SHBHCUT006 - Create combined haircut structures

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Unit code: SHBHCUT006 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St
SHBHCUT002 - Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 - Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 - Create layered haircut structures
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


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 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.


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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 haircuts for those six clients to their satisfaction and combine at least two of the following for each haircut completed: solid structures; graduated structures; layered structures; tapered structures; textured areas; straight lines; curved lines; soft lines; hard lines, and;
  • use at least six of these cutting techniques cumulatively across the haircuts completed: blunt cutting; pointing; notching; slicing; end tapering; strand tapering; scissor-over-comb; clipper-over-comb; razor bevelling, arching and rotation.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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