How To Scissor Over Comb (The Mayfair Barber) Foss Academy

How to scissor over comb – A part of ‘The Mayfair Barber Series’ brought to you by the Foss Academy of Mayfair and Chris Foster – visit

On this video we will focus on refinement and crosschecking with a scissor overcomb method of cutting.

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This video is a part of the Foss Academy fundamental barbering course.

Discover the essential techniques and approaches needed to get you started in the world of men’s hairdressing. ‘Fundamental Barbering’ is the perfect way to unlock your potential and develop your professional barbering skills. It provides a platform of essential knowledge and techniques from which to launch into barbering. Save time and money by getting those fundamental skills ‘right first time’ under the expert tuition of educator and stylist, Chris Foster. Throughout the course you will have access to his experience and technical excellence which is combined to act as a springboard from which to build your confidence, competence and creativity.
on this video you will learn

Introduction to the context of men’s hairdressing
• Assessing head shapes & hair types
• Standardised approach to sectioning
clipper over comb
• Scissor over comb
• Efficient use of all core tools – clipper, open razor and scissors
• Finishing techniques
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About the Foss Academy of Mayfair
Our award-winning education philosophy comes directly from the finest 5 star grooming emporiums in London Mayfair & Knightsbridge. Barbering education of the highest standard. We are the Academy for the master barber.

The Foss Academy philosophy is founded upon delivering excellence in every standpoint. From the traditional aspects of barbering through to the highly creative elements of men’s hairdressing. A philosophy that produces a fully skilled men’s hair stylist. The Foss Academy speaks of a diversity of cultures where each hairstyle acts as a testament to creative energy. This design philosophy has always been to question conventions through consistent innovation and refinement. It incorporates the time-proven skills of traditional barbering with a modern creative flair that captures the essence of contemporary style trends.

This result is an approach that values the highest levels of technical excellence, coupled with a design innovation and stylistic sensitivity that has been sought after by the industry’s leading brands to promote their products and services.

The Foss Academy App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is a ground breaking revolutionary training and education tool for elite hair professionals, produced by the award-winning hair stylist Chris Foster. Nominated ‘Innovation of the Year’ British Hairdressing Business Awards 2013.

The App is ‘the Foss Academy to go’, providing core and advanced video training tutorials covering the fundamentals of barbering, professional wet shaving, creative cutting techniques and razor hair design.

Key Features:The Foss Academy App features four Training Channels containing 25 high-definition tutorial videos and step-by-step photographic walkthroughs.
Barbering: The Barbering Training Channel covers the Fundamentals of barbering techniques, including Clipper Over Comb, Layering, Scissor Over Comb and Clipper Combs.
The Necklines section in this channel provides detailed guidelines for achieving professional tapered neckline finishes.
This channel also features Chris Foster’s Sideburns cutting techniques.

Cutting: The Cutting Training Channel covers three core aspects of cutting: Razor, Scissor and Clipper. In each cutting section, Chris Foster takes you through detailed video tutorials covering Collapse Texturing, Bulk Reduction, Support Structure, Silhouette Finishing, and many more.

Design: The Design Training Channel features in-depth step-by-step tutorial videos of Chris Foster’s trademark creative razor hair designs, with guides to both Pictorial Design and Line Design work.

Shaving: Chris Foster’s renowned and coveted wet-shaving skills have been showcased on national television. The Shaving Training Channel provides a comprehensive photographic tutorial on the art of wet shaving.In addition to the four Training Channels, The Foss Academy App features 11 inspirational Galleries showcasing Chris Foster’s creative work.

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  1. Grandizer 45 on December 5, 2018 at 8:16 pm


  2. eskimo joe on December 5, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    what size shears are those ?

  3. Sudheer K on December 5, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Very nice…. Good techniques…

  4. Truth Hitman on December 5, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Just seeing this now. Brilliant video

  5. Hussain Ali on December 5, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    So Beautiful hair ka

  6. John Dungo on December 5, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    thnks 4 sharing sir

  7. Ribbons & Rouge on December 5, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    im in hair school atm and have been struuuuggling with this technique. my educator can show me 100 times and it just hasnt made sense to me…but you, for some reason, made it click for me!! i get it now! im so grateful! thank youuu.

  8. Frankie Moore on December 5, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Damn man this is an excellent tutorial, its surprisingly difficult to get good info on this. Lifting of the hair around the ears with the scissors along with only cutting hair on the spine has given me a eureka moment lol. Thanks a lot sir, if I ever meet you I’ll buy you a pint haha. (Im Irish so you know….)

  9. M'hagani Everett on December 5, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Hi, love the tutorial… what is the black apparatus that’s around his neck on top of the cape?

  10. joseph gonzalez on December 5, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    love the video thank you.

  11. Neelam Saba on December 5, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    How to measure the hair length to be cut?

  12. hasan ucar on December 5, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Great can you do basic haircut with just scissor over comb.

  13. BoSs Wstd on December 5, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    My hair is on 2mm on the sides can i do scissor over comb to get short sides?

  14. Tiffany Nicole on December 5, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Excellent. Thank you. Will definitely take from this tutorial.

  15. Lumrah - sama on December 5, 2018 at 8:30 pm


  16. Cortney Farkas on December 5, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    This tutorial is really helpful. Thank you!

  17. adeel dar on December 5, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    every good barber can not be a good teacher, but you are combo.

  18. Joao Dasilva on December 5, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    great work, great videos, congrat’s and thank you, keep it up !

  19. hasan ucar on December 5, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    A true craftsman wow great video!!!

  20. Daniel Dickson on December 5, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    are those Menspire Scissors?

  21. 김쿤 on December 5, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    hello i am korean im your fans😗

  22. babyboy505018 on December 5, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Wow loving your scissor over comb technique your a true barber!

  23. pavan kumar on December 5, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    This is very useful, I have been thinking about it for a long time. you gave me a real good relief, thanks a lot!!

  24. M'hagani Everett on December 5, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Hi, love the tutorial… what is the black apparatus that’s around his neck on top of the cape?

  25. Chris Colours Hair on December 5, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Been struggling with this technique and finding a video thank you so much

  26. A-0N3 FAD3Z on December 5, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Nice video TRUE ART WORK…. What is that around his neck

  27. Abdala Barbeiro on December 5, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Tu faz parecer fácil com tua técnica, estas acrescentando muito em minha caminhada, por esta arte de cuidar do ser humano….parabéns por mais um belo trabalho.

  28. Marcin W on December 5, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    what name is your scissors?

  29. hasan ucar on December 5, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Taper haircut with just scissor over comb haircut please.

  30. I da on December 5, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    exelente explicacion.

  31. Duzgun Yalcinkaya on December 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Muhteşem bi tarz hocam

  32. The armstrongs on December 5, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Love the free flowing movement of your wrists

  33. juliana dovalle on December 5, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    im a begginer. I’ve noticed that some barbers are quite aggressive with this technique they do it quite fast is there a difference. ?

  34. Zmey418 on December 5, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    One of greatest lessons about Scissor Over Comb basics

  35. Jens Cristian on December 5, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Amazing technique! True artistry in your barbering! Scissor over comb yields such a natural look. I am so done with discount haircut salons that just butcher my hair with clippers! The texture of my hair makes the haircut grow out like crap leaving tons of hard lines and demarcations. Next time I get a cut, I am requesting scissor over comb! And if the hairstylist insists on using clippers they are not touching my hair!

  36. BoSs Wstd on December 5, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Thank i did it on my self it gone nice thank.. I can too scissor with me fingers on my hair it supr

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  38. farisyal body on December 5, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    great video, thanks for sharing your technique