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The Grand - Long Commercial Haircut Tutorial

With Lee Stafford
Duration23 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate


Lee Stafford presents the couture haircut that won him entry in 2006 to the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive haircut in the world. It’s extremely commercial, salon friendly and adaptable, using combinations of layering, graduation and over-direction and reflects his couture approach to cutting hair.

The original haircut was produced at Lee’s West End home in London, and included champagne and canapes to make the VIP client feel even more special. Lee continues to provide his clients with this luxurious bespoke service, despite his record having been exceeded in the last few years.

This hairdressing tutorial features techniques such as blunt, point, freehand and club cutting, disconnection, internal graduated layering, over-direction, slicing and texturizing.

MHD subscribers can also download and print our step by step PDF hair colouring instruction guide to follow along with the video.

Watch the accompanying blonde hair colouring video tutorial by Stephanie Lee.

Technical skills

  • Blunt cutting
  • Club cutting
  • Disconnection
  • Freehand
  • Graduation
  • Internal graduated layering
  • Point cutting
  • Slicing
  • Texturising
  • Triangular layering


Contributor: Lee Stafford
Model: Lucy
Make-Up Artist: Clayre Sodeau
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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