Barber Spotlight – Germaine Walker

Germaine Walker is a barber with a great attitude and great experience. We are excited to feature him in this week’s Barber Spotlight. He is a veteran barber and also found using Mod Clean was the best way to disinfect his tools.

My barbering career started when I was 11 years old. A cousin of mine wanted to experiment on my head because his dad was a barber. I went for it and he messed me up bad. Because of my hair being so bad I decided to experiment myself. By the age of 12, I was cutting designs and ninja turtles etc. in the back of the neighborhood kids heads. Once I reached 13 I was able to do simple cuts. At that time in my life, I realized that I had to help take care of my sister and brother and that took priority. I was buying grocery and paying small bills by the age of 14 then by the age of 17/18, I was buying school clothes, grocery and more. But even after all that, barbering was not my first choice for a career. I went to college for a year but that didn’t work out so I came home and went to Cosmetology school. I made it official when I received my license. From that point on, barbering has been my career and this is the start to why I love Mod Clean Barber Disinfectant. Being the best barber is something I’m very passionate about and take very seriously. I value it dearly and it is a lifestyle.The ability to grow your skills and make as much money as you’re willing to dedicate yourself to making. Everyone thinks it’s easy but you have to make barbering a way of life. You have to be dedicated to every phase of it if you want to be the best.

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What I love about barbering is the ability to get better and better daily. It’s just like an old athlete honing his skills year after year. Getting better on the small things that will make you a legend. Becoming a legend don’t happen overnight. It takes years and years of time and dedication. I also like that you get to meet so many people and learn from and grow with them, just like a family. You watch kids grow up in barbershops, They go from little babies to adults in the same chair. I’ve seen kids get their first cut from me and now there 23,24 years old now nd starting to bring their kids in.

 

The thing I liked about MOD CLEAN Barber Disinfectant is that it’s so simple to use. Barber Disinfectant is so important but barbers really want to spend time do cuts. Disinfecting shouldn’t be a guessing game. Mod has no mess and no guess to keep your tools clean on a daily basis. Overusing disinfectant is one of the biggest money wasters in the business, but with Mod Clean there is no measuring which means no over-pouring. It’s measured perfectly to ensure you get the proper amount to disinfect your tools. Being introduced to MOD CLEAN was important it helped make me more aware of how important sterilization is . Give MOD CLEAN a try and see how it will change your life. It has definitely changed the game on Barber disinfectant.

Barber Disinfectant Spotlight – Donny Blends

This weeks Barber Disinfectant Spotlight goes to a a great guy from the state of Pennsylvania. Donny caught our eye a few months back when he contacted Mod Clean Barber Disinfectant about the product. Donny purchased Mod Clean Barber disinfectant pods a few weeks later and we noticed his amazing work by visiting his Instagram. A versatile barber, Donny proves himself worthy of the Barber Spotlight.  

