Hello. I retired from the military in 2012. Being a barber has always appealed to me. I wanted a job that had relatively normal hours and had me home every night. I was in barber school at night my last year in the Army, so I practiced cutting all the guys’ hair in my unit. I was doing 20-30 haircuts a day. I must have cut a thousand haircuts before I ever got my license to cut hair in a barbershop. No one was complaining. They were all getting free haircuts!
I like talking to people and working with my hands. Barbering is all artwork. There’s no paperwork. It’s simply talking to a customer and figuring out what he wants when he doesn’t really know how to tell you. I get a lot of satisfaction when I see someone look in the mirror and smile because they’re happy with their haircut.