How To Cut A Flat Top Hairstyle

Flat Top Hairstyle

Learn how to cut a flat top hairstyle in the following video and step by step guide. Also, learn how to finish off the cut with the correct styling products to keep the cut looking consistent all day.

  1. Start on the right hand side. Use  the 3 ½  (3/8”) blade on the detachable blade clipper. Using the fading technique run the clipper up the side of the head to the temple area. Take an imaginary line parallel to the head straight up from the round of the head until you run out of hair. This will avoid leaving a line that needs to be blended out. Make sure not to follow the contour of the head at the parietal area.
  2. Work the clipper around the head until you get to the back. Run the clipper up to the crown and round it off slightly. Even though this haircut is square in shape the back needs to be rounded off slightly for proper balance.
  3. After the back continue on around the opposite side as in step 3.
  4. Next, blend the sides and back to the top. Even though the top has not been cut yet the corners need the square look from a front and back view. It will be much easier to cut the top flat when there is less hair to work with. Use the clipper over comb technique and either a 1 or 1 ½ blade depending on the thickness of the hair. U Hold the comb parallel to the head and take an imaginary line straight up in the air until you run out of hair to cut.
  5. Move on to the semi-finish. Use adjustable clipper starting in the longest setting working down to the shortest setting.
  6. Finish the taper with the adjustable clipper working down from the longest to shortest setting.
  7. Complete the finish with the t-trimmer using it correctly as demonstrated in tools of the trade lessons.
  8. After these steps are completed move on to the top. Blow dry the top with a small amount of alcohol free Zorian of New York firm hold styling gel to get an even shape to work with.
  9. Using the large flat top comb and a clipper over comb technique with the 1 blade. Begin in the front and work towards the back. Keep the comb parallel with the floor and comb through the first section in the center.  Very small sections will be needed to avoid clipper marks or lines. Move the comb very slowly toward the back angling the comb slightly downward to meet the guide from the sides and back zone.
  10. Move to either the right or left side of the center section and repeat the process. Make sure the center guide and previous guide are visible. This will help to keep the correct speed and sectioning with the comb. Take as many sections as necessary to meet the guide on the sides.
  11. Repeat the above step on opposite side.
  12. When rough cut is complete re-dry the hair with more product for the fine-tuning. Check from every angle in both the wall and hand mirrors.
  13. Touch up any areas that need it.
  14. Lastly, use a fingertip portion of the Zorian Of New York shaping paste for a strong hold and matte finish to hold this difficult growth pattern in place all day. (Optional: Spray with Zorian Of New York finish spray for a non sticky, quick dry finish for added hold)

For more information on customized classes at your barbershop, salon, school, or private training e-mail Greg@HowToCutHair.tv. For more information on becoming a premium retailer of Zorian Of New York men’s products contact Greg@ZorianOfNewYork.com or fill out our wholesale form.

Learn How To Blend and Style a Low Fade

In the following free barber video tutorial you will learn how to blend and style a low fade.  This traditional version has a longer top with a close low fade. The fade is dropped lower in the back to balance out the longer top to allow more length for the problem cowlick or crown area that stands up easily if cut too short. 

Instructional Step Guide:

  1. Cut the top first. Over direct the front back to the middle of the ear in order to leave it longer. 
  2. Remove the bulk in the parietal area and just above the occipital area in the back. You can use either the clipper over comb or scissor over comb technique. 
  3. Fade with a detachable blade clipper or an adjustable clipper with attachment combs. Use a slow fading motion and blend into the previous cut for a smoother blend.
  4. Create a tapered outline to make the fade stand out. Use an adjustable clipper in the longest blade setting with a scooping motion around the outline of the haircut to fade out.
  5. Repeat the previous step with lever adjusted halfway and then to the shortest setting scooping  the clipper a little bit lower each time to finish the taper.
  6. Use a trimmer to line off the sideburns and the diagonal line behind the ears without cutting into the natural hairline. On the back of the neck use an upward shaving motion without getting too close to the tapered or faded hairline.
  7. When the cut is complete style the hair. Blow dry the hair thoroughly with a vent brush by drying the hair forward, then to the side, and then up and back in the front. This will add volume and create the desired shape.
  8. Apply the Zorian Of New York Shaping Paste to create a matte finish. Start by taking a full fingertip amount of product out of the jar and completely emulsifying into the palms of your hands. Our paste will not clump and spreads very easily like a cream but has a very strong hold that will keep the style all day. Apply to the hair by pushing forward on the top layer first, then to the side, and finally, apply from the front to the back down to the roots.
  9. Use a wide tooth comb to get through the thick matte paste and comb into the desired style.

