Barbers vs Hairstylists – TheSalonGuy

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  1. pamplonaHD on November 29, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    i didn’t know barbers existed anymore. when i was young, 20 years ago, stylists were more for women, but nowadays everybody goes to the salon, i mean the place where professional stylists work.

    thx for another great video, bro.

    best of luck.

  2. joe doe on November 29, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    It’s scary when you’re thinking about getting into the business, find out that cosmetology schools $20K, and you find websites that say cosmetologists make $23K per year and barbers $24. What’s the TRUTH on income? Would you say that it’s a business you should only take on if you’re young so that you have many years to build up a clientele like doctors and other service professions?

  3. Mob • on November 29, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Should i go to a salon or hairdresser for a two block haircut? (Like a Korean haircut)

  4. Ramy Azizeh on November 29, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Hey Steven , there is a model named Renan pacheco can you do his hair tutorial please please !!

  5. Steve Webber on November 29, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Are going to get your barber license because as you say you are hybrid between both barbering and cosmetology

  6. Brian Fisher on November 29, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    If I can add my two cents: I’m licensed in California and feel like I’m well versed in both men’s and women’s hair. The biggest difference for me between a barber and a hairstylist is being able to shave. In California we are not licensed to use an unguarded razor bald, so no shaving for me.

  7. Russell Bogrett on November 29, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Went to hairdressing school, graduated got my liscense and worked in the industry for a few years and hated it. Went to barber school graduated and got my liscense and have been working in the industry for almost 40 years and could not see myself doing anything else. Such is life

  8. raymund usi on November 29, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Barbers do haircuts to men, however they are starting to do thing "way too fancy" outside of doing a standard haircut they are already identified as hair stylist and hair stylist can do men and women.

  9. Tony on November 29, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    In the 80s I moved away to college , always went to a barber . My hair was longer then not faded/ tapered as it is now. I’d usually just have some of the bulk trimmed off the sides and back. So I tried this local unisex shop/salon. Inside, it looked like grandmas beauty parlor. A bit awkward as I’ve never had a haircut by a beautician/ hairdresser before. First, one of the elderly ladies on the staff shampooed me . Never had that done in a shop before. Then, another woman probably as old as my grandmother cut my hair using a razor to thin out the bulk. I thought it looked good and was pleased. But it was quite different from a barbershop visit. For $7 I couldn’t complain because the results were good and I did go back.

  10. The Doggie Six - Official Channel on November 29, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I’m going to a salon on Sunday and I’m gonna get dutch braids with some blue streaks 😀

  11. Matt Craft on November 29, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I’m a barber, and in Alabama barbers can do the same thing that cosmotologists do except waxes or hands or feet.

  12. Jeff Geoff on November 29, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Can you PLEASE PLAESE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, make a tutorial on Paul Pogba 2016/17 blonde haircut, if you do I will subscribe to your Chanel❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  13. mike allen on November 29, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Sorry but this sounds so wrong. I’m in barber school and were taught men’s and women’s long and short. all styles. color perm and all that. barbers specialize on the haircut. head only. Cosmo is whole body not specializing in hair. we as barbers focus on the hair. if you want a hair specialist go to a barber.

  14. Shadow Zkrillex on November 29, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Barbers are good for pomade and stylist are good for wax

  15. RASHIGANBABY on November 29, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    I would love if you could do my hair damn

  16. Lisa Surlie on November 29, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    I don’t get why some people with dark brown hair have it turn red in sunlight and others with dark brown hair don’t? I’m confused why some not others

  17. Kut'n Loose on November 29, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    I am a Hybrid, a Cosmo-Barber….great fade and great layered cut, pixies, etc.

  18. Jaime Edwards on November 29, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    am both!! trained in both, 25 years in the job, and I call myself a barber now, because I only cut an finished hair.

  19. Sweatter on November 29, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    is there a legitimate way bald people get shiny scalps?

