In Nov. 2014, we held our first HSM Certification in Atlanta, GA. Since that time, we have had over 20 Certifications from Coast to Coast and lots of states in between. I think we can all agree that there is nothing like being in a hands-on class! However, taking 5 days off work, paying for hotel rooms, flights, eating out, etc… can become very costly and takes a lot of planning. There are those of you that have taken the HSM Online Course and really “GET IT” but have not been able to attend a LIVE HSM Certification.

We are excited to now offer HSM Certification ONLINE!!! 

This is not for the faint of heart. Certification is HARD, even in-person, but online it will be even more challenging. It is for that reason; we will only be excepting 5 applicants for each Online Certification Course. It is a huge investment of not only YOUR time but OUR time as well. We have designed the application progress to help use determine who is deeply committed to becoming HSM Certified.

Each student going through Online Certification will be assigned your own personal Educator.  Each member of the Certification team is highly qualified, as they have led multiple LIVE Certifications.

We will try to assign an Educator that is compatible with your time zone, when possible.  Once you have been assigned an Educator, they will personally reach out to you. Together you will make a schedule for your weekly video conference time.

Each member of our Education Team is also a stylist behind the chair. Their time is valuable and limited, just as yours is. It is especially important to keep all scheduled appointment times or you may have toforfeit that week’s meeting.



  • Must have your own copy of “The Math and Science of Haircutting”
  • Must go through application process and be selected.
  • Must commit to 4-5 hours each week for 6 weeks.
  • Must have uncut mannequin with 21” or longer hair.

As much as we all LOVE hands-on Education, sometimes it is just not possible. I am in college now and I am taking both in-person and online classes.  I can tell you that I am learning just as much ONLINE as I am in-person and that is because… I WANT TO LEARN IT!

Without that desire, I would have a hard time committing to all the hours each week. I have a deadline each week for my online coursework. If I do not turn it in by the deadline, I get a big-fat zero. In this course, you will have assignments due each week. If the assignments are not turned in that week, you will not pass this course and you will not become Certified. It is INTENSIVE and requires a time commitment of 3-4 hours a week.




timeline for assignments

During the first 4 weeks, you are required to accomplish the following:

  • Read the assigned chapters.
  • Watch the corresponding video lessons.
  • Complete & turn in the “Practice” segment for each assigned chapter.
  • Schedule video conference with Educator to go over that week’s assignments and progress.
  • Complete Assessments at the end of each Chapter.

During week 5, schedule video conference for a mock technical test-out. Educator will work with you on any areas that need improvement. Your Educator will also answer any questions to help you prepare. At the end of the 5 th  week, you will complete your 3-part test-out. 

Week 1: Chapters 1-4
Week 2: Chapters 5-7
Week 3: Chapters 8-9
Week 4: Chapter 10 & recap.
Week 5: Certified Haircutter Certification Qualifying Prep
Week 6: Certified Haircutter Test Out 

Educator will have 5 business days to grade test-outs and watch your technical video submission. Once Educator has completed the assessment, you will be contacted with your results.

Onetime payment: $1,279.00
Two Payments: $659.00 x2
Three Payments: $449.00 x3