The QCuts App for Barbers

July 28, 2014

As a barber I find customers don't enjoy queuing time and time again. So for years I tried to think of a simple solution to this problem, I thought of email appointments, text appointments, I even tried it in the shop about ten years ago but customers didnt show up on time and I had to think again.

 Then apps came on the scene and I thought if the shop is quiet I can use an app to let customers know and they can take advantage of my quiet time and get a cut without queuing. It is a great advantage to customers and to me as I can get customers in when the shop is quiet.

 can use it to let customers know about special deals, new services, new products in stock or even days the shop will be closed or a member of staff is on a day off. How did no one think of this before? 

Try it, its free for a limited time. details at



Chalk Pens

March 10, 2013
Chalk pens are great to work with, they are like highlighter pens. They are not made for this application but for writing on windows (for shops and restaurants) but they have no toxins in them we are told by the supplier, its basicly powered chalk in a solution. Heres a rose I did recently. This design is coloured and then shaved in to the scalp.
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March 10, 2013

Airbrush artists are buying the hair stencils to do these designs on the face and body, something I have not tried but they are using them for shows. They work very well with air brush paint. They can also be airbrushed into hair which gives a great finish.

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Outlining designs

March 10, 2013
You can use eyeliner, poster paint (non toxic of course) and oil pastels. Very easy to do, just go over the cut out lines and they will stand out much better.
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Outlining Using Oil Pastels

September 23, 2012

Oil pastels are great for outlining the areas you cut out. It gives the design real definition and a professional finish. I often tell people to use eye liner pencil to outline the cut out areas, it’s very easy to do and they can use different colours depending on what they are wearing or just to shake up the look a bit if they go out a lot. I used eye liner pencils for a while but after doing a demo while teaching a class I found the eyeliner ran out too quickly under the heat of the light...

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Which clipper to use for cutting designs?

August 9, 2012

My favorutie clipper at the moment is the Wahl Detailer. There are quality issues though, the wire tends to break close to the clipper my last one lasted just over six months before it broke.

The Wahl Sterling  2
Here is another good clipper for design work, it is more expensive than the detailer and it doesnt cut as close but it is a clipper I use a lot, it is reliable and had the same on...

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About Me

Working with hair for many years. I did my first design in the late 80's and I was hooked. I used templates I made myself from cardboard (from cereal boxes) in the shop doing difficult designs especially for circles. Later on I started to make them up from a plastic I found which I still use today and sell here on the website. Hair stenciling is becoming more popular as the years go by. I have worked on hairshows, tv, fashion shows and regularly have designs featured in the national papers.