What is your name? What is the name of your barbershop? Your city/state? What are your social handles?
Jose Montejano, American Barbershop, Santa Ana Ca, @cant_be_faded
Can you please provide a brief bio background of your barbering experience?
I have been a licensed barber for 10 years now. I have been working at American Barbershop for 7 years. I’ve been cutting hair since high school and still love what I do every day.
Why did you participate in the Wahl Online Barber Battle?
I saw it as an opportunity to help me do what I always wanted to do. I always wanted to share my experience with other people and help them grow in their craft. I had nothing to lose and so much to gain.
How did you find out about the battle?
I saw the barber battle flyer on the @wahlpro Instagram page.
What was your reaction? Can you describe how you felt being named a winner?
I was excited when I heard the results. I was honored to have been in the top 3
How did you prepare for the Online Barber Battle? What was your inspiration? Your winning strategy?
My preparation consisted of trying to find the best models I could. My inspiration came from looking at other videos and pictures of hairstyles I thought would look best.
What did you learn?
I learned to not hold back and push myself to be more creative. Hair cutting is an art to me I just need to express myself better with my passion.
Of the three haircuts, what is your favorite?
I thought my pixie cut was my best entry for the competition.
Is there anything you would have done differently?
I could have been more creative and outside the box when doing the design.
Anything else you’d like to share about this moment?
Thank you for the opportunity of giving me a chance to make one of my dreams come true. I will continue to push myself and get better for the next time.
How are you going to celebrate?
I will celebrate with my family over dinner and a movie.
Any advice for future contestants?
My advice would be is find good models and don’t hold back!!
View Jose’s full submission video below!