This unit (SHBBHRS001) describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide waxing services to remove unwanted facial and body hair. It requires the ability to consult with clients to select suitable wax products to provide waxing services. The waxing service can be a single 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 and make independent decisions within a defined range.

Unit details

Study level:
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: - communicate, follow and adjust treatment plans to provide six waxing services to clients for face and body; - design, record and maintain treatment plans and records for each of these clients; - provide hot and strip waxing treatments that demonstrate appropriate techniques; - present self, according to organisational policy; - comply with health and hygiene regulations and requirements, and; - clean, prepare and maintain service area according to organisational policy.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - state or territory and local health, hygiene and skin penetration regulations and requirements relevant to the provision of waxing services; - infectious disease transmission routes and prevention of infection transmission as it relates to waxing services; - infection control procedures and application of standard precautions as they apply to the provision of waxing services; - organisational policies and procedures relevant to waxing services; - scope of practice; - structural and cellular features of hair and hair follicles; - hair growth cycle stages and relationship to hair removal; - hair types; - factors effecting hair growth; - alternative progressive hair removal methods; - infra-red and hair-retarding products used in conjunction with waxing procedures; - progressive permanent hair removal methods; - function and action of wax ingredients; - effects and application of wax types; - effects and application of hair removal procedures; - contraindications that prevent treatment or require clearance from a medical professional to proceed; - adverse effects from waxing treatments and appropriate actions; - function and action of after wax products; - sustainable operating procedures for the conservation of product, water and power, and; - aftercare advice, products and future treatments to maintain client treatment objectives.

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