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Using a training head, this hairdressing course takes you through the fundamentals of cutting hair and is perfect for assistants those beginning their apprenticeships in hairdressing. Each lesson progresses and builds your skills, while teaching perfect technique to give you a perfect foundation for your hairdressing career as well as haircuts you can use every day in the salon. Stacey Broughton is the former Senior Art Director of Vidal Sassoon and is widely recognized as one of the greatest hair cutters working today. Tracey Hughes has won Australian Educator of the Year four times, and the Excellence in Education award four times. She also counts Australian Hairdressing awards for Hairdresser of the Year, Colourist of the Year, Salon of the Year and the Honoree Australian Masters. On completion you can download, print and share a CPD Certificate of Recognition endorsed by VTCT and ITEC.

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One Length Trim

40 minutesInstructor: Stacey Broughton

In lesson one, Stacey Broughton teaches a one length haircut, which is a fundamental haircut for absolute beginners, highlighting the importance of hand and scissor co-ordination and body positioning. For this cut you will need to use a new training head, which will then be used for later lessons.


Medium One Length Bob

27 minutesInstructor: Stacey Broughton

Stacey Broughton's second hairdressing tutorial demonstrates the control and discipline required to cut hair to one length. This is one of the first haircuts a hairdressing student must tackle and master. This video is excellent grounding for every level, be it a new student or an experienced salon educator looking for material to support their in-house education.


A-line Bob

36 minutesInstructor: Tracey Hughes

Tracey Hughes lesson builds on the previous tutorial to teach a solid form or one-length haircut with a forward diagonal line. You can cut a one length haircut on wet or dry hair dependent on the texture, density and condition of the hair and associated cost and service time. The final result is a beautifully balanced solid forward diagonal line, an essential training basic and essential salon haircut.


A-line Long Layer Bob

28 minutesInstructor: Stacey Broughton

For lesson 4, Stacey Broughton teaches a simple A-Line long layered shape, starting with the interior shape first and working vertically from front hairline to nape area. The lesson incorporates several important hairdressing skills and techniques, including body position, finger positioning, sectioning, hair direction and over-direction to create this soft, fluid and light shape. This will lead to a greater understanding of layering.


Long Shake

40 minutesInstructor: Stacey Broughton

Stacey Broughton’s final lesson is a long shake haircut. Within the video Stacey demonstrates how to incorporate a round, layered shape with length through the perimeter using elevation and over-direction. Once mastered you can advance the technique and experiment with more extreme lengths. This technique translates from a training head to the salon where face shape and length are important considerations. The result is an everyday salon classic suited to a variety of lengths and textures, which creates volume and shape whilst maintaining length.

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