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’day Ladies & Gents,

I hope you are all well and are supporting each other in these uncertain times. First up, I wish to thank my ‘Creative Art, Shining Light Director’ Abbey Hannan for applying her talents to this magazine. I hope you’ll agree, as you flick through, that her touch and choice of generous collaborators make for a spectacular visual presentation. One of Abbey’s fabulous discoveries is the incredibly talented Mr Tim Collins, who is a rock star in the photography arena and has generously allowed us to display some of his work within, especially our captivating front cover.

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Once again, we have been restricted in our operation, to communicate with you solely digitally, to abide by the Covid pandemic.

Thank-you also to a new and exciting face to CTJ, Yuki Kano, check out her story on page 20. We at CTJ are feeling somewhat disappointed at having to report the postponement of the remaining Barber Expo in 2020, until 2021. We are however 100% committed to bringing these events to you bigger and better than ever before. Keeping my spirits high and featuring his ‘Unity in Diversity’ Collection in this issue of CTJ is my new contributor and extremely talented Eoin McCarthy. Not only does he posses the sweet melodic Irish tones that could melt the heart of any lass. Stuck in lockdown in Melbourne, he has been applying himself by creating new criteria for a beginners barber course at Area Academy, which will become a fantastic option for any budding young person looking to qualify for a skilled trade, in an uncertain world or for the growing unemployed, needing to re-skill.

In the last issue of CTJ, we wanted to inspire and keep our barber community motivated by creating an on-line barber competition. I want to send our great thanks to our judges for their time, energy and effort, without which it would not have been such an epic success. Thank you to the many competitors who entered and gave their heart and soul and it was great to have a winner that all the judges agreed upon unanimously. Last but not least, a massive congratulations to our worthy winner, my compatriot Stacey Cox, for taking out first place in spectacular style. Well done Stacey, you are a legend!

I saw a famous quote mentioned the other day from the famous Monty Python.

One of those generous Judges is educator and CTJ friend, Jasmine Kathleenn. We have wanted to highlight the strong trend in Barbers for men’s colour using her ‘City Brights’ collection.

Always look on the bright side of life

"The mill's closed. There's no more work. We're destitute.! I'm afraid I have no choice but to sell you all for scientific experiments." And I thought surely it was not that bad yet! More better would be… Sing with me now “When you're chewing on life's gristle Don't grumble, give a whistle And this'll help things turn out for the best And Always look on the light side of life” Rob


PUBLISHER / EDITOR Sean Edwards sean@thecutthroatjournal.com

SALES MANAGER Robert Marlowe rob.marlowe@thecutthroatjournal.com +61 404 837 608

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Abbe y Hannan abbe y@thecutthroatjournal.com

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Kathr yn Kraska

MEDIA info@thecutthroatjournal.com

COVER PHOTO Tim Collins @timcollinsphotographer

CONTRIBUTION Eoin McCarthy Sandy Chong David Morton Yuki Kano Jeremy Wall Danny Banford

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An t h ony 1 Eau D e Parfum We are very excited to introduce Anthony’s newest addition to their popular range, Anthony 1: an intriguing, irresistibly fresh, and first fragrance for this reputable brand. With an expansive opening of top notes reminiscent of early Spring in Calabria and the scent of zesty lemons, spicy pink peppercorn, and Guatemalan cardamom, you will think you’re on a trip around the world when you dive into the mid-notes of French lavender, pine and Haitian vetiver. Base notes of Moroccan cedarwood and Australian sandalwood creates the most luxe wood tone, you can almost feel it. A rare and welcome hint of Indian cypriol adds a one-of-a-kind leathery quality. Notes of amber and musk provide a smouldering touch that encompass the whole journey. While marketed towards men, this unisex fragrance will provide you with an enticing, smooth and safe way to travel in our current climate.

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Ba xter of Ca li forni a 's Fa ci a l Scrub Hailing from USA’s west-coast, Baxter of California’s Facial Scrub effectively cleanses, tones, and exfoliates skin; in turn, promoting cell renewal, improving smoothness and invigorating tired, dull complexions. Free from nasty microbeads, walnut shell powder and corn kernel meal buff away impurities and dead skin, while aloe vera, honey and botanical extracts soothe and moisturise. This anti-ageing product prevents ingrown hairs and promotes cell renewal, leaving you feeling fresh-faced and revitalised; and isn’t just beneficial for your face! Pro Tip: to avoid sending a client home with hair all over their neck, Master Barber Mikey Denton suggests rubbing a dime-sized amount of this Facial Scrub on your client’s neck to effectively remove any remaining hair!


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The dream team at Anthony don’t just want to disguise your armpit aroma, they want to nurture your skin with this quick-drying Antiperspirant & Deodorant. Featuring a refreshing, masculine scent, this roll-on provides long-lasting protection against odour and sweat. Sunflower oil reduces inflammation and hydrates, while old faithful aloe vera soothes and nourishes skin. This paraben-free product will give odour-conscious individuals a new lease on life.

Lucky Tiger The Lucky Tiger legend began in the 1920’s, in Kansas City, Missouri, in the basement of Benjamin Clarke, an amateur scientist and one heck of a barber, who created a tonic that was better than any other in those days. Fast forward 100 years and there are still three undeniable reasons to try this immensely popular Three-Purpose Hair Tonic: it grooms the hair, stimulates the scalp, and conditions the hair. With a cheeky classic barbershop scent, this gem in a bottle instantly cools, tones & refreshes the skin. Keeping your hair healthy and presentable has never been easier thanks to this creation from the fortunate big cat.

Ca pta i n Fa wcett Ri cki H a ll Bo o ze & Ba ccy Ea u De Pa rfum Captain Fawcett and world-renowned Dandy-Boy/Gentleman, Ricki Hall, have come together to concoct this bespoke Eau De Parfum. For Ricki, this scent captures strong blokes from yester-year who didn’t apologise for being masculine. The smell of top dogs in the 70s and 80s – booze, cigarettes, leather, aftershave, pub – it’s a bit of time travel. Think bay rum, zesty orange and bergamot combined with fresh tobacco leaves, frankincense, exotic vanilla bean, with a hint of white thyme & coriander in the mix. Are you ready to venture back in time with Captain Fawcett’s appropriately named ‘Booze & Baccy’? Huzzah!

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ONLINE BARBER COMPETITION Get recognised as the next industry ‘influencer’ or ‘educator’

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e have taken this competition very seriously and with great help

from our industry judging panel have looked for best presentation of not just skill but personality, that exists in Australia/NZ.

