The Cut Above

The Cut Above is a quarterly, nationwide competition that challenges our students’ creativity and technical skills. Every competition takes a new approach to hairdressing by incorporating the students’ newly learned skills and puts their vision to the test. Past winners have received backstage access to NYFW, hands-on experience at a Marchesa photo shoot, and features in STRUT – our very own publication.

VIEW OUR past winners

  • Taylor
  • Dawson



“I chose TONI&GUY Academy for the multiple opportunities for growth within the company and the opportunities available, like the Marchesa Lookbook shoot in NYC.”

Graduate of TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy in Atlanta, Taylor Hopkins, won best blow dry tutorial in a Facebook competition. We sent her straight to New York for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work on a Marchesa photo shoot with Costa Mesa Campus Director, Rachel Brumbaugh. Taylor spent 3 days in NYC assisting Rachel to pull off the soft looks that complimented the Marchesa Resort 2015 line.




“Going to TONI&GUY was the best decision I made. It provided the foundation of my hairdressing career and cultivated a passion and appreciation for the industry. Had I chosen another place to get my education, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy student, Dawson Sherman, got his hands in hair for New York Fashion Week. Dawson worked with designer, Choonmoo Park, and TIGI stylists backstage prepping for the Parkchoonmoo runway show. He also worked his magic creating voluminous waves on style blogger, Camille from