CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Beauty Salon Assistant (8546/36 weeks)

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 proper treatment of an injury to a client or to oneself.
  3. Follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for sanitizing and disinfecting implements after a blood spill.
  4. Demonstrate proper procedures for attending to client wound, soaking implements in appropriate disinfectant, disinfecting and sanitizing work area, and disposing of towels and swabs.
  5. Demonstrate decontaminating procedures and universal precautions.

Cleaning and Sanitizing Implements, Equipment, and Facilities

  1. Clean and sanitize combs, brushes, and other implements.
  2. Clean and sanitize electrical equipment.
  3. Maintain salon equipment.
  4. Clean and sanitize rollers, clips, perm rods, and perm trays.
  5. Launder towels, capes, and smocks.
  6. Clean lounge, stock room, individual station, and shampoo area.

Exhibiting Professionalism and Workplace Ethics

  1. Demonstrate personal hygiene/dress code.
  2. Demonstrate good posture and physical poise.
  3. Use effective communication skills.
  4. Follow class policies.

Shampooing and Conditioning Hair

  1. Apply towel and drape to client.
  2. Analyze client's scalp and hair for abnormal conditions.
  3. Brush hair in preparation for shampoo.
  4. Shampoo hair.
  5. Condition hair (i.e., penetrating rinse, hot oil treatment, and/or intensive conditioner).

Assisting With Permanent Wave

  1. Demonstrate pre- and post-service draping for a permanent wave.
  2. Demonstrate safety practices when working with all chemical services.

Assisting With Chemical Relaxing and Soft-Curl Permanent

  1. Consult with client about possible scalp irritations.
  2. Demonstrate pre- and post-service draping for chemical relaxing and soft-curl permanent.

Assisting With Hair Color Services

  1. Record client consultation information, including factors that may affect the services.
  2. Remove hair color from client’s skin.

Caring for Skin, Hands, and Feet

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of abrasions, disorders, and diseases of skin, hands, and feet.
  2. Demonstrate pre- and post-service for skin, hands, and feet.

Understanding Wigs, Extensions, and Hair Additions

  1. Differentiate between a human hair wig or hairpiece and a synthetic hair wig or hairpiece.
  2. Shampoo a human hair wig or hairpiece.
  3. Condition a human hair wig or hairpiece.

Managing the Salon

  1. Keep daily salon decontamination records.
  2. Keep tip record.
  3. Perform client-intake and check-out duties.
  4. Maintain inventory.