Success After Barber School

Tim Retic

Welcome to the Success After Barber School Podcast. Where we give advice to new and seasoned barbers on how to reach 6 figure incomes through training, mentoring and coaching. Each episode will feature a successful barber that will share their journey and struggles in becoming a barbering mogul. We are creating a fraternal order that will span well beyond our lifetime and allow us to connect with new and established trends in our industry, Hosted by me, Mr. T.I.M. founder and owner of Forever Faded Barbershop. Hop on the email list to get updates on the show and live notifications for the newest trends or to be featured on the show as the Barber Spotlight of the week. If you’re new in our industry or old in our industry and are ready to join the top 1% in earning a six-figure income, this is the show for you. Let’s go, Let’s GROW! read less

A Cut Above with Megan Ewing
08-11-2022
A Cut Above with Megan Ewing
Anyone can learn to cut hair. The real challenge is becoming a master of your craft. Mr. T.I.M. talks with Megan, another successful barber who is still consistently making progress to master her craft. Megan shares how pursuing barbering just clicked naturally to her like meeting the love of her life. She also talks about barbering and how it’s about progress and continuously improving your techniques.All through the podcast, Megan imparted key elements to be a successful barber such as marketing yourself on social media to make sure that you will truly be a cut above the rest.Highlights02:31 Mastering your craft isn’t even just about the haircut alone, I feel like it's about making your client feel good about themselves.06:41 Consistently teaching myself different ways and different techniques because everything,  no matter what it is you're doing in life, there is always gonna be progress, you’re always gonna do something different, there is always gonna be change. 11:28 Marketing yourself on social media, putting yourself out there and also, putting yourself out there in the community of barbering because I went to two barber competitions and that changed the game for me 1000 percent. 12:57 No matter what anyone says around you, you’re gonna do great regardless. 13:50 If you love what you do when you start to do it, you’re great. Mr. T.I.M.https://smartlink.metricool.com/public/smartlink/mrtimSuccess After Barber School CourseGet on the path to 6 figures today! Join the Enterprisers Club to Monetize Your PodcastMegan Thee BarberInstagram
Start Young with Nelly Martinez
08-11-2022
Start Young with Nelly Martinez
At a young age, Nelly discovered her love for hair. She loved the way it felt in her hands and how it changed people's appearances. This led her to pursue a career in barbering, and she has never looked back since. Nelly will share her story of becoming a female barber and overcoming the challenges that came with it. She offers advice to other young women who are thinking about pursuing a career in barbering and reveals crucial parts of being a successful barber throughout the episode, such as marketing yourself to ensure that you will genuinely be a cut above the rest.Highlights: 01:04  I've been dealing with hair since I was 17 years old and I'm 39.1:16 I was always working a full-time job and I just didn't really know what I wanted to do, as far as career wise, and I would always kind of cut hair on the side. 03:46 Patience is huge because, especially when I look at myself coming from the very beginning, I mean years ago,  people were even uncomfortable with letting a woman cut their hair at that point.05:00 I experienced convincing people, even though I was a woman, that I was able to cut their hair because I think that was a huge thing at that time.09:18 I would have pursued my career sooner than when I did and I feel like it was always a fear that I had. I think a lot of barbers have that fear.Contacts: Mr. T.I.M.https://smartlink.metricool.com/public/smartlink/mrtimSuccess After Barber School CourseGet on the path to 6 figures today! Join the Enterprisers Club to Monetize Your PodcastNelly Martinez Instagram
From Passion to Profession with Albert Walker
08-11-2022
From Passion to Profession with Albert Walker
Finding meaning and purpose in your work is what can truly make you a successful barber. Passion for work is the intense enthusiasm and excitement for what you do, just like how Albert Walker feels about this creative profession. Albert and Mr. T.I.M. talk about how gratifying the work is when you can give people happiness by bringing out the best in them through amazing haircuts.Listen as they talk more about how barbering is both a blessing and a curse. Moreover, how vital it is to sow and reap in order to expect success to come your way as a barber. Remember that it takes more than just a sharp pair of scissors to achieve success. Highlights:04:51 I have a real love and passion for what I do. In the process of me trying to just understand what that life meant, something always drew me back to cutting hair. I just like doing it. 05:35 I enjoy knowing that I can lift the heart of a person by lifting their image, by enhancing their image and bringing out the best in them. 09:42 Sow, reap, repeat. You either sow in or you reap in something on somebody else’s sow. 10:45 The thing about barbering is, it’s a gift and a curse because you have to work hard and have to be disciplined and yet most barbers are people who cannot be disciplined in a lot of other fields. 13:57 It’s just so many phases that is from barbering, from the mental stamina that you have to have, the emotional stability that you have to have, all the way to skillset. Contact: Mr. T.I.M.https://smartlink.metricool.com/public/smartlink/mrtimSuccess After Barber School CourseGet on the path to 6 figures today! Join the Enterprisers Club to Monetize Your PodcastALBERT WALKERTwitter
