I am very excited and honored to have been selected to give three barbering demonstrations at Premiere Orlando on May 30th, May 31st, and June 1st, 2015. It is a huge honor to be selected to teach among so many talented and internationally know barbers and men’s hairstylists. To be working along side with these artists if a truly humbling experience.
Barbering Demonstrations At Premiere Orlando:
May 30th: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Barber Shear and Straight Razor Sculpting:
How did barbers cut hair before the invention of the electric clipper? How exciting would it be if you had the versatility in your game to deliver the same accuracy in your hair cutting with a barber shear and straight razor? In this exciting brand new class presented by third generation Master Barber Greg Zorian you will learn just that. Learn how to master the barber shear over comb technique, pick up hair correctly with your fingers, how to sculpt and texturize hair with a straight razor, when to use a traveling guide vs. a stationary guide, and much more. Start incorporating these techniques right away to enhance your finished product, wow your customers, gain an edge on your competition, and most importantly earn more money!
May 31st: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Fades and Flat-Tops:
It’s all about the clippers! If you are looking for the ultimate in clipper cutting education this class is for you. Greg will teach you the how to use the three clipper system to achieve the best results. Learn how to blend out perfectly balanced fades without any lines of demarcation. Learn how to cut your haircut time in half by eliminating the majority of the blending process while cutting at a slower pace. In this class Greg will also teach you how to master one of the most difficult haircuts in barbering: The Flat-Top. Greg will teach you the most efficient way to cut a square shape on a round object. Learn the concepts behind the flattop in order to deliver that perfect shape with a flawless fade.
June 1st: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Classic Barbering 101:
What is the difference between classic and modern barbering? In this class you will learn the differences and stunning similarities. Find out how the tools, techniques, and haircuts have changed as well as stayed the same. Watch third generation barber Greg Zorian demonstrate a haircut using the four basic barbering techniques to create styles from the “good old days” as well as today. Leave this class with a better understanding of the history of our industry as well as what a barber means to his/her community.
The men’s classic side part haircut is one of the most common and popular haircuts throughout the history of barbering. This is a conservative hairstyle that can be worn by any age group. It works great with a suit and tie in a professional atmosphere. However, in recent years it has become a trendy haircut that you see a lot in main stream media. Most notably, this hairstyle was worn by Justin Timberlake for his performance at the Grammy Awards Show.
How To Cut A Classic Side Part Haircut – The Business Cut
Working in the barbershop this past Holiday Season gave me a lot of great memories to reflect on. So many of the college kids coming home for their haircuts started coming to me when they were 3 or 4 years old. It is hard to believe that much time has gone by. Time has a way of standing still working in the barbershop until you see how much your customers have grown up. The one thing all of these guys coming back have in common is they all started out getting some version of The Traditional Boy’s Haircut.
The next time a little guy sits in your chair make sure to pay attention to him and give him your best. These boys are the future and lifeblood of your barbershop.
Today’s barber has to be more versatile than ever in order to have a profitable and fulfilling career. There are many hairstyles that are all popular at that same. It is imperative to be well versed in the different barbering techniques as well as all of the classic men’s hairstyles throughout history. In today’s multi-cultural society it is more important than ever for barbers to be able to cut all types and textures of hair. The main focus of The All American Barber DVD Series is to train barbers and cosmetologists alike on the classic men’s hair cutting techniques and styles in order to appeal to a diverse clientele.
I just finished up a presentation on classic barbering at the CEA annual convention in Orlando. It was my first time presenting at this convention and the feedback and support was incredible. I am so happy with my decision to join this organization. There are so many passionate people teaching at barber and cosmetology schools that have a genuine concern and compassion for the future of the young people attending their schools as well as the future of the hair industry.
I titled my class “Classic Barbering 101″ because there seems to be so much debate these days about what is classic barbering and what is modern barbering. In my opinion there is not a big difference. I am a third generation barber and I am giving the same haircuts my father and grandfather have given in their careers which date back to the early 1930’s. The only real difference I can see is that some of todays’ modern haircuts are nothing more than using 2 or more classic hairstyles in one haircut. For example: The model I used for this class was a Mohawk. This modern haircut is a combination 3 classic haircuts. For the longer portion of the haircut I gave the model a layer cut and used some texturizing techniques so the hair would stand up easier. I gave him a classic 1/8” fade on the shorter portion. To finish the haircut off and make it stand out I gave him a temple fade with a line-up. Three classic haircuts put together = one modern haircut.
Classic barbering is about technique and building the hand dexterity necessary to master your haircutting tools. Fading, tapering, and blending short to medium length hair is a very precise skill and is in high demand. It is a fact many men today are going to salons as well as barbershops to get these “classic” and “modern” men’s haircuts. The barbers who are willing to learn proper layering, texturizing, and styling techniques to add to their tapering and fading techniques will be rewarded by diversifying their clientele. The cosmetologists who are willing to learn the fine art of tapering and fading to go along with their ability to layer, texturize, and style hair will also be rewarded by diversifying their male clientele.