A Sharper Blade | Education & Training


Workshops that are Informative, Educational, Inspirational and Fun.

Please Note: 

There are currently no planned Scissor Workshops, however feel free to contact us with expressions of interest and you just never know, we maybe able to do a special one off workshop with you or your salon.

Workshops commencing _______________ with: 
Greg Piper - A Sharper Blade
RJ - A Sharper Blade
Pete Walstab - Excellent Edges 

The below Scissor Workshops is open to all cutters (limited positions available).

Act now to secure your chance to attend one of our seminars............Date: TBA. 

Wellington - Workshop Date: TBA

Currently there is no Cutting Workshops planned for 2018, but that's not to say there wont be any. If your interested to attend our cutting workshops in the future, please contact Greg with you expression of interest, or alternatively go to our "A Sharper Blade" Face Book page, click "Like" and stay up to date with our Posts and future Workshop Dates and Areas. 

We offer these workshops to Salon Owners, Individual Stylists and 
Education Institutes covering the Lower North and South Islands

The information within the Workshops is not about new styles but they will show you how to go about achieving the cut or style you and your customers want.
These workshops are informative, technical and very hands-on for all stylists at any stage of their career. 
By solely focusing on the cut of each scissor and the effect it gives to the hair, Approach Angles, Hand Grip, Body Posture, New Cutting Techniques and correct scissor maintenance.

Each participant will be given their own kit of six scissors, valued around $6,000 to use within these Workshops. 
The classes will have no more than 12 cutters, this way everyone will receive individual one-on-one personal help to reassure them about any aspects within the workshop that they don't understand. 
We will not move onto the next Scissor / Cut until everyone has fully comprehended the tool in-hand.

Normally hosted at a Lower Hutt Venue........however we do offer and prefer salons to book their own In-Salon Workshops and for us to travel to you. 
We can also accommodate salons who require an after-hours seminar at no extra charge, any day of the week.


For bookings or additional info contact Greg Piper


For bookings or additional info contact Greg Piper

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Option one:

20-40 min

An inspiring glance at some of the content within our workshops. 
This is a focused look, to encourage you to attend our workshops, however they are educational and will inspire you. 

Cost: (FREE) within your salon only. 

Option two:

4 Hours

Highly Recommended which are Hands On and Technical Workshops. 
There are two choices for this Workshop: (both have the same workshop content).

2.1  An in-salon workshop, at your salon 

2.2  A workshop at our Lower Hutt venue, or join in with another salons workshop.

Cost: $200 (incl GST) per attendee (Wellington Clients).
Cost: $250 (incl GST) per attendee (rest of NZ)

In addition to Option One, attendees will receive a four hour educational tuition with Pete Walstab. Hairdresser and educator with more than 25 years Worldwide experience.

Attendees will learn: 

 About their scissors and their scissor’s edges, and how to run them correctly

How to take their Hair cutting skills to the next level

About texture and how to judge quantity removed

Body posture, grips and approach angles

Texture and thinning techniques without thinning scissors

It will cover techniques from precision wet cutting to freehand dry cutting, and caters for all levels– apprentice to professional.

*Bookings are essential and paid Workshops will always take preference over all Look and Learns.