Welcome to The King's Barber! This page is going to be a subsection of The King's Journal. I want to introduce you to a newly discovered passion I have developed in the last year. I have became a self-taught barber. I have a goal to go to barbering school to get my license in the near future, but as of now, I plan to develop my skills and build my clientele until my work and credibility speak for itself.
The King's Barber first clipper review. These posts are meant to provide information about barber equipment and tips for barbers or potential barbers. Enjoy!
In this blog post I highlight the art of thrifting with some of my favorite pieces I picked up some time ago. In this photoshoot, I had the opportunity to collaborate with a good friend, Jada, [IG: @sim_plephotography], as we are both developing on our crafts, I think we did well with the quality and content. What do you think? Read up! Like, and Share! Thank you - Sir Highsmith
Let me tell y'all something about this word "trying". It's a very interesting word, especially the way most people use it. I was criticized by my mentor every time I would use the word when explaining the progress of my goals. Saying “I am trying to go to the gym at least 3 times a week." or … Continue reading I Don’t Believe in “Trying”
From April 5th - April 7th, 2018, I had the opportunity to go to the Student African-American Brotherhood (SAAB) conference located in Atlanta, Georgia with my organization Black Male Initiative (BMI). [Below is a video of what I was able to record the whole weekend] When I say it was a blessed experience, I mean … Continue reading Student African American Brotherhood(SAAB) 2018 Reflection
The biggest downside about higher education is the fact that the whole institution is a con artist, finesser, and hustler. We enroll in classes and become this "broke college student", and graduate to become a broke adult with debt. Financing college is one of the primary issues that students struggle with. I have witnessed students … Continue reading College Logic Series: Finesse or Be Finessed
Until Nike, Adidas, and Puma make dress shoes, those kicks won't slide for every occasion and it's better to incorporate dress shoes in your wardrobe now rather than to scramble rushing to the store last minute to figure out what you need later on down the road. It's about time King. It's about time you … Continue reading 3 Dress Shoes Every King Should Own
Mentorship Mentorship is a vital key to personal and professional success. I never knew the effect of a quality mentor and mentee relationship until I came to college. Mentoring is a long-term relationship where the focus is on supporting the growth and development of the mentee. A mentor is a source of wisdom, teaching, and … Continue reading The College Logic Series: What’s So Special? (Part 3)
Welcome to Part 2 of What's so Special Part 2 in The College Logic Series. If you haven't read the Intro or Part 1 click the highlighted. I hope the information provided will help you journey to pursue or finish college. This is 2/3 of this portion of The college Logic Series. Enjoy! College is … Continue reading The College Logic Series: What’s So Special? (Part 2)
It BLOWS my mind that I invested +$20,000 in an unknown business venture. *Shaking my head*. A real leap of faith. But I thought to myself, almost EVERY 17-YEAR-OLD IN THE WORLD DOES IT, so it should be fine, right? Before enrolling into NIU, I really didn’t know the value or purpose of going to … Continue reading The College Logic Series: What’s so special? (Part 1)
Why college? Why should I become a student of an institution that could cause future debt? Why should I enroll in classes revolving around a major that does not even guarantee future success? What's the difference between a PWI vs HBCU education? What can college provide that I can’t obtain myself? What can college teach … Continue reading The College Logic Series: Intro
What's up my fellow Kings! I want to bring something crucial to your attention. I have encountered Kings that can put together the coldest outfits but don't practice basic grooming. Which is contradicting in my opinion, because that fit isn’t fire if your breath is on fire. Like that fresh white tee isn't crispy clean, … Continue reading 5 Grooming Tips Every King Should Do!
Welcome back! I am currently a Junior at Northern Illinois University. From freshman year to now I developed myself immensely. Primarily focusing on my professionalism. Once I joined organizations and obtained a job on campus, I realized I did not only represent myself anymore. Now, I must uphold the image and characteristics of my affiliations. I … Continue reading 5 Skills Every King Should Develop!
Here we go! This is the first of many blog posts. As a start, I would like thank you wholeheartedly for viewing this Men’s Lifestyle blog. This is a journey I want you to be a part of. I promise I will try to provide the best information possible! My goal is for us to grow as Kings. Simultaneously, treating yourself and others like royalty.
Having that said, I want to introduce a necessity that will enhance a King's grooming, which is the Single Blade Straight Razor.