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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Sanitizing Your Artist Club Shaving Razors Sanitizing your Artist Club Shaving Razors is essential to making sure you are maintaining high standards for your services and protecting your clients. Your clients are constantly evaluating you, your service, and the environment. If they notice you are not keeping up sanitary practices, you many find yourself having
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
In this Mens 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 other video in this series, click the link below: Part 1 – Simple Updated
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. 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 your male clients starting from the back
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
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
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 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 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
Why Use a Razor to Cut Hair? Why use a razor to cut hair you might ask. Many barbers today never really think to use a razor in the hair. Part of it has to do with the hugh emphasis on the use of the clipper. Part of it has to do with fear of
It seems that the barber profession always has some sort of stigma. It’s ingrained in the culture. It’s ego. Whatever it is, it’s holding you back. Let it go and get out of the box. Be open. The title of ‘barber’ does not mean you have to pigeon hole yourself to an old definition. Get
Henry Franco-Tonsorial Artist/Barber
Feather Razors are one of a kind. There may be copycats out there, but once you use the product you will notice the difference. Nothing beats a tool that fits perfectly in the hand, has the right amount of weight, is sharp, maintains consistent quality blade after blade, and has solid build. Here’s why Henry
How to Soften or Harden the Look of a Moustache Moustaches need special attention. They are an important feature on a man’s face if he has one. Depending on the rest of the man’s face, his current hairstyle and what he’s trying to achieve with his moustache, you will likely have to either soften or
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.
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
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
Old Vintage Straight Shaving Razors Old vintage straight shaving razors are beautiful to look at and hold. They are intriguing, unique and often interesting in design. But, also, vintage razors are tools with character. They tell a story which is not seen in modern straight razors. Vintage razors are also physically built differently than the razors
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 from
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
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
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.
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,
Ian Gavet, Jatai Educator, continues ‘The Big Bang’ look using the Feather Kaiden Shears. After cutting the fringe and addressing the length of the hair in the back, Ian addresses the hair in the front. Part 1 Part 2 Part 4 To see Feather Kaiden Shears, 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
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’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.
If you’re not sure whether a Feather straight razor is what you should get/use, you will want to watch this video. Hear why John Mosley believes you should use Feather Shaving Razors for serving your clients.
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
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
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
Why Use Jatai Feather Tools? Jatai Feather tools are one of a kind. They are made in Japan and produced from the finest stainless steel. These tools go through intense quality control measures to ensure a high quality product and to make sure that consistency is second to none. The quality also shows in it’s
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
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.