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Introduction to the Hairdressing Industry Level 2

Open Study College

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Develop your knowledge of the hair dressing industry, from home!

This course will allow you to:

-State the most common types of risks and hazards in a hairdressing salon and be confident in taking such action to minimise the occurrence of accidents and spillages

-Discuss the best ways of adopting and promoting a professional image through communication, behaviour, dress and team working

-Explain the processes involved in client consultation and the reasons for these methods

-List and discuss a variety of services available to clients in the hairdressing salon and consider the promotion of additional products and services

-Explain the importance of clear communication and the main tasks involved in salon reception duties

-List and describe the main roles and career paths in the hairdressing industry

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

All your course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have!

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What you'll learn on the course

Communication Training
Verbal Communication
Salon staff

Course programme

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 consequences of failure 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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