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How To Do A 5-Point Haircut Video Guide

With Stacey Broughton
Duration46 minutes
Skill levelAdvanced


Stacey Broughton's haircut is his tribute to Vidal Sassoon and an interpretation of the iconic 5-point haircut. For his version, Stacey begins with vertical graduation tailored into the side areas. Choosing to balance both sides with this shape allows more control over the internal shape and creates the guide into the fringe and back area. Stacey carves the shape into the nape area ensuring the beauty of the head shape is controlled using the guides and the technique from the sides.

Closely following one side of the crown area to fit the head shape first, allows the shape of disconnection in the top area to move over the shape which will build and fit the graceful movement in the crown area. The front disconnected area is finally blended with the fringe, to create this dynamic interpretation, as relevant now as it was in the 1960s, a timeless iconic formula of balance and shape.

Watch the accompanying hair colouring video tutorial here.

Members can also download our step by step guide to this 5-point haircut.

Technical skills

  • Disconnection
  • Elevation
  • Freehand
  • Graduation
  • Layering
  • Over-direction
  • Point cutting
  • Scissors-over-comb
  • Short graduation
  • Tension


Contributor: Stacey Broughton
Model: Olga
Make-Up Artist: Louisa Inchenko
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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