The opening ceremony of the 5th PhilBeauty featured an unprecedented barber show, which successfully attracted the attention of the audience and became one of the major highlights of the show. And hosting this show is none other than Darrin Usher, the founder of DAZ Australia with over 30 years of industry experience, who led his team of hairstylists to bring an impactful visual presentation with their tools of the trade in their gloves.
This Barber Show is designed to promote the men’s hairstyling market, giving the audience a better understanding of the hair industry.
The barber word has its origins in the Latin word barba, which means beard. In the western world, traditionally a barber specializes in tending to men’s hair and beards, while the ladies would get their hair done in beauty salons.
As shown in the Barber Show, gloves are a necessary tool in a barber’s trade. According to Darrin, gloves are not only worn for professional appearances and hygienic concerns, but also during the process of trimming hair, fine hairs are able to enter the body through the skin’s hair follicles, and the hands are in close contact with fine loose hair, hence by wearing gloves, it serves to protect their hands from these hairs.
The pair of gloves that looks like mere decoration in the eyes of a layperson is actually an important tool after all. And the Barber Show is not just a fancy opening performance, but an important education channel for people to understand this career better. 在外行人看起来像是装饰的手套，原来，是专业的装备。一场Barber Show不仅让philbeauty的出席者对美发行业加深了解，更在美业教育方面记上一功。
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