Lilly Benitez: Interview with Modern Salon

This article was originally published on Modern Salon. Click here to read the original article on their website. Soon after high school in 2003, Lilly Benitez¬†started trade school and earned her massage therapy license along with her barbering license. On her own she started incorporating aromatherapy and pressure point massage into her barbering services. She wanted to elevate the straight …

Barbershop Operations Best Practices

Some of the most successful barber shop entrepreneurs have mastered and created consistent barbershop operations. A successful business owner understands that you have to take time away from working IN the shop to working ON the shop. Accountability and consistency are going to lead to better customer service, happier team members, a consistent brand in the community, and a more …

What is a Barber?

What is a Barber school in the state of Texas? I am so happy you asked. Below you will find a description of Blade Craft Barber Academy and why we are THE BEST Barber school for you.¬† Let us start by reviewing the definition of a Barber. ¬† A Barber is an overarching term for a person who is licensed …

The Blox Season 4

Season 4 Reel & Watch Party Join us on Monday, November 7th to celebrate the airing of The Blox Season 4 with The Blox judge and BCBA Founder and Director Lilly Benitez herself. We will host a Meet & Greet at 6:30 pm and watch the premiere at 7:00 pm. Popcorn, snacks, and refreshments will be available throughout! We hope …

How To Become a Barber in Texas

I am so glad you asked how to become a barber in the state of Texas! Read on to learn about the details of Blade Craft Barber Academy as well. What Is Barbering? Barbering is an overarching term for a person that is licensed that would be able to offer haircuts, beard shaping, skin treatments, an array of hair coloring, …

Stylists: Adding Barber Services

Are you a suite owner or a solopreneur, and you’re looking for ways to add value to those little dead times in your day? For example, when your client is processing or when you are applying a chemical service and there’s a little bit of a lull time? We would love to work with you on adding barbering services and …

In-Salon Training

Today we’re training the staff at the shop in The Colony. We have cosmetologists who work with a male clientele on a daily basis and they wanted to get more hands-on with barbering techniques. When cosmetologists come into Blade Craft Barber Academy, we like to focus on two aspects: both the tangibles and intangibles of the barbering business. Tangibles include: …

SMP After Care

AFTER CARE PRECAUTIONS FOLLOWING YOUR SESSION In essence, SMP is an open wound in the skin, and taking care of the healing process helps to ensure the best most long lasting results. Avoid getting it wet for the first 36 hours, but also keep it clean. No chlorinated pools, saunas, steam rooms, or tanning beds for 28 days after your …

Step by step guide: How to open a Barbershop

Are you super excited about your barbering techniques, you’ve built up a clientele and you know exactly the barbershop that will best serve your community? Congratulations! Here at Blade Craft Barber Academy, we can help you with guidelines to start your own barbershop. Here are the top 10 steps to starting a barbershop. Start with the business plan. Make your …

Trades in the times of The Great Resignation

A quick Google search of the term brings you definitions, action items for those hiring, and the top reasons why people are quitting their pre-pandemic careers. Health care workers and school teachers are among the top fields that were really pushed to their limits by being overworked & underappreciated. Trades offer countless opportunities for finding meaningful work, great pay, and …