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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 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,
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Part 2 – Mens Comb Over Part – Creating the Part In this video: Creating the part is a very important part of creating a combover haircut. There are different ways to create a mens comb over part, but here is one way to do it. Gabe Luevano, barber, carefully explains the part and how
Being a barber can really open up opportunities. You just have to be open to them. Don’t get stuck in the idea that being a barber just means cutting hair. No. It’s so much more than that. Barbers have a lot of potential, you just have to be a little creative and be open to
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
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
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
It’s one thing to be a barber. It’s another to be a successful barber. What makes a successful one? Henry Franco explains what has made him successful and how you can be too if you’re not already.
Mens Long Haircut and Facial Grooming Learn how to give a mens long haircut. Whether you get many guys with long hair coming in for a haircut or not, it’s always good to know how to cut long hair. Whether it’s a guy or girl, long hair takes much of the same approach. However, guys
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
Doing Kids Haircuts & How to Remove Excess Curl Cutting kids hair is different from cutting an adult’s hair. Doing kids haircuts may or may not be something you want to do. After all, kids can be squirmish, uncooperative and you probably can’t get as much money for the service. But working with kids and
Shaping a Beard from the Profile View Beard shaping can be a little tricky if you don’t understand face shapes or the lines of the face.You can do a great job of shaping the beard from the front, but the profile view may tell a different story. It’s important that a beard looks good from
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
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 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 – 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.
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.
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
Ivan Zoot a.k.a. Clipper Guy takes a look at the Feather Nape and Body Razor and breaks down some product knowledge about this neat little tool which both barbers and cosmetologists alike can swoon over. The small razor uses guarded blades so that cosmetologists can use it for shaving the nape and sideburn area when
You see different prices everywhere for the ‘same’ service. So how do you price your own? Determining how to price your haircuts, shaves, or whatever other service you are offering comes down to a few calculations. That’s right…it’s time to bust out your calculators and do some math. When you know the numbers, it becomes
Do you know if your business is ‘healthy’? What is meant by healthy is… Do you know if the cash flow in your business makes sense? Do you know exactly what you are making per client? Knowing the numbers is to know if you are growing or dying and if you are clueless about the
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 guarantee your work. Stand behind and believe in what you do. Your confidence in your abilities will shine
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.
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.
Every industry has it’s good and bad. The goal is to see what’s bad and turn it around to good. In the barbering industry, there’s something that really holds the industry down and it’s up to you to turn that around. Be the difference and uplift your industry. John Mosley explains more.
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.
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
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
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
Womens Pixie Haircut – Blending the Sides w/the Top – Part 5 In this womens pixie haircut part 5 video, Jon Clifford, hairdresser and razor educator, blends the top with the sides using a Feather Switch Blade Shears. Blending is important in any haircut so you can get fluidity throughout the cut and the appearance
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
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