Whats up everyone, my names Donny and I want to thank you for taking the time to read this. So first off, Im 32 years old, I’ve been a licensed barber since 2008 and in that time have opened two barbershops of my own. My first shop in 2008 was, what I know now, a very simple two chair shop. 7 years later I out grew that small space and needed a better location and bigger shop. The current shop , Modern Classics Barber Studio, is a 4 man show and a much more unique professional setting. But let me take you back to 98-99. Im 14 years old, I have clippers at my house because my aunt owned a salon and I decided to put them to use. Mind you I grew up very into art and seemed to have a good eye for detail. Which is why I needed to use the clippers. I grew up in a very rural area with almost no barbers at the time. So when I would get a haircut I was always so picky id go home and hate it. Until I had the bright idea to fix the cuts with the clippers I had laying around. After destroying my hair a few times I began to figure out how the clippers worked and what I needed to do with them to achieve the look I wanted. Not long after, I was cutting my dad, my brother and who ever else would let me hack them up. I never thought more of it then just being fun, and well, saving money instead of paying for a cut. Now like I said I was always into art and my heart was set on attending a fine arts school. So fast forward to college where I was a graphic arts major still never thinking that cutting hair was any  thing more then something I liked just the same way I liked playing basketball. But during my whole time in school I was always chopping some hair. All cuz I liked it. never charged people. Of course I always accepted tips. But I just cut cuz I liked to cut. Two years into school (I hate school..) lost a lot of my passion for art and dropped out.. moved back home where I was jobless.. my best friend tells me the barbershop he goes too need a barber, and he knew I cut since I cut him when we were younger. So scared as hell I went down to see if I could work there. Sure enough a guy by the name of Jonny gave me my first opportunity in a real shop. And dammmm did I love it. All of a sudden im getting paid to do something I did for free for like 5 or 6 years prior. It blew my mind and actually still blows my mind. Bad news was I had signed up for another school and was set to start about a a year after I worked at the shop (el coqui). So I had to quit the shop to go to school down in Florida for audio engineering. Jon was very cool about it and told me if im ever back I can always work at his place. On to Florida, same story I’m in school and I set up a shop in my house cutting everyone,, I mean everyone from school. Only this time is was smart and I was making money with it. I loved school now though and was excited to pursue a career as an audio engineer. Then at 22 years old my life changes. March 30th 2007, the greatest day of my life, my son is born. I had one month of school left and thank to his wonderful mother I was able to finish up. We then decided to move back north close to family and it was also way more opportunity for me to get a job in a music studio. We chose New Jersey so I could commute to New York and work. Well worked was unpaid for 6 months and it didn’t feed my family. So I fall back again on my skill cutting hair. Luckily a friend of ours owned a shop called JnR Barbershop. Shortly after being there Jonny had told me he could help me get my barbers license in New York if I wanted to make it official. By now I realized how lucrative cutting hair was and I said to my self.. all these years I made it my second option why am I not making it my first option and start making money doing what I used to be willing to do for free. After some time I got my license moved back to my home town in Pa and opened up shop. 23 almost 24 years I started working for my self and never looked back since. 

2013, Instagram, life changer. Im far from a social media guy In fact I kind of hate it. But my brother told me I need it and I don’t have to put up pictures of my personal life that I can put up pictures of haircuts for business. So now I’m curious, free advertisement? Lets try it out. Its now 2017 and because of social media Im here now writing up a biography of my hair life. I would of never predicted that. Instagram and social media in general have catapulted this industry to new levels. I know for me it developed many opportunities I would of never had just by cutting behind the chair everyday. Ive been asked to teach. To attend events , to do platform work for major companies. And all I could think is are these people crazy? Im just a regular dude who works at a shop in the woods of Pennsylvania. But the ability to network on social media provided me a whole new world. Even been able to make some good friends which is probably my favorite thing about it. Another great perk to having my work posted on Instagram is the companies that respect what I do and want me to try their products. I greatly appreciate  any company who values my opinion enough to send me free samples. And ill be honest. some things I liked some I loved and some I didnt like. Some of the companies I built with relationships with and we now do business together. Its all about good product and great service for me. 

Recently I seen these great looking videos of what looks like a dishwasher packet dropped into a barber disinfectant jar and turned it blue. So being me I had to try it out. I find their page, Mod Clean Disinfectant Pods, and I contact them hoping to try some.  We all know every shop and salon is required to have a disinfectant jar at every station. Well I was going through gallons of liquid disinfectant between my barbers and I. Mine would be light blue, the barber next to me would be dark dark blue. Very inconsistent across the board. And reading into what Mod Clean Barber Disinfectant does I find out the pouch I seen is powdered concentrated  hospital grade disinfectant that is the perfect ratio every time.  Not only is there no waste, no spills, or inconsistent pours, but it was a money saver. Very efficient product that doubles as a cool show when you put a fresh pod in in front of customers. Its the future of Barber Disinfectant.

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Barber Disinfectant Spotlight – Yvette Bagley

The Barber Disinfectant Barber spotlight is about featuring barbers who look to stay ahead of trends and pioneer the way for new ideas and looks. These barbers and their shops always have their finger on the pulse of the industry. This week’s spotlight is Yvette Bagley a veteran barber from the great state of Texas. She represents a barber shop with 6 locations that stays up on current trends and caters to men’s haircuts. Diesel Barbershop in San Antonio has 6 barbershop locations and they all use Mod Clean Barber Disinfectant. Here is how it has changed barber disinfecting for them.

