John Sahag, touted by the fashion industry as one of the top 15 greatest stylists, was the world's most sought-after commercial and editorial artist.

While styling hair for editorial, John noticed that once the model's hair was dry after a cut, it was easier to taper the shape. Attempts to perfect shapes for the camera led to the Sahag Dry Cutting Method. Truth be told, he didn't know he had created a revolutionary style of his own until he actually opened The John Sahag Workshop on Madison Avenue in New York. What he did know for certain was that the Sahag Dry Cut had put the art back into the hairdresser's hands.

At Sahag, our craft is cultivated with constant education in making shapes - shapes that reveal the person's beauty with a unique and eternally modern look.

The ability to capture the hair's intended shape is a process that you can master the Sahag Dry Cutting Method. Learn from our master craftsmen in our hands-on program.

Hands-On Courses

Each course gives you an in-depth understanding of the Sahag Dry Cutting Method. As you move through the program, you will learn how to achieve beautiful styles with different hair textures, shape short hair and create elegant up-dos. 

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Associate Craftsman Course (Required)

Five 2-day classes -- $700/2-day class

  • Fundamentals of Sahag Dry Cut

  • Learn How to Visualize Shape by Analyzing Hair Properties

  • Sahag Sectioning to Guide the Cut

  • Scissors and Scissoring Technique

  • Finishing and Styling Tips

Craftsman Course (Optional)

Four 2-day classes -- $900/2-day class

  • Review of Fundamentals

  • Advanced Layering Techniques on Straight and Curly Hair

  • In-Depth Shaping and Tapering Cuts

  • Shaping Short Hair

  • Finishing and Styling Tips

*MUST complete Associate Craftsman course and recieve approval from educator before taking this course.

Master Craftsman Course (Optional)

Three 1-day classes -- $700/day

  • Unique Cutting Techniques for Advanced Shaping - All Hair Types

  • Creating Edgy, Flattering Shapes

  • Advanced Finishing and Inventive Up-Dos Including Sets, Chignons, Etc.

  • Sahag Show/Stage Styling

*MUST complete Craftsman course and receive approval from educator before taking this course.

 Class Dates

Associate classes are given every 2nd Sunday & Monday of the month.

January 7th & 8th

February 11th & 12th

March 5th
** Class takes place at the 2018 IBS Show
@ The Jacob Javits Center from 2pm - 5pm **

March 11th & 12th

April 8th & 9th

May 13th & 14th

June 10th & 11th

August 12th & 13th

September 9th & 10th

October 7th & 8th

November 11th & 12th


Advanced classes are given every 3rd Monday of the month.

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