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Sacramento Barber  💈Barber/Owner @anthonysbarbershop916 @bottleandbarlow @bastillebarbers @victorycrownbarberco #anthonythebarber916 Appointments/product/shops👇🏼

EDUCATION UPDATE. I will have a @victorycrownbarberco with @dukes_barber_shop at the @connecticutbarberexpo this Sunday. I will also be teaching on the @shearshare stage. On Monday 4/23 I’m teaching at these locations.
10 am Vogue nanuet ny
2 pm Salon Allure Englewood NJ
6 pm Salon C garnerville NY. Tuesday 4/24 I will be at @bellezzasalonspa at 10 am. Wednesday I will be teaching at 6pm @philadelphiabarberco I will also be at ABS Chicago Sunday the 29th, Monday 30th. May 6th 12pm class at @instaglamhairstudio Then Sunday and Monday the 7th I will be giving a business lecture and hands on class with @elliottandco in Las Vegas. If you want to come to any of these classes or get a beer (I’ll need a few) dm me please!!!

It’s great that the hair industry is getting more into photography. But I do feel like people are getting pressured into buying equipment they don’t really need or know how to use. The picture I took of @jdworland that’s been pinned on Pinterest over 500k times was taken with a 7 year old cannon body and a $50 50mm lenses, all the settings on auto and technically its @skillsthebarber camera. It’s more important to understand your angles and lighting. By no means am I an expert but I try to keep in mind what am I selling with this picture. When im doing a post for @victorycrownbarberco I try to highlight the style a little more. If I’m trying to appeal to clients I try to get 3/4 portrait angle. If I’m trying to get a repost page attention showing more of the fade/blend. Remember that haircut photography on instagram is advertising, advertising is story tell - so what story are you trying to tell. #anthonythebarber916 .
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I don’t talk about it much but I grew up fairly country; john deers, cowboy boots, hell I played in a 50-70’s Honky Tonk cover band for almost 8 years. This picture was taken next to the walnut orchard I grew up in. I find it interesting when people in the United States talk shit about living in the country or living in the city. They both have value—they are just different ways to live. The great thing about this country is we can live how we want or we see fit. As much as my life revolves around “city life” I have a special place in my heart for the country and love spending time in those places.

I am beyond proud to finally announce that @victorycrownbarberco is launching our third product - Paste. A light/medium matte finish product. Perfect for the no fuss natural looking hairstyles. We are a small growing company we appreciate every single one of our accounts and strive to provide the best service we can. We are offering free shipping site wide from today until midnight Thursday (USA only) use the promo code cutandpaste. We are also offering free shipping for our USA wholesale accounts. We are available in USA through @classicbarberproducts UK/Europe @truebarberproducts and AU/NZ @barberbrandsinternational We truly appreciate all the pictures and support you are giving us. Thank you! If there’s anything we can do for you please don’t hesitate to ask.

I’m just a few months away from my 10 year anniversary of opening @anthonysbarbershop916 With the popularity of barbering and the looming question of are we peaking as an industry Ive been thinking back to the early years a lot lately. Thinking about how unsure I was I could make barbering a career. I 100% opened that shop out of necessity - there was no shops to work at in town. There was only a couple barber shops like what I wanted to do in the state of California! @brian_burt_ had Lefty’s barbershop back then. There was a shop in Costa Mesa with a small one sku product line. No one would have ever dreamed of saying they were a “celebrity barber”. @xotics was the first barber we ever saw on tv (making the band) and we lost our shit. It’s been an absolutely insane 10 years and I’m so so proud to have gotten to be apart of it. I hope to keep contributing at a high level locally in Sacramento and international. And I appreciate each and everyone of you for the support you’ve shown. Be it buying me a shot, getting a haircut, loaning me $100,000, or liking one of my pictures I truly appreciate you. #anthonythebarber916 #barberlife #sacramento

