SHBHCUT001 - Design haircut structures

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Unit code: SHBHCUT001 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop 2-D visual representations and plans for solid form, graduated and increased and uniform layered haircut structures. This enables hairdressers to visualise the components of finished haircut structures as aids to planning and completing 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:

  • analyse and interpret finished haircuts of these types: solid form; graduated; increased layered; uniform layered;
  • for each of the above haircut structures, produce a simple line drawing showing straight and curved design lines and direction of lines for the finished haircut, and;
  • for each of the above haircuts produce a haircut plan using a 2-D structural graphic representation showing: interior and exterior design lines; soft or hard lines; starting point of haircut; sectioning and parting patterns; angles of lift in degrees; distribution of hair.

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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