If you don’t have a bulletproof cutting system and an understanding of theory, you have to guess your way through haircuts.
At The Mailroom, we teach barbers & stylists a system based on fundamentals so you can approach every haircut with confidence and unlock your creativity.
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After confirming your seat on a course, we will send a payment request. View FAQ below for more payment info.
Each day, there is a lecture, demonstration, and hands-on cutting with mannequins. On the third day we put it all together on a live model.
WE TEACH FRAMEWORKS, NOT HAIRCUTS.
We break haircutting down into approachable frameworks so you can have a solid foundation of knowledge to lean on.
At the 3-Day Course, you will learn:
You will learn how to use layering, graduation, and shape to control the final result, how to handle your tools and the hair to be in complete control, and how to master your scissor and clipper work.
At the course, you will hear lectures, watch demos, and work hands on with mannequins and live models to execute the things you’ve learned immediately so they stick.
When you finish the course, you will have a deep understanding of theory, scissor, & clipper work that sets the stage for you to accelerate your career as a hair cutter. You will:
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This is an intensive, comprehensive cutting course for barbers & stylists alike who are serious about elevating their craft.
** You must have at least 1 year of industry experience to attend. (licensed, working behind the chair) If you feel you are ready for this course but lack the time behind the chair, let’s hop on a call to discuss!
Instructor: Robert Watkins (@robertcwatkins)
Half Day - $375
Full Day - $695
This course type is hyper-personalized to fit your specific needs which we discuss beforehand over the phone. Your instructor spots your blindspots and gently guides you toward the most effective technique. Here are the areas of improvement we can potentially focus on during our time together:
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This is the most effective path of growth for intermediate or advanced barbers/stylists since you have the undivided attention of an instructor to address specific habits and roadblocks.
Beginner barbers/stylists are welcome to pursue this option, but we recommend starting with the ELEMENTS course for a more relaxed way to learn the fundamentals of precision haircutting so you retain the maximum amount of information.
Contact us to discuss this option and find a date that works best for you!
2hr Look & Learn - $85
Join us after hours for a 2hr precision haircutting demo in our shop or in a city near you!
The educator gives an introduction to our cutting process and delivers a haircut while explaining the cut step by step from diagram planning to final styling and photography.
The type of haircut and location changes each class. Follow @robertcwatkins and @themailroombarber on Instagram to see more details about each month's demo and visit our Eventbrite to book tickets.
Bring a notepad and all of your questions as these are the best events for learning about specific ways to overcome challenges with certain haircuts.
Do you just teach a bunch of trendy haircuts?
No... and yes. We demonstrate WHY and HOW to use fundamentals to achieve any look you can imagine. The haircuts we demonstrate this with are trending looks. The point of this class is to learn how to apply these principles to any haircut you want to do, trendy or not.
Why do I need an in-person course?
When you’re watching videos about haircutting, it’s impossible to ask real-time questions or get real-time feedback and suggestions while you try the haircut yourself. Personalized guidance is what makes everything click into place.
How do payments work?
We require a $300 deposit to secure your seat on the Elements course. We can work out a payment structure that fits your needs. Payment is due in full before the course begins. A payment link will be sent for each invoice due. We issue full refunds up to 20 days prior to the course. We issue 50% refunds up to 10 days before the course. Past that window, any payments are non-refundable.
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When you don't have training based on fundamentals, you:
• Feel intimidated by difficult haircuts
• Struggle with creative cuts
• Lack a foundation for your skill to build on
UNLOCK YOUR CREATIVITY
Understanding how hair works and moves unlocks possibilities you couldn't see yet
FEEL CONFIDENT CUTTING HAIR
Trust your abilities knowing you have the fundamental knowledge you need
GROW YOUR CLIENTELE AND RATES
Two things grow your clientele and the value of your services:
1. The quality of the haircut.
2. The connection you have with your client.
"Before I knew the fundamentals of precision haircutting, I had to guess my way through haircuts. Since receiving proper training and developing my own cutting system, I feel confident with any classic or creative haircut my client wants.
For the past couple of years, I've taught the barbers and stylists on my staff how to apply my methods and they've been able to grow confident in their abilities as well. This is a proven system that I'm excited to share publicly."
- Robert Watkins
Owner & Founder
The Mailroom Barber Co
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"Getting the opportunity to study barbering under Robert did much more than teach me to cut hair; the amount of metaphorical room Robert gave to learn, make mistakes, and become better have made me better all around. My people skills, self image and confidence, problem solving skills, and financial IQ have all improved dramatically. Having the incredibly kind and patient guiding hand of Robert has made cutting hair second nature at this point. Not only do I have a skill and trade but my own place carved out in the world."
- ETHAN H.
"Before this course, I had never touched a head with clippers or shears. I learned extensively the fundamentals of precision haircutting from Robert and am now a full time barber fully equipped with the tools and expertise needed for being a part of this industry. Robert not only is a great mentor, but was also able to teach me in the best way for me. He was dynamic with instruction and instead of spoon-feeding information, he challenged and guided me to truly understanding the concepts of precision haircutting. These courses will advance your skills and benefit you greatly as you continue your career in haircutting!"
- CAMERON P.
"Before taking Robert’s course I was craving a deeper knowledge for cutting hair. My skill set was a good base to start from but there were some inaccuracies and inefficiencies in the techniques I had learned thus far. Since taking his course I now am able to approach any haircut with the confidence that I know how to really nail any haircut that comes my way and can better execute the vision!"
- KIWI G.