Scissors Navigation Hands On Workshop Course

Dates: ❄️ Winter 2Day Workshop Feb 11 - 12 2024
Sale price$600.00


Scissors Navigation

Instructor: Martin Truong 

Course description

This intensive scissor workshop will help you unlock new ways of thinking and level up your scissor game to get you working fast. Sectioning and scissors techniques are simplified so you can style with ease. Work more efficiently and tackle any hair length and texture. Learn not just how to cut - but why. This course will challenge you and help you grow as a creative artist and build loyalty.

 Get creative and learn shop-reality tips and techniques to personalize your look and give client more than just a haircut - but a hairstyle


Course Content

  • Intro & Scissors Comparison(offset, even, crane)
  • Scissor Handling
    • Point Cutting, Manual Texturizing and De-bulking
    • Slide Cutting for Hair Flow Redirection
    • Scissor Over Comb
  • Comb Handling and Measurement Systems
  • Head Mapping & Structural Framework
  • Manage Thinning Crowns
  • Square Blunt | Diagonal Blunt| Square Layers
  • Cross & Backward Graduation
  • Pompadour Tall & Short | Taper Graduated & Square

Barbering Techniques: Versatility, Consultation, and Efficiency

  • Enhanced Versatility and Skill Set: Mastering scissor handling skills in barbering significantly broadens a barber's range of techniques. This versatility allows for more intricate and varied haircuts, catering to a wider array of client preferences. It elevates the barber's expertise beyond basic cuts, enabling you to tackle complex styles with confidence.

  • Addressing Market Demand and Client Expectations: Many current barbers feel intimidated by scissor use, often lacking the refined skills that clients increasingly demand. By developing proficiency in scissor work, barbers can meet and exceed these expectations, distinguishing themselves in a competitive market. This proficiency becomes especially crucial for clients seeking styles that clippers alone cannot achieve.

  • Opportunity for Personal Branding and Client Loyalty: Proficiency in scissor work, particularly with longer hair textures, offers a unique opportunity for barbers to develop a signature style. This specialization not only attracts a diverse clientele but also fosters client loyalty. Clients who find a barber skilled in handling various hair textures and styles with scissors are more likely to become repeat customers, appreciating the personalized and skilled approach to their haircare needs.

What you’ll learn

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.

Effective Sectioning
Identify reference points and eliminate less productive sections.

Common Mistakes in Scissor Handling 

  • Incorrect Blade Angle: Struggling to maintain the correct scissor angle often leads to uneven cuts and reduced precision. Mastering proper angles for various cuts is vital.

    Improper Finger Placement: The right finger and thumb placement in scissor rings is key for control and precision. Incorrect placement can cause hand fatigue, loss of control, and uneven cuts.

    Inconsistent Tension and Section Sizes: Failing to apply consistent tension and create uniform section sizes results in irregular cuts and uneven hairstyles.

    Lack of Coordination Between Comb and Scissors: Smooth coordination between combing and cutting is essential. Difficulty in synchronizing movements leads to imprecise cuts.

    Inadequate Control of Scissor Pressure: Applying incorrect pressure with scissors can lead to blunt, uneven cuts or incomplete cuts and irregular lengths.

    Not Adapting to Different Hair Textures and Types: Adapting scissor techniques to various hair textures is crucial, often a challenging skill that affects the outcome of different hair types.

    Neglecting Scissor Maintenance: Overlooking the importance of scissor maintenance. Dull blades, misalignment, or poor lubrication can result in subpar cutting performance and hair damage.

Tools to Bring

  • Taper comb
  • Precision cutting comb
  • Long hair cutting comb
  • Wide teeth cutting comb
  • Tail comb
  • Vent brush
  • 2" round brush
  • Spray bottle
  • Neck duster
  • 2 towels
  • Hair cutting clips
  • Cutting shears
  • Texturizing scissors
  • Blow dryer
  • Diffuser

Get to know your Instructor - Martin Truong 

  • 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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