The Difference Between Barbers and Men’s Hairstylists – Tommy Tusa Talks

Is there a difference on how a cosmetologist and a barber work on men’s hair? You bet there is! Here, Esquire Grooming’s Tommy Tusa explains the difference between the two professions and how they approach the scissor-over-comb technique.

He also talks about the importance of slowing down and focusing on your work instead of focusing on speed.

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  1. joe doe on December 5, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    I can’t hear most of what he’s saying cause of all the background noise. What a shame. Whatever event this was, they should have created a DVD of the entire presentation and made it available since he’s on a mic anyway. What even was this, and where? He’s wearing a drab, brown polyester vest like it’s the 1970s and he works for Esquire? lol

  2. B L on December 5, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    This guy is wrong about all cosmetologist not knowing about barbering techniques….when I was a teacher at Toni&Guy we taught the same barber techniques he’s talking about, including block graduation, which they don’t teach in barber school.

  3. Ivan Rosario on December 5, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    It’s this side of Hairdressing that makes me want to give up after 30 years.

  4. LiveUnited Tucson on December 5, 2018 at 9:07 pm