Whether you’re a recent hair school graduate or a veteran stylist, this course lays the foundational logic for defining any shape and look. By course end, you’ll have the strength and skills you need to confidently break down, map, and execute any cut. 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.

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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

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 Jeremy Taylor 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

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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?