With our judges we have watched, played and revisited, every entry to make sure we honour every effort. A couple of efforts that I would like to give a shout out to, although might not be reflected in their scores due to the competition criteria, are Miguel from Grooms Barber Shop Rockhampton whose artistic take on his video, shot in the middle of a sunflower farm was truely memorable and beautiful. Daniel@Deadhead Barber shop, we all fell in love with your contagious charisma and would encourage you to be part of future comps.

Last but not least, thank you to our Judges, who have generously served us with their time and energy, for the love and passion of this exciting industry. Without people like this the industry would be so much poorer and their expertise helps and guides us, in hopefully adding value to all the Barber Professionals out there.

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THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE OVER-WHELMING RESPONSE TO OUR ON-LINE BARBER COMPETITION. WE ARE SO PROUD TO BE APART OF THIS THRIVING, EXCITING AND CUTTING EDGE INDUSTRY.


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WINNER OF THE CUTTHROAT JOURNAL ONLINE BARBER COMPETITON 2020. "IT REALLY MEANS A LOT TO WIN THIS COMPETITION. THERE’S NO DENYING THAT BARBERING IS A MALE DOMINATED INDUSTRY SO IT FEELS AMAZING TO BE RECOGNISED AND TO BE ABLE TO WIN ONE FOR THE GIRLS."

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I first started in hairdressing just over 10 years ago, before moving into barbering in 2014. Did you always want to be involved with hairdressing? In highschool my friends and I would forever be buying bleach and box dye from Superdrug and experimenting with crazy colours - there were a few disasters I might add. I never thought about it as a career at the time, I wanted to be an artist. I loved drawing and painting. What made you move from hairdressing to barbering? When I came to Australia on my working holiday, I felt like it was the perfect time to make the transition from hairdressing to barbering. I found myself starting to dread the full head foils in my column and would really look forward to any men's haircuts I had booked in. For the first time ever, I didn’t have my regular clients to think about so I just went for it.

What did it mean to you winning The Cutthroat Journal barber competition?

It really means a lot to win this competition. There’s no denying that barbering is a male dominated industry so it feels amazing to be recognised and to be able to win one for the girls. It was a really fun project to work on. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me realise that this is definitely something I want to do more of. There were some really awesome entries and I can appreciate the effort that everyone went to in putting their videos together. What advice would you give someone entering the competition next year?

Do what you do every day in the shop and share some of the knowledge you’ve gained over the years. Be the person you wanted to see when you were starting out and just be yourself. Do you have any big plans for the future? I want to explore the education world as well as doing more creative competition work. Barbering is an industry that definitely allows you to explore different avenues and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface.

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Adapt to attract THE BARBER BUSINESS HAS ADAPTED BY FINDING CREATIVE WAYS TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS. SOME BARBERS REALISE THAT THEY HAVE TO BRING MORE DOLLARS INTO THEIR SHOP BY BALANCING THE TRADITIONAL OFFERING OF A GREAT CUT WITH AN INNOVATIVE SOMETHING EXTRA.

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020 has been full of challenges for the barber industry. I want to encourage three new barbers who bravely opened their doors (for the first time) when restrictions were lifted only to find themselves in forced closure in the second lockdown. Our hearts go out to all barbers in the Melbourne area. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Stay strong. The pandemic has also highlighted the need for adapting to a new way of thinking about our appearance. Other industries have taken the lead by re-inventing their takeaway options and major organisations have become completely virtually based. New ways of offering services have started popping up everywhere. For many, online shopping has become the replacement for personalised in-store product related interactions. The barber business has adapted by finding creative ways to attract customers. Some barbers realise that they have to bring more dollars into their shop by balancing the traditional offering of a great cut with an innovative something extra. Shops have started to expand beyond their usual services. We are seeing barbers offering more personalised treatments like facials, face massage and adding 10-minute face masks to their menu. The effect on the customers’ spending habits? Customers have started turning away from their computer screens to buy, and instead, seek out the personal attention and product advice from their barber. One of our well-established barbers began offering a face wash and exfoliant to his customers prior to a shave. This is mutually beneficial for him and customers because it makes for a closer shave. It leaves customers more satisfied, through minimising the possibility of skin irritation. Customers willingly pay more for addons to a shave because it makes them feel valued. The products used for services, do not always move off shelves fast. I suggest starting a conversation with customers about your product choice for them because it shows you know your craft and truly care about them. Customers want advice and good quality products. It can be as simple and effective as offering them a great shaving cream and after shave balm from Proraso that keep them from spending their time and money elsewhere. Helping customers maintain a barber look and feel at home is a good way of promoting your shop. Adapt to Attract!

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WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO BECOME A BARBER? My journey actually started with hairdressing. I quickly realized that I love cutting short hair (including bobs) and men’s hair. I felt that I really needed to add traditional barbering skills to take me to the next level in my work and as an educator. YOU NOW LIVE IN AUSTRALIA FULL TIME? KNOWING HOW MUCH YOU LOVE YOUR OWN COUNTRY AND CULTURE, WHAT MADE YOU MAKE THE JUMP? When I was a kid, my family travelled a lot, and this made me feel that I really wanted to live abroad and experience a different culture. I have found Australians to be very down to earth and I really love the mix of cultures. I found it is easy to be myself here.

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E ARE SO PLEASED TO MEET OUR INTERNATIONAL GUEST CONTRIBUTOR TO CTJ. SHE IS GLOBALLY RENOWNED FOR HER UNIQUE APPROACH AND LOVE OF TRADITIONAL BARBERING TECHNIQUES. PLEASE MEET YUKI KANO;

I HOPE I’M NOT JUMPING TO CONCLUSION, AND KEEN NOT TO START ANY RACE RIOTS, BUT I’M GUESSING FROM YOUR NAME YOU ARE JAPANESE? DOES YUKI OR KANO HAVE ANY GREATER MEANING? Thank you so much for asking. Yes, I am Japanese, and I love my name. In Japanese, there are several ways to write the same word. Yuki sounds the same as snow, which is one Japanese character. My parents chose to write it with two Japanese characters meaning loyal and beautiful heart.

