The Cutting Series

World-renowned technique, personalized instruction​

Refine and master classic, contemporary, and modern cutting techniques with the Soho Hair Academy Cutting Series.

Led by Master Stylist, Celebrated Mentor, and Sassoon Certified Level 1 Educator, the Cutting Series combines theoretical background, live demonstration, and hands-on practice for students to sharpen their skills and unlock their creative potential.

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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 private one-on-one instruction, each class is a custom experience tailored to you. Come ready to learn, ask questions, and hone your craft.

Topics Covered

Benefits and challenges of lines, graduation, and layers

Understanding shape and sectioning

Drawing and interpreting head sheets

Blow drying techniques

Choosing the right products and tools

The importance of balance and cross-checking

Finishing techniques

Recap and Q&A

Topics Covered

Review and refine technique: lines, graduation, and layers

Review shape and sectioning

Combining techniques for desired shapes

Using over-direction to control the shape

Elevation and tension

Defining geometry

Client consultation

Determining the suitability of a haircut

Review cross-checking and finishing

Recap and Q&A

Topics Covered

Review technique, shape, sectioning, and geometry

Combining techniques to achieve advanced shapes

Understanding and applying disconnections

Positioning the client and the stylist

Designing lived-in hairstyles using head sheets

Review client consultation and suitability

Review cross-checking and finishing (blow drying technique)

Recap and Q&A

Class Registration

For more information or to register for a class at the Soho Academy for yourself or for your entire salon team, please email info@sohohair.ca. Class schedules at the Academy are not fixed and are at your convenience. Classes are held at Soho in Edmonton and as well, Carole can travel to your salon.

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Your Lead Educator


Inspired by a quest for lifelong 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 coloring, 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.

"This was absolutely the most amazing class I have EVER been. These two talented amazing artists spent so much time with us. I really felt like I learned so much. The small class size made me feel really comfortable and at ease. I would definitely take more of these classes for sure! Thanks again! I am so grateful!"
Ramona Lament,
Soho Academy Graduate