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End of watch, and thankful for the blessings of the week gone by, grateful for those who supported this small family business this week, and humbled to still keep pursuing my American dream one day at a time for yet another week. Wishing everyone a blessed weekend, one filled with love and family and fellowship. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸβ˜€οΈπŸŒΊπŸ€™πŸ½
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#mjsolofa #mjsolofamensgrooming #groomingmentobebettermen #spreadlove #spreadaloha #mensgrooming #alohaserveddaily #mensfashion #alohaspiritservedfreshdaily #gentleman #theartofbeingagentleman #faithandfamily #fatherhood #fellowship #motivationalspeaker #inspirationalbarber #oldschoolbarber #traditionalbarber #tonsorialartist #dadlife #fatherhood #godisgood #walkinfaith #aloha #alohaspirit #countyourblessings #bethankful #teamsolofa #samoan #aspiretoinspire

Anyone whose been married long enough to honor the marriage vows "til death do you part" will tell you that your love for someone will evolve many times over from the early emotions felt during one's dating and courtship years. Before it's all said and done, you will see the best of each in the worst of each other, and the fabric of your true love will be tested and pushed to the brink of those fabric threads almost snapping apart. But what doesn't break us will only makes us stronger, and what doesn't break true love will only make that stronger too, so be willing to put forth the effort and hard work to make love last, especially if it's the true love that you believe in and deserve.
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Rarely do we show ourselves in less than perfect condition on social media. But real life doesn't always look good. This is what recovering from a tonsillectomy looks like at age 44. Fortunately, I've got my partner in crime to help me heal. It's his first time watching the Tour de France. He sat quiet and was fascinated by it. Somehow, that made the pain more tolerable. #theadventuresofmeandenzo #theartofbeingagentleman

Gentleman's tip: "Throughout my life, I grew up watching my Dad always romancing my Mom, and in the very simplest of ways that always, always, always put a smile on her face. One of the most consistent things he would do for her is write little love notes, that alway started with "To My Darling Cecilia..". He would make homemade cards for her, drawing flowers all over the cards, and write to her in the most perfect cursive penmanship. These notes and cards were personalized from his heart, made with effort and purpose and love, something that no mass produced store bought card could ever truly convey.
Gentlemen, if you want to win her heart, or keep her heart, then do the things that will earn her heart, because your special woman deserves that extra personalized efforts of love. #theartofbeingagentleman #manup #mjsolofa #mjsolofamensgrooming" β€” @mjsolofamensgrooming @theartofbeingagentleman #newagegents

#LabdeModaMFP te invita a visitar www.gentlemansride.com, una iniciativa que estΓ‘ en varias ciudades del mundo, y llega a Caracas gracias al trabajo de @jeanbike y su equipo en @dgrvenezuela @docvenezuela. No te pierdas la oportunidad de disfrutar un domingo diferente apoyando una noble causa. #gentlemansride #dressdapper #theartofbeingagentleman

I'm truly grateful and humbled to have received a care package from the very esteemed @anthonythebarber916 @anthonythebarber916 @anthonythebarber916, containing samples of his new men's grooming product line, @victorycrownbarberco @victorycrownbarberco @victorycrownbarberco! Anthony needs little to no introduction within the Barbering world, because not only is he an accomplished, respected and well established Barber, he is also a successful multi-Barbershop owner, renowned educator, platform artist, and a social media influencer and industry authority on all things men's grooming. He is no newbie to the product scene either, as he made and sold his own pomade for many years long before even becoming a Barber. It's for that reason that I am honored by the gesture of this package, because products made by Barber's like Anthony means they were developed for the good of the client with a Barber's perspective and needs in mind as well. Thank you @anthonythebarber916 and @victorycrownbarberco for these samples, which we have enjoyed playing with and using on our client's here in the Parlor,.....I appreciate you sir! βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸŒΊπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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#mjsolofa #mjsolofamensgrooming #groomingmentobebettermen #spreadlove #spreadaloha #mensgrooming #alohaserveddaily #mensfashion #alohaspiritservedfreshdaily #gentleman #theartofbeingagentleman #faithandfamily #fatherhood #fellowship #motivationalspeaker #inspirationalbarber #oldschoolbarber #traditionalbarber #tonsorialartist #dadlife #fatherhood #godisgood #walkinfaith #aloha #alohaspirit #countyourblessings #bethankful #teamsolofa #samoan #aspiretoinspire