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KNOWING YOU HAVE HAD 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A HAIRDRESSER FOR TONI&GUY AND NOW 6 YEARS IN THE BARBER INDUSTRY, DO YOU PREFER CUTTING MEN'S OR WOMEN’S HAIR? I always loved cutting short hair. I met Kevin Luchman when he came to Sydney and that was my first experience with barbering techniques, and I knew I wanted to perfect them. Whether it’s for men or women, it's these techniques I love working with. IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO CUT ANYONE’S HAIR IN THE WORLD, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE? Pharrell Williams because I love his style, Ruby Rose because she is so iconic. I also love art and find it really inspiring so it would have been amazing to cut JeanMichel Basquiat’s hair while he was alive. I wish I could have a conversation with him! YOU HAVE TRAVELLED A GREAT DEAL FOR YOUR WORK! EUROPE AND THE US TO MENTION A COUPLE OF PLACES.. HOW HAS THIS INFLUENCED YOUR ARTISTRY? When I’m traveling, I find the connections I make with people often lead to other opportunities and have really opened up a lot of experiences for me. For example, when I went to Japan in early 2019, I met Masa Kawakami at a barbering competition I was in, and he was judging. He invited me to work with him. Through Kawakami I was invited to go to London for a summit. Because I was in London, I was able to present both at Salon International in London and MCB by Beauty Selection in Paris. Experiences like these keep me energized and inspired by this industry.


PROFILE WHAT CULTURE HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOUR WORK?

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS?

UK culture, street style and hairstyle. IF YOU WERE TO SPEND 5 YEARS IN ANOTHER CULTURE, WHAT COUNTRY WOULD YOU CHOOSE? Definitely London, UK. I would love to live and work there. I spent three months there last year, but I would love to extend longer. The barbering industry is so strong over there, so it would be a good opportunity for me to expand my skill even further. London’s art & street scene is just exciting. I HAVE HEARD YOU SAY YOU DON’T IDENTIFY BARBERING WITH GENDER BOUNDARIES. PLEASE ELABORATE? In society, generally gender boundaries are problematic for me and I personally don't relate to the concept. For me, it is about creating something this person loves to wear. I believe the same can be said about the person who is holding the clippers and scissors. If you love what you are doing, it doesn’t matter if you’re female or male.

I have just started my YouTube Channel so I would like to grow that and create more cool and fun educational content. My dream as a teenager was to be a photographer so I would love to get better at photography, videoing and editing my own work. Then I would love to have my own studio where I could focus on my creative work. I love the hair industry for all the creative opportunity and personal connections it has given me, and I hope you enjoy the industry as much as I do.

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never felt comfortable to be myself at work. I was always a version of me that I thought I had to be to exist in this world. It never felt fully safe to be myself - and I began to see that effect with clients - there were people that I could tell felt out of place being there too. The girl who gets told her haircut is “too manly” and needs “softening”, or the guy who wants a more femme style - the Salon environment just couldn’t cope with these people. So I would go and work at a barbershop - and the same thing would happen. I didn’t feel like I belonged there either. Women getting “that look” when they walked in the door, men only being able to get “one of those hairstyles from the poster on the wall”. I would go back and forth between the Salons and the Barbershops for years before I realised there had to be an alternative option – that option is Dreamboat.

For a lot of people, getting a haircut has been a traumatic event. A place where your gender and identity is assumed, where masculinity and femininity are the only binaries and where you have to present a “version” of yourself, just to get through it. Dreamboat is lovingly trying to turn that around. To always make a haircut a “f*ck yes” experience. New clients come in armed with a script. The script they subconsciously make up to avoid disappointment and judgement. They are so used to being misgendered, judged and overcharged – it’s haeartbreaking. Inside it’s a pain that resonates – I know what it’s like. They say things to me that only I’ve ever thought in my own head about being judged or feeling shame or insecure about themselves. So I give them a haircut that truly represents who they are, and I don’t question it - I celebrate it. In those moments I know I’m doing something bigger here, and I hope that I can create and attract a whole team of stylists and barbers who can expand the Dreamboat vision and want to help people in this space as much as I do. It’s more than just doing people’s hair - for many we’re helping with identity and self-worth.

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The inclusivity motto of Dreamboat means everyone - not just the queer community. EJ is seeing a total surge of the straight cis-gendered clients who also love the Dreamboat approach.

DREAMT UP BY THE AMBITIOUS EMILY-JANE (EJ) JACKSON JUST 12 MONTHS AGO, DREAMBOAT COLLECTIVE BARBERSHOP HAS BEEN CREATED OUT OF A NEED FOR A COMMUNITY SPACE THAT HAS INCLUSIVITY AT ITS VERY CORE. EJ WAS A YOUNG APPRENTICE HAIRDRESSER AT A SALON WHEN SHE WAS FIGURING OUT HER OWN IDENTITY AND NEARLY GAVE AWAY HER WHOLE CAREER BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T FEEL SHE FIT IN.

You know who also comes armed with a script? Straight men. They come in here with their barbershop “Number two back and sides, trim on the top and a thin out please” verse like a programmed robot, and they get completely shocked when I ask them a question about the actual style of their hair. In the same way that my queer clients get told which haircut they should have, so does this kind of client. They didn’t even know they had a choice! They have been getting the same haircut for years and noone has even stopped to ask them if they like it, or educate them about their own hair. Likewise, women who are conditioned to being charged an arm and a leg because of hair length or choice of style actually get to have an open conversation about their end goals and desired result without an unreasonable pricetag. Part of the approach that Dreamboat has is to be big on hair education. In many cases, the clients are being introduced to their hair properly for the first time. I want to help people realise who their hair is! Hair has personality. Hair has so many characteristics, needs and wants. People know that their hair is a part of them, but the majority of my clients really don’t know what’s going on up there. The haircut and products they use could be completely in contrast to what their hair actually wants to do. It’s a real discovery process. The growth is organic, and EJ is taking her time to listen to the community as Dreamboat gains popularity. Expansion to other locations is definitely on the cards - as she really wants to fill this “alternative option” gap in the industry. Plans have already begun for a colour bar/sub space to the original Dreamboat location in Winn Lane. Colour is a creative modification - we can take someone's hair to a whole new dimension, and the demand for the type of colour work we do is so great that I’ve had to open a second space and hire new team members just for that. Anything from a full bleach, to vibrant neons, pastels, patterns and rainbows - anything your heart desires - Dreamboat Colour Bar is here for you.

