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IPCC 2022 is in full swing

You spend all day cutting hair right? Have you thought about taking part in the International Precision Cutting Championships ( a.k.a IPCC). We recently spoke to Sarah McCulloch – 2021 UK finalist who shared all the details on why you should enter because in actual fact, this is not just a competition. It’s a learning experience to make you a better cutter. Catch up HERE

You only need a pair of scissors, a cutting comb, a doll-head and a camera (and maybe some make-up if you’re like Sarah).

The IPCC is an online competition that celebrates the craft of cutting. No need for professional photography or expensive models, this is one helluva a fab contest which pretty much anyone of any level can enter (including those still in training). As entries are posted on Instagram with the hashtag #IPCChampionshipuk you’ll see your engagement levels shoot through the roof as other entrants from across the globe come together to admire your work. It’s like being part of a community.

IPCC community

Along the way you can take part in the education seminars to perfect your technique. Even if you’re not a confident cutter, it’s worth getting involved purely for the education. Check out @ipcc_uk for the latest demo’s on how to cut a triangular layer – the cutting technique for stage one of the competition


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Enter now!

It’s easy peasy

  1. Present a triangular layer on a doll-head
  2. Snap three different angles of the cut 
  3. Upload the three photos to instagram using #IPCChampionshipuk before midnight on 8th May


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The entries will be judged by industry experts from around the globe. We’re talking the likes of Debbie Gee, Candice McCkay, Andy Heasman, Gianni Scumaci, Lee Stafford, Chie Sato, Ludovic Beckers and James Beaumont. Quite a line up, ay? Plus we’re expecting more to be announced.


Thanks to iSalon Software and Leaf Scissors for sponsoring the competition. There’s some pretty cool prizes up for grabs from these guys!

The deadline for submissions for IPCC  8th May. Finalists will be announced mid May.

Good luck and happy cutting!


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