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.

How To Style a Faux Hawk with Gel and Hair Cream

Learn how to style a Faux Hawk with gel and hair cream for a workable finish that can be reshaped without losing it’s hold through out the day. Start by applying a drop Zorian Of New York firm hold gel. Our  specialty blend firm hold gel is alcohol free and contains aloe vera to keep your skin and hair moisturized while avoiding flaking. Blow dry the hair forward, to the center, and then up in front. This will create more volume for fine straight hair while molding into place.

Finish the style by applying our Zorian Of New York Grooming Cream. Start by taking a full fingertip amount of product out of the jar and completely emulsifying into the palms of your hands. Apply to the hair by pushing forward on the top layer, then to the center, and finally from the front to the back down to the roots. Finish by pushing the hair back down with your hands and up in the front while creating texture with your fingertips. The grooming cream is an excellent choice for the professional looking for a product that will not harden up, will give the necessary hold, and rinse out with ease. Our grooming cream will give the hair a medium shine and hold that will keep the style all day. It is infused with coconut and lavender oils which moisturize the hair and scalp and also contain essential vitamins to help to keep your hair healthy and strong.

To purchase Zorian of New York products or become one of our retail partners visit: www.zorianofnewyork.com to place your order or fill out our wholesale request form and someone will contact you right away.

Pompadour Class at the New York State Barber Expo

Pompadour

Greg Zorian will be teaching a pompadour class at the New York State Barber Expo. This is the 2nd Annual New York State Barber Expo which will host some of the country’s top barbers, lead educators, and most prominent companies in the barber industry, on Sunday, September 17 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, New York.  Along with the class the  How To Cut Hair barber education company and the Zorian of New York men’s premium grooming product company will be exhibiting their products at booth number 210 and will be featuring many show specials. The products on display will include Barber DVDs which demonstrate a variety of men’s haircuts and barbering techniques, premium pomades which include high shine and matte finishes, shaving products, and specialty shampoos and styling gels all with unique fragrances and packaging.

In the Pompadour class you will learn the many barbering techniques necessary to create a perfectly balanced pompadour. Using a mix of scissor over comb, clipper over comb, straight razor sculpting, fading, and blending techniques Greg will walk you through the step by step process to completing this popular haircut. You will also learn the styling techniques and products necessary to make your pompadour stand out in a crowd.  Before and after the class stop by booth number 210 for live cutting demonstrations, product specials, and to meet Greg and some of his team members.

How To Cut and Style Short Men’s Clipper Cut

In this barber video tutorial learn how to cut and style short men’s clipper cut. Begin by cutting the top with the barber shear over comb technique. For thick hair follow up with the thinning shear over comb technique. Next, fade the sides with a 3 ½ metal blade down to a 1 ½ blade. Keep the fade below the temples. Touch up the blend with the clipper over comb technique using a 1 ½ blade for a more blended cut. Fade out the neckline with an adjustable clipper starting in the longest setting down to the shortest and finish off with an outliner.

Style the hair forward with a slight flip up in the front. Start by applying a drop Zorian Of New York firm hold gel. Our gel is a specialty blend gel is alcohol free and contains aloe vera to keep your skin and hair moisturized while avoiding flaking. Using a hair dryer dry the hair forward and then up in front. This will mold the hair into place.

Next, use the Zorian of New York Shaping paste which is very easy to work with. It emulsifies like a cream without clumping in your hands or your hair and has a very strong hold. The Zorian of New York shaping paste is also infused with the powerful antioxidant vitamin E which helps to keep your hair and scalp healthy. It also contains rosemary which will keep your hair and scalp moisturized. Emulsify a full fingertip portion in your hands. Rub throughout the hair by pushing it forward and then back getting the product down to the roots for extra hold. Finally, push the hair back down forward and push up in the front with a little bit of a messy texture look.

 

Introducing Zorian Of New York Premium Men’s Grooming Products

Introducing Zorian Of New York Premium Men’s Grooming Products

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For the past year, industry educator, platform artist and master barber Greg Zorian and his team have been working on developing, testing and refining a line of premium grooming products based upon the requests of his longtime clients at his award winning Gregory’s Barbershop. Proudly made in the USA, not tested on animals, infused with natural ingredients, as well as featuring a very popular light clean scent. The Zorian of New York’s lineup includes Classic Pomade, Styling Gel, Shaping Paste, Grooming Cream and 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner.

“We’re excited about the quality and the value we’re able to provide with our line of Zorian of New York products. Over the past year, I developed, tested and refined this line every day behind the chair and developed it to meet the needs of my clients. I’m overwhelmed by the positive response it’s received from barbershops, salons, and schools throughout the country!” says Zorian.

Zorian of New York is accepting applications for wholesale accounts and is available to ship immediately.

Classic Pomade:

Zorian of New York Classic Pomade provides a strong hold and rinses out with ease. It is infused with natural ingredients including Jojoba and Ginseng which add shine, moisture, and also help to strengthen hair. The classic pomade is perfect for modern hairstyles such as pompadours, side parts, and fades with longer tops.

Grooming Cream:

Zorian of New York Grooming Cream provides a medium hold and medium shine. It contains Coconut and Lavender oils which moisturize the hair and scalp and also contains essential vitamins to help to strengthen hair. It is perfect for any modern or classic hairstyle.

Shaping Paste:

Zorian of New York Shaping Paste is a very popular product for molding hair into any style with a matte or dry finish. Shaping paste contains Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant and Rosemary which gives hair a thicker and fuller look. Shaping Paste is ideal for textured looks, Ivy League hairstyles, flat tops and brush cuts, or adding volume to thin or fine hair.

2 in 1 Shampoo:

Zorian of New York 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner is infused with natural ingredients including Eucalyptus, Peppermint Oil, and Tea Tree Oil. Consumers can look forward to a cleansing product that will leave your scalp feeling refreshed and clean, and their hair will not be left weighed down like with most conditioners. This product is also sulfate and paraben free and will not strip your hair of it’s natural oils.

Styling Gel:

Zorian of New York specialty blend firm hold Styling Gel contains Aloe Vera to keep the hair and scalp moisturized and healthy. This gel is 100% flake free and can be applied to wet or dry hair for any style.

Visit www.ZorianOfNewYork.com to fill out the wholesale application to get started today. We look forward to partnering with you to help you grow your retail business.