Have you ever had a client that was toxic? Maybe they are hard to deal with, they are not pleasant to deal with or they are always complaining. Whatever the issue, having a toxic client puts you in a bad mood and doesn’t contribute to a pleasurable environment for you. The good news is you
Attending beauty shows can be overwhelming and expensive. Make the most of your time and effort by being clear about your goals for attending. With all the education available and 100’s of companies selling their products, it’s easy to get distracted. Here are Ivan’s best tips for maneuvering a trade show and get the most
Are you new to the hair industry? Finding where you’ll set up shop can be stressful. If it’s something you’ve never done before knowing the right questions to ask in an interview can give you valuable information on whether the salon or barbershop will be a good fit for the both of you. Take it
Are you ready to explode your hair business in 2019? Get the inside scoop from the $100k hair cutter himself Mr. Ivan Zoot aka Clipper Guy as he crunches the numbers and helps you become more financially savvy about your haircutting business.
Not only is it important to have physical health, but it’s important that you have mental health too! Your mental well-being allows you to get through the day with just a little less stress and frustration. Here’s one way to achieve and maintain mental health.
There’s always that one client who becomes a problem client. You dread this client when he/she comes in. And for some reason this client keeps coming back. Why?! Here’s a problem client that Ivan Zoot had and how he remedied the situation. It’s important that you set boundaries with clients so everyone involved can be
As a hair professional you are often thought of as a client’s confidant, a person to tell their problems to, and someone who takes in the burden of hearing some tough stories and situations. How do you not take your client’s problems home with you? It can be difficult but there is a way. Here
Everyone needs to take care of their health and this means paying attention to diet. Good nutrition each and everyday will give you long term health so you can continue in this profession for many years. Healthy eating is important on so many levels as it promotes longevity, anti-aging, emotional and physical well-being. Hear what
As a hair professional you should have good stamina and endurance for the longevity of your career. No matter what age you are, keeping up your health is very important. Hair professionals have to be on their feet all day long and you need to have the energy and ability to withstand long hours all
There are three parts to physical health: 1) cardiovascular health 2) strength training and 3) flexibility. Ivan Zoot discusses more about flexibility in this video. See why it’s important for health.
There are three parts to physical health. 1) Flexibility 2) cardiovascular 3) Strength training. In this video Ivan discusses the 3rd point of strength training. Building and maintaining muscle strength is important for maintaining your activities of daily living.
What is the state of health of hair professionals? Are you making sure you are living life in a healthy way when it comes to eating right, getting physical activity and being emotionally healthy? It’s important to maintain health in order to last in this industry.
One of the benefits of razor cutting is the incredible texture it can give hair. Ivan Zoot, barber and cosmetologist, shows you a great razor cutting technique. This one here is a weaving technique using the Feather Styling Razor and Texturizing Razor. To see Feather Styling Razors and the Texturizing Razor, click here.
Are you a barber? If so, you should listen to Ivan Zoot’s top 5 tips for barbers. Ivan has a successful career in the barber industry and has taken some time out to share with you his secrets to success.
Are you a barber student? You’re just getting in the game. How do you start your career off right? Hear it from someone who’s been there, done that and has paved his way to success in the barber industry. Ivan Zoot, 2 time world record holder, gives you the advice he wished he had when
As a hair professional you are standing on your feet all day long. You are using your hands and body to perform your work. When you work with hair you know you’re going to do some wear and tear on the body. But are you taking care of it? Are you maximizing your body’s longevity?
Are you a barber thinking of doing the crossover to add hairdressing to your repertoire? Or are you a hairdresser thinking of doing the crossover so you can gain the trending barber skills of today’s world? Whichever way you are looking to go, this much is true…adding additional skills makes you more of a commodity,
So you think you have what it takes to be an educator? Ivan Zoot has been an educator in the beauty and barber industry for years so he knows a thing or two about being a successful educator and here he’s ready to share what he thinks is important to truly taking this step. Many
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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 it around. Be the difference and uplift your industry. John Mosley explains more.
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