I grew up skateboarding... I also grew up when bands like Greenday and The Offspring got popular... I also grew up being surrounded by the punk police who told me those bands were to mainstream and sell outs... Took me a couple of years to see the truth through the bullshit which comes down to “opinions are like assholes, everybody has one and no-one think theirs stinks” Do whatever YOU like, listen and play the music you wanna play, make the art you want to make, dress how you wanna dress, do whatever kinda hair you wanna do and never, NEVER be ashamed about your (bad ) taste... And when you DO become pop-ular..? GOOD ON YOU, congrats for working your ass off... Winners are not people who never fail but people who never quit. My playlist is fckn PACKED with guilty pleasures from my youth... So here’s a little tribute to the nineties by @jelleinmyear and myself... (With a little help from @reuzel of course ) Big plops to my brilliant model @lennarddeheer who brought a bucket full of style and attitude... #skatepunk #punkrock #nineties #thewonderfulhorriblelifeofthebutcher
I can’t believe I made this... WHAT !?!?! Is The Butcher doing women’s hair again!?! 😱 NO!!! I made the model!!! (Well, her mum did BUT she couldn’t have done ot without me ) ❤️😂 Absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the amazing job my sweety poops @irishoeben did on my daughter @artbypuck ’s hair... I love how her “FILM NOIR” shoot came out, I get these strong gothic, Edgar Allan Poe vibes with these images... Fantastic teamwork by the all stars: Photography: @jelleinmyear Make-up: @dionneengelen Styling: @jaffithlevy Hair: @irishoeben Assistant and pain in the butt: @the_bloody_butcher
I wish I could take the thorn out of 2020 and soothe the pain but I can’t, it’s hurting all of us... I am however The Lord of The Lard which basically makes me the guy Rick of @pawnstars calls: “A buddy of mine who’s an expert in ointments ” We haven’t found a way to distill it into liquid and poor it in a tin yet but we found that friendship and laughter is and will always be the balm to ease the pain... Leen and myself try hard to keep up in the ever changing world of hipsterism fully realizing we’re dinosaurs which makes this Q&A (that popped our Q&A 🍒 ) even better... The questions we got were cute but corny so PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE put more of them in the comments so we can make another one... Not because YOU might desire so but it’s a great excuse for us to hang, act goofy and lie about how we did not miss each other 😂❤️ Check out the full Q&A on our YouTube channel (link in bio ) SWIPE LEFT!!!
Rest in Power @sloan_the_slayer We met and hung out with Sloan in Tampa at the @reuzel Scumbassador meeting/training, stand up guy, excellent barber and educator... Our hearts and thoughts are with his family and the guys @blacktreebarberia Can this year please just be over..? 😢😔 #restinpower
. . HEY!!! Watch this video!!! Tell me what you think about my Tai-Chi moves... Full step-by-step on YouTube (link in bio ) BANG YOUR HEAD TO THIS!!! Model: @ed_croket Video: @jelleinmyear Products: @reuzel 🤘🏼: https://soundcloud.com/95turbosol/95turbosol-impact-original-song #flattop #flattophaircut #thewonderfulhorriblelifeofthebutcher
I’m writing this with a tear in my heart... Yesterday we got news that our old and dear friend Kurtis “THE STACHE” is not with us anymore... I’m trying to find the words but I’m lost and I think that everybody that met Kurtis understands why because how are you ever gonna describe this unique human being..? He was and is one of a kind and somehow I thought he was going to live forever, his energy was out of this world... • I might be crying now but thinking about you just keeps putting a smile on my face man, I’m gonna miss you so much, but I will keep sharing stories with all your many, many, many friends you made around the world so you will forever be with us... • Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for always taking care of us, your cheeky stories, all the cigarettes I bummed and for ALWAYS having that little nugget of weed hidden somewhere, I know you’re getting high in a better place my sweet, sweet friend and we’ll meet again...
