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Jérôme Bracco barbier

Advice from Jérome, shaving professional

Jérome Bracco is responsible for Salon de Coiffure Antonini in Dudelange, Luxembourg. He already has 21 years of professional experience as a hairdresser. In addition to all his training, he wanted 10 years ago to train as a barber. This for several reasons: he wanted to and also because it is always important for him to broaden his knowledge, his field of expertise and his service provision.

Jérome Bracco is responsible for Salon de Coiffure Antonini in Dudelange, Luxembourg. He already has 21 years of professional experience as a hairdresser. In addition to all his training, he wanted 10 years ago to train as a barber. This for several reasons: he wanted to and also because it is always important for him to broaden his knowledge, his field of expertise and his service provision.

The progress of the shaving session according to Jérome

  • The client must be semi-recumbent, well installed and relaxed,
  • His head must rest on a headrest so that the skin of his blow is stretched,
  • The barber is therefore in the ideal situation to observe the face and skin of his client before starting,
  • Jérome studies the client's bone structure: the jawbones, cheekbones, chin, protruding bones. Indeed, all these elements must be taken into consideration because they will modify and determine the angle of approach of the razor.

Two essential steps

1) FIRST PASS

Progress of the service at Jérome's:

  • Disinfection of the razor in front of the customer and new blade,
  • Oil massage,
  • Passage of the badger with the shaving cream,
  • First pass of the razor in the direction of hair growth.

2) SECOND PASSAGE

  • Massage with massage oil,
  • Passage of the badger with the shaving cream,
  • We put a hot towel on the beard,
  • Passage of the badger with the shaving cream,
  • Second pass of the razor in the opposite direction of hair growth,
  • We put a cool towel to tighten the pores,
  • We put on an alcohol-free treatment,
  • Disinfection of the razor and the blade is thrown away without putting one back.

There are 3 very important elements in shaving

1) THE EYE

This is identification. The fact that the barber adapts his work to the morphology of the model, to his style. Jérome explains to us that he is there to guide his client, to orient him. Before that, casually, he will have already observed his clothing style, his accessories, his cut, his general style. For the technical side, he will also have analyzed his beard, color, location and density. The goal is to create a beard in line with all of these elements.

2) THE HAND

Jérome explained to us that each skin, each hair has its own vibration. Each blade will produce a different sound and a different vibration. Tilting the blade will give a different vibration. A good barber should feel the beard and choose the right angle. The experience will improve all of this of course.

3) THE EAR

If the barber can't hear a thing, he's not shaving! The sound is induced by the quality of the blade. The sound produced belongs to each beard and is also inherent in the angle of the blade. The rules that Jérome imposes on himself

  • He does not practice in front of clients,
  • He does not answer the phone while shaving,
  • Good ergonomics are essential,
  • A barber must be elegant at all levels (dress, verbal),
  • He disinfects his tools before and after each shave,
  • He pays attention to his face, to his own facial expressions because "what we let us feel, the customer feels it ",
  • Jérome trains regularly to perfect his technique,
  • He sweeps before shaving if the client has had his hair cut,
  • Jerome closes his razor when not in use.

The different styles of beards

  • 3 day beard
  • Mustache
  • Goatee
  • Goat
  • Favorites
  • Souvarov style (beard style that consists of joining two sideburns with a mustache)
  • Imperial Style (refers to the form of beard worn by the last of the French emperors)
  • Full beard

How to choose your beard style?

The purpose of your beard is to add another dimension to your face in order to highlight certain strengths, but in other cases, it can also be used to hide small flaws. The beard you sport gentlemen defines your personality. It can reveal your strength, your energy but also your softness, your glamor, your stability, your rigor! Your beard says it all! (Easy OK!).

Barber's instruments

  • Badger
  • The cabbage cut (straight razor used by barbers)
  • Warm towel
  • Cold towel
  • Shaving bowl
  • Shaving oil
  • Shaving foam or cream
  • After shave cream
  • A hemostop pencil or alum stone (to stop the blood and cauterize the skin if necessary).

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