I would like to take a break from writing lesson plans and filming videos to share a success story about one of our members. Cheryl Dumont has been a member of our website for almost a year now. She recently sent me an e-mail to tell me about her new barbershop that she will be opening shortly and how we have helped her with the new venture.
Cheryl, who is third generation in the hair business had this to say:
“In barber school and in my apprentice experience I learned the basics. But I don’t want to be a basic barber. I earned the title of Master Barber and I want to live up to that title. My goal is to grow as a barber and continually improve my skills. www.HowToCutHair.tv is a tool that I have been using to help me achieve that goal. What I like best is learning how to cut wide variety of people, hair types, and styles which are necessary for success in the barber industry. Your site has helped me build my confidence because I now have a place to go where I can learn from my mistakes, make adjustment and improve for the next client.”
This is clearly someone who values the importance of continuing her education and is constantly striving to improve. It reminds me of 18 years ago when I opened my first barbershop and one of the senior customers told me, “If you focus on perfecting your craft, success will follow.”
You can see Cheryl’s barbershop here: http://www.chez-moustache.com/ She has a really cool blog that I would encourage everyone to read and leave some comments and words of encouragement. Also, check out the pictures of her shop. I can’t wait to see it next time I am in Providence, R.I. The waiting room looks like a great place to relax and enjoy some quiet time while waiting for what I am sure will be a great haircut.
As an educator there is no better feeling than inspiring and helping other people achieve their dreams.
Best of luck to you Cheryl!