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
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
The holidays are a great time to get more business. From Christmas parties to New Year’s parties, people want to look good! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to book more clients and get more referrals!
When Kids Swim A Lot, How do You Address Chlorine Damaged Hair? In the summer kids swim a lot. The problem with this is that chorine damages their hair. Whether you’re a kid or adult, chlorine damaged hair is no joke. Chlorine is a strong chemical that can wreak havoc to the health of your
Mens Classic Short Haircut In this video, Henry Franco gives Josh a mens classic short haircut using the Feather Switch Blade Shears, Artist Club Razors and Blade Glide. Josh has uneven hair and bulk on top of his head. Henry Franco addresses both of these areas to even out his hair and release some weight
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
How to Educate your Clients on Exfoliating & Skin Care After Shaving – Part 3 Educating your client on how to take care of their skin when they are at home is important. You don’t want your clients coming in with bad skin. You want them coming in with skin that is easy to work
For hairdressers, the concept of overextending is probably not new but for barbers it might be. When it comes to men’s hairstyling it’s important to to understand the concept of overextending to get the best possible outcome for your haircut. Henry Franco explains what overextending means and what it can do for your haircuts.
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
Once you become a barber, it doesn’t mean you stop learning. It’s important to continue your education so that you can constantly improve your craft. Techniques are always changing. Hairstyles are always changing. And new products are always being introduced. Stay up on what’s new and attend tradeshows to keep your mind stimulated.
Mens Short Haircut & Facial Grooming Learn from Henry Franco how to do a men’s short haircut and facial grooming using the Feather Switch Blade Shears and Artist Club Razors. Henry’s client, John, has coarse, wavy hair. Taking that into consideration, Henry uses the appropriate tools and techniques to address this texture of hair. He
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.
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
Using a Traditional Shaving Mug & Brush – Creating the Lather If you want to create a traditional shaving atmosphere, you have to have the good old mug and brush. When a client sees you creating a lather the old skool way, he’s immediately sent back to the days when life was simple. There are
Feather Razors are one of a kind. Ask any seasoned barber and he will say it’s Feather hands down! But why? Here is Henry Franco’s reason for choosing Feather for over 20 years. To see Feather Artist Club Razors, click here.
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.
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
Men’s Haircut: Removing Bulk and Classic Taper In this video, Henry Franco gives Saul a classic taper haircut. He removes bulk from his thick hair on top and gives a classic taper using the Feather Switch Blade Shears, Artist Club Razors, Blade Glide and the DuBoa Brush. Many men don’t desire a fashion forward or
Feather Artist Club Razors are not cheap. They are high quality, durable, dependable tools. Some say they are too expensive. They love the razor but look at the price tag and cringe. The problem is not the price. The problem is your perception of the price and the value you place on it. Money is
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
How to Educate Clients about Shaving at Home – Part 2 Educating your clients about shaving at home is important because it allows them to get the best shave they can at home. Most men don’t know how to shave properly so if you can give them some insight, they will appreciate it. And for
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.
Out of Balance Moustache Grooming A moustache draws attention to your upper lip. It’s a pretty dominant feature when a man has one. That’s why it’s important to make sure that a moustache is groomed properly and looks just right on a man. Moustache grooming is an art. It can be trimmed in different ways
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
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
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
Facial grooming is not just about trimming a beard or a moustache. It’s actually about shaping the face, accentuating features and hiding features to give you the look you are trying to achieve. Facial grooming is creating facial illusion. It’s one advantage men have over women when it comes to manipulating your looks.
Mens Long Haircut and Facial Grooming Learn how to give a men’s 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
Today, barbers don’t really use the razor. They don’t use it in the hair, some don’t even shave, and many have lost the art of shaving around the neckline. The razor is what sets a barber apart from a hairdresser. Learn why the razor technique fro shaving around the neckline was lost over the years.
New barbershops that are popping up these days are opening without sinks. It’s less costly and clients can get in and out of the shop quickly. But are there drawbacks to not having sinks? Henry Franco, tonsorial artist, gives his opinion on it.
Removing Bulk Using a Razor Sometimes men’s haircuts require more than a clipper and shears to complete the haircut. When it comes to removing bulk from hair it requires different tips and tricks to get your haircut to be just right so the haircut doesn’t look too heavy. Just a simple snip here or a
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
What is garbage in the beauty industry? It’s hair that is not well kept. It is skin that is not taken care of. Garbage is when something is not taken care of properly. As an artist, any professional barber and hairdresser should aim to achieve quality service. Part of what makes you look good is
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
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 consistency in quality, and has solid build. Here’s why Henry Franco, tonsorial
Clients often don’t know what to do to maintain their hair at home. They think any shampoo and conditioner will do. But is there more to healthy hair than that? Maintaining healthy hair at home is not brain science but it does require some education on the hairdresser or barber’s behalf.