This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to complete a range of hair services provided at the basin area including pre-service shampoos and treatments, and post treatment removal of residual colour and lightening products.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - integrate health, safety and hygiene practices and procedures into day-to-day basin services work functions across four, three hour work periods; - pre-service shampoo and conditioning; - colour product removal; - bleach product removal; - foils and colour product removal; - application of post colour treatment conditioners, and; - across the work periods, cumulatively use these head massage techniques when shampooing and conditioning: effleurage; petrissage; tapotement.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - visual characteristics of normal and abnormal hair and scalp conditions; - organisation's basin service products and treatments range; - product purpose; - action on the hair; - application instructions; - processing times; - role and basic content of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) or plain English workplace documents or diagrams that interpret SDS content; - basic aspects of local government, state or territory health regulations for hygiene and infection control at the basin services area; - using gown and towels to protect client clothes; - avoiding product contact with eyes; - monitoring client comfort; - preventing cross-transmission of infection between customers; - work health, safety and hygiene for providing basin services; - using correct posture to avoid fatigue and injury; - avoiding product contact with operator eyes; - preventing cross-transmission of infection during customer contact; - minimising product wastage; - water efficiency, and; - waste disposal with particular emphasis on environmentally sound disposal methods for hazardous and other waste.

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