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View Unit : Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques

Unit
Unit Reference Number
A/600/1046
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques
Unit Level
Level 3
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
48
Unit Credit Value
5
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
7.3 Service Enterprises
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

The assessment of this unit needs to meet the requirements within the Habia Hairdressing and Barbering Assessment Strategies:

1. Simulation is not allowed for any performance evidence within this unit.

2. The learner must practically demonstrate in their everyday work that they have met the standard for creatively cutting hair using a combination of barbering techniques.

3. The Assessor will observe the learners performance on at least 6 occasions. Each observation must be of a different creative restyle cut.

4. The learner must show that they have:

- used all the tools and equipment*:

a) scissors

b) clippers

c) razors

- taken into account all the factors:

a) head and face shape

b) hair growth patterns

c) hair density

d) hair length

e) hair texture

f) hair elasticity

g) presence of male pattern baldness

h) presence of added hair

i) client's lifestyle

j) client requirements.

- used 9 out of the 12** cutting techniques and effects:

a) club cutting

b) scissor over comb

c) clipper over comb

d) thinning

e) texturising

f) freehand

g) razor cutting

h) tapering

i) graduating

j) layering

k) fading

l) disconnecting.

- created all the neckline shapes:

a) tapered

b) squared

c) rounded.

- used creative finishing techniques when styling hair and applying products:

a) styling

b) product application.

- given all the advice:

a) suitable products and their use

b) how to maintain the look

c) the time interval between cuts.

** However, the learner must prove to the assessor that they have the necessary, knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to perform competently.

5. It is likely most evidence of the learners performance will be gathered from the observations made by the assessor but the learner may be required to produce other evidence to support their performance if the assessor has not been present.

*NOTE: Use of clipper attachments is not allowed at Level 3.

6. This unit requires mandatory written questions in accordance with the Habia Assessment Strategies for Hairdressing and Barbering.

The assessment and quality assurance requirement for this qualification/unit provides evidence towards A and V units

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Be able to maintain safe and effective methods of working when cutting hair

1.1

make sure the client’s clothing is protected and the client’s skin is kept free of excess hair cuttings throughout the service

1.2

keep the work area clean and tidy throughout the service

1.3

remove waste immediately at the end of the cutting service

1.4

use working methods that

- minimise the risk of damage to tools and equipment

- minimise the risk of cross-infection

- make effective use of the working time

- ensure the use of clean resources

- minimise the risk of harm or injury to themselves and others

1.5

maintain personal standards of health and hygiene which minimise the risk of cross-infection, infestation and offence to clients and colleagues

1.6

identify factors that may influence the service prior to cutting

1.7

make sure that used sharps are disposed of to meet legal and salon requirements

1.8

complete cutting service within a commercially viable time

2

Be able to combine and adapt techniques to create a variety of looks

2.1

explore a variety of looks with the client and recommend a look based on the client’s hair and its potential to achieve the look

2.2

prepare the client’s hair prior to cutting

2.3

consult with the client to confirm their satisfaction on the agreed look before commencing, throughout the cut and on completion of the finished look

2.4

establish and follow cutting guideline(s) to achieve the required look

2.5

personalise, combine and adapt cutting techniques and effects to take account of influencing factors and to achieve the desired look

2.6

position themselves and the client to help ensure the accuracy of the cut

2.7

use cross checking techniques to ensure accurate distribution of weight, balance and shape

2.8

create outline shapes that are accurate, clearly defined and achieve the look required by the client

2.9

create neckline shapes which are accurate and take account of the natural hair line

2.10

balance and shape sideburns to meet the client’s requirements

2.11

remove any unwanted hair outside the desired outline shape

2.12

resolve any problems arising during the cutting service

2.13

use creative finishing techniques that complement the cut

2.14

evaluate the finished cut to ensure the cut and outlines are accurate and the finished look complements the client’s features

2.15

give the client suitable aftercare advice on the maintenance of their look

3

Understand salon and legal requirements

3.1

explain the salon's requirements for client preparation

3.2

justify the salon's expected service times for cutting hair to shape

3.3

explain the salon’s and legal requirements for disposal of sharps and waste materials

3.4

explain own responsibilities under the current Electricity at Work Regulations

3.5

explain any limitations placed on the use of fixed blade razors by local bye-laws and legislation

3.6

summarise the salon's image and state the expected standards of service

4

Understand how to work safely, effectively and hygienically when cutting hair

4.1

list the protective equipment that should be available and why it is important to use it

4.2

explain why it is important to protect clients from hair cuttings

4.3

explain how the position of the client and themselves can affect the desired outcome and reduce fatigue and the risk of injury

4.4

explain the safety considerations which must be taken into account when cutting hair

4.5

explain why it is important to check for infestation and avoid cross-infection

4.6

explain why it is important to keep the work area clean and tidy

4.7

explain methods of cleaning, disinfecting and sterilisation used in salons

4.8

summarise methods of working safely and hygienically which minimise the risk of cross-infection and cross-infestation

4.9

explain the correct use and maintenance of cutting tools

4.10

explain why it is important to position cutting tools for ease of use

4.11

explain the importance of maintaining personal hygiene

4.12

explain the importance of using products economically

5

Understand hair and skin factors that affect the service

5.1

explain the factors that must be taken into consideration prior to and during cutting (eg hair and scalp disorders, presence of male pattern baldness, etc.)

5.2

explain the average rate of hair growth

5.3

explain the potential risk of ingrowing hair resulting from the continual close cutting of curly hair

5.4

explain the known causes and typical patterns of male pattern baldness

6

Understand cutting techniques, products and looks

6.1

explain the different factors that can affect the way the hair is cut

6.2

explain why hair products should be removed from the hair prior to cutting

6.3

describe the types of products available for finishing men's hair

6.4

describe traditional and current men’s hair shapes

6.5

explain how and when to use club cutting, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, thinning, texturising, freehand, razor cutting, tapering, graduating, layering, fading and disconnecting

6.6

explain which tools can be used on either wet or dry hair or both

6.7

explain how to create and follow guidelines and the reasons for establishing and following guidelines

6.8

explain the importance of cutting to the natural hairline in barbering and the circumstances in which the natural hairline might be cut into

6.9

explain how to personalise and adapt cutting techniques and the effects that can be created by combining and adapting different techniques

6.10

explain how to crosscheck and balance the cut and the importance of crosschecking

6.11

describe how to blend the client’s own hair and added hair effectively

6.12

explain the importance of considering weight distribution and working with the natural growth patterns of the hair

6.13

explain the importance of applying the correct degree of tension to the hair when cutting

6.14

explain the importance of keeping the hair damp when wet cutting

6.15

identify the types of problems that can arise when cutting men's hair and ways in which they can be remedied

7

Understand how to communicate and provide aftercare advice to clients

7.1

explain the importance of consulting with clients throughout the cutting process

7.2

explain how to hold a discussion with a client and assist the client to come to an informed decision on a new look

7.3

explain how to present information and give advice and recommendations on looks clearly to clients

7.4

identify the recommended time interval between services

7.5

explain how to use tools and styling products to maintain the look

Equivalent Units
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2.5.10.0L