Barber Classes at IBS Las Vegas

IBS Las Vegas

I recently had the honor to teach two barber classes at IBS Las Vegas. It was a pleasure to be associated with such a professional trade show and line up of incredible educators.

My first class was titled: “Eliminate Blending with Reverse Fading”. In this class I taught the importance of starting from the top and working down. In other words if you cut the top first and then begin with your longer blades you avoid leaving a weight line that has to be blended out. Blending is what takes the most time and causes hairstylists and barbers the most stress when it comes to delivering a first class haircut. I had a great model for this class with thick hair that I was also able to demonstrate other barbering techniques such as scissor over fingers, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, over direction to create more length in the front, disconnection, as well as razor sculpting. We finished up with styling techniques featuring our Zorian of New York premium line of men’s hairstyling and shaving products to complete the look.

My second class was titled: “Fades and Flat Tops”. This is one of my favorite classes to teach because of the difficulty of the flat top and its many variations. This is also the haircut that took me personally the longest to learn which makes it so gratifying to teach. In this class we covered the same fading techniques as the previous class. The big difference is with the modern flat top style that I cut I sectioned off the top and cut the sides first. What this accomplished was disconnecting the top from the back of the ear to the front creating a pompadour effect. This style of flat top can also be referred to as a rockabilly flat top. After fading the sides I cut down the top with the scissor over comb technique. Then I applied our Zorian of New York firm hold gel to the damp hair and blow dried the top straight up. Gel is best to get the hair to stand up because once dried it won’t hardened up or is not sticky. Either of these will make it difficult to judge the hair and for the clipper to smoothly glide through. At the end of the hair cut we used our Zorian of New York shaping paste to give the hair a matte finish with a strong hold. All of the hair was brushed up and to the center to complete the modern flat top style.

Once again, if you have never attended the IBS Las Vegas hair show I highly recommend it. There were many classes to choose from including cosmetology, barbering, business, and personal development all taught by reputable and talented educators. I am looking forward to being a part of the show again next year.

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.