There are many variations to shaving strokes. But the ones you want to use are the ones that shave the most in one stroke and shaves correctly in one stroke. In other words, you want the one that gives the most bang for the buck. You also want techniques that are ergonomically sound so you
Grooming between appointments is important. You want to educate your clients how to take care of their hair and skin if they are getting a shave from you. There is no cookie cutter response. It all depends on the client’s lifestyle. See what Alejandro, barber and cosmetologist says about grooming between appointments.
The Nape and Body Razor is a cosmetologist favorite because it’s a razor they can actually use! Featuring a guard, you can’t cut yourself and it cleans up the nape area quite nicely. Barbers can use this razor as well. Here Alejandro Gonzalez, a barber and cosmetologist, discusses the beauty of the Nape & Body
Creating a crisp clean line with a straight razor can give your work that extra special touch. When doing a lineup you want to make sure those lines are straight and defined. Here is a great technique by Alejandro Gonzalez on how to achieve this. To see Feather Artist Club Razors, click here.
When giving a shave, there’s a reason you use shaving cream. There’s a reason you use facial cleanser. There’s a reason for your madness. When you understand the chemistry of the wet good products you use during a shave you understand why you do the things you do in a shave. It makes a lot
Facial grooming requires certain tools. If you don’t have the right tools, it’s very difficult to do the work. If you want to obtain certain results you should invest in the tools that will give you those results easily and efficiently. Here Alejandro Gonzalez, barber and cosmetologist, explains the kinds of tools you need for
Meet Chris Vaughn: Jatai Educator Meet Chris Vaughn, a barber and Jatai Educator. Chris has many years of experience in the industry and also works as an educator for Oster. He works in Beverly Hills, CA and is known as the Beverly Hills Barber and works with high end clientele doing shaves and barbering services.
How to Price Your Shaves Determining how to price your shaves can be difficult. Depending on what you include in the shave, the location of where you give shaves and the experience you provide, shaves can range in price. So what should you include in a shave with respect to pricing? Watch this video to
Marketing your barbering services is important to getting new clients and retaining current ones. But are you marketing them correctly? Sometimes marketing efforts do not relay the message you are trying to relay. Making sure your message comes across soundly is important. Here’s Chris Vaughn’s take on marketing your barbering services.
What clients want in a shave is really important for customer satisfaction. You should always aim to satisfy their emotional desires when it comes to a shave. Meaning, their desire to feel comfortable and safe with you taking a razor to their skin, their desire to have a relaxing experiences, and of course come out
Working with high end clientele is different than working with your average Joe. There are different expectations that you must be aware of. Chris Vaughn works with high end clients all the time and has a lot of experience working with them. Here he explains what he’s learned about working with high end clientele.
Being a Barber for Celebrities What is it like being a barber for celebrities? What should a barber expect and need to know if he works with one? It can seem like an exciting idea to work with celebrities, but celebrities are a unique set of clientele which come with a unique set of characteristics.
2 Useful Shaving Tips Every Barber Should Know Want some shaving tips? Shaving is an art and when you get a client in the chair you want to make sure he not only has a great experience but also that he leaves with soft, smooth skin without bumps and irritation. You also want to make
Maintaining & Storing Feather Artist Club Shaving Razors Feather Artist Club Razors are high quality straight shaving razors that deserve some TLC. After paying a pretty penny for one of these beauties, you want to make sure they last. Maintaining and storing your razors is a crucial part of making sure your straight razors look
According to Chris Vaughn, there are 3 S’s to success. Here, Chris explains them one-by-one to help you become a more successful barber.
Barbers do you want more shaving clients? Of course you do! If you struggle to find new shaving clients, here are some ideas on how to get new clients. Chris Vaughn explains how.