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PROFILE Many clients have come in and told her that they found out about Dreamboat on a Facebook group, SubReddit or a friend’s recommendation - the reviews Dreamboat receives are a living example of how important the space is: Facebook Group Messages: "EJ does a great thing for our community - she makes us feel valid, safe, respected and fine as f*ck once she’s done her thang. I’m legit never going anywhere else". "The whole premise of the shop is about equality and it being a safe space. I’m non-binary trans masc and EJ has been supportive and never judged me". "As a GNC/genderqueer I was always very uncomfortable in traditional male barbershops even though my hair is cut in a style “traditionally” worn by men. I feel so comfortable in Dreamboat and the work speaks for itself" "We are in a time where gender norms are being questioned, and where the traditional environments of the Salon and Barbershops need a shakeup. This wholistic, diverse, inclusive and loving space is giving a service to the community that is really providing a deeper level of support, and it’s here to stay". "I wish Dreamboat existed when I was coming out. Hair can be such a billboard for how someone wants to express their identity - this is the space I wish I had. I’m so grateful that our clients turn up here and feel safe to ask for the haircut and experience they want, and we can support them, and encourage them to be absolutely uniquely themselves".

As long as the clients who walk into Dreamboat leave with their heads up and feeling like “f*ck yes, this is me”, I’m doing my job right.

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REVIEW

“A MAN WITHOUT A MOUSTACHE IS LIKE A CUP OF TEA WITHOUT SUGAR”

OSAKA SAKUR A Put simply, the Osaka Sakura is the Rolls Royce of thinning scissors. This premium pair is a hybrid - 1) because it removes about 70% of hair (almost emulating a normal cutting scissor) and 2) remains absolutely versatile in creating shape, blends and texture in your cuts. When we introduced this to the French market back in 2019, it gained popularity because barbers were able to complete the majority of a haircut with just this pair of scissors. Scissor over comb work became easier and each cut more efficient without compromising quality or creativity. The uniquely designed teeth is a testament to true Japanese craftsmanship, with the precision of each blade and teeth being genuinely polarizing to see. This is truly a pair for the barber/ stylist wanting to take their cutting game to the next level.

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This wax was a delight to use! It has a pleasing scent (important for a product right under your nose!) and it doesn’t give you that horrible greasy upper lip feeling of other waxes. The hold, while not quite as strong as some others I’ve used, is still nice and firm and I actually found it longer lasting. I highly recommend this one! www.gravebeforeshave.com

K ING BROWN GROOMING SPR AY A water based grooming spray offering a wide variety of application and styling options.

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HAIR & CREATIVE DIRECTION// JASMINE KATHLEENN PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY// JASMINE KATHLEENN STYLING// JASMINE KATHLEENN

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GOLDEN TRUTHS FROM A GOOGLE GURU

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ave you ever wanted to know more about Google, but feel like it’s shrouded in a constant cloud of mystery? Recently, Shortcuts and Google surveyed the industry about their experience with Google and the insights from the real people we spoke to are so, so interesting! While Google can feel like a beast at times, if you have the proper knowledge and know-how backing you, you can achieve some MAMMOTH business wins. I want to help pull back the curtain on some of Google’s key functionality, so you can start to see the endless possibilities it can offer your barbershop.

On average, it costs only

$0.80

for our clients’ ads to convert to a click to their website.

GOOGLE MY BUSINESS IS YOUR VIRTUAL SHOP FRONT Google My Business is the business profile that pops up on the right-hand side of a relevant Google search. You would expect your listing to show up if it’s your salon name that someone has searched for. But if they search for “best barber in Sydney” and your listing is the one to show, that can do wonders for your business!

71%

of you have a Google My Business profile.

You can add posts to your Google My Business listing that include important updates, such as changes to hours, staff, and new COVID-safe processes in your barbershop. It’s what we like to call your virtual shopfront and this shopfront is how clients can find you on Google Maps. It’s often the first thing a new client will see when they make a Google Search, so you need to make sure it’s completely filled out and optimised for the best results and to really reap the rewards.

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ADS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND! Google Ads are a great tool to drive traffic to your shop’s website and bring in conversions, AKA appointments! When used correctly, Google Ads can easily be a cost-effective and highly-targeted form of marketing to bring new clients to your barbershop. Rather than traditional advertising where you pay for your ads to show to a broad audience, Google advertising is designed to be more targeted and economical. You only pay for clients who click on your ad after finding you in their Google search results. By being ultra-strategic in who you’re targeting and the keywords they are using to search gives you a higher-quality return on your marketing budget investment. Everyone’s experience with Google Ad campaigns will be unique based on a range of factors – like the website you’re driving traffic to. That’s where a consultant, like myself, becomes so valuable since we have the knowhow to advise you on the best steps for your personal situation. With a well-executed Google advertising campaign you will of course see results!

23%

are using Google Ads.

There are also SO many different types of Google Ads – but the one I tell all clients are a must-have, are local search ads. These ads specifically target potential customers who are geographically close to your location when they’re searching. Imagine being first on the list when a client searches “Barber near me” for that last-minute trim? Well, we can make that happen. Also, keep in mind that Google is an intuitive platform, meaning it learns over time. Google will need time to understand who your clients are and what advertisements get the best interaction from them. This can sometimes take a little longer to feel like you’re seeing results. But trusting in the process has seen some phenomenal results for our clients, who even during an economic downturn, still had their ad campaigns bringing in business for them.

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ORGANIC SEARCH IS TRIED-AND-TRUE Remember the days when you used to have to type into the search bar “barber in Brisbane” to get results specific to where you are? Well, Google’s become a little smarter. Google wants to make the user experience as easy and seamless as possible. So, Google will always provide the most relevant information based on where your client is located and what geographical setting you have associated with your ads. For instance, if you’re a mobile business, you’d only want people to find you in the locations you service rather than a search in an international location, where you wouldn’t be available to provide your service. We’ll just have to dream about trimming beards in Barbados! Google’s organic search thrives on KEYWORDS! Having a well-researched and flexible keyword strategy will help you rank above your competitors since Google will index your website as the most relevant result. And that’s where you want to be!

Our clients have received over

1300 calls

to book as a result of their Google ads in the past year.

GO AHEAD, GOOGLE YOURSELF From our findings, only 82% of businesses surveyed had a website, and 71% had a Google My Business Profile. Ask yourself – what are clients finding when you appear in their search results? Is it a slick website that’s easy to navigate or simply a Facebook page? How quickly does your website take to load on a mobile device? Keep in mind that Google is a vehicle to a final destination where your clients can make a booking: your website. On the other hand, can they find you at all? Where do you appear on the page of search results? Unfortunately anything past page one will rarely be seen! The best thing you can do today to improve your ranking on Google is to make sure your website and Google My Business profile are performing (we can help you check this). And remember, first impressions can either lead to a new client for you, or your competitor getting their business. Make them count!