The Future of Being a Successful Barber with Alexis Adams
08-11-2022
The Future of Being a Successful Barber with Alexis Adams
Alexis Adams, a professional barber, joins Mr. T.I.M. in this episode. Alexis is passionate to create the future she envisions by being open to every opportunity that may come her way. As a professional barber, she knows that having conversations with clients is a must. This may seem like a small thing, but it can make a big difference in the long run and to build client loyalty. Alexis talks about her journey in becoming a successful barber and that includes her realizing the opportunity to learn and grow by accepting criticism. Listen as they discuss more about time, discipline, and how to be your own boss in the industry. Highlights 01:54 It’s not as easy as it seems, physically and talent wise. 03:54 Even the clients have followed me from my last job to where I am now. I learn so much more about them because I am able to actually talk to them, and sit and have a conversation. 06:47 I stopped letting myself be hindered by my own selfish reason.08:31 How loyal clients can be has really been shocking me lately. 09:58 I can make my own schedule. I could take myself off for like three days and do nothing. That’s side of it like learning discipline and realizing that my time is what makes me money.Contacts: Mr. T.I.M.https://smartlink.metricool.com/public/smartlink/mrtimSuccess After Barber School CourseGet on the path to 6 figures today! Join the Enterprisers Club to Monetize Your PodcastAlexis Adams Instagram
Beyond the Technical Skills in Barbering with Chelsea Ard
08-11-2022
Beyond the Technical Skills in Barbering with Chelsea Ard
Mr. T.I.M. gets to talk with another successful barber, Chelsea Ard, who discovered her passion for barbering by her experiences in the salon and having fun experimenting with her brothers’ hair.  As a barber, Chelsea Ard knows that it takes more than just technical skills to give a great haircut. It's also important to make sure that customers are feeling comfortable and better than when they walked through the door.Chelsea shares what motivates her and how mentoring helped her master skills to become a successful barber. More importantly, she talks about how taking care of your body and putting yourself first are also skills that you need to value and to do. Highlights03:09 We are all going through stuff but if you can be someone, not sounding cliche, be a sunshine in the storm. 04:06 Take care of your body. Stand correctly. They don't teach you all that, with your shoulders, back, and how you hold your arms, and your hands, your feet, and how you position and that is needed. 04:39 You gotta find what works best for you. 07:35 The more our clients get to see your work, the quicker they’re gonna be able to get into your chair. 10:51 I feel like what a lot of people in this industry need to be aware of is, you come first, it’s not selfish to put yourself first. Contact: Mr. T.I.M.https://smartlink.metricool.com/public/smartlink/mrtimSuccess After Barber School CourseGet on the path to 6 figures today! Join the Enterprisers Club to Monetize Your Podcast
Importance of Time in the Barbering Industry with Chris P
08-11-2022
Importance of Time in the Barbering Industry with Chris P
Barbering requires more than simply hair cutting. Mr. T.I.M. welcomes Chris P. to discuss what makes a good barber. Barbers must be innovative in cutting techniques and styles. Chris goes on to say that one should be able to hold a conversation, provide outstanding customer service, and make clients feel at ease even if you can’t please everybody. Throughout the chat, Chris emphasizes the importance of time for any barber who wishes to succeed. He also suggests that assuring the quality of your work will help you deliver the greatest service to your clients. Highlights: 01:19 I ran into a couple people that were pretty good at what they did. And I hung around them enough, where I felt like I needed to do the same thing.02:36 Time is everything, you know. I need you to be there, if you want me to be there at a certain time, I need you to be as fluent with your time schedule as I am.03:55 When I first started, I was kind of scared of cutting hair for a while. Until someone else came in and they were a little worse than me. 05:45 I had you, you know, Tim. He was cool with it. He was always pushing me, pushing me, pushing me, he kept putting people with long hair in my chair. Even though I told him I didn't like it, he continued to do it.12:18 Start an LLC as soon as you start barbering because it just starts you off so much better.Contacts: Mr. T.I.M.https://smartlink.metricool.com/public/smartlink/mrtimSuccess After Barber School CourseGet on the path to 6 figures today! Join the Enterprisers Club to Monetize Your PodcastChris P. : Instagram
