“DMV FEMALE LYRICAL ASSASSINS”
June 22, 2015
The “DMV FEMALE LYRICAL ASSASSINS”, is a cypher showcase to highlight and promote your lyrical capabilities.
We have received numerous candidates interested in displacing their lyrical skills…we have decided to have lyrical segments during the show –allowing everyone a chance to spit. There is also an opportunity to perform your hottest track LIVE, during the event.
- Send a (video) freestyle to email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email your hottest track…that vocalizes your best lyrical abilities (only for the ones that want an opportunity to perform live)*Note: those people will be selected…not everyone will be able to perform (their track).
- Send a photo, short bio, and Social Media links
- Deadline for entry: July 3, 2015
You will be notified by email from RepYoGrind on July 6, 2015:
- Segment Order
- Selected Live Performers
*Each Assassin is asked to sale ten (10) tickets. The first 5 tickets equaling ($50) will be given to RepYoGrind before showcase begins and the next 5 tickets equaling ($50) will be given to the artists participating in the cypher. *You must sell at least the 5 tickets (RepYoGrind).
**Why? This will support other events –keeping the spotlight on Female Hip Hop Artists.
General Admission/Tickets $10
Boys are welcome to support but not participate!!!
This is an opportunity to get seen and heard…RepYoGrind is dedicated to bring out your best –sharing those talents with potential leads…connecting you with the best opportunities that benefits your passion and dream.
Reeshia Da Barber
RYG: Tell us how a Colorado native landed in Texas?
I moved to Texas during my freshman year of high school.. my mom loved Texas….we just moved…lol
RYG: How/who introduced to the Grind of the blades?
Growing up I was accustomed to seeing my mom styling hair in the house, at a shop, or wherever there was a comb and brush present. So growing up watching her Grind, I decided to try it for myself, but with clipper because of lack of patience in style women’s hair, like she did. My mom inspired my hustle but my skills in art…produced from the talent that follows. I taught myself to cut hair; I also learned a lot from going in the barbershops just watching. So that’s how I guess…I was introduced to the Barber life.
Most definitely changed for the better, more creativity in men styling -turning the old school Era’s to new school flare. The fellas are transitioning from the same old traditional fades to style that fit there swag. The art of the trade is definitely trending right now and I l love it!!!
RYG: Do you think female Barbers still encounter opposition in the industry? How can we combat this issue?
Yes. But, greatly rewarded with loyalty if she’s good at what she does. I think its 50/50 really, because skills kill the doubt and judgment of the pondering question; “Can she cut or Is she a barber or stylist”. I think hands (skills) is truly the deciding factor… and I think men rather have a female groom them, but men wanna know, “will she cut me better than o’boy.”
RYG: Words of Inspiration for future Barbers?
To future Barbers I would say: love the trade and techniques of barbering rather then the love of free time and money…once you love what do the money will come rolling in…but with out the passion you will never see what you really can produce. Oh, never stop learning, that is the golden key.
Photos provided by Reeshia Da Barber
Come in and take a seat at Baltimore Tight Image Barbershop (427 N. Eutaw St. Baltimore MD, 21201) as Barber; Juice, heat up the clippers with a shape up so sharp everyone will be on pause!
This self-taught Barber has been honing his skills since the age of fourteen –cutting his own hair. During his six years in the industry, he went from learning the basics by grooming neighborhood communities and students on school campuses around town to finally getting his apprenticeship in a barbershop to work.
Juice tells RepYoGrind he has yet gone to barber school but does have plans to obtain his license, with the vision of one day owning his own barbershops across the United States.
Juice’s clients’ most favorable hairstyles seem to be the fade – Bald Fade, Drop Fade, and the famous High Top Fade, but he also specializes in Temple Tapers, and Mohawks…he is proficient in every technique.
We asked Juice, When ares the most bountiful time of year in the industry? And, How do Barber maintain financially during the off season or slow periods? He explained, “When it’s warm (Spring and Summer) everyone wants to look and stay intact…but holidays season, like Thanksgiving through New Year’s is a great season for Barbers. Surviving during what we call the drought –saving a certain amount of income weekly/ monthly as well as twice as much when your customer rate is high will help you maintain during the those dry times”, he add. Juice also included how important it is to market yourself –building your brand. When marketing his skills…uses strategies such as: discounts on certain days and social media promotions. The social media seems to work best for him –connecting with numerous potential clients, although, many people respond to the discounts and deals more often than just looking at his stills.
