This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide waxing services to remove unwanted hair from female intimate areas.
It requires the ability to consult with clients to plan services to apply and remove hot and strip wax safely. Female intimate waxing can be an individual service or form part of a series of services.
This unit applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty or hair removal salons. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions; demonstrate sensitivity, maturity and confidentiality in their client interactions; and have knowledge of waxing techniques and waxing products.
This unit can only be completed by persons over the age of 18 years.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & 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:
• provide a total of five intimate waxing services for female adult clients that include two of each of the following:
• during the above female intimate waxing services, apply and adjust the following work techniques:
-stretching and supporting the skin
-speed, direction and angle of wax removal
-maximum removal of hair
• develop or update treatment plans and records for each of the above clients specifying details of:
-hair and skin analysis
-patch test reaction
-relevant medical history and medications
-waxing service performed
-aftercare recommendations and advice.
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VUPolytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):