Spike Lee is a renowned Hollywood director, producer, screenwriter, actor and loyal Artisan Barber client. Artisan Barber’s founder, Charlie McCoy has been Spike’s master barber for eight years now, having first cut Lee’s hair when he was still at L’Oreal.
Nowadays, our founder sees Spike on an average of two times a month throughout the year to keep the creative genius looking sharp and fresh. Over the years they’ve developed a friendship, with Spike throwing Charlie valuable pieces of advice here and there.
From business guidance to tips in Charlie’s creative endeavors, Spike always has something to offer and it’s not only in that space. In the years that Charlie has been giving Spike his haircut and classic men’s shave, the director has remained consistent in saying these three things:
“Nose hairs. Eyebrows. Ear hairs.”
Now what this means literally is that Spike wants Charlie to focus on these three areas. After all, most men typically have growth in these spots and some like to keep them trimmed. However, as most things Spike says and does this has a deeper meaning.
For Charlie, it represents repetition and the need to pay attention to detail. Spike wouldn’t repeat those three things to his barber of years if it weren’t a key factor for him. Paying attention to detail and practicing repetition can lead to mastery in your field of choice.
Charlie has been a master barber for over 15 years now and he would not have achieved that title had it not been for consistently honing his skills and paying attention to the little things. Those little things being his clients’ preferences, their different hair types and more.
Spike has clearly echoed these practices throughout his career and has seen the fruits of his labor because of it. Attention to detail and repetition is not only crucial in the grooming space but in any industry, a person wants to dominate. Take these wise words from Spike and apply them in your life just like our stylists at Artisan Barber and Orchard & Ludlow did.
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