Barber Navigation Hands On Workshop Course

Date: 🌱 Spring 3Day Workshop Apr 7 - 8 - 9 2024
Sale price$900.00


Barber Navigation

Instructor: Martin Truong 

Course description

Elevate your skills with the Eikonic Barbering System a step-by-step system of mens cutting designed to help you navigate shorter precision haircut styles and combines both traditional classic scissor techniques with modern fade techniques. Learn to strategize your work to save valuable time, and confidently craft flawless haircuts. This course emphasizes understanding head shapes and hair types, aiming to enhance precision and creativity in barbering.


Course Content

  • On-Scalp 45' and 90' Elevation Core Cuts
  • Barbering Terminology
  • How to “Skip-Guards”
  • Use, Adjust and Maintain Clippers and Trimmers
  • Clipper Over Comb & Undercutting
  • Free-Hand Clipper Cutting
  • Scissor-Over-Comb Method
  • Free-Hand Shear Cutting and Styling
  • Head Shape Analysis
  • Low Fade, Medium Fade, High Fade, Skin Fade

Barbering Techniques: Versatility, Consultation, and Efficiency

  • The Best of Both Worlds: By mastering both fade techniques and longer scissor cuts, you'll become a versatile barber, capable of handling a wide range of styles. This skill set not only sets you apart from competitors but also attracts a diverse clientele seeking your unique expertise.

  • Enhanced Consultation Skills: Gain confidence in client consultations, understanding their vision quickly and accurately. This efficiency not only saves time but also builds client trust and loyalty, as you consistently create styles that suit their personalities and preferences.

  • Efficient Workflow: Learn strategic approaches to blending and cutting, making your work more consistent and efficient. These proven methods allow you to complete styles effectively without repeatedly going over the same area, saving time and increasing your overall productivity.

What you’ll learn

Connect Fade with Scissor Work
Learn to seamlessly integrate fades with scissor techniques for a smooth transition in hairstyles.

Handling Irregular Head Shapes
Master the skill of adapting haircuts to fit various head shapes, ensuring a flattering look for each client.

Successful Consultation Techniques
Develop effective communication skills to understand and meet client needs and preferences in hair styling.

Scissor Handling & Texturizing
Gain expertise in using scissors for precise cuts and adding texture to hair for enhanced styles.

How to “Cut & Style the Top”
Confidently section and strategize your work so you don’t get lost in the steps.

How to “Get Rid of the Line”
Learn strategies to blend the fade flawlessly, eliminating visible lines for a polished finish.

Common Mistakes in Barbering

  • Inconsistent Fade Blends: Poor blending in fades results in uneven lines or patches, significantly impacting the haircut's overall look.

  • Poor Scissor Technique: Incorrect scissor handling leads to imprecise and uneven cuts, crucial for professional haircut quality.

  • Neglecting Client Consultation: Failing to understand client preferences and needs undermines satisfaction and trust.

  • Inadequate Tool Maintenance: Neglecting the care of clippers and scissors affects the quality and hygiene of haircuts.

  • Lack of Adaptability to Different Hair Types and Textures: Inability to work with various hair characteristics limits versatility and client satisfaction.

  • Over-Thinning Hair: Excessive thinning can lead to undesirable results and is often challenging to rectify.



Ignoring Current Trends: Not keeping up with trends can affect a barber's relevance and ability to retain clients.

Tools to Bring

  • Clipper with guards 1/16”, 1/8”, 1/4", 3/8”
  • T-blade outliner/detailer
  • Foil shaver
  • Clipper comb (bright colour)
  • Flat top comb
  • Spray bottle
  • Neck duster
  • 2 towels
  • Hair clips
  • Point cutting shears
  • Texturizing scissors
  • Blow dryer

Get to know your Instructor 

  • Founder of Eikonic Academy: Founded a renowned hair college in Ontario, Canada, known for its innovative approach to hairdressing and cosmetology education.
  • Scissor Ambassador for Mizutani Scissors Canada: Represents Mizutani Scissors in Canada, focusing on educating professionals about the importance of quality tools in hairdressing and their impact on craftsmanship.
  • Subject Matter Expert: Has helped develop industry learning resources and educational programming curriculum, demonstrating deep knowledge in hair styling and education.
  • Contributor to Canada Canforgen: Assisted in writing grooming guidelines for military members, applying expertise in styling standards.
  • Previous Judge for Hair Competitions: Judged at prestigious hair competitions like Contessa, Mirror Awards, and VZN Awards, highlighting his skill in evaluating hair artistry.
  • Coach for Skills Canada: Provides expert coaching to participants, focusing on skill enhancement for national competitions.

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