Hands on Barber Class in Albany, NY with Greg Zorian

New Hands On Barber Class Date Released

On Monday,  October 3rd and November 14th we will be teaching our most popular Hands-On Barbering Course at the award winning Gregory’s Barbershop in Delmar, New York. In this class you will learn the most important barbering techniques including:

  • Scissor Over Fingers
  • Scissor Over Comb
  • Clipper Over Comb
  • Backhand Clipper Cutting
  • Reverse Fading
  • Working with a Traveling Guide vs. Stationary Guide
  • And much more

We will be also covering all of today popular haircuts including:

  • Side Parts
  • Pompadours
  • Business Cuts
  • Disconnected Haircuts
  • Flat Tops
  • And Styling Techniques

The tuition for the class includes:

  • One full day of hands on education
  • One mannequin head
  • 2 DVDs
  • A special gift from Zorian of New York
  • Snacks, water, coffee, and catered lunch
  • Class only discounts on our entire line of educational DVDs and Zorian of New York premium grooming products.

Course Outline:

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
  1. Class will demonstrate correct holding of tools, body positioning in relation to the head, and correct posture for cutting
  2. 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 with fade
  1. Q&A

Please contact Greg Zorian at greg@howtocuthair.tv or call (518)629-5394 to request payment link and make your reservation. Class is limited to 10 people and always sells out quickly. Our previous class sold out in less than 2 weeks.

New Hands On Barber Class Date Released

New Hands On Barber Class Date Released

On Monday,  June 27th we will be teaching our most popular Hands-On Barbering Course at the award winning Gregory’s Barbershop in Delmar, New York. In this class you will learn the most important barbering techniques including:

  • Scissor Over Fingers
  • Scissor Over Comb
  • Clipper Over Comb
  • Backhand Clipper Cutting
  • Reverse Fading
  • Working with a Traveling Guide vs. Stationary Guide
  • And much more

We will be also covering all of today popular haircuts including:

  • Side Parts
  • Pompadours
  • Business Cuts
  • Disconnected Haircuts
  • Flat Tops
  • And Styling Techniques

The tuition for the class includes:

  • One full day of hands on education
  • One mannequin head
  • 2 DVDs
  • A special gift from Greg Zorian
  • Snacks, water, coffee, and catered lunch

Course Outline:

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
  1. Class will demonstrate correct holding of tools, body positioning in relation to the head, and correct posture for cutting
  2. 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 with fade
  1. Q&A

Please contact Greg Zorian at greg@howtocuthair.tv or call (518)629-5394 to request payment link and make your reservation. Class is limited to 10 people and always sells out quickly. Our previous class sold out in less than 2 weeks.

Andis Supra ZR Detachable Blade Clipper

Andis Supra ZR

For this tool tip blog I would like to talk about my new favorite clipper: The Andis Supra ZR Detachable Blade Clipper. It is a cordless rotaryAndis Supra ZR Detacahble Blade Clipper motor clipper that uses detachable blades. This particular clipper has made my life so much easier behind the chair. I have all the power I will ever need without the cord. I have used a lot of different clippers in my 25 year career and can honestly say this is my favorite clipper hands down. That is not to say you do not need a high quality adjustable clipper and trimmer also. As I have stated in previous blogs all clippers have their uses and I have always recommended cutting with all three to extend the life of your clippers and to make sure you are using the correct clipper for each part of the haircut.

The specs of the Andis Supra ZR Detachable Blade Clipper are as follows:

  1. Heavy-duty, detachable blade clipper in cordless design delivers a 2-hour run time on a 2-hour charge.
  2. Lithium-ion power mated with powerful rotary motor to cut any hair type – wet or dry. This type of battery holds a charge much longer so you do not have to worry about running out of power.
  3. 5 speeds: Adjustable from 1,800 to 3,800 strokes per minute. This is slower than popular adjustable blade clippers but works excellent for clipper over comb as well as fading when you need that extra torque and power.
  4. Works with all Andis UltraEdge and Andis CeramicEdge blades. I recommend using the ceramic edge blade because they run cooler and hold their edge longer.

I have been personally using this clipper at my barbershop on ever since it has come on the market and can’t envision a scenario where I will switch back to a corded detachable blade clipper.

HowToCutHair.tv Hands On Barbering Course

On January 12th HowToCutHair.tv held it’s latest hands on barbering course at Gregory’s Barbershop in Delmar, New York. The shop is a perfect place to hold class because it gives the attendees the opportunity to work in an award winning barbershop. It’s always great to work with so many people that are so passionate about men’s cutting and one of the students was attending the class for her second time.

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HowToCutHair.tv Hands On Barbering Course

The course outline for this class was as always very  ambitious. We taught and practiced 6 haircuts in only 8 hours. We started out with a long men’s layered haircut where the class learned the difference between working with a traveling guide and a stationary guide. Next, we moved on to a medium length layered haircut with disconnected bangs. This is a versatile haircut that can be worn to the side or brushed straight back. Always a class favorite is the Pompadour 1950’s style. We always challenge the class to see who can get the top to stand up the highest when styled. From there we moved on to the traditional side part haircut which is the often referred to as “The Barber Shop Regular”. Next, we did a shorter version of the “Barbershop Regular” giving us the opportunity to practice fading techniques with longer clipper attachments and metal clipper blades. Lastly, came the most challenging haircut: “The Flattop”. We consider this the most difficult and challenging haircut because you are cutting a square shape on a round object. The hair is short and any imperfection will show.

This is our most popular class and everyone did an excellent job. Out of the 8 attendees we had two barbers drive 1,000 miles to take the class, one barber 200 miles, and another barber 75 miles. Since the class we have received many updates on how everyone is doing which is always encouraging to us to let us know we have had a part in our students successes.

If you are interested in enrolling in any upcoming on location group classes, on location one on one classes, would like us to come to your barbershop, salon, or school, or would like to find out about any trade show appearances and barbering classes near you please e-mail edu@howtocuthair.tv or call us at (518)629-5394.

How To Cut In A Side Part

We have just released a new video available to all of our premium members called the Modern Side Part. In this video you will learn how to fade hair correctly as well as how to cut in a side part. How To Cut In A Part

The Modern Side Part hairstyle is a really interesting take on an old classic and is very versatile. The sides are either short or faded really close. The fade can be even all the way around or disconnected on the part side depending on the customers preference. In other words, the hair can be faded all the way up to the part but blended on the opposite side. Finally, the part is cut into the haircut. This is done with the finishing clipper by cutting a thin line along the natural part. Depending on the length on the top the hair can be styled flat to the head or with some height like a Pompadour.

How To Cut In A Side Part: