SHBHCUT004 - Create layered haircut structures

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Unit code: SHBHCUT004 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St
SHBHCUT001 - Design 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 and recommend complementary layered haircuts. It requires the ability to cut hair into both uniform and increased layered hair cut structures and to finish hair to shape.


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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 three (3) clients and complete a pre-service analysis covering the following characteristics to create and recommend appropriate layered hair cut designs: facial features and bone structure; natural hair type; hair texture; hair density; growth patterns; fall and movement;
  • complete layered haircuts for the above three clients to their satisfaction and cumulatively use these cutting techniques across the haircuts completed: blunt cutting; pointing; notching; end tapering with texturising scissors, and;
  • complete at least one uniform and one increased layered haircut across the suite of clients serviced.

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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