Advanced Clipper Cutting for Men

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  • Lesson Identification and TEKS Addressed

    Cluster : Human Services

    Course : Cosmetology I

  • TEKS Student Expectations

    • (1) The student investigates the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace. The student is expected to:
      • (A) integrate organizational policies, procedures and regulations to establish personal care organization priorities; accomplish the mission; and provide high-quality service to a diverse set of clients
      • (D) apply technical knowledge and skills required to be successful in careers in the personal care service area
      • (E) justify time-management principles and techniques to achieve objectives and efficiently serve clients
    • (3) The student applies the rules and regulations established by the Texas Department of LIcensing and Regulation. The student is expected to:
      • (A) review and implement emergency policies and procedures regarding health and safety
      • (C) perform at least one-third of practical applications as required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or the governing body
    • (5) The student integrates the academic and technical knowledge and skills for cosmetology to simulated and actual work situations. The student is expected to:
      • (C) apply time-management principles and techniques to achieve objectives and effectively serve clients
  • Basic Direct Teach Lesson

    Instructional Objectives

    Students will:

    • define terms associated with the lesson
    • demonstrate correct body positioning and posture
    • exhibit correct draping
    • apply safety and sanitation procedures
    • illustrate proper methods of handling equipment
    • apply proper sectioning and guidelines
    • justify cross-checking
  • Rationale

    The men’s grooming industry is a rewarding business and learning the advanced clipper over-comb techniques will provide you with skills that will further advance you in this field.

  • Duration of Lesson

    Two 45 minute class periods

  • Word Wall

    Classic barbering comb: Finer-spaced teeth used for detailing, shear over-comb and clipper over-comb techniques

    Clipper over-comb: Hair technique similar to shears over comb, except the clippers move sideways across the comb rather than bottom to top

    Clippers: Electrical device that cuts the hair using two moving blades held in place by a metal plate with teeth

    Correct body positioning: Rolling your shoulders back and standing directly (parallel) in front of the section on which you are working

    Cross-check: Taking a panel of hair opposite of the original cutting angle and checking for consistency

    Guard attachments: When attached to clippers, these allow you to cut the hair evenly to the exact length

    Haircutting shears: Used mainly for removing length and detailing the haircut

    Horseshoe parting: A part that starts about two inches below the apex of the head, beginning and ending at the front hairline

    Moving guideline: Guideline that moves as the haircutting progresses, used often when creating layers or graduation

    Taper: An even blended haircut from very short at the hairline to longer lengths as you move up the head. “To Taper” is to narrow progressively at one end

    Thinning shears: These tools are great for removing excess bulk and for blending one area with another

    Trimmers: A smaller sized clipper, usually cordless, used to clean necklines and around ears

    Wide tooth comb: Tool used when cutting thicker and longer lengths, where detailing is not required

  • Materials/Specialized Equipment Needed

    Equipment:

    • computer with projector for PowerPoint™ presentation

    Materials:

    • photos of men’s hairstyles

    Supplies:

    • barber comb
    • clippers
    • cutting cape
    • mannequin and stand
    • neck strip
    • shears
    • trimmer
    • water bottle

    • copies of all handout (see All Lesson Attachments tab)

  • Anticipatory Set

    Before class begins:

    Display as many of the materials and supplies from the Materials or Specialized Equipment Needed section as you have available on a table in front of the classroom.

    Print the photos of men’s hairstyles or cut them out of a magazine and display them around the room.

    Address key terms in today’s lesson and how they relate to the photos.

    Assign a scribe to write notes on the board from student comments.

    Ask students the following questions about salons in their community:

    • What local salons focus on men’s haircutting?
    • What grooming techniques are available to men?
    • How often you think men get their hair cut?
    • Why would a good haircut be important to men?
    • Men’s hair is typically short and many may cut their own hair or have someone who is not a cosmetologist/barber cut their hair. What do you think about this?

    Continue the discussion about the important of a good haircut.

  • Direct Instruction with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Review lesson objectives, terms and definitions.

    Distribute graphic organizer Advanced Clipper Cutting for Men Notes (see All Lesson Attachments tab) so that students may take notes during the slide presentation.

    Introduce PowerPoint™ Advanced Clipper Cutting for Men (see All Lesson Attachments tab) and lead a discussion about men’s hair styles.

    View YouTube™ videos from Ardem Keshishian (with permission):

    • Hands on Men’s Hair Cutting Classes by Ardem Keshishian in North Dallas
      Men’s Cut Part 1 of 3
      Salon D Dallas, Texas
      http://youtu.be/RWb2ahezTnY
    • Hands on Men’s Hair Cutting Classes by Ardem Keshishian in Dallas
      Men’s Cut Part 3 of 3
      Salon D Dallas, Texas
      http://youtu.be/7e9rErcv-14

    Continue the discussion on the rewarding men’s haircutting business.

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • working with a peer during note-taking
    • copy of slide presentation to take notes

  • Guided Practice with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Review the Cosmetology Administrative Rules (see All Lesson Attachments tab) for the general requirements of the Health and Safety Standards.

    These standards include:

    • clean and disinfect equipment, tools, implements and supplies before use on each client
    • use clean towels for each client
    • use clean cutting implements and shampoo capes for each client
    • use a sanitary neck strip or towel
    • employ good hygiene habits while providing cosmetology service


    Distribute handout Advanced Clipper Cutting Vocabulary (see All Lesson Attachments tab) and allow students to define the vocabulary.

    Distribute handout Haircutting Diagram (see All Lesson Attachment tab) and instruct the students to identify the reference points needed for a good haircut.