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A cut above the rest ABOUT NAOMI Trained by Google herself, Naomi has been with the Shortcuts team as our resident Google Expert since the end of 2018. Her main mojo? Helping salons and barbershops across the country attract new clients and become the best version of themselves online. Naomi comes from an extensive background in industry education, working for industry renowned brands like Ultraceuticals, Ella Bache, and The Australasian College of Health and Wellness.

W E ’ L L H AV E YO U R B U S I N E S S LO O K I N G SHARP IN NO TIME.

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Crossing the line WRITTEN BY

EOIN MCCARTHY

REPRESENTING IRELAND AS A PROFESSIONAL ROAD CYCLIST

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OIN MCCARTHY IS AN IRISHMAN WITH QUITE A COMPELLING STORY & HAS HAD A VERY INTERESTING LIFE EVEN BEFORE MOVING TO AUSTRALIA. HE IS A 26 YEAR OLD MEN’S HAIRSTYLIST WORKING FROM THE WORLD RENOWNED AREA STUDIO IN MELBOURNE. CROSSING THE LINE FROM REPRESENTING IRELAND AS A PROFESSIONAL ROAD CYCLIST IN EUROPE TO BECOMING A MULTI AWARD WINNING BARBER - EOIN IS NOW ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST RECOGNISED MEN’S HAIR STYLISTS & EDUCATORS AS WELL AS BEING AN INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM ARTISTS/BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR COMPANIES SUCH AS OSAKA SCISSORS & ANDIS CLIPPERS. IT SEEMS THAT ANYTHING MCCARTHY SETS HIS MIND TO TURNS TO GOLD. WE CAUGHT UP WITH EOIN DURING THE COVID-19 “LOCKDOWN” (OVER THE PHONE OF COURSE!) WHERE HE HAS BEEN REFLECTING ON HIS SHORT YET SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN HAIR & WE WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT IS TO COME NEXT...

How & when did your career in hair start? My career in hair started in the womb! My mother is a very successful hairdresser & has had her own salon for almost 30 years. I’ve grown up around a salon environment but due to my tunnel vision with cycling I never saw myself becoming a hairdresser or barber. When I was finishing up my cycling career at 21, I didn’t know what direction I wanted my life to go in so I just started cutting my family & friends hair for something to keep me busy - plus it was something that gave me some extra pocket money. I started to enjoy it really quickly so I started a beginners barbering course in Cork with Paul Mac. Thanks to hard work & social media I grew to being fully booked doing 70-80 haircuts a week within 6 months. What brought you from Ireland to Australia? After working in my home town & building my own business for a year I felt I reached a ceiling. No disrespect to Fermoy, I love my home but I felt I had reached my potential & I knew there was so much more out there for me on a bigger scale. The idea to move down under came from the opportunity I had to go to my cousins wedding in Adelaide. I then thought it would be a good idea to get a working holiday visa for a year just to see how it would go. About 6 weeks before I moved to Melbourne I did a course with Menspire in Dublin & Josh recommended me to Area Studio. It all just seemed to fall into place perfectly.

Was that a hard thing to do, moving your whole life to a new country? Yes it was tough at times but I was very used to living away from home due to cycling. I had already lived in Belgium for 4 years at that point. The hardest transition was going from working for myself to working within a shop of world class stylists. But again, that was something I was used to due to cycling. I remember feeling really beat up on a few occasions thinking my work wasn’t on the level it needed to be - but I think that set a fire within me to reach that level. How did you get into competition work? I thought when I stopped racing that would be the last of my competitiveness but my team at Area encouraged me to take part in live hair competitions which I turned out loving. I love the creative thought process behind the competition work rather than actual competitiveness itself. The first week I arrived in Australia in 2016 I got a call to say I had won “Irish Barbering Apprentice of the Year” & that kickstarted it. Since then I was part of x2 HBIA Small Salon of the Year wins for Area Studio, personally taking x3 2nd places in HBIA live competitions. In 2017 I won Victorian Barber of The Year & was Finalist for Australian Barber of the Year. I had entered Hair Expo’s Men’s Haircutter/Stylist this year but due to the circumstances surrounding coronavirus the competition was cancelled. I was finalist for the 2020 American Crew All Star Challenge & I have entered a few more photographic competitions in which I’m waiting on results for.

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When did you start to showcase your work? When I first started in the hair industry I discovered the opportunities that were possible through hair & I was really intrigued by that side of our industry. People travelling around globe to showcase their work, speaking on stage & educating. So when the opportunity came up in 2017 I wasn’t even 2 years into my career but I couldn’t say no. It was a sink or swim situation. I was at Hair Expo in Sydney 2017 & Andis were setting up their first education team in Australia & my trial was to do a haircut on their stand. I jumped on next to two idols of mine Nasir Sobhani (The Streets Barber) & Josh Lamonaca (Menspire) which was extremely nerve wrecking but very fitting to my journey to that point. This then led to a place on their Australian & Global education team which brought about many more opportunities in which I am extremely proud of & grateful for. You have achieved so much in such a short space of time. How? I think a lot of it crosses over from my cycling career. A deep desire & passion to fulfil my potential. Knowing how to set goals & how to work hard for something you want to achieve. I’ve learned that if you want to make an impact or difference within your field you need to be persistent & consistent in everything you do. If you are dedicated & take continuous action - the results will follow.

that stands out above anything was being invited to go to the Asian Hair Expo in China & doing stage shows in front of thousands of people. My mother came from Ireland & met me there - it was the first time I’d seen her since moving to Australia so she could really see my progression. It was so special to share that experience with her. What’s next for Eoin McCarthy & where do you see yourself in the future? My goal is to delve more into the editorial & educational side of the industry. This year I created my first ever collection “Unity in Diversity” which was such an enjoyable process & has led to many new opportunities. As well as that we are starting to do some more showcasing & training by launching Area Academy in which I will be heavily involved. I cant wait to share my experiences with others with the aim of helping them reach their goals & being a part of their personal development journey. In terms of the future I just want to set an example, to be that guy that new barbers & men’s stylists look at & say “I want to be like that guy” because I know I do that with certain people right now. I’d love to be recognised & held in that regard amongst my peers. I never like to plan too far ahead though because look at my life this far. I have taken a few big turns & who knows when the next one could happen. I just follow my intuition. What advice would you pass onto anyone who may look up to you & aspire to do the things you are doing?