Diesel Barbershop in San Antonio | MOD Clean22 years ago if someone would have told me that I’d still be in the barber industry, I would not have believed them. I’ve been through many challenges and different shops along the way, but dedication and loyalty are my strong points so that’s what helped me throughout my career. My name is Yvette Bagley and I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 1995. I am licensed to do hair in Texas and Arizona. I can definitely say that the rules for disinfection in both States are VERY strict. I take pride in making sure all of my customers are safe from infectious diseases and anything that can affect their health. In my 22 years of disinfecting and sterilizing my brushes and combs, I always used liquid disinfectant. It was the only thing available and all I knew to use. However, it’s crazy how much you can waste by not measuring it before you put it in the jar. I used to work in this one shop where they would not let you use a liquid disinfectant jar. I had to put all of my combs along with everyone else’s combs in one huge plastic box in the back of the shop. It was disgusting, to say the least! Fortunately, I no longer work in a shop like that. In 2014, I found the most amazing barbershop to work at ever! Diesel Barbershop in San Antonio, Texas is a combination of barbershop, salon and part arcade. Yes, I said arcade! It’s like the ultimate man cave to get your haircut while you have a beer to relax, chill and hangout! My co-workers and I are all about diesel. We’re always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to keep our shop clean and safe for our clients.So, when I came across Mod Clean on Instagram, I decided to buy one bag to try it out. I introduced it to my general manager and the owner of Diesel barbershop. They asked me to get feedback from everyone to see how they liked it and BOOM!!! Game Changer!! Everyone loved it! After we figured out that one bag of Mod Clean Barber Disinfectant fills 32 jars and saves money compared to the clunky 64 oz. bottles of liquid disinfectant, we ordered Mod Clean for all six diesel barbershop locations! The staff loves the simplicity of putting in one Mod Clean Barber Disinfectant Pod in their disinfectant jar, wait till the bubbles come up, mix it with the lid and that’s it! Perfectly measured every time with no mess. No waste. Literally saving you time and money. Because you know in our industry, time is money.Thank you to the inventors and creators of Mod Clean for impressing me after 22 years in the barber/ beauty industry! You guys ROCK!!

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Barber Disinfectant Spotlight – Keon The Barber

Mod Clean Barber Disinfectant strives to provide barber industry leaders with the easiest way to disinfect there tools. Barber Disinfecting should not be something that takes up a lot of time or involve guess work. This is why we developed a pre- measured disinfectant pod. Listen to one of our happy clients, Master Barber Keon Washington from South Carolina.

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“Work smart, not hard!” This a saying I live by and which any smart, successful business should in my opinion. In life it’s just a fact that if you work smarter any task becomes easier, knowledge is power! Almost 15 years ago I would do my first haircut just as a gesture to help a friend out, I didn’t know that 14 years later my life would be dedicated to doing any and everything that would help advance barbering as we know it.

My name is Keon Washington, but in my recent years I am widely known as Keon the Barber, I am a Master Barber (Master Haircare Specialist) I specialize in doing designs and hair art which is carving portraits and pictures in clients heads, as well as facials, and a lot of chemical and color services. You can imagine with doing all of these things I run through a significant amount of combs, brushes, mixers, and utensils on a daily basis. I am a germophobe, to say the least, so I like to clean and sanitize everything constantly. The barbering/cosmetology industry is a great but very strict industry, the rules that state Board have set are not to be taken lightly. One of the main things that state board check for when they come through for an inspection is the disinfectant jar, they require this jar to be kept clean and free of dirt and debris as to ensure clean and sanitary utensils. If you’re a barber or stylist then your used to buying a form of liquid disinfectant / Barber Disinfectant and going through the whole process of mixing the right amount of water with the right amount of liquid disinfectant, you also know this can be a bit of an inconvenience as sometimes you have to deal with spills, or over or under pouring the right amount of formula to water, or even not getting many uses out of that liquid disinfectant for your money, well the game has officially been changed for me the day I came across ModClean. Much like anyone I was curious and skeptical so I read up and I made my order I had to try it, barb code in dissolvable packets? Well, believe when I say “once you go pack, you don’t go back!”. 32 count bags mean you get 32 jars of properly mixed barber disinfectant, at just $17 that is nothing short of a steal. It’s quick, it’s so simple a child can do it, and it’s mesmerizing to watch. I can just toss a pack to any of my fellow barbers and they’ll pour, rinse, refill, and drop and be good to go in a matter of a couple to few minutes time. To me, that epitomizes the phrase “Work smart, not hard”. Mod Clean Barber Disinfectant has made sanitizing and disinfecting that much easier in the barber industry, it makes you wonder what can it do for your industry. Thanks to Mod Clean and it’s makers and creator, you have revolutionized barbering.

