Shears: Cutting Edge

Online Course For Professionals

With so many types of shears on the market, it can be confusing as to what type of shear to purchase. This course is designed to shed light on various types of shears you should consider for your tool kit, keeping in mind different types of clients and situations.

Price: $14.95
Duration: 45 mins (instant certificate of completion)
Length of Access: 60 days
  • Thrive in Your Career

    This course's interactive activities, engaging videos, and fun quizzes will take your knowledge to the next level.

  • Learn At Your Own Pace

    You'll have access to this class for 60 days. Stop and start as your schedule allows. Don't worry—your progress will be saved.

  • Embrace Real Results

    You'll be able to apply what you learn right away in your day-to-day world. Get ready to experience real results.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome: Mikey Denton

    2. Introduction to Shears

    3. Workbook

    1. Myth Busting

    1. The Mechanics

    2. Short to Long Blending Techniques

    3. Poured vs Forged

    4. Point or Rounded

    5. 4.5" - 5.5" Blades

    6. 6.5" + Blades

    7. Blending Shears

    8. Notched Shears

    9. Shear Care

    1. Maintenance & Trouble Shooting

    2. Activity

    3. Shear Exercise

    4. Activity

    5. Positioning with Cutting

    1. Final Quiz Instructions

    2. Quiz

    1. Feedback Form

About this course

  • $14.95
  • 21 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

About the Presenter

Mikey Denton

Meet Mikey Denton, the Nashville-based hairstylist with a passion for scissor and clipper techniques, styling, and education. After diving headfirst into hair in 2009, Mikey quickly discovered his talent for hair design and became an educator for brands like Loreal's Baxter of California. He's taught all over the United States and Australia and now actively works behind the chair.

Aside from his work in the salon, Mikey is also a seasoned freelance professional in the field of online education sales. He offers his expertise to various companies, helping them with their sales and marketing strategies. He has worked with Travis Parker Academy as a salesman, PR for Editbutter Studios, and as an ambassador for Kimiko.

Mikey is a multifaceted hairstylist who is passionate about both staying up to date on haircutting trends and figuring out new and innovative ways to incorporate technology with sales and marketing. Follow him for the latest insights into laid-back, professional hair styling tips, online education sales, and cutting-edge trends in the hairstyling world.

What to Expect

This course will cover the following:

The various types of shears you should consider for your tool kit, keeping in mind different types of clients and cutting situations.

Dispel myths that all shears are created equal.

Explore several best practice tips for creating volume, smoothing, and smoothing with a round brush.

Proper positioning of your hands and arms to remain in control of your shears.

Learn the primary types of shears that should be in your tool kit for every type of client and styling.


  • Why should I attend this course?

    Salon professionals will learn the various types of shears, what each one is best used for, how to maintain your shears, and best practices for proper body positioning. This course will also dispel myths that all shears are created equal. Enroll today.

  • How is this course structured?

    This course will begin with an introduction of what to expect. Then you will have the chance to download resources that you may want to reference during the course. Once that is complete you can view the course that consists of 4 modules. After the course there will be a 10-question final quiz, once you pass with a 70%+, you can download your certificate of completion.

  • Will I get a certificate of completion?

    Yes. Immediately following the course you’ll be able to download your certificate of completion.