Author Archive | Greg Zorian

How To Cut A Flat Top Hairstyle

Flat Top Hairstyle

Learn how to cut a flat top hairstyle in the following video and step by step guide. Also, learn how to finish off the cut with the correct styling products to keep the cut looking consistent all day.

  1. Start on the right hand side. Use  the 3 ½  (3/8”) blade on the detachable blade clipper. Using the fading technique run the clipper up the side of the head to the temple area. Take an imaginary line parallel to the head straight up from the round of the head until you run out of hair. This will avoid leaving a line that needs to be blended out. Make sure not to follow the contour of the head at the parietal area.
  2. Work the clipper around the head until you get to the back. Run the clipper up to the crown and round it off slightly. Even though this haircut is square in shape the back needs to be rounded off slightly for proper balance.
  3. After the back continue on around the opposite side as in step 3.
  4. Next, blend the sides and back to the top. Even though the top has not been cut yet the corners need the square look from a front and back view. It will be much easier to cut the top flat when there is less hair to work with. Use the clipper over comb technique and either a 1 or 1 ½ blade depending on the thickness of the hair. U Hold the comb parallel to the head and take an imaginary line straight up in the air until you run out of hair to cut.
  5. Move on to the semi-finish. Use adjustable clipper starting in the longest setting working down to the shortest setting.
  6. Finish the taper with the adjustable clipper working down from the longest to shortest setting.
  7. Complete the finish with the t-trimmer using it correctly as demonstrated in tools of the trade lessons.
  8. After these steps are completed move on to the top. Blow dry the top with a small amount of alcohol free Zorian of New York firm hold styling gel to get an even shape to work with.
  9. Using the large flat top comb and a clipper over comb technique with the 1 blade. Begin in the front and work towards the back. Keep the comb parallel with the floor and comb through the first section in the center.  Very small sections will be needed to avoid clipper marks or lines. Move the comb very slowly toward the back angling the comb slightly downward to meet the guide from the sides and back zone.
  10. Move to either the right or left side of the center section and repeat the process. Make sure the center guide and previous guide are visible. This will help to keep the correct speed and sectioning with the comb. Take as many sections as necessary to meet the guide on the sides.
  11. Repeat the above step on opposite side.
  12. When rough cut is complete re-dry the hair with more product for the fine-tuning. Check from every angle in both the wall and hand mirrors.
  13. Touch up any areas that need it.
  14. Lastly, use a fingertip portion of the Zorian Of New York shaping paste for a strong hold and matte finish to hold this difficult growth pattern in place all day. (Optional: Spray with Zorian Of New York finish spray for a non sticky, quick dry finish for added hold)

For more information on customized classes at your barbershop, salon, school, or private training e-mail Greg@HowToCutHair.tv. For more information on becoming a premium retailer of Zorian Of New York men’s products contact Greg@ZorianOfNewYork.com or fill out our wholesale form.

How To Style a Slicked Back Hair Cut with Pomade

In this video tutorial learn how to style a slicked back hair cut with pomade. This many times is the missing step for most men when styling their hair. To get that just out of the barbershop or salon look the hair needs to be styled correctly and the proper amount of the best type of product used. As a barber for almost 3 decades now I hear many times after finishing with a client the phrase “I will never get my hair to look like this.” My response if you follow my styling instructions it will look the same every time. Just takes a little effort.

How To Style a Slicked Back Hair Cut with Pomade:

1. Towel dry the hair thoroughly to remove the excess water.

2. Use a blow dryer. The brush and the blow dryer must move together to be effective. Using a nozzle will direct the heat for best results.

3. Dry the hair straight back on the top and sides and to the center in the back. Roll the brush on top to get a little bit of lift. The hair will naturally flatten out when applying the product so this will help the to avoid the final style looking to flat.

4. Apply the pomade. In this case we are using our Zorian of New York water soluble pomade. It is important that the hair is completely dry so it will not dilute the product at all and lessen the hold.

5. Use an ample amount of product and apply first with your fingertips on the top and sides to get the hair down to the scalp. Then take the palms of your hands and press down on the sides so it doesn’t look to puffy.

6. Use a comb first to comb the product through the hair. Next, use a vent brush to loosen up the hair but keep the slicked look. The wider the teeth the more it will separate the hair which is a personal preference.

 

 

Barber Class at Raritan Valley Community College

Men's Cutting ClassI recently had the opportunity to teach a barber class at Ratitan Valley Community College. Their new facilities are absolutely stunning and the director of the program does an outstanding job running the cosmetology program. Area professionals were invited to take part in the class to brush up on their skills and become more familiar with the school and it’s program. This in turn will help both the school and the salons develop a relationship for recruiting and job placement. This is something that I do often at both public and private cosmetology schools throughout the country. If you”re school is interested in finding out more information on my classes you can contact me at Greg@HowToCutHair.tv or call (518)629-5394.

