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
– 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
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
Please contact or call Greg at (518)629-5394 for pricing options and to reserve your seat.

Upcoming Hands On Barbering Class

Advanced Hands-On Barber Training CourseOur next date for our most popular upcoming hands on barbering class has just been released. It is scheduled for Monday, October 19th. This is full day of hands on education limited to a maximum of 10 people and will be taught by Greg Zorian and one of his top educators. The class will be taught at the award winning Gregory’s Barbershop in Delmar, NY where you’ll have the opportunity to learn in a first class barbershop setting. Students have flown in from throughout the country for this rare opportunity to study with Greg and network with fellow industry professionals at this class.

All attendees will receive a copy of our Barbering Basics DVD ($99 Value) and catered lunch.

Please e-mail or call (518)629-5394 for pricing options, a detailed course outline, tools required for class, and to reserve your spot. Seating is limited to only 10 and this class always sells out fast!

You will learn basic and advanced barbering techniques as well as today’s most popular styles, including:

  • Barbering Techniques
    • Scissor Over Comb
    • Clipper Over Comb
    • Fading and Blending
    • Reverse Fading
    • Backhand Clipper Cutting
  • Hairstyles
    • Longer Men’s Layer Cut
    • How to Create Visual vs. Technical Blends
    • Business Cuts
    • Ivy League Haircuts
    • Fades and Flat Top

Barbering Techniques Class at Jake’s Place – Day 1

I recently had the opportunity to teach a barbering techniques class at Jake’s Place which is an upscale barber shop and men’s spa in Norfolk, Virginia. The barbershop is immaculate and has an incredible staff, management, and ownership. The two day class was a combination of look and learn and hands on. The goal was to learn new men’s hair cutting techniques as well as improve face shaving skills. We covered so much material I decided to make this a two part blog series.

Barbering Techniques Class at Jake’s Place – Day 1

Day 1 Morning Session: Look and Learn

The motivated staff came in on Sunday (which was their day off) and we started off with introductions to get to know each other before we got started. I  like to get a little background on everyone and what their trouble areas are so I make sure to address them along with my already prepared presentation. Next, we moved on to the look and learn portion of the day. The first client was growing out a buzz cut so it was the perfect opportunity to show the staff one of the most popular men’s hairstyle’s named “The Princeton”. I was able to demonstrate fading techniques which almost completely eliminate the blending step by starting with the larger blades and fading down in stead of up. This way you never make a line in your haircut so there is no need to blend it out. Then we had a traditional business cut model where I was able to demonstrate the scissor over comb and clipper over comb techniques. We also had a chance to talk about the importance of head shape, face shape, and natural hairlines vs. tapered hairlines. The last model of the morning was a bald fade finished off with a straight razor on the sides and back of the head. This gave me a chance to demonstrate how to fade down without leaving a line again with the smaller blades. The biggest issue the staff was having was fading out the line they were making with the straight razor. I was able to add one step to solve their problem. I shaved the head with a foil shaver first which cuts a lot closer than a trimmer. This way when you shave the head with the razor you do not put a line in.

Day 1 Afternoon Session: Hands on Haircuts

The afternoon session was a lot of fun but very busy. All 12 staff members had models coming with only six chairs. This gave each staff member a chance to do a haircut while their partner watched. It was my job to go back and forth between stations and supervise. I started out by conducting the consultation with each barber before they began the haircut so I could instruct them the best way to approach the haircut and which new barbering techniques they learned from the morning session to use. We had many challenging heads of hair to work with. Their were a few haircuts that stood out the most for me due to their level of difficulty. The first model was our Asian American model. His hair was so straight we had to decide how high to bring up the fade and what to do with the top to create a visual blend. We decided to section off the top and taper up the sides without any skin showing. Then we cut the top slightly and used a dryer to style the hair to the side and back to create a visual blend. The next difficult model we had was an African American gentleman who decided to go with a burst fade. This is usually not that difficult of a haircut but after the shampoo, conditioning, and drying process we discovered that his last haircut at another barbershop left the top of his hair with chunks of hair cut out and areas with excess hair. Our first challenge was to pick it all out and evenly cut the top before beginning the fade. After that step was completed we faded the sides and finished off the haircut with a sharp outline. For all of the rest of the haircuts the barbers practiced the new fading technique they learned of fading down instead of up to eliminate the blending step, using a traveling guide instead of a stationary guide when picking up hair with their fingers, and the scissor over comb technique.

By the end of the day everyone was exhausted but had a great educational experience. I even had the opportunity to give one of the female barbers a haircut which allowed me to demonstrate a few different straight razor hair cutting techniques.

To book your next barbering class for your salon, barbershop, or school please contact or call (518)629-5394.