David Connor (formerly @antigravityhair, now @davidconnorhair), the Artistic and Creative Director for Babyliss and Barberology captures his clean cuts with a professional camera. His tip for the best pictures? Consider what emotion the lighting will evoke. Read more.
Salon: Beauty Lounge, New Orleans
Specialty: Men’s haircutting and women’s hair color. I love being a barber and cosmetologist; my passion exists in bridging the gap between barber and cosmetologist.
Most viral post: A gentlemen’s haircut because of how structured and empowering the masculine shape we built was. The haircut has a seamless textural integration from clipper texture moving into his curly, looser texture throughout the top area that leaves the ghost fade.
Favorite apps: Snapseed, Photoshop Express, Facetune
Favorite hashtags: #barberology #gentlemenshair #barber
I follow: @staygold31 @andyauthentic @juliuscaesar @braidbarbers @hismoderngrooming
Pro tips: Consider what emotion your lighting will create; for the best daytime lighting, shoot near a window between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Make eyes visible in your posts. Use hashtags with less social media noise.
Hidden beauty talent: Along with being able to do a nice fade and hair cut in five to seven minutes, selling confidence in a very organic way not only to my clients but stylists in our audiences!
Hidden talent: I am a beast in the kitchen. I’d say I could whip out a pretty damn-good meal!
How social media changed my life: Being able to study and research the ever-growing standard of the work that I am trying to create. It fuels my life practice as an artist and my business. The constant exposure of excellent content from others in our industry only makes me better.
The first time I was featured on MODERN’s Insta: I was recently I was featured for a Mohawk shape built with a square structured fade. The photo displayed how a masculine shape could coexist with lots of movement and curvature.
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