Part 3 – Simple Mens Razor Haircut using the Nape & Body Razor for Cleaning Up the Neckline In this razor cutting video, Jatai Educator, Christie (Waldrop) Davis wraps up a mens short razor cut using the Feather Nape & Body Razor for cleaning up the neckline. Christie walks you through a razor cut and shares
Women’s Short Spunky Haircut with the Feather Styling Razor Many women wear their hair short, but that doesn’t mean they want to look like a man. Women want soft, feminine inspired designs that work with their hectic lifestyles and reflect their personality. There is no better tool than the razor to achieve that style. Within
Part 1 – Simple Mens Razor Haircut using the Feather Styling Razor In this mens razor cutting video, Jatai Educator Christie (Waldrop) Davis, demonstrates a simple mens razor haircut. Christie walks you through a razor cut using the Feather Styling Razor and shares some simple razor cutting tips, tricks and techniques that you can use to
How to Cut Curly Hair with a Feather Styling Razor This favorite Jatai style is designed with luscious tendrils of beautiful wave and curl in mind. The 80’s was the decade of big band hair and thinning shears. Our client today want more control over their curls. It’s time to say good-bye to thinning shears
Part 2 – Simple Mens Razor Haircut using the Feather Styling Razor In this mens razor haircut video, Jatai Educator, Christie (Waldrop) Davis demonstrates a men’s short graduated haircut using the LX Feather Styling Razor. Christie continues this cut starting from the top and front of the head. She shares some simple razor cutting tips,
Creating Seamless Layers with the Feather Styling Razor Christie (Waldrop) Davis teaches how to create seamless layers by releasing weight from the hair using the Feather Styling Razor. This gives the hair more fluidity, movement and volume. Seamless layers simply means there are secret layers in the hair. Anyone who looks at someone’s hair with
Barbeer is a cute barbershop in Anaheim that has it together. They are unique and different from other barbershops in that they are more than just a barbershop. They have a retail component. Not only do they sell shaving cream, shaving soaps and other facial grooming products, but they also retail men’s shoes, clothes, watches,
When someone has thinning hair, you don’t want to emphasize the thinning nature of the hair. When someone has thick hair, you want to tone it down so it’s not so heavy looking. There are different techniques you can use to address thinning and thick hair. Here are some.
When a man comes into a barbershop he is not only looking to get a haircut or a shave, but he is also looking to get an experience. Especially if you are giving a shave, the experience is even more important. The barbershop is kind of like a man cave for men. It’s a way
Tip for Cutting Curly Hair Cutting curly hair can be tricky. But it doesn’t have to be hard or complicated. Since curly hair can be intimidating due to it growing in multiple directions, blending and making sure the hair is even can seem like a headache. But there are tricks that you can do to
Part 4 – Mens Comb Over Haircut – Disconnection Disconnection is something barbers and hairdressers are constantly dealing with in a haircut. Here is how barber Gabe Luevano addresses disconnection in a mens comb over haircut. Here he uses the Feather Switch Blade Shears. To see the other videos in this series, click the links
Tip to Clean Up the Neckline & Sideburns To clean up the neckline and sideburns is one of those final touches that sets you apart from other barbers. It’s the difference between good and great. A clean neckline and sideburn area makes your haircut pop and stand out. It gives a distinct line and outline
Henry Franco-Tonsorial Artist/Barber
When approaching a haircut, when should you use a razor? And when should you use shears? If you understand what a razor can do vs. what shears can do, you’ll know. But if you have little experience with a razor, here’s some insight that should get you going. To see Feather Artist Club Razors, click
Using a Traditional Shaving Mug & Brush – Creating the Lather If you want to create a traditional shaving atmosphere, you have to have the good old mug and brush. When a client sees you creating a lather the old skool way, he’s immediately sent back to the days when life was simple. There are
For a barber, using a Feather straight razor is not just for shaving. You can use the Feather Artist Club Razors for hair razor cutting as well. Men’s razor haircutting in the barber world is not very common but it’s quite common in the hairdresser world. Whether using a Feather Styling Razor or an Artist
Feather Artist Club Razors are not cheap. They are high quality, durable, dependable tools. Some say they are too expensive. They love the razor but look at the price tag and cringe. The problem is not the price. The problem is your perception of the price and the value you place on it. Money is
Mens Curly Haircut and Facial Grooming Curly hair on a man can be difficult to work with. When hair is very curly it can have a mind of it’s own. So how do you address such wild hair? How do you tame it with a haircut? In this video, Henry Franco addresses this very question.
