# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Cosmetology II (2-year Program) Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Cosmetology II (2-year Program) (8746/36 weeks, 420 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 bordered in blue are considered optional 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.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

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.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

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 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (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 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (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.

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.

Cutting Hair

  1. Perform advanced haircutting techniques.

Performing a Permanent Wave

  1. Consult with client regarding a permanent wave.
  2. Analyze hair and scalp condition.
  3. Perform a preliminary strand test for a permanent wave.

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.

Performing Chemical Relaxing

  1. Identify straightening techniques and chemical straightening products.
  2. Analyze hair prior to straightening it.
  3. Examine scalp.
  4. Consult with client about prior chemical relaxers used.
  5. Select correct chemical.
  6. Apply relaxer.
  7. Complete client record card for chemical services.

Lightening and Coloring Hair

  1. Consult with client regarding previous chemical use.
  2. Formulate desired color for client.
  3. Select appropriate strength of developer for desired results.
  4. Apply first-time (virgin) lightener.
  5. Apply lightening retouch.
  6. Apply first time (virgin) permanent tint to hair.
  7. Apply permanent tint retouch.
  8. Demonstrate special hair color effects.
  9. Tint beard and mustache.
  10. Perform corrective color services.

Caring for Skin, Hands, and Feet

  1. Remove unwanted hair.
  2. Perform advanced facials.
  3. Apply facial makeup, using properly sanitized or disposable applicators.
  4. Apply eyelashes.
  5. Apply lash and brow tint.
  6. Demonstrate removal of artificial nails.
  7. Demonstrate artificial nail techniques.

Performing Artistry of Wigs and Hair Additions

  1. Identify the differences of human hair versus synthetic hair.
  2. What type of hair should not have heat applied? What results are achieved through the burning test?
  3. Assist client in selecting or caring for hair enhancements.
  4. Demonstrate how to order a custom-made wig or hairpiece.

Managing the Salon

  1. Identify local, state, and federal regulations for operating a business.
  2. Explain the procedure for obtaining a lease or purchasing a building.
  3. Explain the types of insurance coverage needed by salons.
  4. Evaluate various salon business types.
  5. Design the layout of a lab/salon.
  6. Demonstrate marketing strategies.
  7. Define inventory control.
  8. Prepare financial records.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of employee-management skills.
  10. Keep daily salon records.