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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Pompadour Haircut Part 1-Clipper Cutting Chris Vaughn, the Beverly Hills Barber, teaches how to do a side part pompadour haircut in a step-by-step manner. In this part 1 of 4 video pompadour haircut series, Chris starts with clipper cutting around the sides and the back of the head around the occipital area. Chris implements his
Grains of Hair Growth and Shaving When it comes to shaving, one of the most important things to understand is the direction in which hair grows on the face and neck. This is important so that you know how to give your client a proper shave without complication. The grains of the hair or the
Pompadour Haircut Part 4 – Styling & Finished Look In this final video of the pompadour haircut series, Chris Vaughn, the Beverly Hills Barber, finishes up the pompadour haircut by using the DuBoa blowdrying brush and stylizes the hair. In this video, Chris shows off the finished pompadour look. The pompadour haircut is a popular
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 give. Making sure your message comes across soundly is important. Here’s Chris Vaughn’s take on marketing your barbering services.
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
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
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 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
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
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.
In this Part 2 Men’s Razor Haircut video, Jatai Educator, Christie (Waldrop) Davis, demonstrates a men’s short razor cut. Christie finishes up the razor haircut with the Nape & Body Razor. She shares some simple razor cutting tips, tricks and techniques. To see the first video in this series, click the link below: Part 1 –
Part 6 – Men’s Combover Haircut – Blowdrying Technique This is part 6 of 7 in the men’s combover haircut video series. After trimming the hair on top, creating the part, doing a shear over comb technique and razor cutting, it’s time to start putting it all together. Blowdrying the hair allows you to give
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.
Part 1 – Men’s Comb Over Haircut-Trimming the Top of the Hair This is Part 1 of a 7 part series on how to do a men’s comb over haircut. Gabe Luevano starts off by trimming the hair on the top of the head using the Feather 7.5″ Switch Blade Shears. To see the other
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
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
Part 3 – Mens Comb Over Haircut – Shear Over Comb Technique In this video, barber Gabe Luevano continues the mens comb over haircut with a shear over comb technique. Here he uses the Feather Switch Blade Shears to do the technique. Gabe also has a specific way of using the shears for cutting which he
Henry Franco-Tonsorial Artist/Barber
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.
Removing Bulk Using a Razor Sometimes men’s haircuts require more than a clipper and shears to complete the haircut. When it comes to removing bulk from hair it requires different tips and tricks to get your haircut to be just right so the haircut doesn’t look too heavy. Just a simple snip here or a
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.
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.
Who is Henry Franco? The Godfather of Traditional Shaving Who is Henry Franco? Well, we like to call him the Godfather of Traditional Shaving. Why? Because he’s been doing shaves for over 20 years and has survived through the ups and downs of the barbering industry. Even when shaving went out of favor, he’s managed
If you’ve never done men’s facial grooming, you’ll want to watch this video. It’s a brief introduction on how to approach it. WIthout these basic concepts you will be lost and will have no foundation to move from. Henry Franco, tonsorial artist explains more.
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
In this part 2 video of the ‘Big Bang’ video haircut series, Ian Gavet continues his haircut by addressing the length of the hair using Feather Kaiden Shears. With his simple haircutting techniques you can get the same beautiful, clean results. Part 1 Part 3 Part 4 To see Feather Kaiden Shears, click here.
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 video series, Ian Gavet gives a textured long haircut using advanced razor techniques. Before you perform these techniques on clients, be sure you have some experience
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 – 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 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
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.
So you think you have what it takes to be an educator? Ivan Zoot has been an educator in the beauty and barber industry for years so he knows a thing or two about being a successful educator and here he’s ready to share what he thinks is important to truly taking this step. Many
New barbershops that are popping up these days are opening without sinks. It’s less costly and clients can get in and out of the shop quickly. But are there drawbacks to not having sinks? Henry Franco, tonsorial artist, gives his opinion on it.
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.
How to Change the Feather Styling Razor Blades The Feather Styling Razor is the original! We have maintained our quality in production and performance over the years and it’s hairdresser’s and barber’s #1 choice for styling razors. It’s easy to replace blades! Just watch this video on how to change the Feather Styling Razor Blades.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Men’s Razor Haircut – Top & Front Hair Razor Cutting – Part 4 In this part 4 of 6 video series, Jon Clifford, hairdresser and razor educator, addresses the hair on the top and front of the head using a Feather Styling Razor. Using a razor on the top and front hair can really release
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
Men’s Razor Haircut – Using a Nape Razor – Part 5 In this part 5 of 6 video series, Jon Clifford, hairdresser and razor educator, addresses the nape area using a nape razor to clean it up. After completing a short men’s haircut it’s always important to keep the nape and sideburn area looking clean
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 very
Women’s Pixie Haircut – Occipital Razor Cutting – Part 2 In this women’s pixie haircut part 2 video, Jon Clifford, hairdresser and razor educator, addresses the hair around the occipital area of the head using a Feather Styling Razor. He teaches some razor cutting techniques and gives valuable tips. Check it out! To see Part
Women’s Pixie Haircut – Razor Haircutting – Part 4 In this pixie haircut part 4 video, Jon Clifford, hairdresser and razor educator, addresses the hair on the top and front of the head using a Feather Texturizing Styling Razor. Jon uses a texturizing razor because it removes 50% less hair than the styling razor. But