We had the good fortune of connecting with Dane Vickers and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dane, what do you attribute your success to?
Complete immersion in the craft. I have found that once I had completely immersed myself in the study and lifestyle of barbering I began to evolve rapidly with plenty of room to grow still. The brand became a success because of the quality of people within the walls of the establishment. Although it is very beneficial to have refined skills as a technician it is far more valuable to have a team of like-minded individuals dedicated to curating an environment conducive to progression and happiness amongst technicians and patrons alike.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Individualism. Being that we are all one of one, I see and vision my creation a way only I can for there is no other I. I got to where I am today professionally by chasing the knowledge I was seeking at that time. I made sure to be in the room that I wanted to be in surrounded by the people I wanted to be encouraged and influenced by. It was not easy and it took a lot of courage and budgeting. Along the way I have learned a lot which has made me understand that I do not know much. I want the world to know we are a place for hair doers and hair lovers that are proud to be a part of the second oldest craft being practiced on our planet today. We are honored to carry on tradition and to build and pour into the community that paved the way for us.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
For breakfast, the universal, Denver biscuit company, sassafras, Rise & shine. For lunch or dinner, Fire On The Mountain, blue pan pizza, hops and pie, Ofelia ‘s, linger. We would have to go to red rocks, go through the Eisenhower tunnel, bow Joe’s Pizza in Idaho Springs, Lake Dillon, Hot Springs in Glenwood or steamboat or wherever, depending on the sports season we would have to go to a game, concerts at the Fillmore the Gothic Cervantes bluebird. Jazz at city park on a Sunday.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents first and foremost for always supporting my dreams. Cody “CO” Reed for mentoring me and develop me as a human and a technician and for encouraging me to go to barber school. Emily Griffith opportunity school now known as a Emily Griffith Technical College.

Website: Banterbarber.co
Instagram: @Danevickhairs @banterbarber
Twitter: Banterbarber

Image Credits
Brock Fetch. Dustin Brooks.

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutDenver is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.