IBS Speaker Spotlight: Anthony Marasco

(Anthony Marasco)

With The International Beauty Show New York less than two weeks away, we hope you're prepared to join us for three jam-packed days of all things beauty. In it's 101st year, the nation's longest running beauty show is set to draw beauty gurus from all different professions for 500+ exhibitors, a stellar conference program and show-stopping stage performances that are both enlightening and inspirational. 

Above all else, one of the show's biggest drawing factors is the world class education available to attendees, including 100 free classes, pay-to-attend master classes and hands-on workshops. Leading up to the event, we're highlighting several speakers that you'll want to add to your list of must-sees. Today's spotlight is on Anthony Marasco.

Who: With five years of barbering experience, Marasco started cutting hair like many others do: in his parent's basement. Though it took him a bit longer to find his calling in life, barbering has allowed Marasco to open up his own shop, share his expertise with others and teach for three consecutive years at the nation's longest-running beauty show. Additionally, Marasco has created a booming free education platform called “Roc Hair Exchange” in his hometown of Rochester, New York. The free program, held twice per month, serves to grow and advance the local barbering industry. Marasco and colleagues share their cutting techniques, show off new styles and classic favorites, and also share tips for running a successful business. 


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What: At this year's IBS, Marasco and his mentor Jes Sutton will be teaching a “Tour of the techniques” class. Crafted using their different specialities, the class is intended to deliver some knowledge on all things related to men’s hair. Marasco's portion of the class is clipper focused, breaking down the step-by-step process of how he sets up and performs his fades, and how to transition from the fade into scissor over comb to build shape and some length into the top of the hair. 

Sutton’s portion will focus on creating long, medium and short masculine, trendy looks by using your texture razor and scissors. He will be showing you different ways to create and cut texture into the hair, how to collapse and create weight, and how to control and style the hair. Sutton brings a different look to barbering as he focuses on using the length and building shape and movement, rather than cutting it down short, which will help bring something new to a barbers arsenal.

Why You Should Attend:

  1. The class is technique based, meaning it will be focused on demonstrated tried-and-true methods, and not the latest product or tool. 
  2. Marasco and Sutton have two very different cutting styles and specialties so you will see all aspects of cutting men's hair.
  3. For the hair stylists in attendance  who might not understand clippers, Marasco will be covering the different motors, how to use the lever, guards and also how to take care of them properly to keep them running smooth.
  4. How to deliver a clean fade while maintaining some length and shape. 
  5. Learn several styling techniques to finish off cuts.