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Previous Episode SKILLS Profile – Episode 5 “The Foundation”

 

SKILLS Profile – Episode 6 “The Brand”

 

In this episode, our CEO @barber.mo talks about how he came up with the name of the shop, “SKILLS By Barber Mo”

 

He mentioned that he took inspiration from the Apple brand story wherein when you hear Apple these days you don’t necessarily think of it as a fruit but either a device. He wanted to have a name that can complement the type of job or service that the barbers do, which is as an artist and as a person who handcrafts his job suited for each different individual that he will serve.

 

Barber Mo in SKILLS Profile

Barber Mo was inspired by the Apple story and he wanted to follow through with the same mindset when he started his own brand.

That’s when he thought of the word “SKILLS” as being the type of person who got what it takes to deliver the best quality service and experience.

 

And for the people in the future to think of whenever they hear the word “SKILLS” by Barber Mo, that this is the place where you can get the best hair and beard grooming service, with the proper quality and experience that you can never find somewhere else.

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The man behind SKILLS was born and raised in Syria. Over 20 years of Barbering experience with the changing of styles and generation. In spite of the countless struggles and hardships throughout his life and career, this has never been a hindrance to him to reach his dreams.

SKILLS Barbershop is located in the Business Bay area in Dubai, at Clover Bay Tower, and is run by the Celebrity Barber, Mohamad Mir Ebrahim aka Barber Mo. With over 20 years of grooming experience, he has served a lot of celebrities, including from his list are Will Smith, Jay-Z, Diego Maradona, Sergi Constance, Kid Ink, P Money, MIMS, OB Obrien, Local and International DJ’s as well as some notable International athletes and personalities.

 

 

Previous Episode SKILLS Talk – Episode 5 “AVOID PROBLEMS ON YOUR NEXT BEARD SHAVE”

 

SKILLS Talk – Episode 6 “THESE BAD HABITS ARE DAMAGING YOUR HAIR”

 

In this episode, our Senior Barber @barber.mo talks about some of the most common bad habits that people do that are damaging their hair.

 

1. Using Commercial Shampoo over Chemical-free Shampoo

You should always avoid using a shampoo that has both Sulfates and Parabens because they strip your hair of its natural oils, making it dry and brittle. Instead, use natural shampoos that are made with natural plant oils and herb extracts, most commonly that has coconut oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, and Also don’t forget to use Conditioner because the shampoo alone is not enough.

 

Dry Hair when using commercial shampoo

Your hair gets dry when you use shampoos that have harmful chemical ingredients such as Parabens and Sulfates

2. Doing your Blowdrying near to the scalp

Holding the dryer too close for too long can literally fry the hair and burn the scalp, potentially causing permanent damage to the hair follicles resulting in hair loss and bald patches.

Blowdrying your hair too close and Brushing your hair too tight.

Never blowdry too near your scalp and brush your hair too rough with the brush.

3. Sleeping with Hair Product on your Hair

Products can leave a thick residue on your scalp if it’s not properly washed off, this can clog the pores of your scalp and cause hair follicle reduction. That it means your hair start to grow thinner, weaker, more brittle hairs – which can give an appearance of hair loss.

 

Hair Products Styling Hair

Hair Products can clog your pores if not washed properly before you sleep.

4. Drying your hair forcefully with the towel

Using a towel is not generally bad but just rubbing your wet hair forcefully with a towel can lead to excessive hair breakage and hair fall. Its thick absorbent fibers when rubbed with the hair actually do more harm than good.

The hair can also become extremely frizzy as the towel ruffles up the cuticles of the hair. Moreover, the weight of the towel itself pulls down the hair, causing vulnerable strands to break.

 

Drying your Hair Roughly with the Towel

Another Bad Habit is Drying your hair Roughly with the Towel.

5. Neglecting to moisturize your hair after swimming in the pool or beach.

Both the chlorine and saltwater dry out the hair and strip away its natural oil, making the hair drier and thin. That’s why it is very important to rinse your hair after your swim to wash out all the chlorine and bacteria that was soaked up by your strands to avoid further damage.

 

Washing Hair Kevin Gates in Dubai at SKILLS Barbershop

Always rinse your hair after you go swimming outdoors and apply moisturizer on your hair to avoid any further damage.

 

 

That’s it for this episode, make sure you avoid all these habits if you want your hair to last with you longer. See you on the next episode.

