Over the years, Laara Raynier has educated countless professional stylists on her advanced cutting techniques in her Mastercutter Academy in NYC. Just 8 people are allowed per session (regularly sold out) to have Laara stand by and teach her hands on techniques.

We stopped by a class recently and met with frequent "student" Sam Geiser from the La Dolce Vita Salon in Pittsburgh and invited her to interview Laara on the history and the most important aspects of that training. "The most important aspect is confidence," says Laara. "And that is something any stylist can get with the proper training."

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