Advanced Barber Training Class at Ricci’s Academy of Cosmetology

On Monday January, 27th Greg Zorian and HowToCutHair.tv will be presenting an Advanced Barber Training Class at Ricci’s Academy of Cosmetology. The class will be held from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. Learn all of today’s hottest trends in men’s fashion along with all of the basic barbering techniques you need to know to make it happen.

Course Outline:  Ricci's Academy of Cosmetology2

  1. Introduction to men’s haircut shape and sections (terminology)
  2. Introduction to basic men’s haircutting techniques (terminology and demonstration)
    1. Scissor Over Fingers
    2. Scissor Over Comb
    3. Clipper Over Comb
    4. Blade On Skin
  3. Class will demonstrate correct holding of tools, body positioning in relation to the head, and correct posture for comfortable cutting hair
  4. Five hands-on haircuts on a male manikin: Pompadour, Business Cut, Ivy League Haircut, Flattop, and Close Fade

For pricing information and to reserve your seat please e-mail riccissalon@aol.com or call 203-426-1138. Payment must be received by January 20th to secure you spot in the class.

Hair Design Institute Barber Class Update

Advanced Barber Class At Hair Design InstituteI had the opportunity to teach my  Men’ s Cutting Academy Seminar at the Hair Design Institute in Manhattan on Sunday December 8th, 2013. The school which is located at 500 8th avenue in Midtown has a great atmosphere for a class as it is meticulously clean thanks to the excellent staff at the school.

Hair Design Institute Barber Class Update:

I would like to congratulate 3 students from the school: Lauren Onesto, Kelly Rosati, and Eric Vargas  who did an incredible job keeping up on what was a long day of advanced barber training on hair cutting techniques and popular styles all packed into 8 hours. I would also like to congratulate two seasoned veterans who also did a great job: Bruce Marchesi and Joseph Bauman who both traveled from New Jersey to take the class. What I was most impressed with, especially for the students, was everyone’s posture when cutting. This is one of the hardest things to teach and learn. If you are not standing with the correct posture you will have an extremely difficult time cutting hair properly.

I am looking forward to coming back to the Hair Design Institute for more barbering demonstrations and teaching more hands-on classes. Stay tuned for 2014 class dates coming soon…..

Advanced Barber Class

This past week I had the pleasure of teaching an Advanced Barber Class to Jim from Denver, Colorado. Jim flew all the way across the country to Albany, New York to further his barbering education. He graduated from barber school 6 months ago and is committed to continuing his education to be the very best barber he can be. Advanced Barber Class

Jim spent two days with me at Gregory’s Barbershop. On the first day the shop was closed and we worked one on one with mannequins. We covered a variety of topics and techniques. We started out with the basics. We worked on posture, body positioning, and how to hold the barbering tools properly. Next up were the basic men’s hair cutting techniques: scissor over fingers, scissor over comb, and clipper over comb. These are the building blocks of men’s hair cutting. After the basics we jumped right in to the haircuts that are popular today. We worked on longer men’s layer cuts, pompadours, and shorter clipper cuts. To complete day one Jim observed me on a few live haircuts. I brought in the most difficult fades I could find to demonstrate the proper fading techniques.

On day two Jim got to observe a day live haircuts at the barbershop while we were open as well as experience a relaxing shave and a haircut as a customer. He was able to watch all 8 barbers work and ask questions. This was a great day as he was able to observe all different types of hairstyles on a wide variety of age groups. I was really impressed with the amount of notes Jim took. He made sure he took advantage of all of the education he received and made sure he brought it all home with him.

I would like to congratulate Jim on his hard work and dedication to his new career in barbering!