  20. ImBatman365 on November 29, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I’m from bama too. Cosmetologist and soon will have both. I take my fades serious. As well as my swoop clientele. Nobody cuts a better swoop lol. Promise.

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  22. alloneword154 on November 29, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    A big difference I notice is that hairdressers tend to block off their haircuts around the sideburns and back of the neck. They do not take the time to taper the haircut, even just slightly as to make a more masculine outline. A nice taperd outline is a must even if it’s a longer haircut. It also makes the haircut grow out properly. I don’t believe they have the knowledge to do it. It’s interesting as I watch tv shows with my kids or movies that have teens, boys or young men in them that their hair is almost always blocked off. It looks not finished to me.

  23. Dwanna Lowery on November 29, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    I went to barber school in Mississippi, then transferred my licence to Louisiana (Nola area). I’m considered a Barber Stylist. I chose the barbering program because my mother was a "beautician" and I knew a lot about women’s hair, so I wanted to learn more about men’s. I worked in a guys "sports themed" shop for 2 yrs, doing all sorts of fades, military cuts, kids, business cuts, etc. I’ve worked the past year in a salon and have learned a lot from the other cosmetologists. I do color, and women’s hair, but most of my clients are men. Being trained in male and female styles works great for undercuts and longer men’s styles, as well as women’s razored pixie cuts. I love being a female barber because I love making my guys cover shot ready. And I love to glam up my ladies. Not being limited is fun. Watching Salon guy videos has allowed me to cut more confidently. Thanks!!

  24. joe doe on November 29, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    This video seems to categorize people into barbers vs. hair stylists based on what kind of work they’re actually DOING for customers. That’s great, but I wish there were a video that explains the LEGAL and EDUCATIONAL differences (classes offered, equipment used), between a cosmetologist vs. barber, from the school you attend to the license you must have to perform certain TASKS on the public. I know it’s going to vary by state, and I’ve heard that few states have reciprocity agreements, which is scary in itself, which means you can’t move out of state without taking more classes or starting over(?)
    For example, if a state requires a separate barber’s license to do certain things, what are those things? If the only EXTRA thing you can LEGALLY do with a barber license is to shave faces, I need to know that. If the amazing things you mention that barbers need to be able to do are only taught in a barbering school, I need to know that too. I presume a barbering school doesn’t get into makeup and nails. I haven’t gone to school, but personally, I’d like to do just hair, whether it’s men’s or women’s. My goal would be to stay busy all day and up my prices due to demand once I knew what I was doing, via referrals and repeat business. (just like anyone else). I don’t see anyone doing makeup in a salon, and as for nails, all you need is a nail technician, right?
    I like the idea of being a hybrid with hair, and I can’t help but believe that if someone can truly recreate any hairstyle photo the customer brings in, (which only a small minority of stylists can do), their chair must be full all day. Why do I believe that? Cause I’ve known too many women who search for YEARS until they ‘finally found a good stylist.’ One woman I know took photos around to different so-called stylists for 6 years til she found one she liked. She had a very basic, totally straight, shoulder length style with fine hair that simply dropped straight down, so I don’t know what the problem was in finding someone good. Her style was far from sophisticated rocket science.

  25. Travis Kraft on November 29, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    I am actually looking for a new hairstyle for Imabelle. Some kind of cool style for long hair.

  26. brent stafford on November 29, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    explained it perfectly

  27. Gamerz A on November 29, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    hair cut justin bieber

  28. Brian Leister on November 29, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Where in NJ are you????

  29. DJARTYlicious on November 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    I have recently started watching your videos and this is another great video. I tend to travel a lot and have gotten haircuts all over the country. I couldn’t agree with you more.
    Right around the time, the undercuts became a fad barber shops gained great popularity but as you mention, it really depends on the haircut you’re going for.
    If I were to break it down myself from my personal experiences, barbers tend to have great experience in terms using clippers and generally do a great job on the sides and the back but don’t have much of an idea about the rest. I have straight thin hair and once a barber used thinning shears on my hair to the extent that I lost a lot of density and styling my hair was a pain. In my opinion , a hair stylist will understand your needs better and take their time. In most case, a hair stylist can do what a barber can but not vice versa.
    Keep up the great The Salon Guy. It is very nice to hear these things from a professional rather the "know it all" bloggers out there.

