This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop 2-D visual representations and plans for solid form, graduated and increased and uniform layered haircut structures. This enables hairdressers to visualise the components of finished haircut structures as aids to planning and completing haircuts.

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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: - analyse and interpret finished haircuts of these types: solid form; graduated; increased layered; uniform layered; - for each of the above haircut structures, produce a simple line drawing showing straight and curved design lines and direction of lines for the finished haircut, and; - for each of the above haircuts produce a haircut plan using a 2-D structural graphic representation showing: interior and exterior design lines; soft or hard lines; starting point of haircut; sectioning and parting patterns; angles of lift in degrees; distribution of hair.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - basic principles of geometry, angles and shapes as they apply to haircutting; - angles that relate to lines in haircut structures; - meaning of the key terminology for haircuts and how these features are used in the hair cutting process; - shape and structure for these types of haircut structures; - starting point, sectioning and parting patterns and the impact on the finished result for these types of haircut structures; - design guidelines used for these types of haircut structures; - design guideline directions and when these are used; - angles of lift and distribution used for these types of haircut structures, and; - key characteristics and interrelationships of the elements and principles of hair design and their use in creating haircut structures and effects.

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