In today's episode of The Higher Standard, Chris and Saied sit down with Andy Tran, photographer, YouTuber and owner of Andy's Cuts Barbershop, a classic barbershop specializing in modern and old-school haircuts, based out of Fountain Valley, California.
Andy explains his path to creating Andy's Cuts, from running down a YoutTube 'rabbit hole' looking for hairstyle inspiration to finally deciding to enter barber college and learn to do it for himself.
They discuss the now-famous 10,000 hour rule, and how Andy realized that to be successful, he had to work harder and put in more time than anyone else.
Andy shares the lessons he learned opening his barbershop, and the many steps necessary when opening a brick-and-mortar location - steps that many new business owners fail to think about prior to opening.
They also discuss Andy's OTHER career as a photographer, one born out of YouTube, where he discusses camera equipment and photography with his 5K+ subscriber base.
Join Chris, Saied and Andy for this fascinating and informative conversation.
What You’ll Learn in this Show:
- Andy's path from YouTube viewer to photographer/hairstylist/YouTube personality
- The importance of the 10,000 hour rule.
- The lessons Andy learned working (and negotiating) with large companies interested in his YouTube videos.
- Why Andy wants to set up the barbershop so that it can run without him and he can focus on content creation.
- And so much more...
Andy's Cuts Instagram
Andy Tran YouTube