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.
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