Xcluciv Mission Statement
At Xcluciv, our mission is to be the premier supplier of barber items, dedicated exclusively to barbers. We are committed to sourcing and providing high-quality products nationally, catering specifically to the needs of barbers in their local communities. With a deep understanding of the industry, as we are founded by and run by barbers ourselves, we strive to offer a unique value proposition.
Our core values are grounded in honesty, fairness, and biblical principles. We aim to establish strong partnerships with barbers, empowering them to thrive and grow their businesses. Through our comprehensive range of wholesale and retail solutions, we not only supply barber items but also offer opportunities for barbers to create their own products through our manufacturing partnerships. Additionally, we provide a platform for barbers already producing their own products, allowing them to market and expand their reach through our network.
Our long-term objectives revolve around fostering strong relationships with barbers, speaking their language, and understanding their needs. We seek to be seen as fellow barbers who have elevated in the industry, offering services, and products that we once desired ourselves. Our target audience includes barbers and aspiring barbers, for whom we provide training, workshops, and educational resources to enhance their skills and elevate their craft.
What sets us apart from competitors is our comprehensive focus on barbers. We don't just sell products; we intimately know and use them ourselves. Unlike traditional suppliers, we are exclusively dedicated to barbers, providing 100% barber supplies, with a commitment to their growth and success. By partnering with us, barbers can access advanced opportunities, become ambassadors for our products, and increase their income.
With over 30 years of industry experience, we bring unparalleled expertise and passion to the barber community. At Xcluciv, we are driven to empower barbers, creating a thriving ecosystem that propels their businesses forward.
Xcluciv Vision Statement
Our vision is to revolutionize the barber industry by empowering barbers within our reach, creating a national community of skilled professionals who drive innovation, inspire creativity, and elevate the artistry of barbering. We envision a future where barbers have access to the finest tools, education, and resources, enabling them to thrive both personally and professionally.
We strive to be the catalyst for positive change, fostering a supportive network where barbers collaborate, learn, and grow together. Our vision is to be the go-to destination for barbers, offering comprehensive solutions that not only meet their immediate needs but also fuel their long-term success.
Through our unwavering commitment to excellence, we aim to set new industry standards and redefine what it means to be a barber. By leveraging our expertise, experience, and exclusive focus on barbers, we aspire to become the trusted partner that propels the industry forward.
As we continue to expand our reach and influence, we envision building bridges between barbers across borders, breaking down barriers and fostering cultural exchange. We envision a future where barbership is celebrated as an esteemed profession, recognized for its artistry, craftsmanship, and transformative impact.
Together with the barber community, we are committed to shaping the future of the industry, one clipper stroke at a time. At Xcluciv, our vision is to create a community where barbers flourish, leaving a lasting legacy through their skills, their businesses, and their contributions to their local communities.
Xcluciv Core Values - Extended Version
1. Integrity: We conduct our business with utmost honesty, transparency, and ethical principles. We prioritize integrity in all our dealings with barbers, partners, and stakeholders.
2. Barber-Centric Focus: We are dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of barbers. Their success and growth are at the forefront of everything we do. We strive to understand their language, empathize with their challenges, and provide tailored solutions.
3. Quality Excellence: We are committed to sourcing and providing high-quality barber items and products. We continually strive for excellence in delivering superior products that meet and exceed the expectations of barbers.
4. Collaboration and Partnership: We believe in the power of collaboration and building strong partnerships with barbers. By working together, we can foster mutual growth, share knowledge, and create a thriving barber community.
5. Innovation and Progress: We embrace innovation as a catalyst for progress in the barber industry. We continuously seek new ideas, technologies, and opportunities to drive positive change, inspire creativity, and elevate the artistry of barbering.
6. Empowerment: We are dedicated to empowering barbers to thrive personally and professionally. Through comprehensive solutions, education, and resources, we enable barbers to develop their skills, grow their businesses, and achieve their full potential.
