether it’s gaining expertise in new techniques, expanding my clientele, or even considering the prospect of changing locations, I am eager to embrace the evolving landscape of this profession and make a meaningful impact.”