This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recognise a range of hair and scalp conditions as part of a pre-hair service analysis, to advise on and provide remedial treatments for minor conditions and to advise clients to seek further advice for abnormal or contagious conditions.

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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: - complete a hair and scalp analysis on five (5) different clients to determine suitable salon treatment options and products for: chemically treated hair; physically damaged hair; highly stressed hair; hair conditions that would benefit from protein and moisture treatments; - integrate the use of infection control precautions and organisational procedures to complete these types of head and scalp treatments for three different clients: protein treatments; moisture treatments; medicated treatments, and; - record the following details of the hair and scalp treatment service in the history for each client serviced: pre-treatment analysis; client symptoms; treatment and products used; outcomes achieved; recommended home care treatment and products.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - skin biology, at an elementary level of understanding; - common abnormal scalp conditions, symptoms and visual signs; - visual characteristics of these hair and scalp types; - types of hair conditions that can benefit from protein and moisture treatments, when and why these would be used; - key features of the organisation's remedial hair and scalp treatment range; - types of finishing techniques and equipment that should be used post treatment to avoid further hair damage and breakage; - the transmission routes of infectious conditions; - key features of, and reasons for, standard infection-control precautions; - basic aspects of local government, state or territory health regulations applicable to hair and scalp treatments, and; - industry practices and organisational procedures.

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