Clipper Cutting Education With Andis At IBS New York

Andis ClipperWe’re very excited to announce that Greg Zorian has been invited by Andis Clipper Company to be a platform artist for the upcoming International Beauty Show at the Javits Convention Center in New York City March 9th-11th.

Greg will be demonstrating many types of clipper cutting techniques with Andis clippers along with three other incredibly talented Andis educators Kenny Duncan, Danny Amorium, and Jessica Zeinstra.

We’re excited to be a part of this year’s event and can’t wait to see you there! Make sure to stop by booth #1801 and say hello!

Aileen Nunez - International Manager of Education and Style - Andis
Aileen Nunez – International Manager of Education and Style – Andis Company

We would also like to congratulate Aileen Nunez on her new position as the International Manager of Education and Style for Andis: “I have the honor to manage a talented group of educators that represent the Andis brand. One of my main responsibilities is to ensure that the Andis brand name is preserved and consistently delivered. I am very excited about the upcoming IBS NYC show because I am able to meet the most creative people in the industry at these events. Through it all, I enjoy networking and building strong relationships with others in the industry. I am all about collaborating ideas with others so we can empower one another. We all work in different parts of the industry but we are all cut from the same quilt.” says Nunez

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn clipper cutting from some of the most talented barbers in the industry! We look forward to meeting many of you in person. Please stop by booth #1801 to check out all Andis has to offer to improve your career.

If you are interested in being a haircut model please e-mail with a current headshot so we can determine if you are a candidate for the haircuts Andis is looking to demonstrate. There are only a few spaces left so please respond as soon as possible if you would like to participate.

“I am looking forward to seeing many of the school owners, barber and cosmetology instructors, industry professionals, and students I have had the honor of working with throughout my career.” – Greg Zorian – Third Generation Master Barber

The Two Day Advanced Barber Training Academy

I would like to congratulate Tanya Golder from Fort Lauderdale, Florida for completing The Two Day Advanced Advanced Barber Training at Gregory's BarbershopBarber Training Academy in Albany, New York at Gregory’s Barbershop. Tanya exemplifies what true passion and determination for becoming the best she can be is all about. She has been a member of for over a year beginning when she was in barber school and into the first six months of her career. We have had the opportunity to get to know each other a little over that time through e-mail and phone conversations. She has been asking all of the right questions and it has been an honor to help steer her in the right direction to start her career in the best barbershop for her. I would recommend anyone in Fort Lauderdale to go see Tanya at the Las Olas Barbershop to get a first class haircut from her.

I absolutely love teaching these one-on-one classes and getting to know and help people from all over the country further their careers. In Tanya’s case she came well prepared. She knew exactly what she wanted to learn and practice. It was so obvious that she came prepared to get the most out of her investment.

On day 1  we covered the usual barbering basic techniques such as scissor over fingers, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, and blade on skin haircutting. We also worked on body positioning and posture, head shapes, sections of the head, and haircut shapes. Due to Tanya’s impressive ability we were able to work on some advanced barbering techniques as well such as razor sculpting, razor over comb, and razor over fingers.

On day two Tanya got the surprise of a lifetime with a 14 inch snow storm. It was the first time if 15 years that she has seen snow. The shop was closed for a snow day but we braved the weather and drove to the shop to work anyway. We finished up our manikin work and I demonstrated 6 different haircuts and a shave on live customers. Tanya diligently took notes and asked plenty of the right questions.

I had a couple of first time moments in my classes that I will never forget. The first is being corrected by Tanya for not referring to a customer by their first name. If you read my blogs you know I stress how important this is. I do not like excuses but I forgot the customers name and it didn’t get by her. The second, which I am very thankful for is: the first haircut I teach on the manikin with long hair has been taking a little bit too long in all of my classes. Tanya showed me a sectioning technique from her cosmetology training that will improve that portion of my seminars in the future (Thanks Tanya!).

I had a great experience teaching this class and am looking forward to visiting Tanya at her barbershop on my next trip to South Florida. Which by the way can’t come soon enough. It is -4 degrees outside at the time of this writing.

Barber Training Classes

This past month we completed another one of our successful barber training classes at Gregory’s Barbershop in Albany, New York. Students drove in from all over New York state to learn the basic fundamentals of barbering. We accomplished this with six hands-on haircuts on manikin heads. Barber Training Classes

Our main points of focus when it comes to barbering basic fundamentals are the four basic men’s hair cutting techniques and correct posture while cutting hair.

We also focused on six men’s hairstyles that gave the students the foundation for whatever they would like to accomplish in barbering/men’s hair cutting.

The next barber training class on our schedule is Monday, February 24th. Please e-mail or call 518-629-5394 for more information and to reserve your seat. They are filling up fast.

Keep an eye out for upcoming dates for future classes if you can’t make it to the next one….