Having come from a bakery family, Vu’s passion for Barbering all started from cutting his two little boys’ hair. This love of Barbering kept growing until he finally made the decision to pursue his dream career and be a qualified Barber at 29.
Juggling work at the family business and studying three days a week, the fasttrack pathway was perfect for Vu to do it all at once! Hear it from Vu to know what it’s like to make the right career change.
What was your path to TM and why did you choose to study the SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering?
I came from a bakery family, baking and running my family bakery business was my everyday job before changing my career path. Cutting hair was always something that I liked to do on my free times, I have two beautiful boys and the passion for becoming a barber all started from cutting my two little boys hair. By the age of 29 I really wanted to change my career to Barber and be qualified. I know T.M through my wife, she used to be a student there back in 2010. I signed up for the fasttrack pathway, which required me to study three days a week and I still had time to work at my family business.
Tell us about your role at Classic Barber Glen Waverley
I am now a full time barber at Classic Barber, the works I would do in a day is basically cutting clients hair, provide professional consultation and advice to client. At our shop we also have service for beard like Cut Throat and I really enjoy doing beard with razor line up.
Tell us about working as a professional barber
It's really nice, that I have a skill that can work anywhere in the world.
Is there anything about working in-industry that has surprised you?
The thing surprised me is the happy clients and you would see them coming back for a haircut.
How did your role at Classic Barber come about?
I knew Classic Barber was nearby where I live, I decided to walk in and asked one of the staffs for a job and I got it.
What does it feel like to land a job before you have graduated and also in the middle of a pandemic?
It was great because I got to learn more, and started building my experience early.
How do you feel TM helped prepare you to work in the industry?
T.M institute has helped me in all aspects in barbering, I was prepared for working in a real barbershop thanks to my teachers Deepa and Bruno.
What’s been your greatest memory studying at The Masters so far?
Meeting the Barbering teachers Deepa and Bruno and the lovely people at T.M.
What is your advice for anyone starting their journey in the barber industry and considering studying with TM?
Love what you do and stay motivated! Cut a lot of hair at T.M to build your experience, ask as many question as you like because I did and it helped. If you are worried about finding a job after completing the course don't worry by then you are a certified barber with a certificate, every barbershops will be looking for you instead.
What are your ultimate career goals?
My goal is to open my own Barbershop business.
Your dream job has no time limit! Join Vu in the lively world of Barbering and get yourself qualified.