CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Cosmetology II (Three-year Program) (8528/36 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 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 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. Consult with client before haircut.
  2. Apply towel and drape to client.
  3. Analyze client's hair, prior to a haircut.
  4. Demonstrate various haircutting elevations.
  5. Demonstrate hand positions for cutting.
  6. Demonstrate safe and effective handling of haircutting implements.
  7. Cut hair at all elevations.
  8. Check overall haircut.
  9. Trim beard, mustache, sideburns, eyebrows, and ear hair.

Styling Hair

  1. Consult with client prior to styling hair.
  2. Identify design style principles.
  3. Demonstrate use of blow dryer and brushes.
  4. Set hair, using pin curls.
  5. Set dry hair on hot rollers.
  6. Set hair, using curling iron.
  7. Set hair, using rollers.
  8. Demonstrate hair wrapping and sculpting techniques.
  9. Perform finger waves.
  10. Straighten hair, using thermal tools.
  11. Style hair by basic braiding.
  12. Demonstrate comb-out techniques.

Performing a Permanent Wave

  1. Consult with client regarding a permanent wave.
  2. Analyze hair and scalp condition.
  3. Perform predisposition test.
  4. Perform a preliminary strand test for a permanent wave.
  5. Select rod type for permanent waving.
  6. Perform wrap method.
  7. Apply protective cream and cotton for client protection.
  8. Demonstrate application of chemicals.
  9. Apply permanent wave according to manufacturer's directions.
  10. Demonstrate test curl.

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. Select appropriate strength of relaxer.
  7. Demonstrate sectioning and subsectioning.
  8. Apply protective cream.
  9. Apply relaxer.
  10. Demonstrate smoothing.
  11. Complete client record card for chemical services.

Lightening and Coloring Hair

  1. Consult with client regarding previous chemical use.
  2. Define temporary, semipermanent, demipermanent, or permanent color.
  3. Formulate desired color for client.
  4. Select appropriate strength of developer for desired results.
  5. Perform patch/predisposition test to determine sensitivity to color.
  6. Perform a preliminary strand test for color.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate sectioning and subsectioning.
  8. Apply first-time (virgin) lightener.
  9. Apply lightening retouch.
  10. Demonstrate highlighting techniques.
  11. Apply temporary color and/or semipermanent color to hair.
  12. Apply demipermanent color to hair.
  13. Apply first time (virgin) permanent tint to hair.
  14. Apply permanent tint retouch.
  15. Remove hair color from skin.
  16. Complete client record card for color services.

Caring for Skin, Hands, and Feet

  1. Remove unwanted hair.
  2. Perform basic manicure.
  3. Perform basic pedicure.
  4. Perform a basic facial.

Managing the Salon

  1. Identify local, state, and federal regulations for operating a business.
  2. Explain the types of insurance coverage needed by salons.
  3. Evaluate various salon business types.
  4. Define inventory control.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of employee-management skills.
  6. Keep daily salon records.