“Cutting Edge Economy: Preserving Community and Craft”
WASHINGTON, DC, September 28, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — On Tues., Sep. 26, 2023, TheCut, the #1 barber booking app in America, for Barbers and individuals seeking top-tier barbering services and Barbers. Hosted a roundtable discussion to educate and raise awareness for a prominent issue in the barber industry – the threat to funding for student barbers and beauticians. TheCut boasts an impressive 1.4 million searches, eclipsing even Google’s 1.3 million searches in the barbering domain; hosted a roundtable discussion to educate and raise awareness for a prominent issue in the barber industry – the threat to funding for student barbers and beauticians.
The Department of Education’s (DOE) proposal to designate barbering, cosmetology, and other personal service jobs. Access to financial aid is at risk for student barbers and beauticians due to the impending threat posed by the proposed change to the Gainful Employment Rule. If the change is implemented, it will be incredibly difficult for student barbers to access the financial aid necessary to further their careers and education.
“Cutting Edge Economy: Preserving Community and Craft,” powered by theCut and LumiereVodka, brought together influential leaders, barbers, and key stakeholders, including owner of Another Level Cutz barbershop Owner Kenneth “KJ” Stanard, CEO of Photo Fresh Cuts Academy Will Glenn, Head of Urban One podcaster DeAndre Smith, NAACP Chair of Economic Empowerment Christopher London, and theCut founder Obi Omile. Together, the panelists discussed the importance of preserving the longevity of the barbering industry, the need for education and resources for beauty and barbering students, the unique craft and culture of barbershops, and more.
“I greatly valued the insightful discussion with the experts at our Cutting Edge Roundtable. Each participant brought a unique perspective, highlighting lesser-known facets of the barber education system. Says TheCut CEO, Obi Omile. Their shared passion for barbering and its significance within our communities was evident. By continuing these dialogues with industry enthusiasts, I’m confident we can address current challenges and ensure the enduring legacy of barbering for future generations.”
The roundtable discussion was Live Streamed to thousands of viewers on TheCut’s Instagram page. TheCut will continue hosting events and initiatives to draw attention to this cause.
To sign TheCut’s petition to save financial aid for student barbers and beauticians, click here.
theCut, recognized in Forbes 30 under 30, is the forefront mobile platform uniting individuals with skilled barbers across the United States. Founded in 2016, theCut’s remarkable feat of surpassing Google’s search volume in the barbering sector, totaling 1.4 million searches, is a testament to its escalating renown and sway within the industry. For more information, visit theCut.co.
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