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 …

Lilly Benitez: Interview with Canvas Rebel

This article was originally published on Canvas Rebel. Click here to read the original article on their website. Blade Craft Barber Academy founder Lilly Benitez was recently asked to share her story with Canvas Rebel. Within this interview, she was excited to share her story, give some tips on what she’s learned and some things she’s had to unlearn along …

How to Start and Manage a Storefront

Starting a business feels like you’re running a marathon blindfolded. Am I going the right way? Has it even started? What if I fall?! Please be encouraged in that it is possible! Ensuing are some personal life experiences that I hope help you pursue your Entrepreneurial Endeavors!  I am Lilly Benitez founder of Blade Craft Barber Academy, and I still …