Today we’d like to introduce you to Solo Jakk.
Hi Solo, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I’ve grown up around a lot of barbers and hair cutting growing up.
My day and age haircuts were getting popular, the mohawks, and fades, we were just blowing up. I remember the day I picked up a pair of clippers and decided to try and cut.
I started off cutting my brother’s hair. I have 3 younger brothers so I got a lot of practice over time.
I first started cutting when I was 14 years old. I used to use my step dads clippers in the bathroom, we used to have boxes of all different types of clippers and I was just experimenting on which clippers gave the sharpest cut.
It was always about the lineup to me, you have a fresh line up the cut didn’t even have to be that good. From there, I always had a passion for cutting hair, it was peaceful for me and I also take pride in my work.
The more I cut my brother’s hair and started getting good the more people started noticing and wanting cuts. If I would’ve took this field seriously as I am now 10 years ago I feel like I would be the best barber in the US right now and that’s humbly speaking.
So I recently have been cutting and getting more clients so I’ve been investing in better equipment and also giving the social media that image of me cutting. I’ve gone viral on almost every haircut video I’ve made, so now I’m just trying to get better every day and keep clients happy!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
This field is not easy. You’ll have doubts along the way, about whether you even want to do this anymore. Just don’t listen to the hype and stay grinding.
Some people will hate and others will love. Some of the struggles I’ve had on this journey would be the fading process, took me a very long time to finally figure out how to take lines out and fade them together. Also still sometimes struggle in the corner of lineups, but that also comes with having all the right tools.
This hasn’t been a smooth ride, I’ve second-guessed myself multiple times if this is what I wanted but God is showing me this is what wants me!
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Hello, my name is Rahiem. I’m a Barber based in St Louis, Missouri. I specialize in making clients feel better all-around once they leave my chair. I’m known for cutting hair on the move, I do not work in a shop, I like to keep my haircuts on the go.
Basically, I don’t feel the need to work in a shop if I can have multiple clients a day per week either come to my house or there’s so it. What I’m most proud of on my journey is that I’m always trying to learn new things, I know I’m not the best but I’m willing to learn and train so I can be. I’ve learned most of what I know by picking those clippers up and doing multiple haircuts.
What sets me apart from others as of right now I don’t have my license to cut hair and have not gone to school yet.
But my social media has been seeing over 90k different accounts on some of my hair-cutting videos. I’m on a journey to become an Instagram viral barber. I’m literally building a business for myself from the ground up.
What makes you happy?
What makes me happy is my 3 daughters.
Yes, I’m a girl dad. They’re honestly the best thing that’s ever happened to me! They’ve changed me into the man I am today, if it wasn’t for them I would probably be dead or in jail not going to lie.
- 40$ Basic hair cut w/ lining & beard work.
- 50$ Basic hair cut w/ lining & beard work w/ Razor.
- 60$ Hair cut w/ lining/black ice & beard work.
- 100$ same-day cuts.
- 25$ kids cuts.
- Website: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cdjp6JDjzBW/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
- Instagram: @solojakk
- Facebook: Solo Jakk
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCwzDLOP0dnHDA6oQD1Y_eMw