Ivan Zoot


How to Open a Barbershop: Update from February Blog Post

By Ivan Zoot | Updated: 08/08/2013 10:18:00 AM
In February I posted a blog on how to open a barbershop right, right now. I shared the experiences of a friend who was opening a shop in what was (and still is) a tough economic climate. I outlined what I saw him doing that I believed to be the right things to be doing at the time. It has been six months since he opened. It was time for a visit and an update. I stopped in to see him last week.
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How to Kill a Comb-Over

By Ivan Zoot | Updated: 07/18/2013 10:33:00 AM
I was inspired to write this blog post as both a how-to for salon professionals and as a public service. Perhaps I will empower some salon professionals and we can beautify the landscape at the same time. I was waiting on a flight at O’Hare, deep in my favorite pastime of people watching. A few of the observed hairstyles left me a bit shaken. One particularly scary comb-over prompted me to take out my laptop.
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There Is No "Advanced Men's Haircutting Education"

By Ivan Zoot | Updated: 06/17/2013 10:12:00 AM
I had a conversation with an attendee at Premiere that got me thinking. The central point of our conversation was that there really is no advanced men’s hair education. I think I knew this from years of experience, but the conversation explained it well.
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July 1: National “Raise Your Haircut Prices" Day

By Ivan Zoot | Updated: 05/28/2013 9:55:00 AM
Now is the time to evaluate your pricing and take an increase if business metrics indicate you should.
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Hanging Out on the Corner: The Key to a Great Guy's Haircut

By Ivan Zoot | Updated: 05/13/2013 11:01:00 AM
The corner is the key to great guy haircuts. No, not the street corner, the haircut corner.
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The Five Tools of Guy Haircutting

By Ivan Zoot | Updated: 04/29/2013 3:49:00 PM
This is about being on the top of your game in the use of the 5 environmental tools of guy haircutting. Not the tools in your station drawer. This is about a level of mastery of the tools that truly separate true masters of our craft from average haircutters.
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