This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design, recommend and complete a range of complementary traditional and classic men's haircuts which combine different structures. The combination may involve two or more different structures which can include solid, graduated and layered structures and those tapered haircuts created using over-comb techniques.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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SHBHCUT002 - Create one length or solid haircut structures

SHBHCUT003 - Create graduated haircut structures

SHBHCUT004 - Create layered haircut structures

SHBHCUT005 - Cut hair using over-comb techniques


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - consult with at least six (6) clients and complete a pre-service analysis covering the following characteristics to design and recommend appropriate haircuts involving structural combinations: facial features and bone structure; natural hair type; hair texture; hair density; growth patterns; fall and movement; - complete these types of traditional and classic men's haircuts cumulatively across the six clients serviced to their satisfaction: short back and sides; medium and long tapered; medium fashion cut textured on top, and; - use at least six of these cutting techniques cumulatively across the haircuts completed: scissors over-comb tapering; clippers over-comb tapering; serrated scissors over-comb thinning; layering; blunt cutting; graduation; texturising; cutting straight lines; cutting curved lines; cutting square shapes; cutting soft and hard lines.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - different facial shapes and combined structure haircut designs which best complement particular shapes; - characteristics of the following hair features, how these will impact on finished haircuts involving structural combinations for traditional and classic men's haircuts and appropriate combined structure designs for best outcomes: natural hair types; hair texture; hair movement; natural distribution and growth patterns of hair; - shapes, structure and texture for traditional and classic men's haircuts that combine two or more haircut structures; - proportional relationships between structures; - starting point, sectioning and parting patterns and the impact on the finished result for haircuts involving structural combinations; - techniques used to create texture and blend traditional and classic men's haircut structures, and; - industry practices and organisational procedures.

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