I always customize the curriculum for the specific needs of every school, salon, or barbershop to best fit your needs. Below is the outline of the base curriculum and we work from there to fit your needs.

Course Outline:

Morning Session: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  1. Greg Zorian Introduction
  2. Introduction to men’s haircuts shapes and sections (terminology)
  3. Introduction to the basic men’s haircutting techniques (terminology and demonstration)
    • Scissor Over Fingers
    • Scissor Over Comb
    • Clipper Over Comb
    • Blending
  4. Introduction to advanced haircutting techniques
    1. Texture shear over fingers
    2. Texture shear over comb
    3. Straight razor over comb
    4. Straight razor over fingers
    5. Straight razor sculpting
  5. Demonstration of correct holding of tools, body positioning in relation to the head, and correct posture for cutting
  6. Men’s haircutting demonstration
    1. Pompadour
    2. 1920’s Great Gatsby style side part
    3. Disconnected side part with razor part shaved in
  7. Q&A

Lunch: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Afternoon Session: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  1. Three hands–on haircuts on mannequins focusing on all of the basic men’s haircutting techniques with some advanced techniques mixed in:
    1. Pompadour
    2. 1920’s Great Gatsby style side part
    3. Disconnected side part with razor part shaved in
    4. Learn how to teach your clients to style their hair and increase retail sales in the process
  2. Q&A

 

Greg Zorian Barbering Techniques Hands-On Workshop

Greg Zorian Hands On Barbering Workshop
We are proud to present our next Greg Zorian Barbering Techniques Hands On Workshop. This is our most popular class and will be held at the award winning Gregory’s Barbershop in Clifton Park, New York on Sunday, June 10th. Seating is limited and we will have a second instructor assisting to make sure everyone gets personal one on one attention to have a successful class experience.

Tuition includes catered lunch, Barbering Basics DVD ($100 value), mannequin ($50 value), and a free gift from Zorian Of New York Premium Hair Care Products ($55 value).

Morning Session: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
 
– Introduction to men’s haircut shape and sections (terminology)
– Introduction to basic men’s hair cutting techniques (terminology and demonstration)
             Scissor Over Fingers
             Scissor Over Comb
             Clipper Over Comb
             Fading
– Class will demonstrate correct holding of tools, body positioning in relation to the head, and correct posture for cutting
– Two hands – on haircuts on mannequins incorporating Scissor Over Fingers, Scissor Over Comb, and Clipper Over  Comb.
             Long men’s layer cut with disconnected bangs
             Pompadour
 
Catered Lunch and Networking: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
 
Afternoon Session: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
 
– Three hands – on haircuts on mannequins focusing on all of the basic men’s haircutting techniques:
             Professional Business Haircut
             Ivy League Haircut
             Bald Fade with Hard Part
             Q&A
 
Please contact greg@howtocuthair.tv or call Greg at (518)629-5394 for pricing options and to reserve your seat.

Barbering Demonstrations at IBS New York

Barbering Demonstration at IBS New York

I had the honor of teaching 2 barbering demonstrations at IBS New York . It was a great experience meeting so many people in my home state. Many of whom I have met through my online subscription, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. I also had the pleasure to see many familiar faces that have attended hands on classes at my barbershops.

The first class I taught was titled “Classic Barbering 101″. See the class description below:

Learn the differences and stunning similarities between classic and modern barbering. Find out how the tools, techniques, and haircuts have changed as well as stayed the same. Watch third generation barber Greg Zorian demonstrate a haircut using techniques and styles from the “good old days” as well as today.  Leave this class with a better understanding of the history of our industry as well as what a barber means to his/her community.

The next class I taught was titled “How To Cut and Style the Perfect Pomp”. See the class description below:

Learn the many barbering techniques necessary to create a perfectly balanced pompadour. Using a mix of scissor over comb, clipper over comb, straight razor sculpting, fading, and blending techniques Greg will walk you through the step by step process to completing this popular haircut. You will also learn the styling techniques and products necessary to make your pompadour stand out in a crowd.

I would highly recommend attending both of the International Beauty Shows held in New York City and Las Vegas. The education department does an outstanding job of hiring the best educators in the hair industry. After sitting in on many of my colleague’s classes including technical, business, and motivational I came away inspired and more motivated than ever to get back to work building my  barbershops, seminar company, and product company.

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