from @mjsolofamensgrooming
It's rare that I post photos of my work, as the quality of a haircut (to me) is secondary to the quality of the fellowship shared during the haircut. I've always admitted to being just an average Barber at best, but my lane in Barbering is to always promote the value of good service first, and that's an area I that I feel needs to be improved within our Trade. Now, while I've often preached that a Barber's quality of service should always be better than the quality of their haircut, we as Barber's can't just be outright terrible at cutting hair,...you have to be proficient at your craft and be able to execute almost any haircut with adequacy and confidence. Our perceived value as a Barber is relative and subjective to different client's and what they are looking for, and for some client's there is greater value to be had in receiving a great experience and great service first and foremost, with a good haircut second... but we as Barber's STILL have to deliver on the good haircut part, which should go without saying. So as I continue to promote the importance of good service and relationship building and fellowship with client's in the Trade of Barbering, please remember that it always implies that we as Barber's still have to know what we're doing when standing behind the chair. Just food for industry thought.βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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Loose pompadour was styled with @shinergoldpomade Clay.
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We all use slang, or short hand but it's not an excuse to ignore good grammar. Sets you apart from others. #theartofbeingagentleman #theadventuresofmeandenzo

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Anyone whose been married long enough to honor the marriage vows "til death do you part" will tell you that your love for someone will evolve many times over from the early emotions felt during one's dating and courtship years. Before it's all said and done, you will see the best of each in the worst of each other, and the fabric of your true love will be tested and pushed to the brink of those fabric threads almost snapping apart. But what doesn't break us will only makes us stronger, and what doesn't break true love will only make that stronger too, so be willing to put forth the effort and hard work to make love last, especially if it's the true love that you believe in and deserve.
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#theartofbeingagentleman #manup #aspiretoinspire #inspiration #motivation #walkinfaith #faithandfamily #godisgood #mjsolofa #mjsolofamensgrooming #mensgrooming #raisethebar #courtship #spreadlove #dadlife #alohaserveddaily #chivalryisnotdead #fatherhood #gentleman #discernment #theclothesdontmakethemanhisheartdoes #respect #humility #honor #integrity #knowyourworth #groomingmentobebettermen #oldsoul #ironsharpensiron #eachoneteachone

End of watch, and thankful for the blessings of the week gone by, grateful for those who supported this small family business this week, and humbled to still keep pursuing my American dream one day at a time for yet another week. Wishing everyone a blessed weekend, one filled with love and family and fellowship. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸβ˜€οΈπŸŒΊπŸ€™πŸ½
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#mjsolofa #mjsolofamensgrooming #groomingmentobebettermen #spreadlove #spreadaloha #mensgrooming #alohaserveddaily #mensfashion #alohaspiritservedfreshdaily #gentleman #theartofbeingagentleman #faithandfamily #fatherhood #fellowship #motivationalspeaker #inspirationalbarber #oldschoolbarber #traditionalbarber #tonsorialartist #dadlife #fatherhood #godisgood #walkinfaith #aloha #alohaspirit #countyourblessings #bethankful #teamsolofa #samoan #aspiretoinspire

#Repost @mjsolofamensgrooming (@get_repost)
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Saturday morning father and son Barbershop business, with long time client and friend, @jasonwardboyte and his son, Jonas, sharing the Barbershop experience together not too long ago in the Parlor. Saturday's in the Barbershop is when a lot of early childhood memories are created for fathers and sons because it's a small right of passage for boy's into manhood, shared with just their Dad's or Granddad's, to be in the company of grown men, listening to grown men talk about grown men affairs. I'm thankful we got to share this moment with Jason and Jonas, one I hope they'll both look fondly back on for days to come. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸπŸŒΊπŸ€™πŸ½
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#mjsolofa #mjsolofamensgrooming #groomingmentobebettermen #spreadlove #spreadaloha #mensgrooming #alohaserveddaily #mensfashion #alohaspiritservedfreshdaily #gentleman #theartofbeingagentleman #faithandfamily #fatherhood #fellowship #motivationalspeaker #inspirationalbarber #oldschoolbarber #traditionalbarber #tonsorialartist #dadlife #fatherhood #godisgood #walkinfaith #aloha #alohaspirit #countyourblessings #bethankful #teamsolofa #samoan #aspiretoinspire