Last year I read an article by Forbes magazine saying that by 2020 the men’s grooming industry will make 20 billion dollars a year. We’re seeing barbershops and men’s grooming salon popping up everywhere. There’s an international shortage of people to actually do these hair cuts. We’re also seeing major chains like Floyd’s, bishops, Rudy’s and even celebrities like David Beckham throw his hat in the ring with a hair product line. Where do you see this industry headed? Are we peaking or are we just getting started? #anthonythebarber916 .
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I get asked regularly for help on social media specifically for Instagram. I’ve been paid as an “influencer” as early as 2013, I’ve helped major brands establish social media campaigns, hell I started my original product line Madcats pomade on MySpace in 2003. But I could not put into words better than what @garyvee says in his new book Crushing It. I highly recommend reading this book if you want to grow your social media and business. I absolutely love that he talks about self doubt, failing, and being truly honest with yourself. I hear all the time “I want to be at your level” or “I want to do what you do”. I have it in me to want to grow my businesses as large as they can be. Not everyone truly wants that. You have to be honest with yourself about who you are and what makes you happy. It’s not easy, I’ve forgone relationships, vacations, even my health - I’ve been on and off sick for 3 months because I’m so busy I can’t sleep. (Less than 4 hours a night for weeks on end). Now I’m not complaining I truly love what I do and I wouldn’t do anything different but not everyone is or should be willing to do that. Read this book be honest with yourself and if you need help I’m only a dm away #anthonythebarber916 .
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#barber #barberlife #barbershop #barbershopconnect #nastybarbers #hairdresser #hairstylist #cosmetology #cosmetologist #hairporn #menshair #menshaircut #hairstyle #pomade #fade #paulmitchell #beautyschool #barberschool #hairbrained #modernsalon #americansalon #behindthechair #btcpics #thebarberpost #internationalbarbers #cosmoprof #beautylaunchpad

As much as I’ve been working I forget to take time for myself. The @sfgiants are on, it’s almost 80 degrees and I have a @ballastpointbrewing in my face. It’s important to enjoy the things you love. Come watch the game @bottleandbarlow #anthonythebarber916 #sacramento #sfgiants #beertime

I get asked all the time if I can fade. I used to get kind of offended by that question but I realized that’s my ego and they just don’t know me. We all have different experiences in life that have led us to who we are. If we let ego get in the way of a simple question or if we don’t ask questions and actually try to understand the answers we will lose our connection as humanity. #anthonythebarber916 .
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#barber #barberlife #barbershop #barbershopconnect #nastybarbers #hairdresser #hairstylist #cosmetology #cosmetologist #hairporn #menshair #menshaircut #hairstyle #pomade #fade #paulmitchell #beautyschool #barberschool #hairbrained #modernsalon #americansalon #behindthechair #btcpics #thebarberpost #internationalbarbers #cosmoprof #beautylaunchpad

So you want to be a traveling educator? First off you have to be able to explain your technique in a comprehensible way to teach. It’s more than just do a haircut and talk about what you’re doing. You can’t just say “do it this way cause”. And as a side note just because someone has a large following does not mean they should be an educator. You have to be comfortable speaking in front of crowds AND be able to control them. (Someone always tries to heckle). You have to be ok with working long days; some days working for @hanzonation I’ll teach 3 2 hour classes a day for 2-4 days in a row. You have to be alright with being alone a lot - hotels, airports, restaurants. You have to be ok with not really seeing the city you’re in. It’s not a vacation you’re being paid to be there so you have to work. Yes I get to see some sights sometimes. I drove by Rockefeller center in an Uber on my way to a haircutting event after working all day at the @ibs_shows NYC. You have to want to do this for the right reasons. Yes a lot of us make it look cool on ig BUT THATS WHAT YOU DO ON IG. You can’t do it for travel, ego, pay, or the gram. I do it and I started doing because I love helping people. I love watching the light bulb go on and their expression change into understanding. I’ll give haircutting advise, business advice, marketing/branding advice, whatever the people need help with. I’ll go out for drinks with people after the class and continue to answer question because I truly want to help. You have to do it from a pure intention or it will burn you the fuck out. It’s not an easy job. If you want me to come to your salon or barbershop slide into the dm and let’s make it happen. Or if you have questions about wanting to teach yourself hit me up. Thanks to @treasurevalleybarberco for hosting me this weekend. #anthonythebarber916 .
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#barber #barberlife #barbershop #barbershopconnect #nastybarbers #hairdresser #hairstylist #cosmetology #cosmetologist #hairporn #menshair #menshaircut #hairstyle #pomade #fade #paulmitchell #beautyschool #barberschool #hairbrained #modernsalon #americansalon #behindthechair #btcpics #thebarberpost

I’m trying to squeeze every bit of soup out of this California winter. Thanks @krusacramento #anthonythebarber916 #sacramento #sacramentoproud #visitsacramento ps who wants to do a sake bomb?!

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