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Soho Academy - The Cutting Series
Soho Academy - Carole Lemire Hair Training

World-renowned technique, personalized instruction​

Refine and master classic, contemporary, and modern cutting technique with the Soho Hair Academy Cutting Series. Led by master stylist and celebrated mentor Carole Lemire, the Cutting Series combines theoretical background, live demonstration, and hands-on practice for students to sharpen their skills and unlock their creative potential.

Each course is informed by world-renowned methodology, taught in an intimate and personalized setting.

All levels of experience welcome, from new grads and apprentices to seasoned stylists. With no more than 4 students, each class is a custom experience tailored to you. Come ready to learn, ask questions, and hone your craft.

Receive completion certificates for each course, Level 1: Foundation, Level 2: Precision, and Level 3: Creative.

Level 1 - Foundation Certificate

Immerse yourself in the essential technique of cutting hair. Learn the foundational skills and terminology behind this legendary methodology, starting with line, graduation and layering, then test drive your new knowledge with practical demos and individual practice.

What you'll learn
Start each morning with a primer in theoretical background, followed by live model demonstration and hands-on practice. Your day finishes with a debrief and time for in-depth Q&A.

Day 1

  • Benefits and challenges of lines, graduation and layers
  • Understanding shape and sectioning
  • Drawing and interpreting head sheets
  • Blow drying techniques
Day 2
  • Choosing the right products and tools
  • The importance of balance and cross-checking
  • Finishing techniques
  • Recap and Q&A

For more information and to register:

Register for this class | Nov 4 + 5 | $595

Register for this class | Dec 2 + 3 | $595

If you have questions and would like to speak with Carole, please do not hesitate to call Soho.

Level 2 - Precision Certificate

Build on and refine the core techniques learned in Level 1: Foundation. Achieve more versatile and precise shaping by combining line, graduation and layering, then delve deeper into advanced elements of the cutting methodology such as over direction, elevation, tension, texture and suitability.

What you'll learn
Start each morning with a primer in theoretical background, followed by live model demonstration and hands-on practice. Your day finishes with a debrief and time for in-depth Q&A.

Day 1

  • Review and refine technique: lines, graduation and layers
  • Review shape and sectioning
  • Combining techniques for desired shapes
  • Using over-direction to control shape
  • Elevation and tension
  • Defining geometry
Day 2
  • Client consultation
  • Determining suitability of a haircut
  • Review cross-chekcing and finishing
  • Recap and Q&A

For more information and to register:

Register for this class | Oct 21 + 22 | $595

Level 2 designed for stylists with at least 1-3 years of experience.
Recommended background: Level 1 

Level 3 - Creative Certificate

Elevate your craft and explore the creative side of master cutting. Brush up on advanced concepts such as over-direction, elevation, tension and suitability before learning how disconnections can add texture, balance, shape and style to your cutting repertoire. Finally, hone your technique and practice designing modern, lived-in styles.

What you'll learn
Start each morning with a primer in theoretical background, followed by live model demonstration and hands-on practice. Your day finishes with a debrief and time for in-depth Q&A.

Day 1

  • Review technique, shape, sectioning and geometry
  • Combining techniques to achieve advanced shapes
  • Understanding and applying disconnections
  • Positioning the client and the stylist
Day 2
  • Designing lived-in hairstyles using head sheets
  • Review client consultation and suitability
  • Review cross-checking and finishing (blow drying technique)
  • Recap and Q&A

For more information and to register:

COMING EARLY 2019

 

Your Educator, Carole LemireCarole Lemire with Training Educators

Inspired by a quest for life long learning: Top 10 Alberta Hair Stylist of the Year & finalist in the prestigious National Wella Trend Vision competition, Carole Lemire is a Certified Sassoon Salon Educator and Founder of Soho Master Hair Stylists.

Her passion for hair is matched only by her commitment to learning. As a fierce practitioner of modern cutting and colouring, her own continuing education has included over 15 diploma courses at Sassoon Academies in Toronto, Los Angeles & London, England. She has trained with industry greats such as Mark Hayes (Sassoon, International Creative Director), Traci Sakosits (Sassoon, North American Creative Director), Mazella & Palmer, and Johnny Ramirez & Anh Co Tran (Academy Ramirez Tran). Closer to home, she interned with a local salon legend joining her exclusive creative team before opening her own salon in 2010.

As an Educator, Carole mentors and trains apprentices and experienced stylists out of Soho, passing on her unique vision, depth of knowledge and creative inspiration. In 2017, Alberta Apprenticeship and Training celebrated her ongoing contributions to the industry with the coveted Top Mentor Award.

Carole Lemire - Edmonton Salon Mentor Award

*For more information about private training classes hosted in your salon or if you have questions about Soho Academy classes please email info@sohohair.ca or call 780-465-7646. 

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