What would be your career highlights thus far? There’s been so many so far I feel blessed to even have to think about it. We’ve done some amazingly cool things connecting our industry to the music industry & have cut hair at Justin Bieber, The Weeknd & Post Malone’s World Tours - being that close to them people really made me believe anything was possible. However, the one thing

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Take risks, be brave, run before you can walk & just jump into the deep end. Surround yourself with people who constantly better you. Say yes to any opportunity that will help you. Reach out & make as many connections as possible. Back yourself or nobody else will. Finally work smart & work hard - don’t be a busy fool.


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he man perm is making a comeback! It’s not just for those holding on to 80s nostalgia; the perm suits every hairstyle and length. Globally, men are trading in their straight locks and embracing this curly change. A contemporary interpretation of the man perm enhances classic cuts or creates a whole new look by adding style, texture, volume, height and making hair seem thicker. Modern techniques minimise damage to hair, and the perm lasting for months reduces the need for excessive styling. Roll out of bed with a shake of your head, and you’re ready for the day ahead. For some, the decision to get a perm is not one that was made lightly and has a deep-rooted connection that has been niggling away for years. Lee Power, proud owner of the Paradise Lost Barbershop in Hobart, Tasmania, lives by the mantra of being unapologetically yourself when it comes to hair styling. He grew up with a Rockstar of a mother – she was an aerobics instructor in the dawn of the 90s. Her incredible mane of luscious red curls, fashionable Reebok pumps and a kaleidoscopic leotard were her signature look. She called the shots when getting a one-of-a-kind kid ready for school and her curls did all the talking. Curls meant business!

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Although Lee has been a successful barber for 21 years, the idea of growing out his hair was a challenging one. Consistently curious to know where would a perm take him, and what sort of mad bastard it would bring out of the woodwork, this ‘mid-length man’ finally fulfilled a lifelong dream and recently permed the hell out of his hair! Lee feels that hairdos can play tricks on our minds because they guide us to tune in to different aspects of our personalities. Some areas of our self-expression that have not yet been explored could perhaps become known and set free. HE GREW UP WITH A ROCKSTAR OF A MOTHER – SHE WAS AN AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR IN THE DAWN OF THE 90S. HER INCREDIBLE MANE OF LUSCIOUS RED CURLS, FASHIONABLE REEBOK PUMPS AND A KALEIDOSCOPIC LEOTARD WERE HER SIGNATURE LOOK.

Now that it’s done, having bouncing curls around Lee’s brow is a whole new sensory experience, and it’s one he is not parting ways with anytime soon. Did you know that a perm has the ability to give your walk a whole new groove, put a bounce in your step and add a sharpness to your turn? If you’re prepared to bid your straight strands adieu and move on, you may just find yourself feeling like a new man, seeing your face has a new shape, and unleashing an aspect of yourself you never knew existed. Lee thinks that some men’s hair trends stick around for too long. Times are changing and gents shouldn’t have to settle for looking the same. Whether the inspiration to go curly is a powerhouse-parent, Bob Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ album cover, or a desire to switch things up, the time is now. Bring some bounce and vitality to 2020 by being unapologetically you! the cutthroat journal

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s a men's fashion and lifestyle photographer, Tim Collins shoots all over the world

for some of the most famous barber shops and some of the leading brands in male grooming. Since specialising in barber photography, he also shoots a wide range of barber products, barber hair collections and competitions such as the annual Hall of Fame for the British Barbers Association on his home soil in the UK.

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Team Spirit

Danny banford hearts & minds barbershop

I'VE BEEN IN NUMEROUS TEAMS IN MY LIFE, RANGING FROM SMALL SPECIALIST TEAMS IN THE ROYAL MARINES TO SPORTING TEAMS BUT NONE MORE DIVERSE THAN CREATING OUR TEAMS FOR OUR BARBERSHOPS. YOU HAVE YOUR FANS FAVOURITE, YOUR WORK HORSE AND ALL THE WAY TO THE QUIET GREY MAN.

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egardless, they all have a role to play in creating a dynamic team who work in harmony to provide an awesome experience for the wide range of customers we have in on the daily, all coming in to get a freshen up and leaving feeling better than they did before. We’ve tried to create a spirit within our teams where we not only get the job done, but have fun, feel loved and grow positively as a unit and we are blessed to say we’ve had the same team since the start...bar one or two that we still remain close with. Everyone has organized the towels, swept up and if need be when one of us is running behind offered to look after each other’s clients without “poaching” on the agenda. The apprentices know their role as they’ve been taught by senior apprentices, who have been taught by the senior barbers. Everyone knows what’s expected of them and it’s done the “Hearts & Minds” way. Quiet time doesn’t mean phone time, it means, let’s work on our weaknesses. Shadowing other barbers, dolls head out with the apprentices or get the cleaning done so we’re working in an environment we are proud to say is “our” place. Working alongside some crazy talented guys and girls you can’t help but improve. When you’ve finished a banger trim it isn’t uncommon for someone to say, ‘oooo freshieeee’ or ‘nice one bro’.

The other side of the coin is managing such a broad team. Doing life with everyone for the majority of the time is amazing. Education nights, team meetings and Christmas parties are always fun, however people’s lives change and tough talks at times need to happen. Although daunting, in our experience it's always better to have the discussion rather than let things simmer and fortunately for us, it’s never come to the boil. When you have such an amazing team it can be hard to recruit. We take things seriously when we are going to bring someone into our family, as we are aware that what we have is special. You don’t want anything or anyone to spoil it. We prefer attitude over ability every time and if there’s a high level of skill, even better! All in all, we’ve been extremely blessed with our team and the timing has always been right. For “Hearts & Minds” we are trying to create not just a barbershop but a brand that is synonymous for quality and being a safe space for the community and a vision for growth. Not just where myself and Laura benefit but our loyal team in the future, and we are expectant! Hope this finds you all well during these tricky times we are in and remember, ATTITUDE DETERMINES YOUR ALTITUDE.

That sort of encouragement doesn’t just raise each others morale but lets the customers know the passion is strong in this house!

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GLOBAL SCISSORS

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E MET WITH THE OWNER AND FOUNDER OF GLOBAL SCISSORS ARNE COMPAGNE, A 30 YEAR VETERAN OF THE HAIRDRESSING INDUSTRY, FOR SOME COFFEE AND CONVERSATION, TO GET A LITTLE INSIGHT INTO THE MAN AND HIS GLOBAL SCISSORS BUSINESS PLUS A FEW WHY’S AND HOW’S OF THE EXCITING AND EVER EVOLVING SCISSOR MARKET HERE IN AUSTRALIA AND ABROAD.

