So since the start of the year I have been trying to decide what to post abour. Do I want to go into how my year was or talk about the redundancy of new years resolutions.
But I have decided to cover a few things .
2016 started with me still working with Peter Copolla and working along side my good friend Steve Lightfoot. The problem was at the end of the year I watched a brand I beleive in and who believed in me take the people who put blood,sweat & tears into building a brand and hung them out to dry.
Tara O'Brian and Steve Lightfoot gave me an opportunity that I would never of had otherwise and I am still grateful.
It is a good thing loyalty,honesty and integrity are part of my DNA!
This year also found me doing multiple guest spots at Public Image in the heart of Roosevelt Row Arts District in ohienix,Az and am proud to share that starting in February this shop will be my new home.
Everyone talks about "new year,new you" bullshit. Change is good but to pull the trigger and to make a change is scary but sometimes you just have to do it.
This year's Movember was awesome. We held it at Great American Barbershops newest location and had some amazing guys involved. I look forward to holding this in a new city and new community.
Is year also allowed me to get to know a few guys one being Vinnie Morey owner and barber of The Proper in Los Angeles and Orange County I also got to meet Brian Hurson owner of The Nite Owl Barbershop in Toronto.Both of these guys are running great shop and look at barbering the differently while both upholding the tradition of the craft. (Vinnie,thanks for your continued hospitality when I rol, into LA)
I watched my daughters graduate high school and college . I even bought a MINI Cooper!
2017 my goal is to grow The Barber Collective and get some contributors to submit regularly and really find a way to make a name for ourselves.
Now with all that being said we need to take a good hard look at are work, how we approach our job and why we do it. Is our goal to become famous or are we striving to be great barbers who are good with our customers.
So on that note I wish everyone a great 2017....Success in your business, family and day to day life.