7. Customer-Centric Approach: Our customers' satisfaction and success are our top priorities. We prioritize listening to their needs, providing exceptional customer service, and delivering solutions that cater specifically to their requirements.
8. Continuous Learning and Growth: We foster a culture of continuous learning and growth within our organization. We encourage our employees and partners to pursue personal and professional development, pushing the boundaries of their skills and knowledge.
9. Community Impact: We aim to make a positive impact on the communities we serve. Through social responsibility initiatives, supporting local barbers, and contributing to meaningful causes, we strive to be a force for good.
10. Passion and Dedication: We are passionate about the barber industry, and our dedication is evident in everything we do. We bring enthusiasm, expertise, and unwavering commitment to our mission, vision, and the success of our barbers.
ROBERT C. CLARKE BIO
Robert C. Clarke is a highly accomplished NYS Master Barber, business entrepreneur, and industry leader with over 30 years of unparalleled experience. He currently serves as the President/CEO of FHINIX Enterprises LLC, Xcluciv Barber Supplier LLC, and Visiting Barber Services, Inc. in the U.S.A., and as the General Director of Xcluciv Barber Supplier S.A de C.V, in Mexico. In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Robert holds the esteemed positions of Program Director of BAM! (Becoming A Master) Barber Workshops, Barber Educator, and NYS Supervising State Board Examiner. He boasts a comprehensive range of certifications in Business Management, Marketing, Sales, Employee Management, Customer Service, Accounting, and Financial Management.
Born and raised in New York, Robert's keen eye for business and passion for artistic creativity as a barber began at a young age. At 14, he ventured into the field of barbering and established his first Barbershop in the Morrisania section of the Bronx at 19. This successful venture led him to open a second Barbershop two years later in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. Recognizing the opportunity to serve clients who were unable to access local barbershops, Robert converted one of his establishments into Visiting Barber Services, Inc., operating as VBS Haircare Supplies. Under this entity, he secured contracts with numerous private and governmental agencies to provide haircutting services and grooming supplies. Demonstrating his visionary mindset, Robert expanded further by establishing Xcluciv Barber Supplier LLC, a full-service barber supplier catering to the needs of barbers and male grooming. With an extensive range of sourced products, Robert has successfully positioned Xcluciv Barber Supplier as the preferred supplier for barbers globally. Presently, he is expanding his business operations in both the United States and Mexico, having recently initiated two new ventures, Kabuto Katana Inc. and Kabuto Katana S.A. de C.V.
Robert's valuable contributions to the field of barbering are widely recognized. He played a pivotal role in the redevelopment of the NYS Barber Practical Examination Process, collaborating with prominent barbering institutions such as The Long Island Barber Institute and The American Barber Institute. Robert obtained his NYS Barber License in September 2001 and was subsequently invited by the NYS Division of Licensing Department to serve as an NYS Barber Practical Examination Examiner in the NYC exam sites in 2004. He quickly advanced to the position of Examining Supervisor, overseeing various exam locations throughout the city, including Long Island and upstate New York, from 2006 to 2019. Throughout his tenure, Robert actively participated in the redevelopment of the practical examination and provided re-education to numerous barber school directors and instructors on the updated procedures. With a remarkable track record of examining and licensing over 3000 barbers, he has visited numerous barbering schools, imparting invaluable knowledge to upcoming barbers and future business owners. Robert's expertise has also led him to train school owners, teachers, state examiners, members of the Department of Education Unit, and students on correct examination procedures at various Barber Schools and Exam Sites.
Robert is an active contributor to both the community and the barbering industry. He actively participates in Barber Training Programs for at-risk youth and is dedicated to serving disadvantaged members of the community. Through his businesses, he provides valuable resources and sophisticated tools to help new barbers excel in a highly competitive industry. Robert finds immense fulfillment in every aspect of his work and constantly strives to improve his craft, enhance customer service, and keep barbers well-informed. Serving as a source of inspiration to both new and aspiring barbers, he is deeply committed to helping individuals lead fulfilling lives and achieve success in their professional and personal endeavors.