SHBHCLS005 - Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments

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Unit code: SHBHCLS005 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to consult with clients, analyse existing hair colour and condition and provide on-scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments. It covers bleach treatments to untreated hair and retouch services to maintain already bleached hair.


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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 six (6) clients, each with different bleach treatment needs, and complete these treatments which consistently achieve desired outcomes to client satisfaction: on-scalp full head untreated hair for three different clients, using percentage of peroxide according to manufacturer's instructions; retouch for three different clients, using percentage of peroxide according to manufacturer's instructions;
  • for each client, complete a pre-treatment hair analysis covering the following characteristics to recommend appropriate bleach treatments: natural hair type, texture, porosity, density and elasticity; natural base colour; artificial base colour; hair colour tone; percentage of white hair; presence of lightening agents or artificial hair colour treatments on hair; existing chemical services; skin tone; length of hair; scalp condition, and;
  • record the following details of the bleach service in the history for each client serviced: pre-service hair analysis; contraindications; reaction to skin tests or products; bleach treatment products selected; application techniques, processing methods and times; lift, tone and hair condition outcome; recommended home care products.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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