The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks.

The skills developed by the learner include graduation, layering, and club cutting, scissor-over-comb, clipper-over-comb, texturising, freehand, tapering and thinning. The ability to combine and adapt cutting techniques to create highly personalised looks will also be developed.

The knowledge acquired by the learner will enable them to understand how to maximise the potential of the clients hair taking into account all factors, the effect cutting hair at different angles has on the haircut, the importance of applying the correct degree of tension to the hair when cutting and the safety considerations that must be taken into account.