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Advanced Academy: Foundational Haircutting (4hr)

  • Moxie Hair Salon 2649 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55408 United States (map)

Moxie hair Salon/Stephen Adams:  Foundational Haircutting  (4hr)


Hair cutting has 3 basic techniques on 3 different foundational shapes. Understand how to choose what technique and shape for the desired outcome. Learn how important finger angle  and body position is as they can change the outcome dramatically. Master the foundation of hair cutting, become confident with skill.


Class structure:


Demo and Lecture:  45 min

How to use the comb and clips when sectioning

Sectioning based on the shape of the cut.

  • Round (Horizontal or diagonally sectioned)

  • Triangular (diagonally)

  • Square (horizontally or vertically)

Sectioning to the flats of the head.

  • parietal ridge

  • side areas

  • back mid area

  • bottom nape areas

Importance of body position

  • Demonstrate body position, along with hand and arm position

  • Understand shape

    • -square

    • -triangular

    • -round

  • Demonstrate finger position for cutting each of the techniques

    • layers

    • graduation

    • blunt (line)


Hands on:

Simone said style of learning. Educator demos one section, trainee does it on their model.


  1. Long layer with face framing  60 min

  2. Quick blunt bob                      15 min

  3. Graduated bob                       60 min

  4. Uniformed Layers                   60 min

Timing and how much will be accomplished will vary based each class.


Items to bring:


  1. Clips (6)

  2. Scissors

  3. Cutting combs

  4. Water bottle

  5. Blowdryer

  6. Styling Brush

Earlier Event: September 11
Advanced Academy: Razor cutting 101