This unit (SHBBMUP001) describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply eyelash extensions for added length and thickness of natural lashes to meet client needs. It requires the ability to consult with clients, select suitable products and equipment to apply, in-fill, and remove damaged eyelash extensions. Applying eyelash extensions can be an individual service or form part of a series of services. This unit applies to beauty therapists, retail assistants, and make-up freelancers who work in beauty salons, retail cosmetic outlets, and settings that provide make-up services. In this environment they make routine service 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, develop and adjust treatment plan to apply safe and appropriate eyelash extensions suitable for the following client treatment objectives: two full-set applications, each set consisting of a minimum of forty eyelash extensions per eye; two in-fill services, and; two removal services; - design and provide treatment routines that demonstrate correct: patch testing; selection and application of eyelash extensions type, and; eyelash extension application to suit client eye shape and facial features; - design, record and maintain treatment plans and records for each eyelash extension treatment for each client; - present self, according to organisational policy, and; - comply with health and hygiene regulations and requirements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - state or territory and local health and hygiene regulations and requirements relevant to eyelash extension services; - organisational policies and procedures relevant to eyelash extension services; - legal and insurance liabilities and responsibilities regarding eyelash extension services; - scope of practice; - the impact of eye shapes on eyelash extensions; - effects and benefits of eyelash extensions; - natural eyelash growth rate and stages of hair growth cycle; - advantages and disadvantages of a range of eyelash extensions; - differences between different types of eyelash extension; - advantages of using different tweezers; - selection criteria and application of eyelash extension type; - benefits and effects of different types of adhesives; - contraindications that prevent or restrict eyelash services, and their relationship to the service; - sustainable operating procedures for the conservation of product, water and power, and; - aftercare advice, products and future treatments to maintain eyelash extensions.

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