We at BARBinc welcome another master barber to our BARBinc Voices team. This week, Juan Sosa of SanFrancisco-based Peoples Barber shares his expert view about barber competition…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Juan Sosa is a heavyweight on the West Coast with over 12 years experience as a master barber. After owning a shop for 5 years, Juan decided to put everything in storage and travel the world and study the techniques of barbering.
Since then, Juan has landed in San Francisco where you’ll find him at the Peoples Barber shop. Juan also likes to test his skills at national-level competitions.
Recently, Juan competed in the SanFran’s HairBattleTour that took place earlier this month — a topic Juan talks candidly about (below) and shares through his pictures…
(Juan at the SanFan HairBattleTour competition)
I literally zone out. No distractions, no room for it. I am dedicated and passionate about what I do. I don’t brag about it I let my work speak for itself. I compete with myself every time I step on that stage.. I feed off the energy and challenge myself to do the best that I can so everyone can see a piece of who I am and what I represent…
(“House of Fades” from LA showing up to show love and support…!)
(Juan with Sergio Millan, owner of Fresh Up Barbershop and barber to San Diego chargers football team)
@antoniogaray71 #barber #barberlife #barberlove #barberworld #barberbattle #barbernation #barberrespect #masterbarber #lovemycraft #westcoast #NJ #SanDiego #SanFrancisco
(Juan’s Freestyle Design at HairBattleTour, SanFran)
Just finished my freestyle design let’s see how I do .. #freestyledesign #barberbattle #sanfrancisco #barbernation #barberlife #lovemycraft
(A young barber showing his competition trophies from HBT-SanFran)
(Danny Amorim (“SuccessAddict”) mentoring another barber)
While the show is going on my boy @successaddict takes time to Mentor upcoming barbers … Talk about the real deal!! Glad to see someone from home out here in the west coast #JerseyintheHouse #sanfrancisco #barber #barberlove #barbernation #barberrespect #lovemycraft
(Barber Battles are for more than just competition…)
Great night!! It’s more than just a battle #network #barber #beard #barberlife #barberworld #barberbattle #barbernation #barberrespect #barbershopconnect #masterbarber #aboutthatlife #lovemycraft
We speak about our community and how to make it better. We teach ourselves to be more professional at work. We represent more than just one local barber. We’re representing our feelings to the game. Emotion is a big part of our business and to feel overwhelmed seeing my fellow barbers grow and take the industry to the next level.