Laara K. Raynier

Mastercutter Academy

Haircutting Workshops
Private Classes

Laara Raynier brings the finest quality in haircutting education to her workshops & private classes. With over 30 years experience working with the best haircutters in the world. From Roger Thompson at Barney's NY to Edward Tricomi to Tim Hartley. Laara has worked with them all. This is the real thing on live models.

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Upcoming Hands-on Haircutting Workshops in New York City
We hand-pick and only use LIVE models!

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This workshop focuses on everything you need to know about cutting a precision layered bob: how to blend and layer the hair to create texture & shape to give it that edgy look.

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This workshop focuses on how to formulate and create long-lasting reds, balayage and flamboyage to achieve a multi-dimensional look. Taught by master colorist Christina Sanchez, top Davines educator.

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This special workshop focuses on how stylists and owners can acquire customers, make them feel special, and create not only repeat business.. but a stand-in line-referral program.

What Leaders Are Saying

“Laara Raynier was trained by one of the best in the world and it shows. I would highly recommend Laara to anyone who wants to be taught the art of cutting hair.”

Michael Gordon

Founder, Bumble & Bumble

Call (212) 995-9334 to book!

Advanced precision haircutting workshops and private one-on-one hands-on hair cutting classes. Designed to teach advanced precision hair cutting and styling. Experience what it’s like to take a Mastercutter Academy workshop or private class. Laara Raynier brings 30 years of world-class experience working in the best salons in New York City to her private classes and workshops.


Laara Raynier was trained in London by master haircutting teacher, Donald MacIntosh and in New York, Raynier mastered classic precision haircutting with the hair legend himself, Roger Thompson of Barney’s NY. Thompson was one of the creators of precision haircutting as we know it and was the first world art director of Sassoon’s in the ’60s.


Raynier worked with Thompson at Barney’s for ten years. Laara was also trained by and works with Edward Tricomi, of Warren Tricomi Salons, where she learned to master long hair, blending, layering, styling, and blow-drying from the salon to the runways.


Tim Hartley

“Laara has the most amazing, enthusiastic personality. She has integrity, passion, and humor. Laara is doing it with love, grace, and passion, which is my dream.”                     

World Art Director, Sassoon

Edward Tricomi

“She’s a natural teacher and excels at teaching haircutting and sharing her vast knowledge and experience. Laara is a natural-born artist and one of the best haircutters I’ve ever known.”

Warren Tricomi Salons

Private One-on-One Hands-on Classes with LIVE Models
Train with Laara Raynier, the authority on precision hair cutting.

Designed for you and your focus.

  • Master the most difficult haircuts.
  • Your own private coach.
  • Master blending, layering & blow-drying
  • How to understand and work with all types of growth patterns.
  • Learn from a world-class master – 35 years of experience.
  • Learn fundamental and advanced haircutting techniques.
  • Confidence comes from cutting a beautiful bob with a straight line.

Call today (212) 995-9334 to book!

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Raynier worked with Roger Thompson at Barney’s for ten years. Laara was not allowed to use a blowdryer when she began her training with Thompson. The haircut had to stand on its own; this is the type of training you will receive!

Laara Raynier is the authority on all aspects of precision haircutting, classic and current techniques. She is a one-of-a-kind teacher that exudes passion and creativity.

While working with Edward Tricomi, Laara Raynier learned to master long hair, blending, layering, styling, and blow-drying from the salon to the runways.

Her enthusiasm and visual artistry will motivate and inspire you.

Laara at New York Fashion Week 2015


Stylists come from:

Australia, Germany, India, Brazil, Italy, Hawaii, North Carolina, Chicago, Illinois, Washington D.C., Pittsburg, Colorado, Atlanta, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Maine, Los Angeles, Connecticut and New Jersey

Laara is a creative genius and a master of the bob!

Rocco D’amore

Sydney, Australia

Her perfectly chiseled bob haircuts are famous, stylists come from all over the world come to train with her to master her legendary techniques.

Laara is so passionate about hair cutting education and her training, that we only use real people as our models, setting Mastercutter Academy apart.

Confidence is a key element to success. After training with Laara Raynier, you’ll attain world-class skills and techniques used by the masters.

It will take your career to the next level.

Would you like to have Mastercutter Academy at your salon to train your stylists and assistants?
For more information and details on workshops and private classes, contact us:
Call 212-995-9334