Making the Cut

barbering tools

Maintaining Your Tools

As a professional barber or stylist, you need clippers, scissors, and combs to do your job, so taking care of those tools is one of the most important parts of your day. Your clippers and scissors are probably some of the most expensive items you own, and you want to make sure to take care…

barber workshop

Barbering for Cosmetologists Workshop Weekend Overview

After months of prep, set design, and organization, Patrick Hill’s Barbering for Cosmetologists workshop was held for the first time in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina in April. The workshop featured two days of barbering skills from Patrick Hill, master barber. Day 1 – Look and Learn On the first day, Patrick led the class through…

clippers at a barbershop

Types of Clippers

Both barbers and cosmetologists will use clippers at some point in their careers, so it’s extremely important to know the differences in them and when to use each. There are three types of clippers barbers can use to cut shorter hair: Detachable Blade Clipper The detachable blade clipper is the most powerful one in use…

Trimmers fading hair

What is Blending?

Blending is fading or tapering shorter hair to longer hair without having a line marking the difference in length. Learning blending is key to clipper work for all barbers and stylists. Almost every men’s haircut uses blending – for either a tapered hairline, shorter sides to a layered top, or a skin length fade. Clippers…

Scissors, Trimmer & Comb

When to Use Scissors vs. Clippers

Have you ever gotten your hair cut but not been happy with the result? A lot of the time, it can be tricky to explain exactly how you want it cut or what you want it to look like. Stylists cut hair using both scissors and clippers, but these two methods are used for very…