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Introduction to the Hairdressing Industry QLS Level 2

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Course description

Are you either considering a career in the hairdressing industry or just starting out in their hairstyling career? Then this course could be just for you. You will learn all the fundamentals for starting your life in the hairdressing industry. With this course, you will gain an understanding of the hairdressing industry, including health and safety in a salon, how to behave professionally and conduct client consultations, as well as the services offered in salons and the career opportunities that are available in the industry. There are a lot of paths you can take when it comes to the hairdressing industry. Of course, working in a hairdressing salon, aesthetic centre and beauty salons are the most common and widespread for those starting out. There are options outside of the mainstream jobs, however, as professions linked to hair and beauty has widened. For those wanting to build a career outside of salons, you have the options of television, fashion, movies, cruise ships, teaching, and more.    

Course Content

Unit 1 Health and safety in the salon

  • Hazards and risks.
  • Responsibilities of various salon staff.
  • Health and safety regulations.
  • Importance of personal presentation.
  • Safe working practices in the salon.
  • Sterilisation of equipment.

Unit 2 Presenting a professional image

  • Positive and negative examples of verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Creating a professional image.
  • How negative attitude and behaviour effects clients.
  • How lifestyle plays an important part in portraying a professional image.

Unit 3 Client consultation

  • Main hairdressing services.
  • Basic hair types, textures, and growth patterns.
  • Hair tests and the consequences of failing to do so.
  • Adverse hair and scalp conditions.
  • Infections and infestations.

Unit 4 Services offered in the salon

  • Procedures in preparing the client.
  • Procedures in preparing the backwash area.
  • The structure of hair.
  • Basic shampooing and conditioning techniques.
  • Techniques and products to suit particular hair and scalp types.

Unit 5 Styling hair

  • Basic face shapes and suggest suitable hair styles for each.
  • Basic styling techniques.
  • Styling products and their uses.
  • Research a variety of styles and explain the techniques used to achieve them.

Unit 6 Career prospects in the hairdressing industry

  • Range of careers in the hairdressing industry.
  • Staffing structure of a hairdressing business.
  • Research a hairdressing job role in detail.
  • Personal and professional skills required in a particular hairdressing job.

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