 

Leave a comment down below if you have any questions.

 

See you in the next episode.

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SKILLS Barbershop is located in the Business Bay area in Dubai, at Clover Bay Tower, and is run by the Celebrity Barber, Mohamad Mir Ebrahim aka Barber Mo. With over 20 years of grooming experience, he has served a lot of celebrities, including from his list are Will Smith, Jay-Z, Diego Maradona, Sergi Constance, Kid Ink, P Money, MIMS, OB Obrien, Local and International DJ’s as well as some notable International athletes and personalities.

Previous Episode SKILLS Profile – Episode 4 “The Rejection”

 

SKILLS Profile – Episode 5 “The Foundation”

 

In this episode, our CEO @barber.mo talks about how the story of how he looked for the foundation of his dream place along with all the knowledge and ideas that he brought with him.

At first, it was very hard because the concept that he envisioned was very premium so he wanted to have the place that would complement the Value and Quality that he wanted to deliver.

He worked tirelessly in his day job and after his shift, he would need to go drive through all the luxury areas in Dubai to find that place, because he just doesn’t want to settle for just to open his shop, if he wanted to open he wanted it to be perfect from the start.

 

The foundation SKILLS Profile Barber Mo

Barber Mo expressed that in order for you to start your journey you need to have a proper “Foundation”

Everything came in the right time when he just spoke to one of his clients that he had a place that is available, at first, he was quite pessimistic about it because he didn’t want to get his hopes up.

Then when he entered the building, he was surprised that it was in the 15th floor, he opened the office and it was still under construction, there was no electricity so the only lights that they have were the open view window facing the lights of Downtown and he saw Burj Khalifa right in front him, then he realized that this can be the best place to put his foundation because he always wanted to be different and he wanted it to be exclusive… Long story short that is how everything started.

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The man behind SKILLS was born and raised in Syria. Over 20 years of Barbering experience with the changing of styles and generation. In spite of the countless struggles and hardships throughout his life and career, this has never been a hindrance to him to reach his dreams.

SKILLS Barbershop is located in the Business Bay area in Dubai, at Clover Bay Tower, and is run by the Celebrity Barber, Mohamad Mir Ebrahim aka Barber Mo. With over 20 years of grooming experience, he has served a lot of celebrities, including from his list are Will Smith, Jay-Z, Diego Maradona, Sergi Constance, Kid Ink, P Money, MIMS, OB Obrien, Local and International DJ’s as well as some notable International athletes and personalities.

 

 

Previous Episode SKILLS Talk – Episode 4 “GET THE BEST HAIRCUT WITH ANY BARBER”

 

SKILLS Talk – Episode 5 “AVOID PROBLEMS ON YOUR NEXT BEARD SHAVE”

 

In this episode, our Senior Barber @barber.mo talks about all that you need to know about shaving at home.

 

The most important points to know before you start your shaving is to have your very own Personal Shaving Kit with a Proper Shaving Gel, and always place them away from the Bathroom to avoid the accumulation of the Germs and Bacteria on your next shave. And if you are using disposable shavers make sure to only use it once.

 

A lot of Bactera found in the Washroom

EasyBathrooms.com – Ranked the following areas of the bathroom, by bacteria per sq. cm:

 

THE SHAVING PROCESS

When you are ready to start your shave, always start by applying the Shaving Gel in a form of massage to your skin so that you can stimulate the blood flow around your face and at the same time soften your facial hair which helps in making the shave much more smooth.

 

After that apply Hot Towel to open the pores and then you can start shaving.

 

Applying Barber Gel

Applying Hot Towel to Open The Pores
Applying the Shaving Gel and the Hot Towel right after to open the pores for easy and smooth shaving.

 

When you are shaving follow the direction of your hair growth

When you shave you always want to follow the direction of your hair growth and don’t do the other way around because that would lead to cuts and ingrown.

 

When you are done with your shaving, don’t forget to cleanse your face with Cold Water or Cold Towel so that you can close the pores and if you have a cleanser you can apply it on your face so that you can remove the excess hair or product, then after that apply skin moisturizer so that it will lessen the dryness on your skin and don’t use any Cologne or Alcohol substance as it causes redness and irritation.

 

express Facial Wash after shaving

Cleansing skin after shaving to remove extra hair particles and shaving product.

 

 

It is advisable to do your shaving once a week or if its urgent minimum of 3 days if you are the type of person who wants to look sharp at all the time.

