LOOK AT THIS APP

BRACE YOURSELF. We just wanted to bring this FUCKING UNREAL new app to your attention. It offers coaching, access to a community, education – honestly, the list goes on. 

Handsome App is a free career and advice sharing app providing beauty and barber pros with access to mentorship and resources to advance in their careers. Recently, Handsome launched an elite mastermind space where 10 of the industry’s top educators are kicking off by offering free Mastermind Coaching directly to pros and artists in the industry. On this list are the new Handsome Accredited Educators (and some of the industry’s finest): Jessie Klaus, J Ladner, Nina Tulio, Presley Poe, Travis Parker, Drew Schaefering, John Mosley “Popular Nobody”, Corinna Hernandez, and Mira Chai. These educators directly coach  their communities through the app on all things business, technique, and mindset. 

OK SO WAIT WHAT IS IT:

  • A digital community for feedback and career coaching, directly from educators.

  • Educators post challenges to masterminds.

  • Masterminds reply to challenges with a clip: this might be a video or image of a particular business or cutting technique.

  • Coaches and members rate the clips to help guide pros in up-leveling their skills.

  • Pros can earn rewards by listening to Micro-Doses and completing in-app challenges.

Handsome’s three values are: 

  • Championing and representing the underdog to reach new career heights.

  • Committing to being brand agnostic and filling a gaping void by pulling all brands into one space and creating new career pathways and income streams.

  • Focusing on building trust first.

According to Handsome CEO, April Dominguez, that’s why they’ve been able to build what they have. “Our three unique values ensure we’re partnering with the right brands, the right educators, and the right pros — all of which must be aligned in mission: to bring equal career opportunities to the leading industry for women and a leading industry in diversity.  “Today, 90% of hairstylists are female and 66% of barbers are Black and Latinx, which make up a $190B industry… an industry that’s bigger than dating,” Dominguez continues. “There are more hair stylists in the U.S. than police officers or doctors, yet this industry has been shockingly overlooked and highly stigmatised.  And this is why Handsome aims to change the massive disparity in both the beauty industry and the venture capital ecosystem: where only 0.4% of VC dollars go toward Latinx, Native American, and Female Founders.

HMMM INTERESTING.  If we jump on the HYPE, maybe it’ll come to the UK – here’s hoping…