Barber Class at Rapunzel Hair Design

Rapunzel Hair Design StaffI had a great time this past weekend teaching a barber class at Rapunzel Hair Design in Hyde Park, New York. The owner of the salon who paid for the education took a very unique approach to the class that I have not seen before in my career. She has a staff of 5 stylists and invited 8 more local hair stylists to come and observe the class. It is this unselfish attitude toward helping out her fellow hairdressers (I do not like to use the word competition because we are all in this together with enough customers to go around) that has made her successful in the same location for 27 years.

We covered many barbering techniques including scissor over comb, clipper over comb, and fading. We even cut what Andis Clipper Company  refers to as “The South of France” hairstyle on her son. The class was very attentive and I look forward to going back and visiting sometime in the near future. I also hope to see many of the attendees at IBS New York where I will cutting hair as a platform artist for the Andis Clipper Company.

Hands On Barber Training Class

IMG_7760 We are very excited to be holding our popular hands on barber training class  at Gregory’s Barbershop in Delmar, New York on Monday, September 8th. This class always sells out fast so if you are interested in taking your barbering/men’s hair cutting skills to the next level please reserve your seat as soon as possible. Contact Greg at (518)629-5394 or edu@howtocuthair.tv to sign up. The class is limited to 10 students and we will have two instructors so everyone will get plenty of one on one attention.

“This class will also include one male manikin head valued at $49.99, a copy of our Barbering Basics DVD valued at $99.95, as well as all students attending our live events receive 40% off all of our DVDs!” In addition, water, coffee, tea, and a catered lunch will be provided as well!

Hands On Barber Training Class:

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
    4. Blade On Skin
    5. Class will demonstrate correct holding of tools, body positioning in relation to the head, and correct posture for cutting
    6. Three 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. Medium length men’s layer cut with disconnected bangs
      3. Pompadour

Lunch: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Afternoon Session: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  1. Four 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
    4. Bald Fade
    5. Q&A

 

The Two Day Advanced Barber Training Academy

I would like to congratulate Tanya Golder from Fort Lauderdale, Florida for completing The Two Day Advanced Advanced Barber Training at Gregory's BarbershopBarber Training Academy in Albany, New York at Gregory’s Barbershop. Tanya exemplifies what true passion and determination for becoming the best she can be is all about. She has been a member of HowToCutHair.tv for over a year beginning when she was in barber school and into the first six months of her career. We have had the opportunity to get to know each other a little over that time through e-mail and phone conversations. She has been asking all of the right questions and it has been an honor to help steer her in the right direction to start her career in the best barbershop for her. I would recommend anyone in Fort Lauderdale to go see Tanya at the Las Olas Barbershop to get a first class haircut from her.

I absolutely love teaching these one-on-one classes and getting to know and help people from all over the country further their careers. In Tanya’s case she came well prepared. She knew exactly what she wanted to learn and practice. It was so obvious that she came prepared to get the most out of her investment.

On day 1  we covered the usual barbering basic techniques such as scissor over fingers, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, and blade on skin haircutting. We also worked on body positioning and posture, head shapes, sections of the head, and haircut shapes. Due to Tanya’s impressive ability we were able to work on some advanced barbering techniques as well such as razor sculpting, razor over comb, and razor over fingers.

On day two Tanya got the surprise of a lifetime with a 14 inch snow storm. It was the first time if 15 years that she has seen snow. The shop was closed for a snow day but we braved the weather and drove to the shop to work anyway. We finished up our manikin work and I demonstrated 6 different haircuts and a shave on live customers. Tanya diligently took notes and asked plenty of the right questions.

I had a couple of first time moments in my classes that I will never forget. The first is being corrected by Tanya for not referring to a customer by their first name. If you read my blogs you know I stress how important this is. I do not like excuses but I forgot the customers name and it didn’t get by her. The second, which I am very thankful for is: the first haircut I teach on the manikin with long hair has been taking a little bit too long in all of my classes. Tanya showed me a sectioning technique from her cosmetology training that will improve that portion of my seminars in the future (Thanks Tanya!).

I had a great experience teaching this class and am looking forward to visiting Tanya at her barbershop on my next trip to South Florida. Which by the way can’t come soon enough. It is -4 degrees outside at the time of this writing.

Greg Zorian’s Barber Academy

The much anticipated barber academy will be held at the award winning Gregory’s Barbershop in Delmar, N.Y. on Monday, November 4th. This will be one full day of hands-on training that will be limited to only 8 attendees.

Greg Zorian’s Barber Academy Course Outline:    Barber Acade

One full day of barber training from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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
    4. Blade On Skin
    5. Class will demonstrate correct holding of tools, body positioning in relation to the head, and correct posture for cutting
    6. 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

Catered 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. Fade Haircut
    4. Q&A

To book your seat e-mail edu@howtocuthair.tv or call 518-629-5394

 

Advanced Barber Class

This past week I had the pleasure of teaching an Advanced Barber Class to Jim from Denver, Colorado. Jim flew all the way across the country to Albany, New York to further his barbering education. He graduated from barber school 6 months ago and is committed to continuing his education to be the very best barber he can be. Advanced Barber Class

Jim spent two days with me at Gregory’s Barbershop. On the first day the shop was closed and we worked one on one with mannequins. We covered a variety of topics and techniques. We started out with the basics. We worked on posture, body positioning, and how to hold the barbering tools properly. Next up were the basic men’s hair cutting techniques: scissor over fingers, scissor over comb, and clipper over comb. These are the building blocks of men’s hair cutting. After the basics we jumped right in to the haircuts that are popular today. We worked on longer men’s layer cuts, pompadours, and shorter clipper cuts. To complete day one Jim observed me on a few live haircuts. I brought in the most difficult fades I could find to demonstrate the proper fading techniques.

On day two Jim got to observe a day live haircuts at the barbershop while we were open as well as experience a relaxing shave and a haircut as a customer. He was able to watch all 8 barbers work and ask questions. This was a great day as he was able to observe all different types of hairstyles on a wide variety of age groups. I was really impressed with the amount of notes Jim took. He made sure he took advantage of all of the education he received and made sure he brought it all home with him.

I would like to congratulate Jim on his hard work and dedication to his new career in barbering!