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Author:Beverly Thornton
System: Dothan City
School: Dothan Technology Center
Lesson Plan ID: 29892



In this lesson, students will learn to incorporate elements and principles of hair design to enhance facial shapes. The students will be able to relate hairstyles and facial structures to provide optimal hair designs for males and females.

Content Standard(s):
HUM(9-12) Introduction to Cosmetology2. Demonstrate teamwork and skills necessary for developing long-range goals and projects that impact the cosmetology industry.
HUM(9-12) Introduction to Cosmetology6. Identify pioneers of modern cosmetology and their contributions to the industry.
HUM(9-12) Introduction to Cosmetology9. Demonstrate effective communication skills while performing duties associated with cosmetology.
HUM(9-12) Introduction to Cosmetology15. Apply techniques for hair shaping and design.
HUM(9-12) Introduction to Cosmetology16. Demonstrate methods of haircutting, including clipper over comb, wet and dry, arching, scissor cut, and razor cut.
Local/National Standards:  
Primary Learning Objective(s):

The sudents will:

  • Identify the implements, tools, and equipment for hair styling.
  • Describe the importance of basic patterns pertain to haircutting.
  • Demonstrate the safe and proper use of the various tools of haircutting.
  • Demonstrate how to section hair for a haircut, including basic elevations, angles and guidelines.
Additional Learning Objective(s):  
Approximate Duration of the Lesson: Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Equipment:

Milady Standard Cosmetology Textbook



Comb Kit

Scissor Kit

Sectioning Clips

Technology Resources Needed:

Laptop with Internet Access and LCD Projector

Digital Camera


The teacher should have a mannequin sectioned before the class begins. The teacher should have all necessary materials and tools prepared so that the students will know how to set up.  The students may need assistance sectioning the mannequins.


Students will find pictures of different haircuts. The pictures will consist of short, medium, and long hairstyles. The students will create a collage of hairstyles using the pictures they found. Students can use magazines or they can use the internet. Students will create a portfolio of the haircuts they complete by using a digital camera and uploading pictures to a laptop.

Students can navigate the following websites:


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Assessment Strategies:

See attached Rubric.


Students who complete the haircut early may navigate the following site:


Extra "at home" practice website.

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