Keon Washington “Keon the Barber”

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Barber Disinfectant for Today’s Barbers

In days past, barbers were thought of as old men sharpening their razors on a leather strop. Today’s barber is an artist. Hip and on the go. Transforming hair into modern art with fades, cuts, and line work. Barbers these days look for the best clippers, chairs, and other tools to stay on the cutting edge. That’s why Mod Clean is today’s Barber Disinfectant. It’s made for today’s barber who wants to spend less time dealing with disinfectant and more time cutting hair. Mod Clean Barber Disinfectant is a powdered pod that comes pre-measured for the perfect mix every time. No more measuring, spills, or waste. Mod makes it easy so you can spend more time doing what you love.

Barber Disinfectant PodsMod Clean Barber Disinfectant pods come in a 5-ounce bag that provides the same amount of disinfectant as ½ gallon of grandpa’s old liquid product. Not only does Mod Clean take up less space on your shelf, it weighs almost 70% less too! Mod Clean’s zip resealable bag can fold up to stash into a small drawer or closet space. Try doing that with those old liquid product bottles! Mod Clean is EPA approved hospital grade disinfectant. Mod Clean is approved in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Mod Clean disinfectant lasts just as long in your jar as the old liquid product and kills germs the same too.

Mod Clean is becoming more popular among barbers for many reasons, chiefly because it is so easy to use and store. Since it’s lighter and takes up less space, you spend less on shipping and storage. It’s so easy to use, barber’s love it! Just fill up the disinfectant jar with water, unzip the recyclable bag, pull out a single “Mod Pod”, and drop the whole thing into the jar. The pod dissolves completely within 2 minutes leaving behind only the uniform blue color and germ killing power. No more risk of under or over pouring! Mod Clean’s pod technology provides the right dose every time! Mod Clean saves you money by ensuring 32 mixes out of every 5-ounce bag!

Go to www.ModClean.com or contact one of our esteemed distributors to find out how to make your shop Mod Clean!

 

Barber Disinfectants Ease of use 101

A barber shop is more than just a place where men come to get a shave or their beard clipped, as it is also a highly social place. It is one of the places where men gather to bond and discuss about their favorite topics, while getting their look straightened out. If you have a barber shop, you are probably concerned about offering the best services for your clients. You want to make them feel welcome and safe while in your shop, which means great services and interest towards their health and wellbeing. For this, you know just how important barber disinfectants are in the barbering industry, making sure that germ and bacteria do not exist on the used utensils.

Barber Disinfectants PodsTalking about disinfectants, what kind do you currently use? You’ll probably think about that bulky bottle of liquid disinfectant that lies in a supply cabinet somewhere in your barber shop. Well, perhaps it is time to know that there is a better way to disinfect. MOD Clean barber disinfectant is a product that was specially developed to serve barber shops. It is cost-efficient, very easy to use, and does its job better than any other disinfectant that you used until present days. Why is it so special? Just take a few minutes to find out. First of all, it has a highly efficient formula, measures by using hospital grades, so it can be easily used even in medical environments. Also, it comes in the shape of pods, which means no need to measure the quantity of liquid disinfectant. All you need to do is take a MOD Clean pod and throw it in a recipient with water and the task is done. They were specially made to be used in disinfectant jars used in the beauty industry; this is why a pod is more than enough for one jar of this kind.

The MOD Clean barber disinfectant will not be less efficient than liquid disinfectant, because the risk of spills is practically inexistent. You will use the entire quantity of disinfectant without wasting anything, which means that your money will be well spent. And don’t worry, as this disinfectant is not more expensive than the one you usually use. The bag is re-sealable, so you can neatly keep the pods until usage, and it is also recyclable, to help protect the environment.