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Hair Cream or Matte Pomade for Short Men’s Hairstyle

In the following video tutorial learn the features and benefits of selecting hair cream or matte pomade for short men’s hairstyle. This particular haircut is one of the most popular right now. It is a medium length fade with a short textured top easily styled with your fingers.

The product you select comes down to personal preference:

Our Zorian of New York grooming cream is a thick hair cream that provides a medium hold with a medium shine. It does not harden up and you can run you hands through your hair during the day and re-shape the style. It is water soluble which means it rinses out with ease without any left over residue. It is also infused with lavender oil and coconut oil which add moisture and contain essential vitamins for healthier hair.

Our Zorian of New York shaping paste is a matte pomade which is ideal for molding hair into any style. It has a firm hold without hardening up and leaves the hair with a matte or dry finish. Shaping paste is infused with Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant and Rosemary which gives the hair a thicker and fuller look. It is also water soluble and even with the strong hold it provides it rinses out easily without any leftover residue.

For this particular hair cut we selected the shaping paste. It gives the model a strong, long lasting hold with a matte finish which is exactly what he is looking for. As stated previously both products work excellent for this hairstyle. It will come down to your consultation with the client and their personal preference.

If you are interested in finding out more information about our Zorian of New York products or would like to be a premium retailer please visit our website and fill out the wholesale form and you will be contacted shortly.

 

 

The Ivy League Haircut For Children

The Ivy League haircut for children is a great hairstyle for those kids who have a circular growth pattern around their head with the hair in the crown  always wanting to stand up. The idea is that we clipper the crown area  to the same length as the sides and back and blend into the top and front. Especially with a circular growth pattern the hair lays down nicely and combs to the side easily. This style will grow out evenly and is easy for the child or parents to brush in the morning.

The following video tutorial demonstrates how to cut and style this very popular haircut for young boys.

1. Cut over the crown with a number 3 clipper guard or blade.

2. Fade up to the top with the number 3 clipper guard or blade.

3. Finish the sides and the back with a number 2  clipper guard or blade.

4. Outline the haircut by tapering with an adjustable haircut and finish with an outliner.

5. Blend the top with the clipper over comb technique leaving the hair longer towards the front.

6. Use the scissor over comb technique to touch up the front leaving it long enough to comb to the side and flip up in the front if desired.

7. Style with Zorian Of New York grooming cream for a medium hold and medium shine that will last all day. The grooming cream is infused with all natural ingredients of coconut oil and lavender oil to keep the hair and scalp moisturized with a healthy shine. The product will rinse out with ease without any leftover residue.

Visit www.ZorianOfNewYork.com for more information on becoming one of our retailers and to find out what type of support we offer.

Free Barber Class Tutorial

It is our pleasure to release this free barber class tutorial to help teach you the basics of barbering. In this video we share with you all of the barbering techniques you need to be a successful barber as well as 3 different popular hairstyles and how to style them. We also introduce you to our line of  Zorian of New York premium men’s product line to help you offer the very best in men’s retail to your clients and increase your retail profitability in the process.

In this video you will learn the following barbering techniques: scissor over comb, clipper over comb, fading techniques, blending shear over comb, straight razor over comb, straight razor sculpting, and men’s hair styling techniques. You will also learn the correct body position resulting in the correct posture while you are cutting. This is extremely important for a long pain free career. You will also learn the correct holding of all of the tools that contribute to correct hand dexterity leading ensuring you will always be working in the correct position with the best posture.

All of the above is taught throughout the three haircuts that I demonstrate. The first haircut I demonstrate is a Princeton style haircut. This is a buzz cut with just a little hair in front to brush to the side or flip up in the front. The next haircut is a classic side part or modified pompadour with the part shave in with a straight razor. The final cut is a pompadour with faded sides. All of the haircuts are finished with styling techniques instruction using Zorian of New York premium grooming products. All of our products are made in the U.S.A., never tested on animals, are sulfate and paraben free, and infused with all natural ingredients.

If you are interested in having me teach this presentation at your barbershop, salon, or school please contact me at greg@howtocuthair.tv or (518)629-5394 for booking information.

If you are interested in becoming and exclusive retailer of our Zorian Of New York product line contact me at greg@zorianofnewyork.com or (518)629-5394. You can also find out more information and fill out our wholesale application at: www.zorianofnewyork.com/wholesale/