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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
Part 7 – Men’s Comb Over Hairstyle – Finishing Touches The finishing touches of a mens comb over hairstyle are essential to completing this look. In this video, a finishing touch means the use of product in the hair to keep it tame and slick. You can’t ignore the little things when it comes to
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 give style
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
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
Henry Franco-Tonsorial Artist/Barber
Removing Excess Curl & Heaviness in the Back of the Hair Sometimes you have a client with medium length hair who has a lot of heaviness in the back of the hair. Perhaps there’s a bit of a curl or weight that needs to be released to give a lighter, more manageable hairstyle. Addressing hair
When you start a men’s haircut you should start in a certain area of the head so that the rest of the haircut flows nicely. Henry Franco, tonsorial artist, goes over where to start with a men’s haircut.
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.
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
When it comes to facial grooming, it’s hard to describe what you should do to a man’s facial hair unless you see actual case studies. Here is one case study you can sink your teeth into. You have to pay attention to facial structure, facial features and hair growth patterns. There’s a lot to evaluate.
How to Educate your Clients about Hair Care – Part 1 Educating your clients about how to take care of their hair at home is important for maintaining healthy hair. Hair shouldn’t be cared for only in the salon or barbershop. Hair condition needs to be addressed on a daily basis to ensure its health
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.
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
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 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 from
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
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