Ivan Zoot, Director of Education for the Andis Company, was on hand at America’s Beauty Show to provide Regency’s STAR®
students with a fast-paced, high energy clipper cut presentation. With over 20 years of experience, Ivan (affectionately known as “ClipperGuy”) has written four books and holds three world records: the fastest haircut, the most haircuts in one hour, and the most haircuts in 24 hours.
Ivan is a former salon owner who got his start with the Andis Company as an independent contractor. Eventually, his passion for clipper cutting (and the Andis Company specifically) led to a full-time position. Originally a licensed cosmetologist, Ivan later returned to school to obtain his barber’s license as well. If you want to learn more about Ivan Zoot, his work or his books, you can check him out at www.ClipperGuy.com
We had a chance to talk with Ivan about hair, his career, and of course…Regency’s STAR program! Here’s what Ivan had to say:
Q: What’s going on in men’s hair fashion these days?
One of the biggest trends in Europe right now is the “low-hawk”. A more committed version of the “faux-hawk”, the low-hawk is a subtly blended short haircut with a peak actually sculpted (cut) into the hair. Variations include spirals, curves and asymmetrical sculpted lines. Also, what’s old is new again: designs shaved into men’s haircuts reminiscent of the 1980’s are back! Particularly challenging and fun: flames, puzzle pieces in varying degrees of shading, and tribal designs.
Q: Can you tell us what impresses you about the STAR Program?
“The fact that the requirements are so similar to the expectations of a working professional... the STAR Program is a great learning tool that models the real life of salon life. It’s an impressive program and a talented group of students with much to be proud of... STAR students are well on their way to bright and beautiful careers!”
Q: Is there any advice you could give Regency students?
"Make the most of the amazing opportunity that time in school/clinic represents before the realities of salon life kick in. Learn now!"