Class Overview

This is a LIVE In-Person class.

We all know how the standard process goes: wash, cut, dry, style. But that isn’t the only order of how a hair cut can go down. This class is all about learning the techniques behind dry-cutting. Learn soft texturizing techniques and time-saving approaches for dry-cutting on curly and wavy hair. Maximize the benefits of dry-cutting with these new techniques to achieve precision cuts and refined lines. The perfect cuts to go with the perfect blow dry— smooth, sharp and sleek.


  • How to apply dry-cutting techniques to all hair textures and curl patterns
  • Watch a demonstration and then practice three different hair cuts
  • How to partner your new technical skills with the best products to achieve and maintain the smooth and straight styles


  • Tripod
  • Mannequin head: Josephine or Diane Pivot Point Mannequin Heads or similar length
  • Hair Cutting Scissors
  • Cutting Comb with Wide and Fine Teeth
  • Wide Tooth Comb
  • Sectioning Clips (8)
  • Brushes (Denman, Round and Mason Pearson)
  • Aveda Paddle Brush
  • Blow Dryer (with Nozzle)
  • Flat Iron
  • Optional: Thinning Shears
  • Optional: Razor
  • Optional: Clipper or Trimmer
  • Optional: 1" to 2" Curling Iron

Preferred Prerequisites: Core Cutting I and I



Monday, April 17, 2023

10am - 5pm ET


Hair Cut/Style Purefessional

Cassandra Peña

Cassandra is an Aveda Cut/Style Purefessional™ and Certified Aveda Color Educator who has been passionate about Aveda and its mission since starting her career in 2005 at Aveda Institute San Antonio. She is a Master Stylist at K Charles & Co in San Antonio, TX. During her time at K Charles she has been part of the Education Team where she helped hire, train and write curriculum for the apprentices and junior stylists and lead of their Design Team where she helped plan and execute photo shoots, fashion shows, magazine submissions and other creative ventures throughout the community. Cassandra has worked alongside members of the Aveda Global Artistic Team such as Antoinette Beenders and Allen Ruiz participating in NYFW since 2011 with Jon Reyman and the Aveda team, and loves the opportunity it has given her to channel her creativity and grow her skills while styling hair for such notable designers as Betsey Johnson, Nike, Leanne Marshall, Public School NYC, Nicholas K, Chromat, Tibi, Tome and many others. Cassandra was recently invited as one of 16 stylists from around the world to participate onstage in the 2018 Aveda Global Jam to kick off the Congress 40th Anniversary celebration. She was also asked to work backstage with legendary hairstylist Nicolas Jurnjack who was the Aveda Congress Special Guest. This summer Cassandra participated in a styling segment of Elevate Masters in New Orleans. Her passion for constantly learning and growing is what makes her such an engaging educator; and she’s committed to sharing this love for learning so others may reach their goals, sharpen their skills and be the best hairstylists they can be.