This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and provide a range of general men's grooming services including trimming eyebrow and ear hair and shaving the neck under a beard. These enhancement services are usually offered in conjunction with haircutting services.

Unit details

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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: - consult with at least five clients, recommend general grooming services and cumulatively complete the following services which consistently achieve desired outcomes to client satisfaction: trimming eyebrows; trimming moustaches; trimming ear hair; front of neck shave under beard line.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - types of tools and techniques used for precision grooming of eyebrow, moustache and ear hair; - contraindications to shaving: - the effects on skin and hair of: pre-conditioning products and hot towels; after-shave conditioning products and cold towels; - shaving patterns and directions, in relation to hair growth, and the impact on the finished result; - cleaning techniques and uses of cleaning and disinfection products for grooming and shaving equipment; - basic aspects of local government, state or territory health regulations, and; - industry practices and organisational procedures.

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