 

That’s it for this episode, I hope that this video will be helpful for you.

 

Leave a comment down below if you have any questions.

 

See you on the next episode.

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SKILLS Barbershop is located in the Business Bay area in Dubai, at Clover Bay Tower, and is run by the Celebrity Barber, Mohamad Mir Ebrahim aka Barber Mo. With over 20 years of grooming experience, he has served a lot of celebrities, including from his list are Will Smith, Jay-Z, Diego Maradona, Sergi Constance, Kid Ink, P Money, MIMS, OB Obrien, Local and International DJ’s as well as some notable International athletes and personalities.

Previous Episode SKILLS Profile – Episode 3 “The Dream”

 

SKILLS Profile – Episode 4 “The Rejection”

 

In this episode, our CEO @barber.mo talks about how countless rejection and disappointment made him stronger and that no matter how hard life gives you, you just need to keep moving forward.

 

No matter how passionate you are, how hardworking or how much good intention you have you will still be faced with people who will hinder your growth and keep you from moving forward.

 

This was never new for him as he had already faced countless trials and disappointments when he was growing up in his hometown.

 

Barber Mo SKILLS Dubai Barbershop Smiling

Barber Mo expressed that ‘Rejection’ is not always bad but it is just a sign that, that way is not for you.

Sometimes you just need to take a step back out of that situation no matter how blind you go for as long as you are following what you believe is best then you are never lost, and maybe someday you will find the person who will support you and believe you and your vision.

 

So, take rejection as a positive thing and as a step moving forward, it is not the end… it is only just the beginning.

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The man behind SKILLS was born and raised in Syria. Over 20 years of Barbering experience with the changing of styles and generation. In spite of the countless struggles and hardships throughout his life and career, this has never been a hindrance to him to reach his dreams.

SKILLS Barbershop is located in the Business Bay area in Dubai, at Clover Bay Tower, and is run by the Celebrity Barber, Mohamad Mir Ebrahim aka Barber Mo. With over 20 years of grooming experience, he has served a lot of celebrities, including from his list are Will Smith, Jay-Z, Diego Maradona, Sergi Constance, Kid Ink, P Money, MIMS, OB Obrien, Local and International DJ’s as well as some notable International athletes and personalities.

 

 

Previous Episode SKILLS Talk – Episode 3 “IS HAIR STRAIGHTENING/ RELAXING A GOOD OPTION?”

SKILLS Talk – Episode 4 “GET THE BEST HAIRCUT WITH ANY BARBER”

 

In this episode our Senior Barber @barber.mo talks about how to get the best haircut with any barber.

 

TIP # 1 – Forget about the guidelines of your previous barber.

When you are dealing with a new barber you need to know that the guidelines of the previous barber just don’t work because each barber is different, along with different mindset, techniques and understanding on the different haircut and style.

 

Forget about the guidelines of your previous barber

Forget about all the guidelines, numbers, etc. from your previous barber.

 

TIP # 2 – Understanding your Hair Texture and Head Structure.

The are different types of Hair Texture as well as Head Structure, before your next haircut make sure that you are well aware on which category you are in so that you can have an idea which type of haircut is best for you.

 

Different Hair Structure and Types Different Head Structure or Face Shapes

Different type of Hair Texture and Head Structure (Face Shapes)

 

TIP # 3 – Share details with your barber.

The most important question that you should share with your barber is “When was the last time you cut your hair? With this information the barber can assess and visualize how your hair usually grows and know how short or long he can go based on your preference. As well as when you have some spots, scars or mole that you want to cover, this also helps with the finishing.

 

Sergi Constance sharing details with Barber Mo

Your hair history is important.

 

TIP # 4 – Know the difference between the “Haircut” and the “Hairstyle”

When we talk about the “Haircut”, it is the process of how the barber cuts your hair by using the clipper or scissor, and it can be a fade, gradual haircut or longhair haircut. That makes it the foundation for the hairstyle. When we talk about the “Hairstyle”, it is the process of how you style your hair by using the right hair product, blow-dry and with proper hair condition. The Haircut is the foundation and The Hairstyle is the finishing.

 

Haircut by means of clipper

The Haircut is the Foundation, The Hairstyle is the finishing.

 

TIP # 5 – Trust the Barber

First of all, Barbers are Artist and they are the master of their own craft, so when you trust your barber you give them the opportunity to be more creative, more comfortable that can help them you give the best haircut by being calm and tell them your struggle and what type of haircut that you desire.

