Men’s Classic Taper – Part 4

In this 4 part blog series you will learn how to create the men’s classic tapered haircut the easy way. I have been saying throughout my whole career that if you do not put a line in you don’t have to blend it out. Basically, you are cutting out the blending step which causes the most amount of work, stress, and anxiety.

Men’s Classic Taper – Part 4: The Final Touch Up

At this point you will be amazed at how little cutting and blending there is left to do. There are two key points I would like you to take away from this blog series. First, by starting on the top and removing the bulk first you will not lose sight of your cutting blade and the clipper will move through the hair with ease without creating a heavy weight line or line of demarcation, Second, using a detachable blade clipper with the 1 1/2 blade for blending is in my opinion the best tool for touching up the blend. Running the tip of the blade over the comb in the blend area a couple of times will remove any small lines of demarcation you may have left.

I sincerely hope you find these short videos and instructions helpful in creating the perfect blend for your next men’s classic taper.

Men’s Classic Taper – Part 3

In this 4 part blog series you will learn how to create the men’s classic tapered haircut the easy way. I have been saying throughout my whole career that if you do not put a line in you don’t have to blend it out. Basically, you are cutting out the blending step which causes the most amount of work, stress, and anxiety.

Men’s Classic Taper – Part 3 – Cut To The Guide But Do Not Cut Your Guide

When working with your guide you never want to cut into it. You want to cut to the guide and then slowly roll the clipper away from the scalp creating a natural blend without leaving a heavy weight line. This will leave you with minimal if any blending to complete. In other words removing the most difficult step from the haircut.

Stay tuned for the final installment in this series of the Men’s Classic Taper…..

Men’s Classic Taper – Part 2

In this 4 part blog series you will learn how to create the men’s classic tapered haircut the easy way. I have been saying throughout my whole career that if you do not put a line in you don’t have to blend it out. Basically, you are cutting out the blending step which causes the most amount of work, stress, and anxiety.

Men’s Classic Taper – Part 2 – Create Your Guide

This is one of the most talked about and debated topics when it comes to cutting men’s hair cutting and fading. The easiest way to blend men’s hair is to cut the top first and work your way down. The next step is to cut your guide at the round of the head area so you will have a guide to blend to.This is sometimes referred to as reverse blending. The idea is to remove the weight from the top first so you do not create a heavy weight line that you will have to blend out. When you cut the taper with the clipper in the next step it will move with ease through the hair and you will not loose sight of the cutting blade when you get to the blending area. This is what creates a smooth blend with less work.

Stay tuned for Part 3 – Blending to your guide….

Men’s Classic Taper – Part 1

In this 4 part blog series you will learn how to create the men’s classic tapered haircut the easy way. I have been saying throughout my whole career that if you do not put a line in you don’t have to blend it out. Basically, you are cutting out the blending step which causes the most amount of work, stress, and anxiety.

Men’s Classic Taper – Part 1 – Start On The Top

By starting on the top first you will be removing length which will make the next step down that much easier. By the time you get to the clipper portion of the haircut you never want to lose sight of the cutting blade putting you in danger of cutting the sides too high. The clipper will flow through the hair much easier and you will leave a natural blend and just about eliminate any blending from the sides and back section to the top section.

Stay tuned for the Men’s Classic Taper – Part 2 – Creating Your Guide……

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 edu@howtocuthair.tv 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