Hands On Men’s Barbering Education Class With O’Ba Men

O'Ba MenWe had the opportunity recently to put on a hands on men’s barbering education class with O’Ba Men. The line is relatively new and imports many of their natural ingredients that go into their products from Brazil. O’Ba is company that strictly supports the salons and barbershops and does not sell anywhere else. That means your clients will not find these excellent hair care products in drug stores or grocery markets.

The class was attended by numerous salons and we had a great time. We demonstrated the various barbering techniques as well as some of the most popular haircuts. After the demonstration the salons came on stage on groups and worked on live models. It was very impressive how well the staffs from the different salons worked as a team to give some great haircuts. As usual with our classes we teach how to eliminate the blending step from the haircuts which is always the most stressful and hardest part of the haircut. We were also extremely impressed how quickly the attendees picked up the concept of starting at the top first and working down instead of from the bottom up. Our mantra has always been and always will be, “If you don’t put the line in, you don’t have to blend it out!”

We finished up the class with a shaving demonstration using O’Ba’s high quality shaving gel which is in the final stages of development. We covered the 14 strokes of the shave as well as the four different hand positions for holding the straight razor properly. We also demonstrated a shave with a safety razor as well for the states who only allow cosmetologists to shave with that type of razor.

We can’t say enough about the professionalism of the owners of O’Ba Men and their commitment to support salons and barbershops by selling their products exclusively in their places of business as well as providing ongoing educational support as well.

HowToCutHair.tv will be providing more barbering classes in conjunction with O’Ba Men in the future. We will be announcing upcoming class dates and locations as they become available. We look forward to seeing you there and encourage you to give this excellent product line a try in your barbershop or salon.

Greg Zorian at The International Beauty Show with The Andis Company

IMG_3598I just returned from the International Beauty Show working as a platform artist for The Andis Company. It was an honor to be chosen to represent such a great company with the highest quality of  educators and hair cutting tools. I had the opportunity to spend three days with three incredible Andis educators: Jessica Zeinstra, Kenny Duncan, and Danny Ammorium. We had a blast on stage cutting hair and demonstrating the latest in clipper technology.

I also had the opportunity to talk to many students who have taken my barbering seminars in my home town of Albany, New York as well as barber and cosmetology schools throughout the Northeast and New England. I also had the chance to meet many longtime members of my website as well as numerous subscribers to my YouTube channel. It was an honor to be surrounded by such positive energy and a huge group of people that share an incredible passion for what we do for a living.

Greg Zorian at The International Beauty Show with The Andis Company:

Advanced Barber Training Class In Connecticut

I would like to thank all of the students at the recent advanced barber training class in Connecticut at Ricci’s Academy of Cosmetology. We had students from all over the state of Connecticut as well as New York City in attendance. The class was a 6 hour hands on workshop that covered many important barbering techniques and haircuts.

Below is a copy of the course outline:

  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
  3. Class demonstrated correct holding of tools, body positioning in relation to the head, and correct posture for cutting
  4. Class completed five hands–on haircuts on mannequins incorporating Scissor Over Fingers, Scissor Over Comb, and Clipper Over Comb, and Blade On Skin Cutting
    1. Pompadour
    2. Professional Business Haircut
    3. Ivy League Haircut
    4. Flattop
    5. Bald Fade
  5. Q&A      

HowToCutHair.tv will be partnering with Ricci’s Academy of Cosmetology to teach 5 more of  hands-on barbering workshops throughout the year. Please contact the school at 1(203)426-1138 for times, dates, and to make you reservations.

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.

How To Cut Hair With Clippers

One of the most common things beginning barbers as well as cosmetologists wanting to specialize in men’s hair cutting want to know is how to cut hair with clippers. The common misconception is that men’s hair cutting is referred to as clipper cutting or  a clipper cut. Nothing can be further from the truth. The clipper is one of many tools used to cut men’s hair not the only one. With that being said the clipper is a very valuable tool.

How To Cut Hair With Clippers

The most common techniques for cutting men’s hair with clippers are clipper over comb and blade on skin also referred to as freehand clipper cutting.

Clipper Over Comb: The comb is used to pick up the hair and the clipper cuts the hair over the comb just like scissor over comb.

Blade on Skin: This is when the clipper blade is placed directly on the scalp using a hair fading motion. This barbering technique is also used for creating the outline with a trimmer by placing it directly on the neck, forehead, and temple area to create the outline of the haircut.

It will be necessary to familiarize yourself and practice both of these valuable techniques when you are learning how to cut hair with clippers in the beginning of your career.