Barber Class at Raritan Valley Community College

Men's Cutting ClassI recently had the opportunity to teach a barber class at Ratitan Valley Community College. Their new facilities are absolutely stunning and the director of the program does an outstanding job running the cosmetology program. Area professionals were invited to take part in the class to brush up on their skills and become more familiar with the school and it’s program. This in turn will help both the school and the salons develop a relationship for recruiting and job placement. This is something that I do often at both public and private cosmetology schools throughout the country. If you”re school is interested in finding out more information on my classes you can contact me at Greg@HowToCutHair.tv or call (518)629-5394.

I always customize the curriculum for the specific needs of every school, salon, or barbershop to best fit your needs. Below is the outline of the base curriculum and we work from there to fit your needs.

Course Outline:

Morning Session: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  1. Greg Zorian Introduction
  2. Introduction to men’s haircuts shapes and sections (terminology)
  3. Introduction to the basic men’s haircutting techniques (terminology and demonstration)
    • Scissor Over Fingers
    • Scissor Over Comb
    • Clipper Over Comb
    • Blending
  4. Introduction to advanced haircutting techniques
    1. Texture shear over fingers
    2. Texture shear over comb
    3. Straight razor over comb
    4. Straight razor over fingers
    5. Straight razor sculpting
  5. Demonstration of correct holding of tools, body positioning in relation to the head, and correct posture for cutting
  6. Men’s haircutting demonstration
    1. Pompadour
    2. 1920’s Great Gatsby style side part
    3. Disconnected side part with razor part shaved in
  7. Q&A

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 with some advanced techniques mixed in:
    1. Pompadour
    2. 1920’s Great Gatsby style side part
    3. Disconnected side part with razor part shaved in
    4. Learn how to teach your clients to style their hair and increase retail sales in the process
  2. Q&A

 

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.

Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show

Bronner Bros.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.

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.