  30. Manuel Angeli on November 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Diydan Lopez hairstyle please

  31. Jr Lopez on November 29, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Alright so then where would I go if I wanted that low skin fade and slick back and the side part? For example G-Eazy’s hair

  32. Travis Kraft on November 29, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    I liked your last comment on my video. However, I could not reply there because she watches my videos and didn’t want to tick her off.

  33. Alexis Enriquez on November 29, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks Salonguy! So its just like marrying a person! Finding the right person that could perfectly cut your hair! Lol

  34. alloneword154 on November 29, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    As a master barber in CT. I must say you cannot survive out here as a barber getting $30 for a men’s haircut if you are not able to do long and short hair. Especially in today’s world. I dislike when people try to put barbers in a box and say "ohh your a barber, you only do short hair". Today’s modern barber is not what your fathers barber was. I should know. My father is a barber of 46 years. But he never adapted to today. He has a ton of regular customers. Doesn’t need anymore. It’s all about what you want to get out of the craft. I wanted to evolve. And I did. Don’t put labels on people. Barbers get a bad rap because a lot of ethnic barbers dont know what a scissor looks like. And some don’t have licenses. If you are versatile your chair will fill up fast. You only have two hands. Do better work, always learn and take your time and up your price to reflect your skill. People will pay if you deliver every time. Men are loyal to a good barber. Guys like Steven are rare. It’s difficult to be great at hairdressing/styling. And being a great Barber.

  35. Carlos Aguilar on November 29, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    barbers = good at fading
    Hairstylist = most dont know what the fuck is fading

  36. NeXusS_ YT on November 29, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Then wtf is supercut?

  37. Tony Mize on November 29, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    I went to a barber school and learned all kinds of women’s cuts, long layers, short layers, a line bobs, shags, pixies, etc. I was also taught how to color and do highlights, and of course along with classic barbering ( straight razor shaves, tapers, bald fades etc) so you would be surprised what people are learning as a barber.

  38. Potenza Da' Dio on November 29, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    This was a fair comparison

  39. BrightBlue1111 on November 29, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    I’ve heard that if you want a 90-degree haircut, it’s better to go to a barber.

  40. Naresh Kaampaati on November 29, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Barber is a hard worker ,

  41. Darryl Dixon on November 29, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    How about a faux hawk where should I go

  42. Jake Park on November 29, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    How do you spell Cameron Dallas hair color?

  43. Denis Berduo on November 29, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    I didnt take cosmetology in highschool but will i still be okay and still go to college and learn

  44. UncleDrew 2o on November 29, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Cannnn you plzzz do a shawn mendess hair style tutorial😩😭

  45. Veteransbarbershop on November 29, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Salon guy understands the difference. I’m a barber, and I have no desire to cut, color or style long hair. I’m good at my specialty, and I’m busy all the time. I’m glad there is a distinction between barber’s and hairstylists.

  46. Hector Maldonado on November 29, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    ur bald

  47. chela rivera on November 29, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    im a licensed climatologist…been doing womens and mens hair for 6 yrs and for the last year i worked at a barber shop where i fined tuned that skill…so watch out for us switch hitters

  48. Garrett Walsh on November 29, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Barbers are if you want a more classic, timeless or conservative cut for men ONLY, Hairstylists are for if you want a more styled, trendy, longer, etc. cut for men AND women. Personally, I like barbers more, just because the haircuts they give look good and are pretty low maintenance compared to cuts I get from stylists. It all depends on preference though.

  49. nowayalexD on November 29, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    jon skywalker hairstyle please!!

  50. TermsConditions Tm on November 29, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    well this explains it all i need to find me a hairstylist thx