2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Cosmetology III (Three-year Program) (8529/36 weeks, 280 hours)
Cosmetology students must satisfy a minimum of 840 hours of instruction in a two- or three-year coherent sequence of courses to be eligible to take the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology licensing examination. Upon successful completion of the program, students may earn the Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology license. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 075-16 and Superintendent’s Memo 072-17.
Tasks/competencies when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.are considered optional
Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities
Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrating Professional Competencies
- Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
- Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
- Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
- Manage time and resources.
- Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
- Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
- Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
- Demonstrate professionalism.
- Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate workplace safety.
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Exploring Work-Based Learning
Demonstrating Safety, Sanitation, and Disease Control
- Sanitize hands before and after every service.
- Demonstrate standard treatment of an injury to a client and to oneself.
- Follow OSHA guidelines for sanitizing and disinfecting implements after exposure to blood.
- Identify the components of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
- Demonstrate prescribed procedures for attending to a contaminated (i.e., by blood spill, disease) work area.
- Demonstrate knowledge of blood-borne pathogens, including blood poisoning, hepatitis C, and AIDS.
- Demonstrate safety practices when working with all chemicals.
Maintaining, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting Implements, Equipment, and Facilities
Exhibiting Professionalism and Workplace Ethics
Gathering Client's History
- Analyze client's hair for a haircut, including elasticity, porosity, texture, and density.
- Demonstrate various haircutting elevations (i.e., zero º, 45º, and 90º).
- Cut hair using razor, shears, clippers, and thinning shears.
- Check overall haircut for blending, outline, and balance.
- Perform advanced haircutting techniques.
Performing Soft-Curl Permanent
- Select rod type for desired result.
- Select wrap method, sectioning pattern (single halo, double halo, straight back, piggyback, style wrap, or others) using appropriate tension and based on desired results.
- Give soft-curl permanent according to manufacturer's guidelines.
- Complete client record card for chemical services.
Lightening and Coloring Hair
Performing Artistry of Wigs and Hair Additions
Caring for Skin, Hands, and Feet
- Demonstrate safety practices when working with all chemical services.
- Record client consultation information, including factors that may affect the services.
- Perform advanced facials.
- Apply facial makeup, using properly sanitized or disposable applicators.
- Apply eyelashes.
- Apply lash and brow tint.
- Demonstrate removal of artificial nails.
- Demonstrate artificial nail techniques.
- Give pedicure.