Welcome to Cutting Course ONE, the first step in the Hairdressing Made Easy methodology and your certification journey. This course is designed for hair stylists of all levels and will provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to create any shape and look with ease, as well as the language to discuss it with your peers. We understand that learning the art of haircutting can be overwhelming, which is why we've created a program that simplifies the process and provides you with the right information, at the right time, to help you develop your skills quickly.

Our course is based on what we consider the three essential elements of every haircut: length, layers, and face frame. This approach simplifies the process of knowing where to start and allows you to master the basics of haircutting. As you progress through Cutting Course ONE, you'll learn how to break down, map, and execute any cut with confidence.

Upon completion of Cutting Course ONE, you will have the foundational skills and knowledge to confidently create any look. This makes it the ideal starting point for your certification journey and sets you up for success in Cutting Course TWO. Whether you're looking to truly understand the art of haircutting for the first time, begin your certification journey, or have a trusted process in place, our course is perfect for stylists of all levels. Sign up now and take the first step towards mastering the art of haircutting and becoming a master stylist. 

Note: Our cutting courses build upon each other, so all students must take CC1 before registering for CC2 or CC3.

What You’ll Learn

  • 6 haircuts as means of inspiration
  • 3 basic elements of every haircut
  • Mapping and describing head anatomy
  • Elevation and distribution
  • Partings and sections
  • Body positioning and ergonomics
  • Shear positioning and dexterity
  • The reason behind each technique

What You’ll Need

  • CC1 Workbook (provided)
  • 2 Mannequins
  • Shears
  • Cutting Comb (wide + small teeth)
  • Water Bottle
  • Hair Clips (6+)
  • Detangling Brush

Additional Tools For Video Advantage and Live Online Course Modes Only

  • Wired Internet Connection (more stable than WiFi)
  • a Computer, Tablet, or Phone (with a camera)
  • a Tripod (if using a tablet or phone)
  • Wireless Earbuds

Course Modes

The complete CC1 course curriculum is available in four different course modes.
Choose the mode that best fits you, your schedule, and budget.

Live in San Diego

This Live course is an intimate, hands-on experience hosted at Travis Parker Academy in San Diego, CA. Travis Parker and team will personally instruct your two-day course and provide you with transformative, one-on-one feedback. 

Instruction built around hands-on mannequin sessions. Tripods, mannequins, beverages, pastries, and refreshments are all included.

Course Length: 2 days, 8 hours each
Students per Course: 5

Live Online

Our Live Online course mode is a real-time, interactive experience taught directly by the Travis Parker Academy team over a five day schedule. Transform your craft with live instruction and feedback from anywhere in the world. 

Recording Requirements: Must have video conferencing capability and reliable internet connection to participate. 

Course Length:  5 days, 3 to 4 hours each 

Students per Course:  10

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Our Video course mode gives you access to the complete core curriculum, on-demand at your own pace. Start, pause, or circle back to review anywhere, anytime.

Course Length: 13 hours
Students per Course: Unlimited

Video: Advantage Edition

The Video: Advantage course mode gives you on-demand access to the complete core curriculum, plus instructor feedback. Record yourself executing six course cuts and get personal feedback on how to improve your technique. 

Recording Requirements: Due to the interactive nature of this mode, this version of the course must be completed within three months.

Course Length: 13+ hours, self-paced over 3 months

Students per Course: 10

Completed CC1?