The secret is out! For the past 6 months, I’ve been training to become a barber.
I got to a point last summer where I thought, “Okay Robin, don’t get complacent, you need to ramp this up.” I absolutely love creating hair and grooming content but I am limited by my own skillset… and my own hair. I spent time thinking up content ideas and features and kept on coming back to the same solution: Become a barber.
Training for six hours a week at the London School of Barbering has been intense. I’ve been totally challenged and out of my comfort zone. To be honest, I thought this would be easy and that I’d pick up in a couple of weeks. How wrong I have been!
Learning a new trade has been beyond hard. I’ve been frustrated by not being the fastest or – quite simply – the best in my group. I’ve also had to be really careful with my time to make this work. But I’ve done it!
Now with only three weeks (6 sessions) to go, I couldn’t be more excited. My head is full of ideas and I can’t wait to make them a reality.
Here’s to the next chapter of Man For Himself.
Here are some of my cuts from the past 6 months.