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Author:Beverly Thornton
System: Dothan City
School: Dothan Technology Center
  General Lesson Information  
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.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
HUM (9-12) Introduction to Cosmetology
2. Demonstrate teamwork and skills necessary for developing long-range goals and projects that impact the cosmetology industry.
Example: career and technical student organization (CTSO) program of work
HUM (9-12) Introduction to Cosmetology
6. Identify pioneers of modern cosmetology and their contributions to the industry.
HUM (9-12) Introduction to Cosmetology
9. Demonstrate effective communication skills while performing duties associated with cosmetology.
HUM (9-12) Introduction to Cosmetology
15. Apply techniques for hair shaping and design.
  • Utilizing correct hair shaping terminology
  • Demonstrating how to section hair, including basic elevation, angles, and guidelines
  • Demonstrating face shaving and beard and mustache trimming techniques based on facial structure, including final shaving of the face and neck
  • HUM (9-12) Introduction to Cosmetology
    16. Demonstrate methods of haircutting, including clipper over comb, wet and dry, arching, scissor cut, and razor cut.
  • Demonstrating correct techniques of holding combs, shears, clippers, trimmers, razors, and thermal styling tools
  • Demonstrating edge and clean neckline with razor, clipper, or shears
  • 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):

     Preparation Information 

    Total Duration:

    Greater than 120 Minutes

    Materials and Resources:

    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.

    Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

    Presentation of Material Environment
    Time Demands Materials
    Attention Using Groups and Peers
    Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
    Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.