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Wow, that’s a big question... (looking a little uncomfortable) first and foremost I’m a man of faith and a family man of one wife, five children and four grand kids - I’m not really that old! Some might find that a little boring but I guess it’s who I am. I’m also a dreamer and a risk taker, never shying away from a challenge, I’ll have a go at anything. (Laughing) By the time I was 20 years old I’d had 10 different jobs before landing in the hairdressing industry at 21. In two sentences tell us about your hairdressing industry experience? I’ll do better. I’ll do it in one... in the last 30 years I’ve been a barber, worked as a company wholesale rep for multiple multinational companies, a state sales manager, a hairdressing industry specific business coach, business motivational speaker, sales trainer and now company founder and owner. How was Global Scissors born? I’ve always had a fascination and interest in scissors. I love how they become a part of a barbers’ hand and create. I searched high and low for a product that would satisfy my two objectives and I believe I’ve found it. Those objectives are - THE BEST POSSIBLE PRODUCT AT THE BEST POSSIBLE PRICE.    What is the vision and mission of Global Scissors? The mission here is quite simple ‘the best possible product at the best possible price backed by the best possible service’. We want to strive for the best, not simply tell people ‘we are the best’, we aren’t that arrogant (smiling). Our vision on the other hand is a different matter. Our vision is to help make the world around us a better place. Global Scissors doesn’t simply exist to make us wealthy (which we aren’t) but have an impact. We all have a responsibility to contribute to our community’s to make them a better place no matter how large or small that contribution might be. Global Scissors chooses to do this by donating $10 from each sale to 1 of 5 charities that the purchaser can choose from. Global Scissors makes the donations every month on behalf of our clients from our profits. This is what makes Global Scissors different.

So how do you choose what types of scissors to stock?

PROFILE

Who is Arne Compagne?

I keep grounded and close to the industry by being in barber shops every day (yep, every day), I don’t sit in an office waiting for orders to come rolling in only from our website. I talk with barbers and ask what they want and what they need. I believe listening to the industry is most important.   So Arne, can we ask you the fast 5 questions in 30 seconds? Sure, let’s go.   If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Lasagne - come on! Who doesn’t love lasagne!   What’s an expression you use too much? “My Dad always used to say...”   Surfboard or boogy board? Esky lid. Did two Byron Bay surf schools and still a kook!   Fave movie? Rounders - Matt Damon & Ben Affleck.   Best practical joke in the barber shop? This was really mean but we super glued Tom’s combs to the bench (laughs hysterically).   After spending the good part of an hour with this man it was obvious he has a clear focus and direction for Global Scissors. Arne oozes endless energy and a true passion for the industry and what he does. As a relatively new player in the scissor market it’s clear Global Scissors will be a force to reckon with and has a depth of experience at the helm. 

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y name is Jack Evstigneev, I am 20 years of age and based on Sydney's Northern Beaches. I have been studying and taking photos now for the past 6 years, what started as a curiosity for wanting to capture the ripples of a rock thrown into a lake has progressed into a full time passion and job for myself. Since graduating High School in 2018 I have completed study at North Sydney Tafe for Screen and Media Cert IV in 2019, have worked at a local production company for 9 months and since departure I have worked freelance as a photographer and videographer for the past 12 months. From having the opportunity to photograph some of Australia's best upcoming bands, working with the WSL broadcast team and dipping my toes in the pool of Fashion Photography, there have been countless interactions and meetings with some of the most inspiring creative individuals in Sydney.

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Within my own body of work I strive to create a visual and emotional connection with my audience, highlighting the relationship/s I have built and the shared passion for creating art. I believe living a minimalistic and simple lifestyle has contributed and influenced my personal style and created a niche for myself. Predominantly photographing for black and white images I focus on the development of the relations I have built as I believe these images evoke a personal and emotional response from the viewer. The images I have submitted below are from a recent shoot I produced between two male models; Connor Yetman and Eromon Uadiale. Having an emphasis on the aesthetics of high fashion and streetwear lifestyle I chose to mix the two styles and create something I wanted to see. To follow and stay updated on my work via IG my handle is @Jackevstigneev.

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A long Winding road to 2021 CEO AND BOARD DIRECTOR OF THE AUSTRALIAN HAIRDRESSING COUNCIL

COVID-19 IS NOT GOING TO DISAPPEAR FOR 2021. THERE’S NO GUARANTEE THAT ON DECEMBER 31ST THIS TERRIBLE VIRUS WILL NO LONGER BE THE NOOSE AROUND OUR NECK THAT IT’S TRYING TO BE. YET WE ALL WANT THIS YEAR TO DISAPPEAR SO WE CAN RESTART A NEW DECADE.

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Bring on 2020. This year has been a rollercoaster. Never hen I first opened my business, I wanted to be my own

boss, have great staff and earn a good wage. Simple. That was my plan. I didn’t have any other plan. I had no idea what a business plan was. This was my picture of success. I knew I was good at what I did, and that’s all I thought that counted. I wanted to do everything differently to where I had worked previously. I was going to be a better boss, a better person and have a better business. Good plan. It didn’t take long to realise that I didn’t understand nor have the skills for bookkeeping, budgeting, employment law, superannuation, negotiating leases and dealing with landlords, banks, loans and overdrafts, consumer law, negotiating with product companies, marketing and advertising, social media, Google and SEOs, advertising, building a website, mental health, recruiting, interviewing and keeping staff, being a psychologist for clients and staff, Work Health and Safety regulations, what goes in a first aid box, training teams, Council regulations, how often to change over a fire extinguisher, dealing with difficult, demanding and rude customers, litigation, toxic staff, understanding apprenticeships and training, creating team culture, developing staff and how to make money, employment contracts (or any contract), protecting IP, business insurance, audit insurance, Director’s insurance…and so the list went on. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I learnt that I was time poor working in the business and on the business. I realised that I had to either learn or delegate. Finding the right people is also time consuming and in business who has time? Yet these are the expectations when you are in business, expectations that Government departments, regulators and big businesses expect you to know and understand.

