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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
The Difference Between DX and SS Artist Club Razors What is the difference between a DX and SS Artist Club Razors? This question gets asked all the time and rightly so. From the price point, to the stainless steel material to the design, the DX and SS Artist Club Razors are two very different razors.
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.
Shear Over Comb Technique – The Lost Art As a barber you might be used to using mainly clippers to do your work. But back in the day, the tools that dominated a barber’s tool box were shears and a comb. This lost art is useful for longer haircuts. But in modern times, many guys
Facial Grooming Technique for Barbers Grooming hair on the head is one thing, while facial grooming is a whole other area that requires different techniques and know how. When it comes to moustaches and beards, shaping them can be a bit tricky. After all, you are dealing with face shape, facial features, and hair texture
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.
Creating the Classic Bob with the Feather Styling Razor Throughout the sands of haircutting time the classic bob has always been a favorite. Each season there is a different variation to the cut. However, there is always a basic structure of the design. Our Jatai style bob has a defined razor edge with classic detail.
Christie (Waldrop) Davis explains why she loves Blade Glide! Blade Glide Plus is an innovative silky smooth lotion that instantly helps shears and razors glide smoothly through your hair and on the skin! It smooths and detangles hair, acts as a leave-in conditioner, equalizes hair porosity, moisturizes the skin and hair, and extends the life
In this Feather Styling Razor Haircutting video, Jatai Educator, Christie (Waldrop) Davis, demonstrates a men’s short graduated haircut using the LX Feather Styling Razor. (Note: the LX model is currently discontinued). Christie walks you through this razor cut and shares some simple men’s razor cutting tips, tricks and techniques that you can use when working on
Part 1 – Simple Mens Razor Haircut using the Feather Styling Razor In this men’s 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 clients 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 men’s razor haircut video, Jatai Educator, Christie (Waldrop) Davis demonstrates a men’s short graduated haircut using the LX Feather Styling Razor. (Note: The LX model is currently discontinued. See link below for other styling razors). Christie continues this cut starting from
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
How Environment Plays a Role in what you can Charge Pricing of services is always a concern. You don’t want to charge too much because then you won’t get any clients. At the same time you don’t want to charge too little as this will lead to being overworked and undervalued. Finding that right price
Facial Hair Grooming by Addressing Facial Features Facial hair grooming is not easy. It takes careful evaluation of the face and facial features. Your evaluation will determine what is appropriate for the client. The last thing you want to do is to emphasize a certain feature on the client’s face that shouldn’t be emphasized. But
Tools to Use During Facial Grooming Facial Grooming requires the proper tools. If you don’t have the right tools, it’s difficult to create the look you are trying to achieve. Whether it’s trimming a moustache or shaping a beard, the use of tools reflect in the final look. And depending on the tool, it will
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
A Hip Mom & Pop, Successful, Unique Barbershop Barbeer is a hip mom and pop barbershop which is unique in that it features a bar and sells men’s products such as shoes, clothes, hats and more. It’s always a good idea to see what other barbershops are doing and see what ideas you can take
Henry Franco-Tonsorial Artist/Barber
Clients often don’t know what to do to maintain their hair at home. They think any shampoo and conditioner will do. But is there more to healthy hair than that? Maintaining healthy hair at home is not brain science but it does require some education on the hairdresser or barber’s behalf.
Feather Razors are one of a kind. Ask any seasoned barber and he will say it’s Feather hands down! But why? Here is Henry Franco’s reason for choosing Feather for over 20 years. To see Feather Artist Club Razors, click here.
Franco’s Members Only Barber Shop Henry Franco is a tonsorial artist with a Members Only Barber Shop in Santa Barbara, CA. He owns a small one chair shop less than 200 square feet on Victoria St. in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. But don’t let this small shop deceive you. Franco has been around
Mens Short Haircut & Facial Grooming Learn from Henry Franco how to do a men’s short haircut and facial grooming using the Feather Switch Blade Shears and Artist Club Razors. Henry’s client, John, has coarse, wavy hair. Taking that into consideration, Henry uses the appropriate tools and techniques to address this texture of hair. He
Once you become a barber, it doesn’t mean you stop learning. It’s important to continue your education so that you can constantly improve your craft. Techniques are always changing. Hairstyles are always changing. And new products are always being introduced. Stay up on what’s new and attend tradeshows to keep your mind stimulated.
