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Hair Beauty

Free-Online-Learning-Courses Advanced-Learner-Loans-5 Havering-College-Achievement-Rates-2015

The aim of the course is to introduce you to the hairdressing and beauty industries and the skills needed in order to work as a hair stylist. You will develop your skills of shampooing, blow-drying and styling women's hair. You will also develop your knowledge of different hair types, health and safety requirements, and how to present yourself to clients within the hairdressing industry. 

You can expect to study:

  • How to section hair effectively
  • How to apply temporary colour
  • How to effectively shampoo and condition hair
  • How to present a professional image
  • How to plait and twist hair
  • Working with others in the salon
  • Salon reception

There will also be opportunities to develop your creative skills in the art of dressing and styling hair and to take part in projects to create a combined hair and beauty image, as well as learning how to display retail stock in salons and how to promote products and services.

This qualification is based on the hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional body (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing students for a career as a junior hairdresser/stylist. The aim of the course is to develop hairdressing skills and knowledge and it will also enable you to perform your own services and to assist others in the salon. Students will gather evidence for assessment through the study of mandatory and optional units, in a real working environment without the need for fee-paying clients.

The units you may study include:

  • Shampooing and conditioning hair
  • Research unit - working in the hair industry
  • Cutting women’s hair
  • Colouring hair
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Client consultation
  • Health and safety

Students will also select a number of optional units which include: Reception duties; Creating an image based on a theme; Providing scalp massage services; Promoting products and services to clients; and Perming hair.

The qualification's structure provides students with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway within the hair industry.

This qualification builds on existing skills, knowledge and understanding of hairdressing and enables the student to develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare them for employment as a senior hairdresser or stylist. Students will have their hairdressing skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment by gathering evidence through the study of mandatory and optional units.

The units you may study include:

  • Advanced cutting
  • Styling and colouring techniques
  • Health and safety
  • Client consultation
  • Selling products and services to clients

Students will further develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional units to study, which include hair colour correction and specialist scalp services, bridal hairstyling, and marketing for the hair and beauty sector.

The qualification's structure provides students with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a senior hairdresser or stylist.

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