Doing Kids Haircuts & How to Remove Excess Curl Cutting kids hair is different from cutting an adult’s hair. Doing kids haircuts may or may not be something you want to do. After all, kids can be squirmish, uncooperative and you probably can’t get as much money for the service. But working with kids and
Part 1 – Women’s Long Shag Haircut using the Flexion Razor Ian Gavet, renowned hairstylist, is an educator for Jatai International. Here he demonstrates how to cut a long shag with the Jatai Flexion Razor. Using a razor in the hair can really make a long shag look spectacular. A styling razor releases weight, adds
Click here for more great hairstyling education by Ian, other educators, and hairstylists. In this video you will see the final look of the ‘Big Bang’ where he uses the Feather Kaiden Shears and is now finishing up the look with a Feather Styling Razor. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 To see the Feather
Part 2 – Women’s Long Shag Haircut using the Flexion Razor Click here to see part 3 of this long shag haircut. Ian Gavet demonstrates how to use the Feather Flexion Razor to create a long shag. The Feather Styling Razor really releases a lot of weight and creates a lot more layering. This helps
Part 2 – Texturized Long Hair using the Feather Styling Razor Ian Gavet continues the Texturized Long Haircut using the Jatai Feather Styling Razor to release weight and give more volume to hair. Heavy hair can really weight the hair down. Make hair more manageable with these techniques. Texturized long hair also creates more versatility in the
Part 3 – Texturized Long Hair using the Feather Styling Razor – French Pleat In parts 1 & 2, Ian Gavet used a Feather Styling Razor to create texturized long hair. Texturized long hair enables the client to have much more versatility, volume and movement to the hair. Whether the hair is up or down, texturized
Part 1 – Textured Long Haircut using the Feather Styling Razor Coarse, thick long hair needs to be textured to release weight and give hair more movement. In this textured long haircut video series, Ian Gavet gives a textured long haircut using advanced razor techniques. Before you perform these techniques on clients, be sure you
If you’re a hairdresser, have you ever considered doing the crossover program to barbering? It’s something to consider as it will open up the ability to take a razor to the skin. As barbering has made a solid comeback, more and more men are starting to pay more attention to their personal grooming. Learn what
Blade Glide is an amazing product. Barbers and hairstylists have been using Blade Glide for years and love it! Blade glide is an innovative silky smooth lotion spray that instantly makes hair cutting easier. It helps the razor blade glide smoothly through your hair and on the skin so it’s perfect for haircutting and shaving.
At the SIBE Show in Long Beach, we were giving away free shaves. Here is one man’s experience getting a shave from John Mosley using the Feather Artist Club Razors. It was one ‘delicious’ experience! To see Feather Artist Club Razors, click here.
A straight razor is the essential tool for shaving. But how many do you need? When it comes to shaving, certain straight razors are better for certain shaving situations. Whether it’s getting under the nose, for a better ergonomic hold or getting in tight places, it’s important to assess what your needs are for shaving
Everyone wants to get ahead. But how do you get ahead and STAY ahead? That’s a whole other task in itself. John Mosley, a barber, explains how he gets ahead and stays ahead.
What? A women face shave? Who knew. Apparently, it’s super popular in Japan and has been for years. Women’s face shaves are not the same as men’s face shaves. It’s not about shaving off a woman’s whisker, it’s about exfoliation. It’s about giving a woman glowing, clear, beautiful skin. Here’s how a barber can provide
Bob Haircut on Curly Hair with the Feather Styling Razor ‘They’ say you can’t use a razor to cut a bob on curly hair because it makes curly hair look even more voluminous. Curly hair tends to have a lot of volume already so why use a razor to cut curly hair? Whatever your opinion
Add Texture and Spruce up a Hairstyle with the Feather Styling Razor Jon Clifford, a razor educator, works on an existing drab hairstyle and spruces it up with the Feather Styling Razor for a more trendy, attractive hairstyle. A haircut tends to look best when it’s first given. But after several months with a haircut,
Different Razor Cutting Techniques In this video, you will learn various razor cutting techniques which are easy to achieve and do. These are fundamental razor cutting techniques that anyone learning how to razor cut should know. The techniques that Jon goes over are how to razor cut long hair by only removing hair from the
Fringe and Face Framing with a Razor Face framing with a razor can break up the perimeter so bangs don’t look heavy and blunt. Softness is key to prevent thick, heavy bangs. If you want thick, heavy bangs then shears would be a better way to go. In particular, what’s most important in face framing
Planning Your Razor Haircut Jon Clifford, hairdresser and razor educator, discusses how to plan your razor haircut. Planning your razor haircut sets you up for success and keeps you on the path to creating the desired look you’re going for! Without a plan (and this can relate to anything really) you will have a tendency
How to Angle a Razor in the Hair Jon Clifford, hairdresser and razor educator, explains how to angle a razor when cutting hair to achieve different effects. Angling a razor in the hair can dramatically change your results. The angle of a razor can either take off a lot of hair or take off