Hands On Barber Training Class

IMG_7760 We are very excited to be holding our popular hands on barber training class  at Gregory’s Barbershop in Delmar, New York on Monday, September 8th. This class always sells out fast so if you are interested in taking your barbering/men’s hair cutting skills to the next level please reserve your seat as soon as possible. Contact Greg at (518)629-5394 or edu@howtocuthair.tv to sign up. The class is limited to 10 students and we will have two instructors so everyone will get plenty of one on one attention.

“This class will also include one male manikin head valued at $49.99, a copy of our Barbering Basics DVD valued at $99.95, as well as all students attending our live events receive 40% off all of our DVDs!” In addition, water, coffee, tea, and a catered lunch will be provided as well!

Hands On Barber Training Class:

Morning Session: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  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
    5. Class will demonstrate correct holding of tools, body positioning in relation to the head, and correct posture for cutting
    6. Three hands–on haircuts on mannequins incorporating Scissor Over Fingers, Scissor Over Comb, and Clipper Over Comb.
      1. Long men’s layer cut with disconnected bangs
      2. Medium length men’s layer cut with disconnected bangs
      3. Pompadour

Lunch: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Afternoon Session: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  1. Four hands–on haircuts on mannequins focusing on all of the basic men’s haircutting techniques:
    1. Professional Business Haircut
    2. Ivy League Haircut
    3. Flattop
    4. Bald Fade
    5. Q&A

 

Barber Training Class at Ricci’s Academy of Barbering in Connecticut

I had the pleasure of training a small group of incredible barbers dedicated to perfecting their craft this past weekend at our latest barber training class at Ricci’s Academy of Barbering in Connecticut.

Advanced Barbering Class

The class consisted of barbers from New Jersey, New York City, and Connecticut. The hands on barber class covered a wide range of barbering topics from the basics to the advanced. We started out learning  how to break the head shape down into 5 easy to remember sections. Then we moved on to the four basic barbering techniques: scissor over fingers, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, and blade on skin.

After becoming more familiar with the correct way to perform these techniques we performed 4 haircuts on male manikin heads. We started out with the popular disconnected long layer cut focusing on sectioning techniques and over directing hair to create longer bang lengths. After that we moved on to the ever popular Pompadour. With this haircut we focused on the square shape haircut with a longer front and most importantly how to use a hair dryer and brush together to get the desired finish.  Next up was the classic business side part haircut. Again focusing on the square shape haircut. Due to the shorter length we focused on the scissor and clipper over comb techniques. Last but not least was the flattop haircut. This is what I have found to be the hardest haircut to learn. You are cutting a square shape on a round object. Also, the hair is extremely short so any imperfection shows. With this haircut we focused on fading techniques using clipper attachments and the clipper over comb technique.

I had a great time teaching a wonderful group of people and am happy to say I have made some new friends in the industry that I look forward to staying in touch with and keeping up on their progress.

Live Hands-On Barber Training Class

We are very excited to be putting on the first barber class of the year at Gregory’s Barbershop in Upstate New York. We sold out all of our men’s hair cutting classes last year and are looking forward to another great year of education!

Live Hands-On Barber Training Class  Live Hands On Barber Class

One full day of barber training from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Morning Session: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  1. Introduction to men’s haircut shape and sections (terminology)
  2. Introduction to basic men’s hair cutting techniques (terminology and demonstration)
    1. Scissor Over Fingers
    2. Scissor Over Comb
    3. Clipper Over Comb
    4. Blade On Skin
    5. Class will demonstrate correct holding of tools, body positioning in relation to the head, and correct posture for cutting
    6. Two hands – on haircuts on mannequins incorporating Scissor Over Fingers, Scissor Over Comb, and Clipper Over Comb.
      1. Long men’s layer cut with disconnected bangs
      2. Pompadour

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:
    1. Professional Business Haircut
    2. Ivy League Haircut
    3. Flattop
    4. Bald Fade
    5. Q&A

Please contact edu@howtocuthair.tv or call Greg at 518-629-5394 for pricing options and to reserve your seat.

Advanced Barber Class at Chez Mustache

I just got back from an exciting trip to from Providence, RI where I taught an Advanced Barber Class at Chez Mustache. I first met the proprietor Cheryl Dumont 1 year ago when she signed up for a membership on the HowToCutHair.tv website. At the time she just opened her shop and was only doing about 3 or 4 haircuts per day. Now she is booked out a week in advance only one year later. Way to go Cheryl!

I spent an entire day at her beautiful barbershop in downtown Providence covering a wide range of topics with her and new employee Zac. The day started out on mannequin heads practicing the correct posture and body positioning for cutting hair. Sounds basic but could not be more important. We finished up the morning practicing layering techniques with a traveling guide as well as the most important barbering technique: Scissor Over Comb

Cheryl and her partner Jen treated me to a great lunch in the courtyard and we were refreshed for a fun afternoon of live haircuts. Cheryl lined up four of her most challenging customers for me to work on. This was a great idea as she learned how to turn the good haircuts she was giving these guys into great haircuts.

I will make sure on my way home from my next vacation in New England to stop by and visit. I can’t wait to see how much  this great barbershop grows in the next year.

Stay tuned for pictures from my upcoming class at the award winning Gregory’s Barbershop in Delmar, NY on Nov. 4th 2013. Only 5 seats left!