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The Cut Test

KCRA 3 A-List Best Salon GS HAIRThe GS HAIR Cut Test

What they won’t tell you when you walk into a new salon.

Hair stylists receive beauty school training, through a licensed and accredited college of cosmetology.  After their education, the State of California will test and license your stylist as a cosmetologist.  Many salons will hire educated, but unskilled stylists onto their floor, right out of school.

GS HAIR tests each potential member of the styling team. They must demonstrate an absolute mastery of their skills in both cut and color. If they need help in any of those areas, and show exceptional aptitude for our team, they are brought into our intern program. As in Intern, they receive FREE training every Tuesday night and are given a chance to fine tune those skills side-by-side with our educators.  When they are ready, they  re-test onto our styling floor.

Read more here about the details of our Cut Test:

There are 5 classic haircuts upon which all others are built.   Team members are tested on every level.

1. The Bob. 2. The Graduated Bob. 3. The Short Layer. 4. The Long Layer, and 5. The Firefly. Every other haircut is a variation or has a ‘piece’ of these 5 basic cuts in them. A handful of technical skills refine the cuts further to finish a style- such as texturizing.  Mens haircuts are included in this process.  After hair cuts are mastered, next comes color formulation. Every texture, thickness, and history of processes will affect the final outcome. Great colorists are chemists and texture experts as well. Add correct placement of foils for highlighting, bleaching techniques, and color correction. Ongoing education includes additional training for products we use on your hair. Tools we use in your hair. And additions we make to your hair. Hair Extensions, Brazilian Keratin Treatments, Japanese Hair Straightening and other time-intensive services all require additional training and certification. All require training, education, practice and experience.  If a member of our team advertises a specialty, they must demonstrate an expertise and completion of additional training.

We proudly boast that we wouldn’t put you in a chair, we wouldn’t sit in ourselves. We promise exceptional stylists and complete satisfaction. We have great confidence in our Professional Styling Team!

About GS HAIR:

Named for Owner and Vidal Sassoon Educated Master Stylist, Greg Saumure, GS HAIR was opened by the Saumure family in 2006. We wanted exemplary customer service (The Nordstrom Way), and Sacramento’s Best Professional Styling Team. We ‘Cut Test’ every member of our styling team unto our salon floor. Voted KCRA 3 A-List, as one of Sacramento’s Best Salons in our first year open, we continue to grow and thrive. We love and appreciate your business! And we will work tirelessly to make you happy.

GS HAIR is located at 2415 Walnut Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608. We are open Tuesday through Saturday. Front desk hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11-7, and Saturdays from 11-5. You can reach us at (916) 481-2340. E-mail us at We are located just South of El Camino on Walnut Avenue, in the Southgate Glass building.


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