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New piwigo photo gallery

March 26th, 2013

This makes my life a lot easier.

After a lot of research and updating, the website now has a new piwigo photo gallery to hold all the pictures of the crazy hair styles and head etchings we do here at Oojufink. It may have taken some time to sort out but I think it is worth it as I can now take some photos of the work we do in the barbershop on my iPad, edit them and upload them with a watermark all in one easy process. So now as it is easier I may well be able to keep up with the amount of pictures we take, without just adding to the back log of about five hundred to a thousand pictures that have yet to be resized and uploaded to the website. Great news for you guys, if you want to keep up with the latest creations from us that is.

Now it just leaves the mammoth task of uploading the huge backlog…

Comic relief head etching

March 20th, 2013

Had a great day for comic relief this year. A lady came in to get her head shaved and raised over tree hundred pounds. Here is a link to the video of the day.

Enjoy!

Washing men’s hair

December 4th, 2012

I have been barbering for nearly 20 years now, and I have worked in many different barbershops around the would. The one thing that I had always said to myself when I was working for other people was that when I opened my own barbershop I would make it compulsory for the guys to have their hair washed. The reason for this in the beginning was a selfish one, every barber has had to deal with a client who looks like they haven’t washed in years, or someone who has put so much product in it that you can’t even pull a comb through. So I had thought to myself “Why should I have to put up with touching clients dirty hair when they don’t even have the decency to wash.” Then, the more I had thought about it it made more and more sense, when the hair has been washed it relaxes all the bonds in the structure of the hair and allows you to see the hair in its natural form, it also makes the salon a cleaner environment and makes the customer relax.

At Oojufink we have put the sinks in front of the client, so that when we wash them it is a simple case of just spinning the chair around and bingo, they are in the basin. They don’t have to walk around the salon with a towel on their heads, or waist much time. It’s a simple and quick process that makes all the difference, it’s just a case of educating the older clients who are used to the old ways of barbering to get used to it. That said every client I have washed so far has said they they have enjoyed it, and now see the benefits of doing so. From the clients point of view they are getting much more for their money and don’t have to worry about wether or not the client before them had washed, or the tools that are used by the barber are clean.

The blog

November 21st, 2012

The reason for this blog on the new look web site is to voice some of the ideas, views and concepts that I have come across in the long years that I have been a barber. I hope that it is helpful to some people and may be interesting.

I would firstly like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients, as without you there would be no Oojufink, and I would be a grumpy old man. It is the clients that make a barbershop. My parents who were both hairdressers known as ‘the mad hackers’ and nominated for avant-garde hairdressers of the year three times, would often say “you gat the clients you deserve”. Thankfully over the years I have had some of the best, and most interesting clients. So, thank you.

I would also like to thank all the people I have worked with, from the early days in collage to the staff I now employ, you have all helped me to become the happy and enthusiastic barber that I am, and in however big or small a way, you have improved me. I hope that I have helped you all as much.

Now that I have got all the slushy stuff out of the way, I should probably start writing something more in keeping with this site. Eh?

New Oojufink Website

November 7th, 2012

Welcome to the new Oojufink website. It has been several years since the site went through a complete redesign. Hopefully, you will find the new design and layout to be a great improvement compared to the previous site.

However, being a new site there are bound to be a few problems that need fixing. If you experience any problems or have any suggestions, please email webmaster@oojufink.com with as much detail as possible.