Gaining recognition for his work was dream come true for Jose Montejano, 3rd place winner in Wahl's Online Barber Battle. A barber at America Barbershop, Santa Ana (@cant_be_faded), Montejano saw this competition as an opportunity to express himself better through his passion—barbering.
MORE ABOUT JOSE: "I have been a licensed barber for 10 years now. I have been working at American Barbershop for 7 years. I've been cutting hair since high school and still love what I do everyday."
Why did you participate in the Wahl Online Barber Battle? "I saw it as an opportunity to help me do what I always wanted to do. I always wanted to share my experience with other people and help them grow in their craft. I had nothing to lose and so much to gain."
How did you prepare? What was your inspiration? "My preparation consisted of trying to find the best models I could. My inspiration came from looking at other videos and pictures of hairstyles I thought would look best."
What did you learn? "I learned to not hold back and push myself to be more creative. Hair cutting is an art to me I just need to express myself better with my passion.?"
Of the three haircuts, which one is your favorite? "I thought my pixie cut was my best entry for the competition."
What advice do you offer to entrants in the future? "Find good models and don't hold back!!"
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