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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Mens Pompadour Haircut Part 2 – Shear Work This is part 2 of 4 in the Mens Pompadour Haircut Series. In part 1, Chris addressed the sides and back of the head around the occipital area using a clipper to get a nice and tight look. The top, however, in a pompadour is longer and
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
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
Line Up and Detailing Facial Hair with a Feather Razor Doing a line up and detailing facial hair is just as important as the hair itself. Creating crisp clean lines can really make a look pop. Knowing which part of the razor to use on different parts of the face can help you to give
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
Pompadour Haircut Part 3 – Razor Work In this video, Chris Vaughn, the Beverly Hills Barber, uses the Feather Artist Club DX Pearl Folding Razor to clean up the nape area and sideburns in this pompadour haircut video. When giving any men’s short haircut, the quality is in the details. This means having clean lines,
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
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
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
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
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
Meet Gabe Luevano, a barber and Feather Razor lover. Here Gabe introduces himself and tells you why he loves Feather Razors and why it’s his go to choice for razor cutting and shaving.
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
Part 5 – Men’s Comb Over Cut – Razor Haircutting Most barbers do not know how to use a razor to cut hair. But a barber should learn how to use different tools to create different looks that can’t be achieved by clippers or shears alone. Gabe Luevano shows you how he uses the Feather
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 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 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
Henry Franco-Tonsorial Artist/Barber
The brushes and combs you use for men’s hairstyling makes a difference in how you do your cut. Different combs and brushes have different uses and you want to make sure they are used properly for best results. Here, tonsorial artist Henry Franco, explains different brush and comb uses. To see the DuBoa High Tech
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 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.
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
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
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
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,
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 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 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 – 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
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
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.
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.
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
You might wonder why you should choose Feather Razors over others. Besides, there are so many to choose from. Why is Feather so great? The answer? There are MANY reasons you should choose Feather. John Mosley explains why Feather is a no brainer choice when it comes to razors for barbers. To see Feather Artist
Many barbers often wonder why there are straight shaving razors and folding shaving razors. It’s a good question. When there is a choice between using a straight vs. folding razor, which do you choose? And why? Henry Franco and John Mosley have a discussion about this very topic. Listen in. To see Feather Artist Club
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
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
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.
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
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