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Men’s Cutting Course – Short Back and Sides

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Would you like to take your first step into opening your own barbers or hair salon? Then this Men's Cutting Course - Short Back and Sides is the one for you.

  • Develop your barbering skills with this introduction to cutting men’s hair.
  • Ideal for those just out of college or experienced stylists who want to build a male client base.
  • Study online from the comfort your own home.
  • Submit your assessments online.

Course overview

To state the obvious, a short back and sides is a haircut in which the back and sides are cut short while leaving it longer on top. It has been the classic mail haircut for over a century.

It is still such a diverse haircut as it includes a range of lengths, styling methods, and cutting techniques, while all being incredibly popular.

You can develop your barbering skills with this introduction to cutting men’s hair.

This course is ideal for those who have recently left college or experienced stylists who are looking to develop their male client base.

With course tutorials from Dale Ted Watkins and Stacey Broughton, you’ll learn a variety of barbering skills to allow you to create five classic male haircuts that will impress your male clients.

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Course Outcome

An MHDPro Certificate of Recognition and 10 hours CPD.

This course is assessed and certified by Beauty Tribe.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites to study this course, however you will need a reliable internet connection, hairstyling tools, Bluetooth headphones, and a test head (available from retailers such as Amazon). 


Online portfolio.

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Course duration

Once enrolled, you can start studying at any time. You will also have as much time as you need to complete the course.

Study method

You will study this Men’s Cutting Course – Short Back and Sides through distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you. All your materials will be sent online, so receiving your materials is easy. You will work through the online tutorials at your own pace, uploading photographs of your completed work.

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an MHDPro Certificate of Recognition and this course counts towards 10 hours of CPD.


Each lesson will have an online video for you to work through. After you have watched the video, you are required to submit photos of your completed work and upload them to the learning portal alongside a statement outlining the key things you have learnt.

Your tutor will then provide detailed feedback and include areas you can improve on if required.

What next?

Through this Men’s Cutting Course – Short Back and Sides, you will be able to display your certificate of achievement within your salon or across your social media channels to demonstrate your new skills to current and prospective clients.


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