 

Trust the Barber

Always TRUST the Barber.

That’s it for this Episode, I hope you guys learned all about how to get the best haircut with any barber.

 

Leave a comment down below if you have any questions.

 

See you on the next episode.

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SKILLS Barbershop is located in the Business Bay area in Dubai, at Clover Bay Tower, and is run by the Celebrity Barber, Mohamad Mir Ebrahim aka Barber Mo. With over 20 years of grooming experience, he has served a lot of celebrities, including from his list are Will Smith, Jay-Z, Diego Maradona, Sergi Constance, Kid Ink, P Money, MIMS, OB Obrien, Local and International DJ’s as well as some notable International athletes and personalities.

Previous Episode SKILLS Profile – Episode 2 : “The Struggle”

 

SKILLS Profile – Episode 3 “The Dream”

 

In this episode, our CEO @barber.mo talks about how he pursued his dreams despite the limited support of the people around him when he started working for someone else. In his point of view, you are the only one responsible for your dream so don’t expect anyone to do it for you.

 

He stressed that the most important thing that you need to have is “Experience” and at the same time to have your own “Vision” or purpose. And even when you have both you still need to convince someone to support you on that Dream which is never easy, and always neglected.

 

Barber Mo stressed that the most important thing that you need to have is “Experience” and a “Vision” or purpose.

Most people decide to do things based on what is good for them not what is good for you or to anyone, You cannot ask or tell people to do something just because it is wrong on your point-of-view and it is with that thought that he didn’t want to work anymore for someone else and that he wanted to do something which is bigger and greater.

 

Since he saw that the future that he envisioned is not with someone else but only by himself then he started to plan and made move by doing a list of everything that what the client needs and what he wanted to avoid as well as all the bad experiences that he faced and if ever he will open his very own shop in the future he will be ready.

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SKILLS Barbershop is located in the Business Bay area in Dubai, at Clover Bay Tower, and is run by the Celebrity Barber, Mohamad Mir Ebrahim aka Barber Mo. With over 20 years of grooming experience, he has served a lot of celebrities, including from his list are Will Smith, Jay-Z, Diego Maradona, Sergi Constance, Kid Ink, P Money, MIMS, OB Obrien, Local and International DJ’s as well as some notable International athletes and personalities.

Previous Episode (SKILLS Talk – Episode 2: “THE KERATIN HAIR TREATMENT IS NOT FOR STRAIGHTENING”)

SKILLS Talk – Episode 3 “IS HAIR STRAIGHTENING/ RELAXING A GOOD OPTION?”

 

In this episode, our Senior Barber  @barber.mo talks about what is the Straightening/Relaxing Treatment, and should you choose it over the Keratin Hair Treatment? Let’s find out!

 

Different Types of Relaxers used in Hair Straightening/ Relaxing

Different types of Relaxers and chemicals used in the Hair Straightening/ Relaxing Treatment Process

 

The Hair Straightening/Relaxing Treatment is a type of treatment that uses chemicals such as Sodium, Lithium, and Guanidine Hydroxide to straighten your hair. The chemical components have pretty mild effects on the hair but it is very severe on the scalp.

 

The process of the Hair Straightening/ Relaxing Treatment is it reduces the curl by breaking down the hair strand and reforming the hair’s components by chemicals which softens very tight or kinky curls. The risk of doing the Hair Straightening is if done the wrong way could damage your scalp or burn your hair.

 

Applying the Hair Relaxer for the Hair Straightening Relaxing Treatment

Applying the Hair Relaxer

 

The benefits of having the Hair Straightening Treatment is it makes the hair more manageable, making it straighter, and saves you a lot of time in styling your hair as well as using the blow-dry and using less hair product.

 

If you are planning or interested to do your Hair Straightening Treatment in the future make sure to do the following tips and advice for your safety.

