Born 1989 Founder and barber at The Garage 39
Joost started cutting hair at the age of 14 years old. Joost learned himself the first parts of this old craftsmanship. Cutting friends and family in the garage of his parents. After a year he could be an apprentice in a oldschool barbershop to really learn what he was actually trying at that very moment.
After years of experience in several shops in The Netherlands. Joost had a different goal, educate more people the craft of barbering. During the startup of Barberschool Amsterdam he was involved as the creative director. It grows out to be the biggest recognized Barberschool in Holland.
During these years he got world wide recognition and started working for big world wide brands as global director for Esquire Grooming, Farouk chi bio silk for three years. After this Wella international and national signed him as brand ambassador for Sebman.
This brought him doing world wide presentations and shows for 50 till 3000 people.
He still believing that everything he did was a unstoppable way of showing his passion and joy of creating hairstyles with understandable technically substantiations
He was and still is doing haircuts with the same idea and happiness he started as a kid in the garage of his parents where the base of al the adventures started.
So the name The Garage 39 is a true name for who he is and where he came from.
The 39 is a special part it’s a ode to my biggest inspiration and biggest friend my grandfather who always told me that he as a true cabinet maker that would make the whole interior when Joost was ready to open his shop. Unfortunately His grandfather passed away before he could open the doors of The Garage 39.
The number 3 is a special number between Joost an his grandfather. As well in numerology the three stands for:
Creativity, expression, artistic, adventurous, spontaneous. It’s in balance, inspiring and social. All things you will need to find back when walking into THE GARAGE 39.
By only turning this one 3 upside down I got the house number of my barbershop. So it’s an ode and it’s a designation for where the shop is.
At the age of sixteen he started to accomplish cosmetology school to become a hairdresser with his personal focus on men and truly learned to cut and shave men during his internship at a Barber shop. The choice had been made: barber it is. He learned it the old fashioned way, barbering is perfection and this was how the team worked for generations long and every cell in his body let him know this is what he wanted and needed to do!
Explaining technical parts
Presentation for dutch hairdressers
Winner of barber of the year ’17
Stage presentige for 3000+ people