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Last updated: December 12, 2023

10 Hair Tutorials To Binge Watch in 2024

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These 10 BTC-U Courses Will Give Your Career A Major Glow Up 

If leveling up in your career is on your 2024 vision board, these 10 BTC University classes will help bring that vision to life. All of BTC-U’s courses are taught by top industry stylists and cover a range of trending and timeless colors, cuts, styling techniques and social media strategies to improve your business behind the chair.

Keep scrolling for the most popular BTC-U classes that’ll help bring your career to the next level in 2024 and beyond.


Join BTC-U for just $10 a month for access to 150+ on-demand courses, new classes added monthly and chapter markers so you can watch from anywhere at any time!


1. Reverse Balayage With Ashlee Norman (@ashleenormanhair)

In 2023, the reverse balayage technique was used to embrace the “Expensive Blonde” trend. We saw celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber lean into softer, multi-dimensional blonde tones and now, you can learn how to recreate this look thanks to K18 Hair Education Ambassador Ashlee Norman (@ashleenormanhair)


Here’s what you will learn in Ashlee’s course:

  • The theories essential to using the reverse balayage technique

  • Ashlee’s “Hairline Shuffle” placement for maintaining a bright money piece

  • How to color correct outdated bleach and tones and partial highlights and transform them into trending rooted, lived-in looks

  • The science behind each K18 product—plus how to apply for stronger, softer, smoother hair


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2. Low & Slow Lightening With Brendnetta Ashley (@edgybgirl)

Knowing how to service every hair texture and curl pattern should be a non-negotiable in 2024. In this course, Schwarzkopf Professional® Digital Artistic Team Member Brendnetta Ashley (@edgybgirl) walks you through achieving the level of lift you’re looking for without compromising the integrity of the curl pattern.


You can also look forward to learning:

  • Brendnetta’s approach to lightening textured hair without disrupting the curl pattern

  • Proven color customization techniques to leave clients with a look that’s uniquely theirs

  • Industry secrets for having trust-building consultations to elevate your reputation

  • The right questions to ask your clients to set realistic expectations


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3. Butterfly Cut With Justin Toves-Vincilione (@ahappyjustin)

In this course, ARC™ Scissors Team Member Justin Toves-Vincilione (@ahappyjustin) reveals his secret techniques and step-by-step styling tips to bouncy butterfly layers. Stay ahead of the trends with this tutorial—your clients will thank you later!


Here’s what you’ll learn in Justin’s course:

  • Justin’s viral butterfly layer cutting technique

  • How to create blended, voluminous layers that don’t compromise length

  • When and where to overdirect when cutting layers

  • Learn the difference between a lived-in vs a blunt perimeter

  • Cutting pro tips for connecting fringe, layers and perimeter for a cohesive haircut


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4. The Bixie With Briana Cisneros (@brianacisneros)

Briana Cisneros (@brianacisneros) brought the trending bixie to BTC-U. Throughout the course, she shares pro tips and tricks for creating this bob/pixie hybrid and walks you through her entire process.


Briana’s bixie course teaches you:

  • How to customize the bixie for every client

  • Razor and scissor cutting techniques for removing weight and creating shape

  • Creative sectioning strategies to cut efficiency and with precision

  • How to create soft movement on shorter lengths


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5. Brightening Brunettes With Farhana Premji (@xo.farhana.balayage)

For those clients who want to be blonde every summer and brunette every winter, BTC Team Member Farhana Premji (@xo.farhana.balayage) will walk you through how to safely yet beautifully lighten brunettes. 


Farhana will teach you:

  • Her signature blonding technique for transitioning dark winter shades to bright summer tones

  • How to enhance a darker starting level with pops of brightness and dimension

  • A clear placement roadmap to maintain depth

  • Pattern and application strategies to avoid over-blonding


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6. Foil-Free Express Lowlights With Oana Ciofu (@hair_by_oana)

Does your client desperately need a break from bleach? Are you seeking ways to enhance your time management skills in the salon? Oana Ciofu’s (@hair_by_oana) foil-free express lowlights technique using Moroccanoil® is your ticket to a new era of dimensional blondes. This class isn’t just about lowlights; it’s a paradigm shift in the way you approach color.


Here’s what you’ll learn in Oana’s course:

  • How to speed up your color application without compromising the integrity of your client’s hair

  • Oana’s tricks for creating a bold money piece

  • Porosity-based formulation strategies to enhance vibrancy and longevity

  • Expert tips to create clean and consistent lived-in blondes


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7. ’90s Supermodel Layers With Justin Toves-Vincilione (@ahappyjustin)

Icons Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer made “bombshell layers” a household name and clients are still sprinting to salons requesting the long, voluminous haircut decades later. In this class, #ONESHOT Winner Justin Toves-Vincilione (@ahappyjustin) is teaching you how to cut and style this look to achieve maximum volume and bounce while maintaining length.


In this course, Justin will cover:

  • His signature cutting technique for creating voluminous, long layers

  • Overdirection strategies to maintain length when slide cutting

  • How to create defined, yet blended layers for a cohesive cut

  • A full styling tutorial to achieve maximum volume


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8. How To Cut & Style A Soft Blunt Bob With Chris Jones (@chrisjones_hair)

Learn how to utilize wet and dry-cutting techniques to achieve the trending soft blunt bob haircut from Chris Jones (@chrisjones_hair). Chris will break down his entire bob-cutting process step-by-step and share his best tips for cutting a precise line around a round shape while maintaining softness throughout. Plus, he’ll demo styling techniques for creating sleek, textured and wavy looks on short hair.


Here’s what you can expect to learn from Chris:

  • How to cut a precise line that is soft and diffused around the edges.
  • Tips for avoiding no-nos that will ruin a bob haircut
  • How to be technically precise when cutting along the nape and neckline
  • When to utilize wet and dry-cutting techniques for soft blunt texture
  • Styling techniques for creating sleek, textured and wavy looks on short hair


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9. Styling & Photographing Hair For Social Media With Belinda Mills (@bel_pipsqueekinsaigon)

Ready to go viral, snag that coveted #ONESHOT Finalist spot and have clients knocking down your salon door? Buckle up, because this class is your golden ticket to standing out in the crowded world of social media. 2X 2023 #ONESHOT Winner and evo pro creative educator Belinda Mills (@bel_pipsqueekinsaigon) will teach you how to become a content creation powerhouse.


Everything you’ll learn from Belinda:

  • How to take #ONESHOT Winner-worthy photos utilizing what’s already in your toolkit

  • Bel’s styling tips for maximizing size and shape in your photos

  • Tricks to get your clients more comfortable in front of the camera

  • How to get the best angles, lighting and find models


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10. Social Media For Hairdressers 7-Part Series With Haley Gable (@haleygable)

To round out the top 10 hair courses of 2023, BTC’s very own, Haley Gable (@haleygable) teaches you the ins and outs of Instagram for your hair business. The seven-part series is overflowing with tips to grow your social media presence—no matter your goals.


Here are the seven topics taught in the course:

  • Instagram 101: Handles, Bios & Profile Pics
  • Captions & Hashtags For Your Audience
  • Brands: How To Get Them To Notice You
  • Build Your Clientele With Instagram
  • Salon Owners: Your Complete Guide To Running A Salon Instagram
  • 10 Instagram Mistakes + How To Fix Them
  • Your Most-Asked Social Media Questions
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Make 2024 the year you take your education to the next level. Join BTC-U here!