Greg Zorian will be teaching a pompadour class at the New York State Barber Expo. This is the 2nd Annual New York State Barber Expo which will host some of the country’s top barbers, lead educators, and most prominent companies in the barber industry, on Sunday, September 17 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, New York. Along with the class the How To Cut Hair barber education company and the Zorian of New York men’s premium grooming product company will be exhibiting their products at booth number 210 and will be featuring many show specials. The products on display will include Barber DVDs which demonstrate a variety of men’s haircuts and barbering techniques, premium pomades which include high shine and matte finishes, shaving products, and specialty shampoos and styling gels all with unique fragrances and packaging.
In the Pompadour class you will learn the many barbering techniques necessary to create a perfectly balanced pompadour. Using a mix of scissor over comb, clipper over comb, straight razor sculpting, fading, and blending techniques Greg will walk you through the step by step process to completing this popular haircut. You will also learn the styling techniques and products necessary to make your pompadour stand out in a crowd. Before and after the class stop by booth number 210 for live cutting demonstrations, product specials, and to meet Greg and some of his team members.
I recently had the opportunity to work as a platform educator for the Andis Company at this year’s Bronner Bros. International Beautry Show. It was a great experience as I have never worked this show before. I would like to share a portion of the Bronner Bros. mission statement to give you an idea of the company’s commitment to excellence and their contribution to the barber and beauty industry:
“Our mission is to be the largest African American, Christian Company in the world. Our focus is to pursue excellence by manufacturing and distributing excellent hair and skin care products for African Americans. In this pursuit, not only will we manufacture excellent products, but we will also be recognized as having the most glamorous styling operation and as having the worlds’ largest and the most exciting beauty show during the mid-summer and winter months. In fact, excellence will permeate everything that we do.
I also had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best barbers in the industry on the Andis stage including Kenny Duncan, Tone McGill, and Eric Cheeks. As well as working with these barbers the Andis company introduced 3 incredible new clippers: The Supra ZR, The Limited Edition Black Label Master, and the Slim Line LI. I will give a full detailed description of each of these clippers in future blogs and why I feel they are the best on the market and make my job easier every day in the barbershop.
As far as haircutting education goes this is one of my favorite shows because of the diversity. In a two hour time period on stage I went from cutting an Afro with a low taper to a bald fade to and undercut with two parts cut in. It doesn’t get any more fun than that. The crowd was extremely engaging and supportive and I am looking forward to my next opportunity to work at the show again.