Why Every Barber Should Know about Versatility with James O`Neal
08-11-2022
Why Every Barber Should Know about Versatility with James O`Neal
Barbering is more than just cutting hair. James O’Neal joins Mr. T.I.M. to share what exactly makes a great barber. Barbers need to be proficient in a variety of cutting techniques and styles and that is what you call versatility. James advises that one should know how to carry on a conversation, provide excellent customer service, and make clients feel relaxed and comfortable.James talks about how professionalism is essential for any barber who wants to be successful. Ensuring the quality of your work can provide the best possible service to your customers.Highlights 02:05 A light bulb kinda sparked and I was like I'm doing pretty good cutting my own hair. So, I think I could do pretty good cutting other people’s hair. 03:12 Professionalism first, and then the quality of the work and the cut next.04:34 It don't matter how many followers you have or what you’re doing on social media, as long as the chair is spinning and you're making money. That's all that matters.06:17 Going back to customer service, being able to relate to people. Just talking to them. Just getting them to open up to you.08:16 Everyone's hair is cut different. I mean, you have to be definitely versatile because versatility makes the money Contacts: Mr. T.I.M.https://smartlink.metricool.com/public/smartlink/mrtimSuccess After Barber School CourseGet on the path to 6 figures today! Join the Enterprisers Club to Monetize Your PodcastJames O’Neal OffLimitsBarbershop Instagram
What Makes a Great Barber with Chelsea Kuehl
08-11-2022
What Makes a Great Barber with Chelsea Kuehl
Creative energy, interaction, confidence. These are all important factors for success in any field, but they are especially important in the world of professional barbering. In this podcast, Mr. T.I.M. is joined by Chelsea Kuehl, a successful barber who shares her own journey to success. Chelsea talks about how she got into barbering by being inspired by the atmosphere and the creative energy around her. She talks about how this motivated her to learn more about the process and develop her own skills. Throughout the conversation, Chelsea provides valuable insights into the importance of confidence and interaction in the world of professional barbering. By sharing her own journey, Chelsea provides listeners with valuable advice for success in any field.Highlights03:18 Being able to interact with other people, that’s what motivates me and seeing a smile on someone’s face. 04:14 When you have the confidence, I feel like sometimes that's all you need in order to succeed because if you doubt yourself, you’re not gonna go far.  07:47 Being around with people who are passionate and care about what kind of work they’re putting out there, what kind of barbers they are, it inspires you to be better, and it inspires you to work harder to get to their level.09:47 As long as you have a goal, you’re always gonna have the motivation to keep learning. 11:03 Walk-ins will come and go but you need to get them to stay.   Mr. T.I.M.https://smartlink.metricool.com/public/smartlink/mrtimSuccess After Barber School CourseGet on the path to 6 figures today! Join the Enterprisers Club to Monetize Your PodcastChelsea Kuehl Instagram
Becoming Your Own Boss with Michael Morris
08-11-2022
Becoming Your Own Boss with Michael Morris
There's nothing wrong with working for someone else, but at some point, you might want to strike out on your own and become your own boss. Michael Morris shares that it's not an easy process, and it takes time, but it's definitely doable if you're willing to put in the work. Michael also talks about how relevant it is taking the time to promote yourself. Listen as Michael discusses more with Mr. T.I.M. about how vital it is to improve the aspects in your life as well, not just your skills and talent in barbering that can take you to the next level on your own game of becoming a real boss. Highlights:03:18 You gonna definitely have to have a little faith or something, you know and you gonna have to put in the work. 05:56 I spent lots of my recent years working for somebody else and you know, it’s cool and all but I want to be on my own terms, I wanna work on my own schedule. I wanna be the boss of myself. 09:00 I dedicate time in the morning, and time at night before I go home to pass out some of my business cards at local stores around. 10:02 Just trusting the process, and just trusting on what I’m doing. I’ve been seeing the work that I’ve been putting in hasn’t gone to waste.16:02 Don’t wait until you’re out of school to start promoting yourself. Start promoting while you are still in school.Contact: Mr. T.I.M.https://smartlink.metricool.com/public/smartlink/mrtimSuccess After Barber School CourseGet on the path to 6 figures today! Join the Enterprisers Club to Monetize Your Podcast
Building Confidence and Being Consistent with Fernando Feliciano
08-11-2022
Building Confidence and Being Consistent with Fernando Feliciano
