I never leave home without…
For me it’s essential to have this hard case for all my tools and then I also have a soft bag that I use for transporting any hair products. My JRL hardcore, however, is amazing for keeping everything safe during transit, especially when taking a few flights. It has a specific space for everything you need to take with you.
An essential part of any barber’s kit nowadays – I’m writing this on my Macbook while away for work. I also have a DSLR with a 50mm lense for hair shots, a go pro for POV filming and sometimes a second angle shot, and I also have the Canon G7X, which I took these photos with and use for the vlogs on my YouTube channel. Phones are also so important now with Instagram and other social media updates wherever you are.
These are my Fresh Fade 1000, 1010 and 1040. I’ve been lucky enough to work with this exciting new brand and become part of their education team. The clippers really blew me away with all their innovative patents, including their internal cooling system, multiple speeds and huge battery life. The new 1040 last up to five hours! Both the 1000 and the 1040 have the ability to change from a taper blade to a fade blade to cover all bases.
Brushes are becoming more and more important in the barber’s world. I use a multitude of types, but these three are my favourites. The Bluebeards Revenge round, vent and fade brushes are essentials wherever I’m working. I LOVE the fade brush – it’s soft on your client’s head but firm enough to remove the clippings and extremely comfortable to hold while working.
These three YS Park combs are amazing! The quality alone makes them stand out, but with their slightly short penultimate tooth you are able to create the cleanest sections instantly with minimal hassle. The wide tooth comb is also excellent for clipper over comb.
A variety of scissors is needed to create different styles with ease but I never leave the salon without my Hunt and Hustle 7in Ace Of Spades and the Hunt & Hustle The Player thinning shears.
This neck duster has synthetic bristles, which means it can be cleaned easily and it has a compartment for talc, which saves a lot of space in the kit bag. When cutting short hair it helps to keep your area clean and your client/model comfortable.
Chalk Window Marker
Whenever I’m teaching a class I like to have this with me so I can write on the mirrors of the students when they are having a hands-on session. It helps me remember what each person wants to achieve and we can write up points they may not understand or are struggling with.
I use this to keep all my clippers in check and make sure they are aligned.
You never know when you’ll need to charge something and you may not be sure what country has what plug. This should have you covered everywhere you go!
I always carry some with me in case anyone asks me about it, wants some for their shop or I feel there may be an opportunity to help someone by handing them one.