Cutting classes result in career change for driver

SHAVING his way to a career change after working as a taxi driver for 10 years, Ashfield’s Vick Daniel has opened Clippers N’ Whisky Barbershop in Pyrmont.

Taking the leap to open his own small business during Covid-19, Vick is confident the future looks bright for aspiring barbers as the NSW population is expected to grow on average by over 100,000 people each year until 2041, resulting in more heads needing haircuts.
Vick completed the Certificate III in Barbering at TAFE NSW Ultimo and now enjoys using his people-skills from taxi driving when cutting hair for his clients.
“I love being able to channel my creativity when cutting hair; the best part of my job is watching someone walk out of the shop with a spring in their step,” he said.
“There is so much more to barbering than cutting hair, from holding clippers correctly to hygiene standards, being qualified is what keeps the industry reputable and safe.”
TAFE NSW Ultimo Barbering Teacher, Bruce Hathcock, who also operates Legends the Barber Shop in Hurlstone Park and Los Angeles, believes now is a prime time to get skilled.
“Barbering is a great career because not only is it hands-on and social, qualified barbers are in high demand,” he said.
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