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Area of Face for a Area of Face for a
Movement Position Direction
Left-handed Barber Right-handed Barber
1 Left sideburn Freehand Down Right sideburn
2 Left side of cheek Backhand Down Right side of cheek
3 Left upper lip Freehand Down Right upper lip
4 Left side below jaw Freehand Down Right side below jaw
5 Left side of neck Reverse freehand Up Right side of neck
6 Right upper lip Backhand Down Left sideburn
7 Right sideburn Freehand Down Left side of cheek
8 Right side of cheek Backhand Down Left upper lip
9 Right side below jaw Backhand Down Left side below jaw
10 Right side of neck Reverse freehand Up Left side of neck
11 Across chin R. to L. Freehand Across Across chin L. to R.
12 Below chin Freehand or backhand Down Below chin
13 Middle of neck Reverse freehand Up Middle of neck
14 Lower lip Reverse freehand Up Lower lip 14
Table 14–1 Shaving Movements for Left-handed and Right-handed Barbers
Exercise No. 5:
H O W T O P R E PA R E A C L I E N T F O R S H A V I N G
1. Seat the client comfortably in the chair.
2. Ask the client to loosen his collar. Lay the drape over the client’s
clothing from the front.
3. Change the headrest cover and adjust it to the proper height.
4. Lower, adjust, and lock the chair to the proper height and level.
Chapter 14 Shaving and Facial Hair Design