Knowing Juice acquired many of his skills from hard work, mentors, and his shop experiences, we asked what advice he has for future Barbers and he shared the following advice: (1) be patient and network (2) Stay consistent and build relationships with your clients (3) stay humble, and continue to work hard. He also shared, “People will see your vision, your drive, and your dedication and will stick with you…sometimes it’s not about how good you can cut, but how you make the client feel.” And, “For those not in the shop, don’t get discouraged because I’ve been there… Just keep looking. If you can get certified first then do that, but through it all, just stay focused, humble, and willing to learn from everyone you come in contact with…there’s always room to improve your skill as well as your service. Just stay positive and continue to move forward.”
Blogger: Sammie Preston IV
You check out Juice’s skills…
Bannister Couture Presented
L’ affaire du Blanc et noir
June 14, 2015, 3PM
Lord Baltimore Hotel in the Grand Ballroom
“The case of black and white”…is the translation of the title but this event was more like a spectacular in black and white”!
E.Bannister Couture Presented: “l’ affaire du Blanc et noir” at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, on June 14, 2015. Can you say Awesome!!!! I haven’t attended a fashion show with such elegance in a few years. The music had the melody of Paris in the spring time…the chairs placed neatly with programs and guest’s names…the greeters was warm and courteous…Oh, did I say AWESOME!!!
The excitement started from the beginning with the $2000 Designer Scholarship Competition. The Designers…competing for this great scholarship was Jasmine Ward and Sheena Johnson. They both were asked questions about their love of fashion and the reason why they decided to enter the competition. Jasmine was the first to answer the questions given by host Caprece Jackson-Garrett…I felt lack of passion in the answers she rendering; seeming no love for fashion –doing it as a hobby instead of a career. But, when her garments hit the runway, they are gorgeous, but the lack of passion stayed in my mind and maybe in the judges’ as well. Jasmine did take the award for Best in Construction in garment creation.
If I had to give advice to anyone who’s Grinding for the love of something…let everything about you and your passion be displaced in words and actions…no one will be excited; even interested in your… if you aren’t!!! “Message”!
Next up was student designer; Sheena. When she answered the questions about why, what, and how…she gave the impression…she bleed, eat, sleep and drink fashion…! Her words and facial expressions displaced the reason why her garments where so fabulous –hearing the ooooww’s and ahhhh’s, you knew exactly why her language said, I love what I do!!!! By the way, she won!!! Sheena was the winner of the Essay and Portfolio Award, Best Runway Presentation, and of course, $2000 Scholarship.
The QG Department Store presented fashion from their 6 floors of greatest –something for the entire family…I must visit QG very soon. Did you know, QG Department Store started as a Barber Shop? That really grabbed my attention –being a Barber myself that enlightened my mind –starting small don’t mean staying small; your results are only as big as your Grind!
Next Designer to grace the stage, I know…it continues, but it was…yes, AWESOME!!! You getting the dialog of this blog now…lol. Ok back to featured Designer; Mr. Dermaine Johnson for Madison Walker Fashion Show”… yes Dermaine, his name took me by surprise as well…I’m glad because his fashion scents stood out just as much as his name. This young man’s garments had me trying to move to the front row, I was truly impressed by his illustration of patterns and fabrics. E. Bannister, you done well with “young sky-walker”.
On deck was the silent auction, bids and winners for the QG Community Charities, which a 100% went directly to the charities. I thought that was the most AWESOME THING!!!
I have to mention the great vendors who were in the building….
E.BANNISTER COUTURE FASHION SHOW
Earle’s Couture Fashion had me and the other guests standing in awe; his take on couture was straight from the runways in Paris, France darling. I started mentally preparing my closet for some of those pieces.
The Models involved…were designed to wear those garments…everything fit the personalities of the ones wearing them. I was so elated to be a part of a great tour of fashion with E. Bannister and his team. By the way his team had everything on lock from the front door to the models changing area. I would like to shout out two men I know was part of that awesome team and who were functioning on fumes to assist Mr. Bannister’s vision; Mr. James Lily & Mr.Glenn Blount.
Job well done…can’t wait until the next one!!!
Today’s featured Master behind the Chair is Vic Moore out of New Jersey. This young man has been uploading his love for Barbering onto YouTude since 2013. He currently has over 3 Million views with 29,557 Subscribers, I have been watching his video for a few months and he has helped me to enhance my skills and straighten out some of my trouble areas. He is truly a Master…
If anyone know his location, please place it in the comments