blackthelab Studio Session Series is an advanced education program providing a detailed look into the design process as well as the mechanics involved in creating the look, shape, and finished product. 


beard grooming class

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men's beard grooming and line up demo with jeph 

When: Tuesday November 7th -  7:30pm
Location: BlacktheSalon Royal Oak
Cost:  FREE 

Global platform artist, educator and salon owner Jeph Wright shares 17+ years of experience in hair styling and design during these intimate, up close & personal, 2 hour cutting demo sessions.  Jeph has traveled the world training with and learning from some of the world's finest hair designers. Jeph's own unique and personal style has given many people a new outlook on what it means to be a hair-stylist. 

BlacktheLab studio session series provides a detailed look into the design process as well as the mechanics involved in creating the look, shape, and finished product. 


beard grooming

Beards remain to be a very popular men's hairstyle accessory. That will continue to be true this year as more and more guys try out this extended trend.


A beard is seen as a form of self-expression by many men. A-listers have been scoping the world of beards by being major influences to men's facial hair and creating beard style trends. Celebrities such as Micheal Fassbender and that manly fellow from the TV show Vikings have  been increasing the popularity of beards while keeping them credible for masculine men who don't want to be deemed a hipster.

Different trends have resulted in different styles of facial hair coming into fashion. This has resulted in men visiting the barbers more often in the hopes of achieving a bearded look that is currently fashionable. Join 

BlacktheLab's Studio Session Series for an up close and personal Men's Grooming Demo so you too can feel confident and comfortable providing these services for your male clientele.

past classes:

The Undercut

It's hip, it's edgy-it's completely trendy. The undercut has become a favorite among many of today's hottest celebs including Victoria Beckham and Miley Cyrus. This cut is ever-evolving and ever-changing with a timeless element that will make this one of your clients go-to looks!

  •  UnderCutting Demo with Jeph Tuesday September, 15th  -  7:30pm
  • Cost:  FREE   

The Pixie

Pixie cuts were popularized first in the late 1950s when Audrey Hepburn wore the style in her debut film Roman Holiday, and later in the 1960s by actress Mia Farrow and British supermodel Twiggy.  According to Elle, the pixie cut has been worn by "some of the biggest, boldest, and bravest stars throughout history.  The original jaw-dropping moment in celebrity hair history was certainly the pixie cut. Long, luscious locks are upheld as the ideal image of beauty, so the chop is regarded by many as a fearless moment of change and bravery. It started with Vidal Sassoon giving actress Mia Farrow a (now iconic) gamine 'do for her role in Rosemary's Baby. Nearly 50 years later, it's still one of the most talked about cuts ever. 

  •  Pixie Cutting Demo with Jeph Tuesday September 22nd  -  7:30pm
  • Cost:   FREE           

Men's Undercut

A new breed of men have been created ever since 2010, and this breed is known as the Undercut Men. The Undercut was once the haircut of choice of the military (back in the Second World War), but it soon after was lost into oblivion. Many decades later, in the very-early 2010s, the Undercut hairstyle re-gainedits popularity through the likes of Michael Pitt as Jimmy Darmody in Boardwalk Empire as well as through the likes of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. 

  •  Men's Under Cut Demo with Jeph Tuesday September, 29th  -  7:30pm
  • Cost:  FREE