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The Milady Standard Haircutting System is a formalized system designed to make teaching and learning the foundational principles of haircutting easier, while ensuring a solid understanding of the technical and creative aspects of haircutting that will set students up for success throughout their career. The system teaches fifteen haircuts, each delivered via brief, segmented pieces of content, that allow for the information to be easily understood and retained. It then builds and strengthens the skills that are presented by means of repetition, revision, and exploration. The system also provides students with a conceptual understanding of the components involved, teaching them to clearly communicate their creative ideas to their guests and the ability to adapt the learned techniques to ensure their approach to each individual patron will yield equally successful results. Additionally, through extensive training materials available to the instructor to integrate and teach the system, schools can feel confident that the Milady Standard Haircutting System will foster a rich classroom environment for both student and instructor.


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  • Includes a total of fifteen haircuts (12 Women’s, 3 Men’s) with each one being grouped by length and then taught in order of increasing complexity to facilitate learning through a combination of repetition and gradual increase in difficulty.
  • A spiral binding allows for the book to lay flat and make information easily accessible for students while practicing procedures.
  • Engaging, full-color photography and head diagrams alongside detailed, step-by-step instructions allows each procedure to be easily and clearly followed and understood.
  • Blank headsheets are provided at the end of each procedure allowing for additional practice.
Blunt Haircut.
Long-Layered Haircut.
Perimeter Graduation.
Long-Layered Overcut.
Layered Bob.
Textured Graduation.
Mid-Length Layers.
Graduated Haircut.
Uniform Layered Haircut.
Graduated Undercut.
Disconnected Layers.
Short Texture.
Square Layers.
Versatile Movement.

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  • ISBN-10: 1337337102
  • ISBN-13: 9781337337106
  • STARTING AT $39.95

  • ISBN-10: 1285769708
  • ISBN-13: 9781285769707
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $30.00
  • RETAIL $39.95

“I found the whole system to be absolutely brilliant. Milady is setting a new industry standard with their top-tier educators, each with their own fresh perspective and unique strengths. This educational approach will undoubtedly create a buzz of excitement among cosmetology students, all over - and challenge the status quo for all other educational systems."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor Support Slides for Milady Standard Haircutting System

ISBN: 9781305587045
This CD-ROM provides a chapter-by-chapter outline of important discussion topics in Microsoft PowerPoint with hundreds of slides featuring images that correlate with the text.

DVD Series for Milady Standard Haircutting System

ISBN: 9781285769714
The Milady Standard Haircutting System DVD Series is the perfect resource for integration into your cosmetology program. Enhance the classroom experience with this 2-disc set that offers over 3.5 hours of content and covers 15 haircutting procedures.

Instructor Edition for Milady Standard Haircutting System

ISBN: 9781305587038
This is the primary instructor resource to the Milady Standard Haircutting System. It includes lesson plans, an implementation guide, grading rubrics, headsheets, and more to make teaching exceptional and easy as well as facilitate strong classroom management.