I used to be accustomed to skin fades with the barber using two inch shear guards attached to the clippers to give me a short length on top. After the basis of my haircuts I preferred the barber to use the Wahl professional 5 star bump free shaver / shaper or a Phillips Norelco electric shaver to give me a true skin fade. I used to get conservative haircuts but sometimes I think to myself why not try something different and unique. I have been to a few barbers in the past but I become loyal to the ones that are knowledgeable on how to cut hair. Finding a good barber is a trial and error experience, usually for most people unless you have been referred by someone you trust.
I go to a barber shop known as Barbers By Design located at 7542 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, FL. 33614.
I reside in New Port Richey, FL. and I drive an about an hour away to Tampa to get my haircut because I do not trust barbers in my town. I do not feel like going through another trial and error experience because sometimes the barbers don’t understand how to cut hair to my standards. My barber is Luis Oliveras he’s a barber at night and a main barber instructor at Shear Excellence Hair Academy during the day he teaches students interested in getting a certified barber’s license. Oliveras asked me if he can use my head to practice designs so he could improve on his skills and build his portfolio. I agreed and he started to do some wild freestyle designs that I thought looked real good.
(All photo’s below were taken by Luis Oliveras he has granted permission to use the pictures.)
(above: My first freestyle design by Oliveras, at Barbers By Design, He comes up with ideas in his mind and executes.)
(above: Same hair cut as the first design by Oliveras, showing different angles of my head.)
(above: A unique idea that was thought out within minutes by Oliveras.)
(above: Oliveras started using the internet to gain ideas and to try to mimic other designs he discovered online and tried to change things up a little bit.)
(Above: Oliveras, uses different shear guards to fade the design.)
(Above: Oliveras, saw a concept of another barber online using a mirror to take a picture showing both sides of the haircut in one picture.)
Why not step outside of the boundaries and do something different. After Oliveras performed designs on my head he has gained a steady customer base of people coming in for designs to include kids, teens, adults, men and women.
Oliveras has an Instagram account that showcases a large portion of his work, his page is unfortunately private but he can be followed by going to the following hyperlink: https://instagram.com/bambamthebarber/