Saturday morning father and son Barbershop business, with long time client and friend, @jasonwardboyte and his son, Jonas, sharing the Barbershop experience together not too long ago in the Parlor. Saturday's in the Barbershop is when a lot of early childhood memories are created for father's and son's because it's a small right of passage for boy's into manhood, shared with just their Dad's or Granddad's, to be in the company of grown men, listening to grown men talk about grown men affairs. I'm thankful we got to share this moment with Jason and Jonas, one I hope they'll both look fondly back on for days to come. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸπŸŒΊπŸ€™πŸ½
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#mjsolofa #mjsolofamensgrooming #groomingmentobebettermen #spreadlove #spreadaloha #mensgrooming #alohaserveddaily #mensfashion #alohaspiritservedfreshdaily #gentleman #theartofbeingagentleman #faithandfamily #fatherhood #fellowship #motivationalspeaker #inspirationalbarber #oldschoolbarber #traditionalbarber #tonsorialartist #dadlife #fatherhood #godisgood #walkinfaith #aloha #alohaspirit #countyourblessings #bethankful #teamsolofa #samoan #aspiretoinspire

I'm truly grateful and humbled to have received a care package from the very esteemed @anthonythebarber916 @anthonythebarber916 @anthonythebarber916, containing samples of his new men's grooming product line, @victorycrownbarberco @victorycrownbarberco @victorycrownbarberco! Anthony needs little to no introduction within the Barbering world, because not only is he an accomplished, respected and well established Barber, he is also a successful multi-Barbershop owner, renowned educator, platform artist, and a social media influencer and industry authority on all things men's grooming. He is no newbie to the product scene either, as he made and sold his own pomade for many years long before even becoming a Barber. It's for that reason that I am honored by the gesture of this package, because products made by Barber's like Anthony means they were developed for the good of the client with a Barber's perspective and needs in mind as well. Thank you @anthonythebarber916 and @victorycrownbarberco for these samples, which we have enjoyed playing with and using on our client's here in the Parlor,.....I appreciate you sir! βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸŒΊπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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#mjsolofa #mjsolofamensgrooming #groomingmentobebettermen #spreadlove #spreadaloha #mensgrooming #alohaserveddaily #mensfashion #alohaspiritservedfreshdaily #gentleman #theartofbeingagentleman #faithandfamily #fatherhood #fellowship #motivationalspeaker #inspirationalbarber #oldschoolbarber #traditionalbarber #tonsorialartist #dadlife #fatherhood #godisgood #walkinfaith #aloha #alohaspirit #countyourblessings #bethankful #teamsolofa #samoan #aspiretoinspire

Current situation, with a whiskey in hand after cleaning and mopping the Parlor, look around me and appreciating the blessings of the day and reflecting on the hours spent from when the front door opened this morning to when it closed tonight. Plenty of good vibes, fellowship, laughs and a whole lot of man hugs with client's were had, because that's just how we done it in the islands, which is reason enough for us to do it in the Parlor. I hope everyone's day was as fruitful and emotionally and spiritually rewarding as mine was,...have a blessed evening!βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈπŸ₯ƒπŸŒΊπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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#mjsolofa #mjsolofamensgrooming #groomingmentobebettermen #spreadlove #spreadaloha #mensgrooming #alohaserveddaily #mensfashion #alohaspiritservedfreshdaily #gentleman #theartofbeingagentleman #faithandfamily #fatherhood #fellowship #motivationalspeaker #inspirationalbarber #oldschoolbarber #traditionalbarber #tonsorialartist #dadlife #fatherhood #godisgood #walkinfaith #aloha #alohaspirit #countyourblessings #bethankful #teamsolofa #samoan #aspiretoinspire