. We can not become what we want by remaining who we are... All info on courses @theoldschoolbarberacademy can be found on www.schorembarbier.nl... Hope to see you soon... Students: @debonnhaire , @johnnygotu and @the_bloody_butcher Model: @benjaminmurck Videography: @jelleinmyear
Did you like the previous two posts showing @ottovillejuhani ’s big faded, textured Pomp...?? • Check out how I cut and groomed it on our YouTube channel an if you liked or loved it maybe subscribe so we can grow our channel... Cheers bloodies... 🩸🩸 • Videography : @jelleinmyear Products: @reuzel
So, as you may have noticed, @jelleinmyear and myself have been shooting a lot of our models out on the streets lately and we’re bot super excited about this for we have always considered ourselves to be “from the streets” because that’s where the looks we love the most are born right..? • I find it intriguing that the same haircut tells a complete story in it’s natural habitat then it does under artificial lighting trying to look for perfection... (I was gonna call it “studio” buut our dingy basement is FAR from a studio 😂 ) • I actually LOVE doing both but I really wanna know what YOU GUYS like best..? Let us know in the comments... • Street...? Studio... (See previous post.. ) • Photography: @jelleinmyear Model: @ottovillejuhani Grooming: @reuzel • Video of this cut TOMORROW on our YouTube channel...
So, as you may have noticed, @jelleinmyear and myself have been shooting a lot of our models out on the streets lately and we’re bot super excited about this for we have always considered ourselves to be “from the streets” because that’s where the looks we love the most are born right..? • I find it intriguing that the same haircut tells a complete story in it’s natural habitat then it does under artificial lighting trying to look for perfection... (I was gonna call it “studio” buut our dingy basement is FAR from a studio 😂 ) • I actually LOVE doing both but I really wanna know what YOU GUYS like best..? Let us know in the comments... • Street...? Studio... (See next post.. ) • Photography: @jelleinmyear Model: @ottovillejuhani Grooming: @reuzel • Video of this cut TOMORROW on our YouTube channel...
“Am I gonna learn skin-fades ??” or “Will I learn flattops ??” • • These are just two of the many questions that come into @theoldschoolbarberacademy ’s mailbox and unfortunately the answer is: “No” The only one that’s gonna teach you those specific techniques and haircuts is YOU by practicing... It’s as simple as that... • It’s a trade, not a trick!!!!! • We will however show you how to get started or how to perfect those techniques and above all we will explain all we know about the fundamentals that will be a part of EVERY haircut you will do throughout your career... As weird as this made sound, being able to do a skin-fade does not mean you know how to do a haircut... I actually knew a guy who used to cut hair in the army and he literally only knew how to do a buzz or a flattop but had no idea what to do with hair longer than an inch (he didn’t really give a fuck either to be honest 😂😂 ) • Most of you loyal bloody followers know I love my skateboarding metaphors and well, it all starts with the ollie and the kickflip, you learn those on flat ground before taking them to ledges and stairs... • Last week we had our first 5-day advanced deluxe course which included photography and how to use social media to grow your business and I have to say that it came out even better than we hoped... • *Two days of fundamental cutting techniques by @lizaaslife , @debonnhaire and @johnnygotu *one day demo and photoshoot by @jelleinmyear and myself plus styling/dress advice by @jaffithlevy of @knetter_kleding #One day intense social media training / analytics by @hashtagjunkies One day cutting/shooting models with @jelleinmyear • We had AMAZING feedback from our students that wanted more than “just a cutting course” We believe the best way to grow as an industry is to grow together and I like to think this course added a brick to the foundation that same industry is build upon. • More information on www.schorembarbier.nl • Model: @goddamn_barber
Hello my bloody lovelies... It’s Friday five o’clock in the ole Lowlands so we got another FREE step-by-step YouTube video for you all... • Did you say “FREE” you adorable hunk ‘o’ Butcher..? • Yes, I sure did... Every week I get at least one DM of some kid between the age of 10 and 109 thanking me for helping them out which makes making these videos totally fucking worth it... ❤️🙏🏼😊 • Videography: THE PRIEST a.k.a. @jelleinmyear Grooming: THE LARD a.k.a. @reuzel Alma Mater: @theoldschoolbarberacademy Model: Mr. EYE CANDY a.k.a. @melchiorbleijs • Click LINK IN BIO for full video, please SUBSCRIBE...