 

Hair Consultation Before Doing the Keratin Hair Treatment

Doing the Hair Consultation is Very Important before you do any Hair Treatment/Coloring Procedure

 

  1. Find a professional who has a good background in doing the Hair Straightening/ Relaxing Treatment.
  2. Make sure to do a consultation first if your scalp or hair is capable of the Treatment.
  3. Inform your stylist about all your past history in the last few months and if you did any hair straightening/relaxing as this could affect the results during the process.
  4. Make sure to follow the advice of your stylist after doing the Hair Straightening/ Relaxing Treatment in order to prolong d maintain the effects of the Treatment.
  5. Make sure to only use the home care products advised by the stylist for your hair maintenance

 

Relaxed Hair After the Hair Straightening Relaxing Treatment

If you got it right, Then Enjoy your new and Straight Hair 🙂

 

It is advisable to have the Keratin Hair Treatment done after the Hair Straightening Treatment so that you can treat your hair and give it a much healthier and straighter look, as well as combining both treatments can lengthen the duration of the treatment. As normally the Keratin lasts for 2-3 months and the Straightening lasts 6-8 weeks.

 

Keratin And Straightening Relaxing Works Together

 

That’s it for this episode, I hope you guys learned a lot about the Hair Straightening Treatment and what is the difference between the Keratin Hair Treatment.

Leave a comment down below if you have any questions.

 

See you in the next episode.

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SKILLS Barbershop is located in the Business Bay area in Dubai, at Clover Bay Tower, and is run by the Celebrity Barber, Mohamad Mir Ebrahim aka Barber Mo. With over 20 years of grooming experience, he has served a lot of celebrities, including from his list are Will Smith, Jay-Z, Diego Maradona, Sergi Constance, Kid Ink, P Money, MIMS, OB Obrien, Local and International DJ’s as well as some notable International athletes and personalities.

Previous Episode (SKILLS Profile Episode 1 – The Journey)

 

SKILLS Profile – Episode 2 “The Struggle”

 

In this episode our CEO Barber Mo talks about his experience when he arrived in Dubai and how much he struggled with the way people look at them and the industry that he is on as well as the experience that led people to not trust the barbers or stylist.

 

In his perspective being a barber is more than just cutting hair but is a form of “Art” and a form of “Counseling” to help the people to be more comfortable and not make them feel like they are just a client and they are just barbers that have to cut your hair, and that’s it.

 

Barber Mo discusses how the people (clients) view them as Barbers and why the Barbers struggle to deliver the client’s expectations.

He stressed the importance of understanding the client to avoid instilling more fear and disappointment, that was the challenge for him as he was working as a freelancer before but when he started to apply for a job that’s when he found out about the truth in his industry.

 

Barber Mo of Skills Dubai Barbershop
He was shocked to find out the weird questions that his boss was asking.

The most common question that every boss or interviewee asks is “How much money can you make for me in a month”? and next to that would be “How fast can you cut hair?”

 

He was shocked to hear about these questions and nobody even bothered to ask if “How much can you make my clients satisfied?”

 

That’s when he understood why the people struggle to trust their barbers and why the barbers are struggling to advise their client, because of the misunderstanding as well as the expectations of both parties.

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SKILLS Barbershop is located in the Business Bay area in Dubai, at Clover Bay Tower, and is run by the Celebrity Barber, Mohamad Mir Ebrahim aka Barber Mo. With over 20 years of grooming experience, he has served a lot of celebrities, including from his list are Will Smith, Jay-Z, Diego Maradona, Sergi Constance, Kid Ink, P Money, MIMS, OB Obrien, Local and International DJ’s as well as some notable International athletes and personalities.

SKILLS Profile – Episode 1 “The Journey”

In this episode of SKILLS Profile, our CEO Barber Mo talks about how he started his journey as well as his struggles while he was starting out as a Barber on his Hometown in Syria.

He realized that his vision as a Barber was different and he was not satisfied with just being a normal Barber in his place and that he has a greater dream for his passion.

Barber Mo CEO FOUNDER SKILLS Dubai Barbershop

Barber Mo discusses his life story on how everything began

 

He traveled around the Middle East at a young age to find a place where he can be suitable and practice his passion perfectly.

 

He found ‘Dubai’ to be the ideal place for finding his purpose even more as he was astounded by how different Dubai is from any of the places that he has visited.

 

That’s how the Journey Began.

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SKILLS Barbershop is located in the Business Bay area in Dubai, at Clover Bay Tower, and is run by the Celebrity Barber, Mohamad Mir Ebrahim aka Barber Mo. With over 20 years of grooming experience, he has served a lot of celebrities, including from his list are Will Smith, Jay-Z, Diego Maradona, Sergi Constance, Kid Ink, P Money, MIMS, OB Obrien, Local and International DJ’s as well as some notable International athletes and personalities.