The Barbering Basics DVD will give you the foundation needed for a successful career in barbering. Learn the best tools of the trade for efficient men’s cutting and how to keep them in good working condition. Most importantly learn the best men’s haircutting techniques for perfectly blended fades and tapers.
Prep School Taper
The Prep School Taper is a modern day version of the Ivy League haircut that was popular in the 1940’s and 1950’s. It is a low maintenance and easy to style haircut. Learn how to blend out a fade without ever putting a line in. This is one of the most important things to learn in men’s haircutting. You will now be able to increase your haircutting speed while giving a perfectly blended haircut.
This is one of the most popular hairstyle choices of young professionals. This haircut should have a soft natural outline and never look like the customer just walked out of the barbershop. With this haircut you will learn how to properly layer a longer men’s haircut. You will learn how to become proficient in the scissor over comb haircutting technique. Master the finish of this haircut by learning advanced scissor over comb texturizing techniques
The Flat Top
The flat top is one of the most difficult haircuts to master. You are cutting a square shape on a round object. Learn how to break down the haircut in an easy to understand demonstration. You will learn to become proficient in the blade on skin clipper cutting technique as well as the clipper over comb cutting technique. Learning the flat top haircut will also give you a better understanding of longer square shape men’s layer cuts and clipper cuts.
Tools of The Trade:
The scissors are the most basic and important tool used in performing a finished men’s haircut. There are many different types and sizes of scissors to choose from. In this lesson you will learn about all of the uses for the different types and sizes of barbering scissors. Most importantly learn the correct way to hold your scissors and proper body position for optimum haircutting efficiency.
Clipper cutting is the foundation for classic short and medium length men’s haircuts. Efficient clipper cutting takes advantage of three types of clippers: detachable blade clippers, adjustable clippers, and trimmers. Learn what each clipper is best suited for and why it is important to use all three in your clipper cutting. Also learn how to extend the life of all of your clippers with the proper clipper maintenance techniques.
Combs and Brushes
One of the most important components of a finished haircut is picking the hair up evenly when cutting. The comb is the tool used to perform this task. In this lesson you will learn about the different sizes and styles of combs and what each one is best used for. You will be able to make a better decision on the numerous scissor cutting combs and clipper cutting combs available. You will also learn how to keep your combs clean and sanitary for each of your customers.
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.