SHBHCUT005 - Cut hair using over-comb techniques

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Unit code: SHBHCUT005 | 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, recommend and complete complementary tapered haircuts. It requires the ability to cut hair using scissor-over-comb and clipper-over-comb techniques, to remove bulk, to blend different structures within haircuts and to outline or blend perimeters of haircuts.


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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 tapered haircuts: facial features and bone structure; natural hair type; hair texture; hair density; growth patterns; fall and movement;
  • complete haircuts for the above six clients to their satisfaction and cumulatively achieve these taper effects across the haircut completed: gradation; long; medium; short, and;
  • create these neckline shapes and lengths cumulatively across the tapered haircuts completed: short, medium and long tapered; square, curved, faded and blended.

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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