Are you looking to refresh your approach to hair?  Do you strive for greater precision in your day-to-day work?

This course is a favourite with hair professionals looking to achieve a higher standard of classic and contemporary work.  With just an 8-week investment, you will learn new techniques in cutting with the emphasis on the touchstone abc cutting techniques used by Sassoon trained stylists. Allowing you the time and space to truly perfect lines, graduation, layering and their combinations; the Comprehensive course is focused on providing you with a bank of cutting techniques for both women and men, upon which you can draw on a daily basis; allowing you to meet all client situations with confidence and professional pride.

Learning focus

  • Sassoon philosophy
  • Consultation and communication process
  • Suitability, proportions and bone structure
  • abc cutting Principle Lecture
  • abc ladies techniques
  • Lines
  • Graduation
  • Layers
  • Combining techniques
  • Contemporary classics
  • Disconnection techniques and lecture
  • Freehand techniques
  • ABC men’s techniques
  • Crops / layering
  • Graduated shapes combined with layers
  • Working with partings
  • Scissors & clipper over comb
  • Blow-dry and finishing skills
  • Personal appraisal


5 Jul 2021 Dates shown with an asterisk * denote a public holiday
8 Weeks
Comprehensive Diploma


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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To reserve your place on this course, a £1000 deposit will be required.
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Important Notice: Do not book your flight/accommodation until you have received a Sassoon Academy confirmation letter of your booking. Thank you

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