How to Build a Better Haircut

About the Course:
The most commonly requested salon service is a haircut. The basic format of a haircut consists of partings, projection angles, and the use of implements. However, the weight lines (if any) and perimeter lengths are what determine shape and give the design its character. These characteristics are ever changing as new trends appear. As professionals, we are often asked to create a hair style from a photo or digital image. 
Learning objectives:
  • Recognize the basic elements that create the necessary building blocks for haircut development. 
  • Review the types of hair parts, parting patterns and their direction. 
  • Identify the types of cutting methods and recognize the result of pairing parting direction with variations in distribution. 
  • Differentiate the influence on the hair when using various types of cutting tools. 
  • Identify the results of using specific cutting tools and hand positions on various hair types. 
  • Identify methods of altering cut components for density, texture, natural hairlines and curl patterns that may interfere with finished designs. 
  • Construct haircuts that will provide confidence in clients by complimenting the head shape and facial contours, based on bone structure and underlying tissues. 
  • Confidently apply the appropriate hair cutting technique while using the most effective implement for successful results.
About the Author
Lisa A. Snyder is a licensed Managing Cosmetologist in the State of Ohio. I received my license in 1979 and have worked in salons for many years. In 1982 I received my Instructor’s license and began my teaching career. I retired from teaching this past June with over 30 years of classroom and lab experience.