Does your salon work need more inspiration?

This four week Salon Intensive course is designed for hair professionals wanting to focus on the skills needed to excel in today’s competitive salon environment.

The course will not only guide you through the world-renowned abc Cutting and Coloring Hair the Sassoon Way techniques, but also in creative cutting and coloring sessions where you will incorporate the use of disconnection, freehand and modern color placement.

The course culminates with an inspiring presentation of work from a member of the Sassoon Creative Team, including finished look presentation models that gives you an opportunity to exchange your ideas with a leader in their field.

Learning focus


4 Weeks
Salon Intensive Diploma

Week 1

ABC CUT 1 (week 1)

• Demonstrations
• Practical cutting sessions on live models
• Lines, graduation and layering techniques
• Classic Sassoon blow-dry techniques on mannequin heads
• abc principles of cutting hair lecture
• Use of product practice
• Use of tools practice
• Consultation and communication process lecture

Week 2

ABC CUT 2 (week 2)

• Demonstrations
• Practical cutting sessions on live models
• Combining techniques and shapes
• The ergonomics of working with hair
• Combining shapes and techniques
• Finishing techniques
• Advanced abc principles of cutting hair lecture
• Suitability lecture and focus
• Fringe Lecture

Week 3

ABC COLOR 1 (week 3)

• Demonstrations.
• Practical color sessions on live models.
• Total color techniques
• Partial color techniques
• Use of tools practice
• abc principles of coloring hair lecture
• Consultation and communication process lecture
• Formulation lecture
• Depth and tone colour lecture

Week 4

ABC MEN (week 4)

• Demonstrations
• Practical sessions on live models
• Suitability, proportions and bone structure lecture
• Layering techniques
• Graduated techniques
• Combination techniques
• Scissors & clipper over comb technique
• Disconnection techniques
• Working with partings lecture
• Hand and body position lecture
• Finishing hair using product


Sassoon training is globally recognised as the ultimate in hairdressing education, providing you with a passport to a successful career in the international world of hair.

For over 60 years, the reputation of Sassoon Academy has been built on developing and providing world-class education at our hair academies and education centres around the globe. Through an unparalleled system of training that has become definitive, our instructors deliver our hairdressing courses with passion and professionalism, inspiring generations of Hair Professionals of all levels of experience.

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of hairdressing courses designed to meet a variety of learning requirements in both cut and colour all completed with the coveted Sassoon Academy Certificate. From our world-renowned Beginners course, the start point of thousands of successful graduates to our acclaimed weekly Classic and Creative courses and the ultimate Seasonal Masters course, alumni of Sassoon Academy are building successful careers in all areas of the global hairdressing industry.

Training at a Sassoon hair academy will ensure that not only will you gain real commercial skills from our hairdressing courses; you will become part of the extended Sassoon Family and take away with you a piece of the culture that created Sassoon.


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