The American Crew All-Star team bewitched Australian audiences recently with the launch of their 2009 education collections in Melbourne, Brisbane and at Sydney’s Hair Expo.

American Crew All-Star team

Presented by senior American Crew educator Al Urbanowski, a USA native and rather suave gent who is a perfect ambassador for the brand, the latest collections reveal why American Crew have remained the pioneering men’s professional salon brand over the last 15 years.

The 2009 education collections were comprised of Revere, NRA (National Rifle Association) and Sport – each one created with both American Crew precision cutting techniques and styled with American Crew product.

Live on stage cutting demonstrations

“Each haircut is achieved using clipper, shear and razor work which are fundamental techniques and methods unique to American Crew,” said Urbanowski.

Audiences were enthralled by Urbanowski’s gentle mix of style and grace, and the class that he brings to barbering – not to mention the practical yet stylish techniques he imparted.

The Revere collection

Revere was a nod to classic British sensibilities with deep side parts, grooming of the face and meticulous finishes worn by models sporting pinstriped suits, cravats and lapels complete with fresh flowers.

The NRA collection

NRA (National Rifle Association) was a satirical take on American red-neck culture with masculine archetypes such as the avid hunter, fisherman and sportsman depicted with flat tops and hard edged styles offset by the camouflage clad models sporting them.

The Sport collection

Inspired by men’s lacrosse, the Sport collection featured the staple American Crew looks that have made them famous with precision cuts styled in a classically masculine way.