Tour of the Techniques with Rustyblades and the Barbetorium Tonsor Academy

This April Federico Advanced had the pleasure of hosting Rustyblades and the Barbetorium Tonsor Academy. Rustyblades, along with his assistant Cory Sisson did two days of Men’s grooming demos and hands on education. 

The weekend started with a full day Look and Learn featuring long and short men’s haircuts as well as facial hair grooming. Being a dual licensed Cosmo and Barber Rustyblades was able to bring a unique perspective to the art of men’s grooming.

Cory on the other hand is relatively new to the world of barbering but he has quickly made a name for himself as an expert beardsmith. 

Day two was a morning of demos followed by a hands-on portion. Rustyblades and Cory worked side by side on men’s cut, styles, and facial grooming.  

In the afternoon the attendees were able to dive in on their own looks. They took their doll heads through 3 different cuts, starting with a long men’s look using feather razors. From there, they took it up into a medium look with an undercut using shear over comb and capped it off with clipper over comb to take it into a tight fade. 

It was great to see a room full of stylists and barbers working together to explore the growing trends in men's grooming and styling. Looking beyond the obvious tight fades and clipper work to dive deeper into longer but still masculine looks. 

Thank you Rustyblades and Cory for sharing your knowledge and passion with us here at Federico Advanced. 

Check out these Quick Tips and Behind the Scenes footage from Rustyblades and Cory Sisson of the Barbetorium Tonsor Academy

Rusty Blades Jes Sutton visits Federico Advanced in Sacramento California as a guest and shares 2 days of inspiration backed with technique on Barbering, mens grooming, beard maintenance and business building techniques. Federico is Northern California's premiere education facility. Visit us at and Federico Advanced hosts hair education once a month from our Cosmetology Facilities in Sacramento California.

Text by JanyNicole|Images by Nicholas Wray