When I moved to Rotterdam I was seventeen years old and ready to eat up the world and spit it out, bursting with energy and thirsty for knowledge, sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, all of which was available in HUGE quantities back in those days... (I’m sure not much has changed but me... ) • I started working @kinkinieuwebinnenweg which changed my life completely, I joined a team of completely free-minded, creative spirits of all colors, sexuality and genders who taught me to fully embrace not the person I thought I wanted to become but who I already was, a valuable lesson at that age... • The owners of that shop took me in as their roommate and we became very, very close friends, we worked and talked hair all day long... • I always remembered they had a book that became my bible, a book not about haircuts but their significance in cultures, I used to be able to recite parts of it... It became the foundation of my nowadays stage presence... • Life took me on my own path and I actually got a bit lost drowning myself in the vices and sins I mentioned before and although I never forgot the book, I forgot the title... I called @haidy .jayanty, my friend who owned the book but she didn’t recall it either, I’ve been looking for it online for ages, googling every hair-book I could find but no luck... • Can you imagine how I felt when I saw @prettyprettyrew make an Instagram post about a book called “ HAIR-CULTS” by Dylan Jones..? THAT WAS IT!!! I recognized the cover and name, went on Amazon and FOUND THE LAST AVAILABLE COPY... Today it came in the mail and I’m SO EXCITED, brings back tons of memories of what I now realize were some of the best years of my life... • #❤️❤️❤️ #books #haircults #memories #glorydays #thewonderfulhorriblelifeofthebutcher
Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers... • @theoldschoolbarberacademy we only believe in growth through sharing knowledge to our guests and team,keep em hungry instead of overfeeding with information and techniques... • Excellent job by @debonnhaire on the incredible handsome @benjaminmurck during our alternative approach to texture and lengths training last week... • Wanna throw some gasoline on your creative engine, check www.schorembarbier.nl for our courses: Basic Advanced Cut ‘n’ Shave 5 day advanced/photography/social media. • Photography: @jelleinmyear • #menshair #menshaircuts #texture #reuzel #donthateeducate #noschoolbuttheoldschool #noschoolbutthetrueschool #fundamentals #thewonderfulhorriblelifeofthebutcher
When Leen and me were about 17/18 years old Leen owned about 5 or 6 Vidal Sassoon VHS tapes which were crazy expensive in those days... We used to watch those tapes hours and hours, rewind after rewind and we tried to copy everything we saw and twist things around to turn their ways into our signature ways... • That may sound a bit freaky and obsessed but I bet there’s some TRUE hair aficionados out there who understand this... • I also bet there’s a bunch of skaters following me that will remember “Public Domain” or “Ban This” and of course the one that changed skateboarding for ever, H-Street’s “HOKUS POKUS” • The world has changed and although I sometimes envy the kids that now have YouTube and Vimeo where they can find all those awesome classics I am SO FUCKIN’ HAPPY I was part of the eighties and nineties where we would watch @r .barbee do the first manual kickflip in history and get all stoked to go put to skate and destroy... • Nowadays there’s SO MUCH information but I hope from the bottom of my heart that some aspiring barber will be watching this video and have the same feeling as I had back in the days watching @markhsassoon ... ❤️ • I’ll never forget I found @farzadthehappybarber ’s shaving video for the first time and watching it again and again and again, long before we met and became friends. That video made me feel 18 again... • Moral of my story: Make cool shit, do what you love and gets your blood pumping, you never know what it might mean for someone else or what it might bring you. ENJOY (full 52 minute video on YouTube, link in bio ) • Video: @jelleinmyear Model: @mr .white1967 Products: @reuzel
Remember boys and girls, this afternoon we’re dropping a brand new 52 minutes long STEP-by-STEP cut and groom video on our YouTube channel for you to love or hate so please SUBSCRIBE... • All of our videos are completely FREE of CHARGE for the solely purpose of entertainment and with a little luck a bit of inspiration... • STAY TUNED... • Photo and videography: @jelleinmyear Silver Fox: @mr .white1967 Grooming: @reuzel
To say @theoldschoolbarberacademy is the best barber academy in the world might be quite a bald statement but it’s not bragging when it’s the truth right...? • As arrogant as it might sound I sure as hell hope that you say the same thing about your barbershop, don’t let anybody ever tell you different, when you work your ass off every day to give your best that place IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD because it’s yours, you fought hard for that mthrfckr... ❤️❤️❤️ • We never slow down though, not a week goes by without us training to secure the best products we can possibly give... • Showing the king of suave, Mr. @debonnhaire , educator at our academy some alternative approaches to the longer, textured Pompadour. • Photography: @jelleinmyear (Brilliant ) model: @benjaminmurck