Today’s barber has to be more versatile than ever in order to have a profitable and fulfilling career. There are many hairstyles that are all popular at that same. It is imperative to be well versed in the different barbering techniques as well as all of the classic men’s hairstyles throughout history. In today’s multi-cultural society it is more important than ever for barbers to be able to cut all types and textures of hair. The main focus of The All American Barber DVD Series is to train barbers and cosmetologists alike on the classic men’s haircutting techniques and styles in order to appeal to a diverse clientele.
The Officer’s Cut:
This is a classic haircut that you will see worn by men in their late 30’s and up. It is a very clean and professional look. We came up with this name because of the amount of professional clients that get this haircut that are also in the reserves of one of the branches of military. It also is a short haircut that still looks professional for the office and wears well with a nice shirt and tie.
The Athlete’s Taper:
This haircut is a classic haircut that you will see athletes of all ages wearing. The haircut is very versatile can be cut to many different lengths just by adjusting the blade length up or down a few sizes. It is also very low maintenance. It just needs to be cut every few weeks. A sharp outline up will show off the different dimensions to the haircut which make it a timeless classic.
The Ivy League Haircut:
The Ivy League haircut is a classic that has been around for a long time. It was most popular in the 1940’s and 1950’s. It is very popular again today and sometimes you will see a messier look or more of a flip in the front. The true definition of this cut is the hair combed forward and to the side without a part. The front is combed slightly up and to the side without a hair out of place. A natural hairline or low taper accentuates the shape of the haircut. A firm gel or heavy cream works best to keep the hair styled neatly all day.
The Teen Idol (Young Adult Version):
Walk around any high school and half the boys will have this haircut. The latest movie musicals and teen music performers have made this haircut a huge hit. It has been around for a few years now and we will probably see it for a couple more years. This is one of the most particular clients considering they want to look like they don’t care about their hair. Just get out of the shower flip it to the side and go. To achieve this look there needs to be a lot of texture in the haircut so the style will last all day without much product or styling.
Get to know Greg:
Greg Zorian is a third generation barber with over two decades of experience behind the chair and as an educator. Throughout his career he has provided over 100,000 haircuts personally, his shops have accounted for between 400k – 500k haircuts on an annual basis, as well as trained thousands of barbers and cosmetologists in the art of men’s haircutting.
Greg has worked as a platform artist for one of the leading clipper manufacturers, regularly gives barbering demonstrations at barber and cosmetology schools throughout the Northeast and New England, and is a presenter at national trade shows. His work has been featured in numerous publications including The Milady Standard of Professional Barbering Textbook and DVD series, Modern Salon Magazine, First Chair Magazine, Travel and Leisure Magazine, and he received a number 2 ranking in the top 5 men’s haircuts in the world category in Four Seasons Magazine.
Currently, Greg has developed a web based platform (www.HowToCutHair.tv) which provides continuing education for barbers and cosmetologists which currently has members in 14 different countries. Greg also has a growing library of first class barbering/men’s haircutting and shaving DVDs to help students and industry professionals hone their men’s cutting skills and grow their clientele.