My colleague @noe.casares @noe.casares @noe.casares putting some finishing touches on his client's beard trim, using his straight razor to make the outline look cleaner, more polished, and give it more detail, thus making the client's beard appear more pronounced than had it been finished solely using clippers and trimmers. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈπŸŒΊβ˜€οΈπŸπŸŒ΄πŸ€™πŸ½
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"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." - Lewis Carroll
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The thing about always staying in your comfort zone is that you really aren't as safe from failure as you think you are, because fear of trying anything new is failure in and of itself....it's failing to try. Sure, many of us want a better life, a happier life, a more purposeful and prosperous life, but often the road ahead to such a life seems so arduous and impossible that it's hard to even know where or how to start. If you're someone who is wanting such changes in your life, but don't know where to begin because it's often easier not to try, the best possible path for you to take initially is the one that requires you to take one foot out of that comfort zone, and then the other, because any place that's one or two steps out of your comfort zone is always the best place to be standing when you want to start living your best life, now. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŒΊβ˜€οΈπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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Grateful to be back in the Parlor today for another week of traditional Barbering, and looking forward to connecting with both new and returning clients alike through some good old fashioned service and fellowship, with a few decent haircuts and shaves along the way. Thank you Lord for another week of your abundant blessings. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŒΊβ˜€οΈπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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#mjsolofa #mjsolofamensgrooming #groomingmentobebettermen #spreadlove #spreadaloha #mensgrooming #alohaserveddaily #mensfashion #alohaspiritservedfreshdaily #gentleman #theartofbeingagentleman #faithandfamily #fatherhood #fellowship #motivationalspeaker #inspirationalbarber #oldschoolbarber #traditionalbarber #tonsorialartist #dadlife #fatherhood #godisgood #walkinfaith #aloha #alohaspirit #countyourblessings #bethankful #teamsolofa #samoan #aspiretoinspire

Father and son business with my long time client @mattjens and his two boys after they shared a Barbershop experience together in the Parlor recently. One of the more common childhood memories shared by most men today in a Barbershop are the ones made with their Dad's and Granddad's visiting the Barbershop to get haircuts when they were kids. Hopefully the same will hold true for Matt's boys as they grow into men themselves, and one day have son's of their own. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸπŸŒΊβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ½
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One of the questions I'm asked the most by new and aspiring Barber's (especially when starting at a new shop or area) is "How do I build up my clientele?" Here are some of the suggestions I always offer,...nothing groundbreaking but rather some tried and true ways that worked for me in my early years and have afforded me a booked clientele, and an overflow that keeps the other chairs in the Parlor booked too.
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(1) Make some business cards with all of your pertinent contact information and hand them out everywhere. You don't make business cards to hold on to them, so hand them out when at restaurants, church, the grocery store, bars, coffee shops, and anywhere that has potential clients in need of your services. (2) Remind client's after each service to rebook for their next appointments, so that they get into a regular cadence of haircut frequency. (3) If client's are happy with the service you gave them, ask them to leave positive feedback for you on Yelp or Google Reviews. This helps potential new clients using Yelp in your area, and it's free advertising. Also give them a few of your business cards and ask them to refer anyone they think may appreciate your services. (4) Instagram is a free way of advertising your work and letting clients know more about you. Post quality photos of the haircuts you've done, ask coworkers to take some photos of you working, and even add some photos of you doing things you enjoy outside of work to help potential clients relate to who you are when they see your page. As a general rule of thumb, I don't post anything that I wouldn't want my Mum, kids, family or Priest to see, so keep the content of your page tasteful and professional. If you want to post more personal and unprofessional stuff, make a second profile and keep it private.
5. Building a clientele requires endless self promotion, especially in the early and lean years. Patience, perseverance and persistence are they key to making sure that you're doing everything possible to get people in your chair.
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Another blessed week in the Parlor has concluded, and I want to thank everyone who helped support this small family business this week. We know you all have many options for your grooming needs, many other Barbershop's to choose from, and many other Barber's with whom you could have visited, so please know that we are humbled and grateful for choosing us and letting us fellowship with each of you this week. Now it's time for family and loved ones, so until next week...the Parlor sleeps. Have a blessed and great weekend everyone!! βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŒΊβ˜€οΈπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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Traditions,...they can be so rich and rooted that you can't help but want to continue them, respect and honor them, and be the curator and torch bearer who passes them on to future generations so that the traditions will never die. Traditions,....they can be so rich and rooted that you feel they're old, irrelevant, in need of changing, or worse yet, in need of dying. If you're a Barber, I hope you'll choose to be a curator and torch bearer for traditional Barbering, even in some small capacity, because our Trade deserves to live on for as many centuries as she's been alive to date. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŒΊπŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ½
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