A 1-on-1 Interview With Andrew Rosario, Runner-Up in the 2017 Wahl Online Barber Battle

In News by Aaron Flick

What is your name? What is the name of your barbershop? Your city/state? What are your social handles? Andrew Rosario, Dapper Barbershop, Greenacres, Florida @andyfadepro 


1. Can you please provide a brief bio background of your barbering experience?

I’ve been cutting hair since I was 10 years old. Growing up, my mom was a single mom, and as a young kid I was always “trying to make money”, I found a pair of beard trimmers and that how I started. I used my first pair of clippers 17 years ago. I’m 27 years old. In 2000, I became a licensed professional and working ever since to perfect my craft. I have a lot of followers @andyfademaster. I just try to help people, help them grow. I started my own barbershop in 2014, called Dapper Barbershop


2. Why did you participate in the Wahl Online Barber Battle?

For a chance to be a part of the Wahl Education & Artistic Team and be involved in education and classes. When I saw that 1st place was a seat on the team, I wanted to participate. I like working with my Wahl clippers. And I like how they’ve been around in the industry.


3. How did you find out about the battle?

I saw @dapeoplesbarber post on the Wahl Online Barber Battle.


4. What was your reaction? Can you describe how you felt being named a winner?

When I got the call from Wahl, I was shocked. I was just hoping that my video would get noticed


5. How did you prepare for the Online Barber Battle? What was your inspiration? Your winning strategy?

I pushed it to the limit. I was editing my video up until a couple of hours before the deadline.


6. Of the three haircuts, what is your favorite?

The skin fade. That’s what everyone knows me for: Andy FadeMaster Rosario. The skin fade I performed for the competition is the best example of the kind of cutting I do.


7. Is there anything you would have done differently?

With more time, I would focus on the creative cut to show the impact I can make in this area.


8. Anything else you’d like to share about this moment?

It’s about being prepared when the opportunity comes along.


9. Any advice for future contestants?

Battling isn’t about winning or losing. It’s about showcasing your ability. In our industry, there are some may components that can change, your haircutting capabilities, hair texture, etc everything that goes into cutting. It’s really about letting people know what you bring to the table.

See Andrew’s Full Submission Video Below!