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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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. (Note: the LX model is currently discontinued). 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
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.
Part 2 – Simple Mens Razor Haircut using the Feather Styling Razor In this men’s razor haircut video, Jatai Educator, Christie (Waldrop) Davis demonstrates a men’s short graduated haircut using the LX Feather Styling Razor. (Note: The LX model is currently discontinued. See link below for other styling razors). Christie continues this cut starting from
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
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 huge emphasis on the use of the clipper. Part of it has to do with fear of
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
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,
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 men’s comb over haircut. Here he uses the Feather Switch Blade Shears. To see the other videos in this series, click the links
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
Henry Franco-Tonsorial Artist/Barber
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
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
After many years of cutting hair, you often develop your own techniques and ways of doing things that make the haircutting process easier. These tricks can be helpful in being more efficient and maintaining consistency from haircut to haircut. Franco has a barbering secret and it’s called the 1/4″ trick. It works every time. Learn
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
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
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
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 4 – Womens Long Shag Haircut using the Flexion Razor In this video, Ian Gavet shows you the first finished look of the womens long shag haircut. This haircutting technique can be styled in many different ways which makes it fun and versatile. Click Part 5 to see an alternative way of styling the
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
When you give a haircut you can get rid of split ends just by cutting the hair shorter. However, sometimes there are areas of the hair where split ends need to be addressed a little differently. You can use this technique to rid of split ends in an easy and quick manner. Ivan demonstrates this
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
Removing Weight from Hair with a Razor Razors are excellent for removing weight from hair. In this video taken from the web, the hairdresser demonstrates a simple way of removing weight from hair. If you’re new to razor haircutting this may be a good place to start. The Feather Styling Razor can remove just enough weight
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 that you should always be asking for referrals.
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
If you’re a hairdresser, have you ever considered doing the crossover program to barbering? It’s something to consider as it will open up the ability to take a razor to the skin. As barbering has made a solid comeback, more and more men are starting to pay more attention to their personal grooming. Learn what
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.
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
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? 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
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.
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
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
Mens Razor Haircut – Shear Over Comb & Hair Growth Patterns – Part 2 In this second video of a 6 part series, Jon Clifford, hairdresser and razor educator, continues the men’s razor haircut as he addresses the second side of the head. Although he continues the shear over comb technique on the other side
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
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