Confidence is one of the most important traits for a barber to have. Whether you're just starting out or you've been in the business for years, it's essential that you project confidence in your work. This doesn't mean that you should be cocky or arrogant, but rather that you should believe in your ability to provide a great experience for your clients. Confidence will help you to stay calm under pressure and make sure that each client leaves happy.Being consistent is also important for any barber. Your clients should be able to rely on you to provide the same high level of service every time they come in. This means showing up on time, being well-prepared, and having a consistent grooming routine. If you can be counted on to provide a great experience every time, you'll build a loyal following of clients who will keep coming back. Tune in to this episode and hear more stories from themIn this episode, Mr. T.I.M. talks with Fernando Feliciano. Fernando was born and raised in Milwaukee and has been cutting hair since he was 8 years old, when he first started giving his brother and friends haircuts. Now, as a professional barber, he still enjoys helping people feel good about themselves by giving them the perfect haircut.Highlights:01:29 - It's more about inspiring people, talking to people, the conversations you have with your client and stuff, making them feel good about themselves.02:48 - It takes a lot of more than what people think of just standing there and making money or cutting hair and getting a good fade. It’s more about how that person likes it.05:52 - You`re born and raised here. There shouldn’t be one person that you know or ever know that doesn`t know that you`re a barber.13:43 - The only thing is, I should have taken this career a lot more seriously earlier.Contacts: Mr. T.I.M.https://smartlink.metricool.com/public/smartlink/mrtimSuccess After Barber School CourseGet on the path to 6 figures today! Join the Enterprisers Club to Monetize Your PodcastFernandoFacebook
Falling In Love with the Craft of Barbering with Hosea Lamont
08-11-2022
Falling In Love with the Craft of Barbering with Hosea Lamont
Barbering is more than just a job for Hosea. It's a passion and a craft that he fell in love with at a young age. Barbering is an art form, and Hosea takes pride in his work. He loves making people look and feel their best. Barbering is about more than just cutting hair; it's about relationships. It's about connecting with people and making them feel good about themselves. Hosea has built strong relationships with his clients over the years, and he feels like barbering is his calling. Barbering is his passion, and he wants to share that passion with the world. Tune in to this episode and hear more stories from them and hear Mr T.I.M,’s motivational quote.Highlights:01:15 - Basically I would say what motivates me the most is the people that I come and contact with. Their lives, I feel like they're changed through the artistry of barbering.03:04 - People maybe think that we try to do some type of a hustle of some sort but it's really an art and everybody approaches it in different ways.13:55 - Passion really overtakes, because when passion really comes about, you don't do it just for the money, you do it because you love it.17:20 - I would say that developing that passion is the key to any type of growth and success that you`re going to experience in the barbering field.Contacts: Mr. T.I.M.https://smartlink.metricool.com/public/smartlink/mrtimSuccess After Barber School CourseGet on the path to 6 figures today! Join the Enterprisers Club to Monetize Your Podcast
Importance of Self Care in the Barbering Industry with Kira Lovelien
08-11-2022
Importance of Self Care in the Barbering Industry with Kira Lovelien
In the barbering industry, it’s easy to get burned out. Between long hours, dealing with customers who may not always be pleased with your work, and having to maintain a high level of skill, it can be difficult to keep your head on straight. In episode MR. T.I.M. invites Kira Lovelien to the show and they discuss some tips for avoiding burnout in barbering. He also provides some advice for maintaining your passion for the trade.Throughout the chat, Kira emphasizes the importance of taking breaks and taking care of yourself mentally and physically. She also suggests that by taking care of yourself and setting realistic goals, you can avoid burnout and maintain your passion for the trade.Highlights: 01:27 - I took just a really big interest in getting down the technique of fading designs. I love doing design stuff like that.03:10 - They'll text me like two minutes before like, oh, I'm just going to be like a half an hour late, but you still need to get me in and I'm, like, I can't really get you in like that and then they expect for me to kind of accommodate them. 11:35 If we're talking like a burnout, kind of, I would say, I usually try to take a vacation, just get out of town and get my mind clear. 13:15 - Because it is just iron, sharpen, iron and stuff. And that's why it's very important to at least tap in with the industry.14:14 -  So when I left and came back after a month, I was like hustle hustle, hustle. So now it's kind of like I need that refresher.Contacts: Mr. T.I.M.https://smartlink.metricool.com/public/smartlink/mrtimSuccess After Barber School CourseGet on the path to 6 figures today! Join the Enterprisers Club to Monetize Your Podcast