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The Graduate Haircut

With Stacey Broughton
Duration23 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate


Stacey Broughton’s classic haircut is of fundamental importance and is graduation in its purist form. This work is rich in technique - a modern shape referencing the firefly. Mastering this technique will teach essential discipline.

In this online hairdressing tutorial you will use techniques including blow drying, blunt cutting, club cutting, disconnection, freehand cutting, graduation, layering, over-direction, scissors-over-comb, tapering, texturising and triangular graduation.

The final result is a classic, yet modern haircut. This is graduation in its basic form; rich in technique and graphic in cut.

Members can also download our step by step guide to the hair cutting techniques to follow along with the video.

Watch the accompanying hair colouring tutorial.

Technical skills

  • Blow drying
  • Blunt cutting
  • Disconnection
  • Freehand
  • Graduation
  • Layering
  • Over-direction
  • Scissors-over-comb
  • Triangular graduation


Contributor: Stacey Broughton
Model: Lauren
Make-Up Artist: Clayre Sodeau
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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