JOEY TASCA

Barber / Freeman's Sporting Club Barbers, New York

What do you do? 

Hard question to answer, but I try to do everything! As long as its creative and authentic. It's always changing, always evolving, that's what keeps it interesting. I cut hair too.

What do you prefer doing? 

Another tough one, ha! ha! Because that's always changing and evolving. I love to learn, travel, cook, eat, live a healthy and active lifestyle. Being outdoors makes me super happy and I like to chill pretty hard. 

Do you have a regime for your grooming?

I keep it pretty simple, less is more, that's for sure. I stay away from anything with harsh chemicals. I think mother nature did a pretty good job of creating all that we have. One thing I swear by is coconut oil. Hair, face, internally, it's super multi-purpose.

Can you recall your first or early barbershop experiences?

Not sure if this is me getting a haircut or me working in one. My first haircut was done outside in the backyard by one of our neighbours. After that my parents would let me do whatever I wanted with my hair. After all, it is mine. 

Give us a barber's trade secret to help improve our appearance. 

For me it's not to try so hard. It's not your looks or your hair or what product you use. It's YOU!

Photos: Matt Brooke @ Pure Agency
Grooming: Joey Tasca