- Edition 6, Chapter 3.4 -


He is a college dropout.

I attended college for a couple of years and I knew that it wasn’t for me. I was always into fashion; I always thought getting my hair cut was a pretty cool thing, so I went ahead and attended beauty school.

He refers to himself as a hair nerd.

I attended classes, watched DVDs, watched YouTube. I’m obsessed with cutting, so I just want to be the best that I can be. You could say I’m a hair nerd. I think when you focus on giving someone a good cut and a good experience from start to finish, then they’ll be your client for life.

He has learned not to criticize.

The first thing I notice about somebody is their hair. I analyze it, ask why it’s cut like that. But I never criticize someone’s work. I think it’s nice to see something, and – even if you might not agree with it – say, “Okay, I know not to do that.”


If you have a following, if you’re a busy hairdresser it’s the way of the future in my eyes. I was ready, and I was definitely scared, but within a month I was doing better than ever.

He can’t keep enough New Wash in stock.

Every week I need it faster. I literally can’t keep it on my shelf long enough. It’s interesting, it’s different, it’s refreshing; I think it’s something we’ve been dying for in the industry for a long time. You see the health start coming back to people’s hair, and it’s hard to go back to shampoo.

He advises potential Hairstory Hairdressers to take the plunge.

It’s a no-brainer and you’ve got nothing to lose. If you sign up they’ll send you a free, full, 8-ounce bottle that you can play with and use on yourself, use on your clients. Again, the proof is in the pudding. Talk is cheap. If you try it, you’ll love it, and you will never go back to shampoo.



I love talking hair. Email me at noahjamescuts@gmail.com.