Clipperguy Salon Best Practices: Are You Licensed?


Work Licensed – Seems like an obvious one. In my visits to barber schools you might be amazed to learn how many students in barber programs have worked in shops for quite some time. Some students are even practicing owners of shops. Kudos to those who step up and get legit. If you do not have a license you are not a barber. You are a hobbyist. Licenses make barbers. Note: The videos in this best practice series will appear in order. The order is intended to reflect the order of service, the order of the client experience in the shop from start to finish.

About: Ivan Zoot is ClipperGuy Ivan is a licensed barber, licensed cosmetologist and certified personal trainer.  Ivan specializes in working with salons, individuals and brands to get healthy, stay healthy, build business and increase profits and productivity. Ivan is a must see presenter at educational events and trade shows throughout the world. His book series, ClipperGuy Says… features eight titles ranging from technical cutting and business building to revealing the secrets of the cutting system he developed and used to break three Guinness World Hair Cutting records. The ClipperGuy channel on Youtube is a hair industry favorite for Ivan’s education, motivation and inspiration.  He has hundreds of videos there. More information about Ivan is available at


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