1.0 Haircutting Classics

This course contains all of the key elements to train you to become a great hair cutter. Before you can create all the interesting and fabulous looks that you see, you must understand the basics behind them. This program is designed to teach you the basics for all hair cutting. You will be introduced to all the important theories, techniques and skills necessary to create any haircut that your imagination can come up with.


1.2 Scissor Stroke

Length: 1 minutesComplexity: Easy

Any great haircut starts with the proper Scissor Stroke. The objective of the correct Scissor Stroke is to have the ability to hold the scissors and be able to open one blade 90 degrees (working blade) and closing that blade without having the opposite blade moving at all (stationary blade). By learning and practicing this technique will improve future haircut techniques by allowing you to cut on your opposite hand (the one holding the hair) and other techniques such as scissor over comb. This lesson will explain and demonstrate the proper position of the scissors in relation to your hand (home position) and the technique of only using the palm of your hand to open and close the scissor.

1.3 Solid Form Horizontal Line

Length: 14 minutesComplexity: Easy

The ability of creating a Solid Horizontal Line haircut on a client may seem simple but is not.  The head form is round and this causes our haircuts to soften (round) out and many times stylists have issues with haircuts that are anti-head shape.  This lesson will give you insight on how to create a true Horizontal Line for a client also now as a Square Line Bob.

1.4 Solid Form Diagonal Forward

Length: 12 minutesComplexity: Easy

The One Length Diagonal Forward (A Line Bob) is a classic haircut created by Vidal Sassoon and will always be in style.  One Length (Solid Form) is the heaviest of all haircuts.  This lesson demonstrates the procedure of how to cut this classic haircut.

1.5 Solid Form Diagonal Back

Length: 11 minutesComplexity: Easy

Solid Form Diagonal Back is a One Length haircut that is shorter in the front and longer towards the back.  It creates a sweeping back haircut away from the face.  This lesson demonstrates the procedure for creating this haircut.

1.6 Diagonal Back Shifted

Length: 15 minutesComplexity: Easy

Diagonal Back Shifted Graduation creates a haircut that is shorter in the front of the haircut and longer towards the back of the haircut.  The method of shifting the hair forward creates graduation along the design line.  This lesson will demonstrate a Diagonal Back Shifted Graduated haircut.

1.7 Diagonal Forward Shifted

Length: 11 minutesComplexity: Standard

Graduation in a haircut is created by using tension, over direction (shifting), or elevation (projection).  This lesson demonstrates a classic Diagonal Forward (A line) bob utilizing shifting to introduce graduation into the haircut.

1.8 Vertical Graduation

Length: 14 minutesComplexity: Standard

The Laws of Hair Cutting state:  Horizontal sectioning creates a stronger, heavier, less moving haircut.  Vertical sectioning creates a softer, lighter, more moving haircut.  When a client is looking for a lighter type of graduation for her haircut this technique is to be used so that the haircut will not build up too much weight.  This lesson will demonstrate how to create Graduation utilizing Vertical Sectioning.

1.9 Conversion Layering

Length: 12 minutesComplexity: Standard

Conversion Layering is a technique used in a haircut that utilizes a Stationary Guide Line and all hair is pulled to that guide line.  This haircut uses shifting to create shortness in one area of the haircut and increase the length in another area of the haircut.  This lesson demonstrates a haircut where the Stationary Guide Line is located in the front of the client and hair working to the back of the head is shifted forward to create a shorter haircut around the face and increase the length of the haircut towards the back.  This technique can be used in a haircut anywhere around the head.

1.10 Point Cutting & Box Cut

Length: 9 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Box Cut is a haircut that utilizes a Stationary Guide Line at the top of the haircut creating a shorter top into a longer bottom.  This is also know as a Long Layered Haircut.  This lesson will demonstrate the procedure for creating this Layered Haircut.  By using Horizontal Sectioning to achieve the haircut you will create a stronger, heavier haircut an excellent choice for clients with finer, thinner hair.

1.11 Increased Layering

Length: 11 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Increased Layered Form Haircut is a Long Layered Haircut that utilizes vertical sectioning.  This creates a softer, lighter, more moving layered haircut.  The haircut demonstrates the use of Radial Sectioning and a Moving (Mobile) Guide Line.  This lesson will demonstrate the procedure for creating this Long Layered Haircut