Guest post by Tameka Jorden, a TUBC student at our Glendale Heights campus.
We recently had the pleasure of having Ivan Zoot demo clipper cuts. The demo started with Ivan introducing us to the company he works for under Marianna. Marianna is a distribution company that manufactures products for other brands. They make products that range from house cleaning to hair supplies.
Ivan inspired us with his story of how he started in the beauty industry. After beauty school he opened up his own salon. At Zoot salon his creativity and passion for clipper cuts flourished. After ten years of salon ownership he decided to take his career to the next level. Ivan Zoot sold his salon and began working for hair care companies educating others in clipper cuts. He found his salon a home with Marianna and began making a name for himself in the barber industry.
Ivan Zoot travels weekly to schools and salons inspiring others to become successful in the industry. He shares all of his clipper secrets on YouTube as well as his website. Ivan also responds personally to emails from students and professionals who have questions on clipper cuts or advice on how to be successful.
Ivan’s demo consisted of many current clipper cut hair trends. The demo was of a woman’s faded clipper cut blended into a G-Bob and men’s hi and tight cut. As he began the woman’s Miley Cyrus inspired look, he walked us through the steps of creating the hair cut. During the cut he shared his tips on blending and creating movement with your clippers. For the woman’s fade he shared how to make the hair cut look feminine, which is extremely important. During the men’s hi and tight demo, he shared secrets on how to taper as well as cutting behind ears. Ivan showed students how to create and remove weight lines during a fade cut as well as creating a strong neck line.
All in all Zoot’s demo was highly inspiring, informative and energized. He defiantly inspired and motivated students to explore the world of clipper cutting!