has there been a more challenging year for businesses, experiencing droughts, bushfires, floods, hail and of course COVID-19. Some businesses have experienced all of these in 2020. Never has there been a time more confusing and frustrating for businesses nationwide. Conflicting views, conflicting news, conflicting emotions. Everything we have worked for and all we have become has been threatened - our health, our success and our livelihoods. Who would have thought going to a shopping centre or going to a crowded bar could be a threat to us or our business, our family or friends? One staff member who may have COVID-19 means loss of income, staff entitlement costs, lost clients or even closure. Now we need to understand infection control and new WHS expectations on making a workplace safe from COVID-19 for our staff and clients. 1.5 metre distancing means less income. Staff and clients want to know they are safe at work. I do believe small business owners are underestimated. And we often underestimate and undervalue ourselves too. For those who have been in business for a while, most of you have learnt or resourced all the above skills whilst working on your business, your staff and clients, and often with a family to consider. COVID-19 is not going to disappear for 2021. There’s no guarantee that on December 31st this terrible virus will no longer be the noose around our neck that it’s trying to be. Yet we all want this year to disappear so we can restart a new decade. If you’ve been through all of this, I think it’s time to acknowledge how far you’ve come as a business owner. Not only would you have many more skills, but staying in business takes resilience, hope, resourcefulness and leadership. It also takes character and COVID-19 has brought out some of the best in us. It’s been a rollercoaster up to now and now it’s a long and winding road to 2021. Best advice? Pat yourself on the back, acknowledge how far you’ve come, take care of your mental health and physical wellness. And never give up on hope. the cutthroat journal

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K id G am b le Barb e rs hop My wife and I started Kid Gamble Barbershop nearly 3 years ago, It was our vision and my dream since I started cutting hair in my parents lounge room as a 16 year old. Some of the signs and cool things we have in our shop we have been collecting for over 20 years. Slowly, we are building a shop that is traditional in look and feel. We have a strong team of barbers with nearly 40 years experience between the 3 of us. Kid Gamble is run by appointment because the modern day man doesn't have time to sit around and wait for a haircut, they would rather know what time they need to leave work to get their hair cut and then the time they can be back to work. The feedback on running by appointment so far has been very positive. Our shop has a fun, family friendly yet professional feel to it. We have a lot of dads who bring their little boys in for cuts together and we love that. For me personally if we can still have these little boys coming in when they are grown men then we have made it, in that way you are not only a barbershop, but a pillar in the local community and in it for the long haul, not some flash in the pan barbershop doing it because it's trendy. I was extremely lucky to be taught by some of the best barbers in the industry who have become friends for life and I am forever grateful for the teachings and their ongoing guidance. In our shop we are very proud to use 3 locally owned and made products. Uncle Rocco's quality Melbourne owned and made products. Uppercut Deluxe quality products coming from QLD. Jboys Bay Rum, which is as far as I'm concerned the best aftershave lotion I have ever used, also proudly made and owned in Melbourne. We also stock a couple of great international products such as Lucky Tiger and Layrite.

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A U S T R A L I A N B a r ber di r ec t or y These days, we’re pretty proud to be able to call ourselves one of the world’s leading software providers for the hair and beauty industry. Our software can be found in more than 14,000 salons and 45 countries worldwide – not bad for a business that began with three young entrepreneurs in a back shed! We’ve never been the kind to rest on our laurels – our constant innovation keeps us at the top of our game. The world of technology today is changing faster than ever, and we are always dreaming up new ways to help businesses work smarter, not harder.

SHORTCUTS AUST R AL I A P: 1300-667-374 W: WWW.SHORTCUTS.COM.AU

At the end of the day, we’re so much more than just a company that creates software. We’re also a bunch of hard-working humans who love what we do, and who will go out of our way to help you achieve your wildest business goals. Welcome to the future. Welcome to Shortcuts.

Frontier Voice & Data is a Multi Award winning company, with locally owned branches in Townsville and Toowoomba. We specialise in business telecommunications from office and mobile services, through to vehicle tracking and cloud services. We provide powerful solutions from a range of innovative vendors and Australia’s leading network provider – Telstra, in simple terms you can understand and with a real local.

frontier voice and data P: 1300 888 101 W: www.frontiervoice.com.au

We understand that your main priority is running your own business successfully. We deliver a service that takes the frustration out of managing your day to day communications needs to businesses all over Australia. We provide assistance to customers needing regular contact with Telstra to support their business. Technology is constantly evolving and we make it simple and cost effective to manage critical business services such as, Business Phone Systems, Mobile Phones and Tablets, Cloud Services, Managed Networks, Video Conferencing, Fleet Tracking solutions, Dash Cameras and much more.

The inception of OSAKA commenced with our partners PASSION Scissors in the UK. Together we have been manufacturing and supplying quality scissors to the wider parts of Europe, USA and Asia for over 30 years. Osaka flourished in the heart of the hair fashion city of Paris and from there has spread across the world and now Australia. We pride ourselves in the simplicity of our designs yet delivering Japanese craftsmanship in its finest form. Our scissors have been developed over many years and we only use the top Japanese steel in our production.

OSAKA SCISSORS P: +61 406037777 E: netsujou.australia@gmail.com

Quality cuts that a barber or hairdresser can experience only with Osaka scissors. 6. VINCENT THE VIKING 7. BEE BEARD

W: www.passion-osaka.com

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The products by Proraso, all of a professional quality, are rich in natural vegetable extracts, are without artificial colours and are dermatololgically tested. The raw materials used are always of the best quality so that the performance and characteristics of the products remain unaltered. Different skin types, different length beards textures, different men.

PROR ASO AUST R AL I A P: 1300 79 02 69 E: info@prorasoaustralia.com.au W: www.prorasoaustralia.com.au

The Australian Hairdressing Council (AHC) is the national voice that connects hairdressing, barber and beauty professionals, educators and suppliers. It exists to ensure a sustainable and positive future for our industry. Since 2010 the AHC has set ethical business standards for salon and registered training organisations (RTOs) members and represents the professional hairdressing industry nationally. AHC members are accredited salons, product companies, RTOs and associated industry suppliers and businesses that share a united vision to promote and protect the industry.

AUST R AL I AN H AIRDRESSING COUNCIL P:(02) 4929 6098

We're YOUR voice representing our industry's presence to government and consumers and together we elevate industry standards, reputation and image to create a better future.

W: www.theahc.org.au

The mission of Headhunter Recruitment Australia is to be your trusted source for job openings and hiring. Headhunter Recruitment Australia believes that the right candidate is out there to fill openings across all size employers. We’re a team of dedicated professionals ready to connect talented candidates looking for employment with successful employers. Our unique job site grew out of a need to offer career-related information to candidates searching for meaningful employment. The Headhunter Recruitment Australia job site provides an opportunity for employers to connect with job seekers looking for meaningful employment in various hair and beauty industries. 7.

HEADHUNT ER RECRUIT MENT P:(02) 4929 609 W: headhunter.org.au

Headhunter Recruitment Australia works with all types of companies and organizations to help connect job seekers with employers.

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