The 2017 installment of the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) in Long Beach, CA, saw no shortage of demand for educational sessions and workshops—and barbering was no exception. The Andis education team responded to attendees’ thirst for barbering knowledge by offering complimentary classes that ran the gamut from bald/skin fades to how to achieve the perfect blend to rethinking when to use clippers, says Andis Education Manager Jessica Zeinstra (@jessicazeinstra). (Hint: You can even use them on long layers!)
Celebrity barber and Platform Artist Dave Diggs (@davediggsthebarber) led a complimentary class, Style Compass, which focused on haircuts for clients with straight, wavy and highly textured hair. “With barbering and cosmetology blending as of the last couple years, the versatility of the different hair texture types in men has become a focus point,” says Diggs. “No one wants to see cash walk out of the door. It’s important to have the proper tools and correct techniques to execute amazing haircuts on anyone.”
Andis also prides itself on catering to audiences from diverse backgrounds and making education easily accessible says Zeinstra, who explains that oftentimes educators will present in both English and Spanish. “It’s amazing to watch people’s faces light up when they’re fully able to understand what the educator is saying without any barriers,” Zeinstra reveals.