First Principles

First Principles

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What you will learn?

Over the course of 3 days you'll explore the Ellipse Cutting principles. It is a distinctive and refreshing approach to hairdressing giving you all the skills and understanding to become a better all round hair cutter. Suitable for all hairdressers no matter what stage of your career you are in, It's about teaching awareness and taking responsibility for every aspect of your role. Our Conscious  Cutting philosophy  ensures you make the correct choices.

The course consists of:

  • Demonstrations
  • Presentations
  • Hands on workshops

Who is this course for?

Perfect for any stylist with a basic knowledge of haircutting.

How long does the course run for?

The course runs for 3 full days, 9:00am - 5:30pm and is located in our Torquay based academy.

Do I need to bring anything?

Lunch and refreshments are included as is all equipment and materials. 


Course Itinerary 

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Day 1

Arrive at 9.00am

9.30am – An introduction to Ellipse including a tour of the salon and academy.

10.00am – First principles presentation explaining the Ellipse terminology and language including primary shapes, horizontal and vertical shape, cutting by numbers and techniques. Bones and Muscles of the head theory is also included.

12.30pm – Lunch

1.30pm – Practical Demonstration of square cutting line and layering from the front. 

3.00pm – Practical Workshop – Complete layering from the front haircut.

5.30pm Diagram Drawing and Progression Sheet completion.

Day 2

Arrive at 9.00am

9.15am – Bones and Muscles Test

9.30am – Practical Workshop – square cutting line

12.00pm – Lunch

1.00pm – Practical Workshop/Demonstration Section by Section – Complete graduation from the back haircut.

4.30pm – Diagram Drawing and Progression Sheet completion.


Day 3

Arrive at 9.00am

9.15am – First Principles Exam

9.45am – Practical Workshop/Demonstration Section by Section – Complete short round layer

12.00pm – Lunch

1.00pm – Re cut one of the four haircuts

3.30pm – Reviews

5.00pm – Finish