CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 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.

All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Demonstrating Safety, Sanitation, and Disease Control

  1. Sanitize hands before and after every service.
  2. Demonstrate standard treatment of an injury to a client and to oneself.
  3. Follow OSHA guidelines for sanitizing and disinfecting implements after exposure to blood.
  4. Identify the components of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
  5. Demonstrate prescribed procedures for attending to a contaminated (i.e., by blood spill, disease) work area.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of blood-borne pathogens, including blood poisoning, hepatitis C, and AIDS.
  7. Demonstrate safety practices when working with all chemicals.

Maintaining, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting Implements, Equipment, and Facilities

  1. Sanitize and disinfect combs, brushes, shears, and other implements.
  2. Sanitize and disinfect electrical equipment.
  3. Maintain salon equipment.
  4. Sanitize rollers, clips, perm rods, and perm trays.
  5. Launder towels, capes, and smocks.
  6. Sanitize and disinfect work areas.

Exhibiting Professionalism and Workplace Ethics

  1. Demonstrate a professional image.
  2. Demonstrate correct posture and physical poise.
  3. Follow practices and procedures related to workplace ethics.

Gathering Client's History

  1. List client's personal information and factors that could affect the service.
  2. Record client's medical history to ensure client's health and safety.
  3. Inform client of any irregular scalp conditions.

Cutting Hair

  1. Analyze client's hair for a haircut, including elasticity, porosity, texture, and density.
  2. Demonstrate various haircutting elevations (i.e., zero º, 45º, and 90º).
  3. Cut hair using razor, shears, clippers, and thinning shears.
  4. Check overall haircut for blending, outline, and balance.
  5. Perform advanced haircutting techniques.

Performing Soft-Curl Permanent

  1. Select rod type for desired result.
  2. Select wrap method, sectioning pattern (single halo, double halo, straight back, piggyback, style wrap, or others) using appropriate tension and based on desired results.
  3. Give soft-curl permanent according to manufacturer's guidelines.
  4. Complete client record card for chemical services.

Lightening and Coloring Hair

  1. Demonstrate special hair color effects.
  2. Tint beard and mustache.
  3. Perform corrective color services.

Performing Artistry of Wigs and Hair Additions

  1. Identify the differences of human hair versus synthetic hair.
  2. Analyze hair and scalp condition to determine suitable hair enhancement.
  3. Assist client in selecting or caring for hair enhancements.
  4. Demonstrate how to order a custom-made wig or hairpiece.

Caring for Skin, Hands, and Feet

  1. Demonstrate safety practices when working with all chemical services.
  2. Record client consultation information, including factors that may affect the services.
  3. Perform advanced facials.
  4. Apply facial makeup, using properly sanitized or disposable applicators.
  5. Apply eyelashes.
  6. Apply lash and brow tint.
  7. Demonstrate removal of artificial nails.
  8. Demonstrate artificial nail techniques.
  9. Give pedicure.

Managing the Salon

  1. Explain the procedure for obtaining a lease or purchasing a building.
  2. Design the layout of a salon.
  3. Demonstrate marketing strategies.
  4. Prepare financial records.