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 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.

Men’s Haircutting Demonstration at The DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology

Recently I had a chance to give a men’s haircutting demonstration at The DiGrigoli School Of Cosmetology. This is one of my favorite schools to visit. The owner Paul DiGrigoli is a nationally renowned motivational speaker and creates a very exciting atmosphere at the school. I had a great time with and awesome group of students. They were very polite and attentive and a few of them made for great hair cut models.

I taught the students about the four basic barbering techniques as well as gave them some advice on the best tools to invest in when they graduate and get their first job in the industry. I demonstrated four very different haircuts for the students. The first haircut was a barbershop regular haircut that focused primarily on the scissor over comb technique. Next up was a side part hairstyle with the part razor cut into the haircut. The third haircut was a graduated hair in which I showed the students how to create a shorter outline faded in to a longer top without creating a weight line or line of demarcation that needed to be blended out. Lastly, I cut a female version of the Pompadour haircut with an undercut.

I had a blast with a great bunch of people and can’t wait to go back in a few months to demonstrate the art of barbering again.