✂️ Barbering is very different to Hairdressing, it isn’t just about getting some clippers and shaving.
✂️ The fundamentals of barbering start with the seven techniques cutting, which is basically what are you using to cut your clients hair?
This could be Clippers with attachments to create a short, blunt even finish.
Free hand Clippers without attachments to create a blunt sculpted finish.
Scissor cutting for a blunt, even finish but not a traditional barbering technique, this technique is often used for longer men’s hair.
✂️ Scissor over comb – a layered, blunt, even finish, this technique I find great for blending.
Razor cutting creates texturised hair, removes bulk, and gives you an uneven finish. Fantastic for hair that can be flat or needs more movement.
Razor over comb – a layered, texturised, uneven finish, I love this technique for a more masculine result.
✂️ Using these techniques you then combine them with the four different haircut types.
Graduation a short back & sides hairstyle, faded with length at the top. This is the most popular look when going into a barbers and can hair many variations.
Increase layer a mullet hairstyle, shorter length at top getting longer at the bottom.
Solid form a bob hairstyle, longer hair at top getting shorter in one length. This is not very traditional of men’s barbering and uses a lot of hairdressing techniques to finish the style.
Uniform layer a clipper cut, all same length, combined with texture can be a great cut.
✂️ These are four finishing techniques important to any barber
Nape shaping, the correct tapering for the hairstyle working with the hair-line to finish and shape the back. This means keeping the nape as natural and as layer as possible, adding too much bulk would ruin the shape.
Line outs, to bluntly cut and shape the perimeter of the haircut this is where the hair line and the neck are not blended.
Free hand clipper to sculpt and give a solid and precise finish.
✂️ #0-4 Wahl Clipper guard work – smooth graduation. Very similar to nape shaping with less definition in the nape
Blunt cutting and texturising creates a feathered nape line.
✂️ The main techniques when creating a men’s style are
Blunt cutting, straight cut, blunt solid even finish, bulky result.
Texturising, feathered cut, thin uneven finish, blended result.
✂️ These techniques when all combined together help to create the perfect cut, a few differences between men and women are still not explained, like corners?
✂️ With women’s cuts we avoid corners, everything must be cut into a smooth shape that’s most often or not straight or round. However when cutting men’s hair corners are essential to create sharp crisp hair cuts that elongate the face rather than soften it.
✂️ It’s always best to find a specialist to do you’re hair, someone who takes the time to find out how you normally wear it, what you want to get out of it and above all gives you styling tips.
✂️ We’re open seven days and prices are from
£12 for dry cut
£15 for a wet cut
£10 for boys under 11.