When Kids Swim A Lot, How do You Address Chlorine Damaged Hair? In the summer kids swim a lot. The problem with this is that chorine damages their hair. Whether you’re a kid or adult, chlorine damaged hair is no joke. Chlorine is a strong chemical that can wreak havoc to the health of your
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
Part 5 – Women’s Long Shag Hairstyle using the Flexion Razor In this video, Ian Gavet demonstrates look 2 of the long shag. Look 2 of the long shag hairstyle is your more everyday ‘wash and wear’ style of this haircut. But it still has great volume and a sense of fun about it. You
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
In this video, Ian Gavet starts ‘The Big Bang’ haircut. Jennifer’s hair is really long and straight. He decides to give her bangs and a simple everyday look. Here he uses the Feather Kaiden Shears and gives you tips on how to cut a heavy fringe/bang. Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 To see Feather Kaiden Shears,
Part 3 – Women’s Long Shag Haircut using the Flexion Razor Ian Gavet, renowned hairstylist and educator, continues with the long shag haircut using the Jatai Feather Flexion Razor. Here he addresses the bang area using a razor and creates a soft fringe. Using a razor on the bang or fringe area can prevent them
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
Men’s Razor Haircut – Back of the Head Razor Cutting – Part 3 In this part 3 of 6 video series, Jon Clifford, hairdresser and razor educator, addresses the occipital area of the head. He uses a Feather Styling Razor for this razor cutting portion of the haircut. Addressing the sides and back of the
Last video of a 4 part series… After completing the Fauxhawk haircut, now it’s time to address the facial hair. Ivan Zoot gives a face shave using the Feather Artist Club Razors using a Super Blade and Jatai Shaving Cream. He leaves hair for room to grow out a goatee. To see Jatai Trio Shaving
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
The Beauty & Barber Best Practices Series features a series of videos dedicated to best practices in the salon or barbershop that every hair professional should know to have a successful career. This best practice is to price your services based on the type of work, not on gender. It’s against the law.
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.
Getting new clients and retaining current clients is the key to a successful business. When you are starting a new service it’s important to promote it as much as possible. For a shave, it’s quite easy to introduce it to your clients without having to actually sell it. No one likes to be sold to.
What’s the difference between a straight shaving razor and folding shaving razor? Which one is better? John Mosley talks about their differences and when to use each one.
What can set you apart from other barbers? Here are 3 secrets that John Mosley kindly reveals to you that can make you a stand out barber. It certainly has made him stand out, so listen up. These are golden. To see Blade Glide, click here.
Technique is very important to the quality of service you give. It also influences how you are perceived by your clients. From how it feels on the skin to the end result, technique plays a huge role in whether your client views you as a pro or a rookie. Here are 2 barber shaving techniques
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.
Advance education is important to staying current in your industry. From new techniques to new products, you will never grow if you aren’t constantly learning how to improve your craft. John Mosley talks about the where, how and why of advanced education.
If you’re one of those people who say ‘I can’t afford a Feather Razor’ then you should watch this video. There are many ways to afford a Feather Razor. You just have to want it badly enough. If you need some ideas on how to afford one, here are some ways that John Mosley suggests.
Mens Razor Haircut – Shear Over Comb & Hair Growth Patterns – Part 2 In this second video of a 6 part series, Jon Clifford, hairdresser and razor educator, continues the men’s razor haircut as he addresses the second side of the head. Although he continues the shear over comb technique on the other side
Basic Soft Layers with the Feather Styling Razor Jon Clifford gives a razor cutting education class on how to create basic soft layers using the Feather Styling Razor. In this video, you get to take a sneak peek at this education class and see first hand what was said. You will learn how to create
Womens Pixie Haircut – Blending the Sides w/the Top – Part 5 In this women’s pixie haircut part 5 video, Jon Clifford, hairdresser and razor educator, blends the top with the sides using Feather Switch Blade Shears. Blending is important in any haircut so you can get fluidity throughout the cut and the appearance of the
In this video, Jon Clifford, a razor educator teaches you: -What products to use with the Feather Styling Razor -How using a razor can be less work that using shears for the same result -Vertical razor cutting To see the Feather Styling Razors, click here.
Pixie Haircut for Women – Detailing & Final Look – Part 6 In this pixie haircut for women part 6 video, Jon Clifford, hairdresser and razor educator, finishes the haircut with some extra detailing with Feather Switch Blade Shears to complete the look. These extra details can make a big difference in the overall 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