Sharing Barbering Knowledge with BaByliss Pro and Sofie Pok
Generously sharing her knowledge to inspire others to be the best of barbers was the order of the day for Sofie Pok and BaByliss PRO at the brand’s Salon Seminar 2019.
For anyone unfamiliar with this firecracker of knowledge and professionalism, Sofie Pok is a barber with an international brand and almost a quarter of a million Instagram followers. Featured on Buzzfeed’s ‘Top Knot’ video with over 2.5 million views, she’s enjoyed masses of editorial in trade media the world over, as well as being in receipt of many awards in recognition of her brilliant barbering skills.
A platform education artist for BaByliss PRO, Sophie made her Salon International debut with a seminar showcasing her globally sought-after barbering skills, using the BaByliss PRO grooming range.
Explaining that her earlier career as a ladies’ stylist didn’t hit the spot as she didn’t enjoy working with longer hair and couldn’t make sense of the colour wheel – taking a leap of faith to work in men’s grooming paid off handsomely.
Sofie clearly loves her job and is damn good at it. An expert in barbering tools and their multi-functional application, she studies tool development and is keen to see new products being improved to help barbering processes.
Following a fast-forward video of a classic men’s grooming process, Sofie took to stage to execute the same in real time on a classic male model, explaining her work as she went, encouraging audience questions along the way. Different types of clippers, trimmers, foil shavers and razors were all explained and demonstrated.
Sofie also gave helpful tips such as: be aware hair density, head shape and hairline pattern all play a part in deciding your guideline; work in natural light to better gauge hair density; use small sections for a condense fade, bigger sections for a stretch fade.
Sofie’s clear, concise teaching made for easy understanding of the many technical nuances in men’s barbering, showing how consummate skills and tools’ understanding makes a huge difference between an acceptable result – and an outstanding result.