The classic men’s business cut will never go out of style. It is a side part hairstyle with enough hair to comb to the side on top and to comb back on the sides. Learn how to cut this hairstyle by combining many different barbering techniques including, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, straight razor over comb, and straight razor sculpting.
Step by step instructions:
1. Start on the top and create square layers using the barber shear over fingers technique.
2. Next, cut the sides and back with the barber shear over finger technique.
3. As you move to the lower portion of the sides and back use the barber shear over comb technique.
4. Cut the semi-finish area by using the clipper over comb technique to taper the hairline.
5. Finish up the outline using an outliner with a t-blade to create a clean line on the side burn area and the back of the neck behind the ears. Use an upward shaving motion to clean up the neck.
6. Add texture to the hair by first using a thinning shear over comb technique followed by the straight razor sculpting technique. This will help the haircut to hold it’s shape while growing out.
7. Style the hair with Zorian of New York grooming cream. Apply through the hair and use a vent brush to style. This will create a soft manageable hold that will last all day.
I am very excited and honored to have been selected to give three barbering demonstrations at Premiere Orlando on May 30th, May 31st, and June 1st, 2015. It is a huge honor to be selected to teach among so many talented and internationally know barbers and men’s hairstylists. To be working along side with these artists if a truly humbling experience.
Barbering Demonstrations At Premiere Orlando:
May 30th: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Barber Shear and Straight Razor Sculpting:
How did barbers cut hair before the invention of the electric clipper? How exciting would it be if you had the versatility in your game to deliver the same accuracy in your hair cutting with a barber shear and straight razor? In this exciting brand new class presented by third generation Master Barber Greg Zorian you will learn just that. Learn how to master the barber shear over comb technique, pick up hair correctly with your fingers, how to sculpt and texturize hair with a straight razor, when to use a traveling guide vs. a stationary guide, and much more. Start incorporating these techniques right away to enhance your finished product, wow your customers, gain an edge on your competition, and most importantly earn more money!
May 31st: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Fades and Flat-Tops:
It’s all about the clippers! If you are looking for the ultimate in clipper cutting education this class is for you. Greg will teach you the how to use the three clipper system to achieve the best results. Learn how to blend out perfectly balanced fades without any lines of demarcation. Learn how to cut your haircut time in half by eliminating the majority of the blending process while cutting at a slower pace. In this class Greg will also teach you how to master one of the most difficult haircuts in barbering: The Flat-Top. Greg will teach you the most efficient way to cut a square shape on a round object. Learn the concepts behind the flattop in order to deliver that perfect shape with a flawless fade.
June 1st: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Classic Barbering 101:
What is the difference between classic and modern barbering? In this class you will learn the differences and stunning similarities. Find out how the tools, techniques, and haircuts have changed as well as stayed the same. Watch third generation barber Greg Zorian demonstrate a haircut using the four basic barbering techniques to create styles from the “good old days” as well as today. Leave this class with a better understanding of the history of our industry as well as what a barber means to his/her community.
Xcluciv Barber Supply Shear and Straight Razor Demonstration
Our most recent class was hosted by Xcluciv Barber Supply in Middletown, New York. The focus of this barbering demonstration was on hair cutting techniques with a barber shear a straight razor. The class was well attended even though it was in the middle of a snow storm. Everyone braved the elements to come out and learn how to increase and diversify their barbering skills.
The focus of the class was on the following barbering techniques: Scissor over Comb, Scissor over Fingers, Thinning Shear over Fingers, Thinning Shear over Comb, Straight Razor over Fingers, Straight Razor over Comb, and Straight Razor Sculpting.
We also focused on versatility in hairstyles as well. We demonstrated how you can cut a taper down to a 1/4′ in length with barber shears and then showed how you can cut a disconnected Pompadour with barber shears and texturize with a straight razor.
We had a great time at Xcluciv Barber Supply and can’t wait to go back. For anyone attending the International Beauty Show in New York City this year on March 8th-10th make sure to stop by their booth #2231 and check out my full library of Barbering DVDs on display for sale at a 40% show discount.