    Demonstrate the following procedures for the students:

    • correct body positioning and posture
    • correct draping for a hair cut
    • proper methods of handling equipment
    • remind students about correct safety and sanitation
    • breakdown of sectioning and guidelines for a haircut
    • horseshoe parting
    • moving guidelines
    • cross-checking

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • allow more time
    • peer tutoring

  • Independent Practice/Laboratory Experience with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Students will:

    • work independently practicing the haircutting techniques
    • practice the haircutting technique on their mannequins independently

    Important: Students should follow the haircut style instructions/procedures in order to give the client their desired style.

    Distribute Rubric for Advanced Clipper Cutting (see All Lesson Attachments tab) so that students may know what is expected.

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • provide more time for practice
    • frequent feedback

  • Lesson Closure

    Review lesson objectives, terms and definitions.

    A beach ball toss may be used for this review.

    Remind students that there will be a quiz over the terms and definitions at the end of the lesson.

    Script: Today we learned how to create a men’s haircut utilizing proper hand techniques, body positioning and posture. These techniques are universal in creating any tapered style for a customer that might walk in the door at your shop.

    Question and answer review:

    • What cutting angles previously learned, helped us create the basic shape of today’s cut?
      • 45 and 90 degree angles
    • What is a taper and how does it affect the outcome of your haircut?
      • Holding the comb closer to the head at the hairline and farther away as you work up the head. It determines the length of hair removed.
    • How do you appropriately drape a client for a men’s haircut?
      • Neck strip and cutting cape.
    • Why is it important to follow all safety and sanitation procedures?
      • To prevent the spread of unwanted disorders and diseases.
    • How will these techniques help you build a steady men’s clientele?
      • Mastering these techniques makes you a versatile stylist prepared to take on any haircut.

  • Summative/End of Lesson Assessment with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Students will demonstrate their haircutting skills.

    Students will be assessed with appropriate rubric.

    Distribute handout Advanced Clipper Cutting Quiz (see All Lesson Attachments tab) and allow students to evaluate their knowledge of terms.

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • quizzes of reduced length
    • oral quizzes
    • immediate feedback

  • References/Resources

    Images:

    • Ardem Keshishian, Master Stylist and Salon Owner: Used with permission from Salon D, Dallas, Texas.
    • B. Rodriguez, Licensed Cosmetology Instructor: Used with permission from Brian Dangerous Hair.
    • Microsoft Office Clip Art: Used with permission from Microsoft.

    Textbook:

    • Milady standard cosmetology: Situational problems. (2012). Clifton Park, NY: Cengage Learning.

    YouTube™:

    • Hands on Men’s Hair Cutting Classes by Ardem Keshishian in North Dallas
      Men’s Cut Part 1 of 3 Salon D Dallas, Texas
      http://youtu.be/RWb2ahezTnY
    • Men’s Hair Cut by Ardem Keshishian in Dallas
      Men’s Cut Part 2 of 3 Salon D Dallas, Texas
      http://youtu.be/y2keTaFBSg4
    • Hands on Men’s Hair Cutting Classes by Ardem Keshishian in Dallas
      Men’s Cut Part 3 of 3 Salon D Dallas, Texas
      http://youtu.be/7e9rErcv-14
  • Additional Required Components

    English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) Strategies

    • word wall
    • Cornell notes to draw and associate visuals to grasp newly introduced concepts
  • College and Career Readiness Connection

    AchieveTexas Career Cluster Crosswalks
    The Career Cluster Crosswalks housed on the AchieveTexas website http://www.achievetexas.org/index.html provide Texas teachers with a direct connection between their CTE course TEKS and the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Cross-Disciplinary integration are the focus of the CCRS. These college and career readiness standards are essential in the planning and delivery of CTE lessons. The extent to which the integration occurs is determined by the methods and strategies utilized by each teacher.

    Career Cluster Crosswalks for Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services Career Clusters can be found at:
    http://www.achievetexas.org/Career%20Cluster%20Crosswalks.htm

  • Other Essential Lesson Components

    Enrichment activity

    Allow students to tap into their creativity by demonstrating trendy styling techniques and using new products available.

    Infographic:

    Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.

    The infographic below is related to this lesson. Allow students to view the image on a projector and lead a discussion concerning the information provided.

  • Family/Community Connection

    Set up a friends and family men’s haircutting day.
    Students can share the roles of booking appointments, shampooing clients and cutting family member’s hair.

    This opportunity will strengthen student confidence in tapering and styling men’s hair.
    Encourage students to invite their friends, brothers, cousins, grandparents and fathers.

  • CTSO connection

    SkillsUSA

    http://skillsusa.org

    • Cosmetology
      Students will demonstrate their skills in haircutting, hair styling and long hair design in four separate tests. All work is performed on mannequins so everyone begins with the same model and the same type of hair. Contestants will create one 90 degree women’s haircut, one woman’s and one man’s cut from a finished photo. A display of creativity is seen in the long hair segment of the competition where these future salon professionals demonstrate their own design skills. A parade finale closes the contest with each contestant walking down the stage with their completed mannequins to present to the audience.

    Texas SkillsUSA

    http://www.skillsusatx.org/

    • Haircutting Contest
      To evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in haircutting.
  • Service Learning Projects

    Successful service learning project ideas originate from student concerns and needs. Allow students to brainstorm about service projects pertaining to this lesson. For ideas, visit:
    www.ysa.org

    Possible idea:
    Students may be able to practice their haircutting skills for men at a nursing home, homeless shelter or other facility that assists men seeking employment.

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