A Beauty Therapist needs to perform the beauty therapy and maintain hygiene and safety at workplace. He or she should be knowledgeable about various beauty products and should be able to perform depilation, manicure, pedicure and advanced face care services. He or She must be trained in the correct usage and handling to perform the skin treatments safely.

Part B: Vocational Skills (50 Marks)

Unit 1: Introduction to Beauty and Wellness Industry and Beauty Therapy

1. Identify various career opportunities and methods within the beauty sector

  • 1. Introduction to beauty and wellness Industry
  • 2. Beauty and wellness  sub-segments
  • 3. Career path within the beauty industry

2. Identify different services in beauty therapy

  • 1. Services in beauty Therapy
    • (i) Pedicure
    • (ii) Manicure
    • (iii) Threading
    • (iv) Waxing
    • (v) Bleach
    • (vi) Face clean up
    • (vii) Make up
    • (viii) Hair do
    • (ix) Mehendi

3. Prepare and maintain work area

  • 1. Preparation of work area
  • 2. Maintenance of record cards
  • 3. Sterilisation and disinfection
  • 4. Personal presentation and behaviour
  • 5. Safe disposal of waste
  • 6. Storage of tools and equipment
  • 7. Compliance of rules and norms at workplace

4. Maintain health and safety

  • 1. Hazards and risks at  workplace – Fire, chemical, electricity, etc.
  • 2. Threats and risks associated with posture, lifting and carrying objects
  • 3. Maintaining hygiene at the Salon

Unit 2: Skin Care Services

1. Demonstrate the knowledge of anatomy and physiology of skin

  • 1. Structure of the skin -  epidermis, dermis,  subcutaneous layer,  hair follicle, hair shaft, sebaceous gland, arrestor pili muscle, sweatgland, and sensory nerve endings
  • 2. Functions of the skin - protection, thermoregulation, hormone synthesis, excretion, immunological function, and sensory function

2. Perform analysis of skin and demonstrate techniques of skin care

  • 1. Characteristics of the  skin and skin types – oily, dry, combination skin
  • 2. Ageing process on skin.
  • 3. Types of skin masks and their effects.
  • 4. Procedure of mask application.
  • 5. Blackhead and whitehead extraction.
  • 6. Skin warming techniques.

3. Demonstrate the knowledge of the actions of facial, neck and shoulder muscles

  • 1. Actions of the facial
  • 2. Actions of the neck
  • 3. Actions of the shoulder
  • 4. Body movements

4. Perform bleaching procedure

  • 1. Types of bleach
  • 2. Importance of patch test and bleach
  • 3. Resources required for bleaching
  • 4. Skin warming procedure
  • 5. Different types of skin warming devices and its effect on the skin
  • 6. Bleach preparation and application
  • 7. Advantages and disadvantages of bleaching

Unit 3: Manicure and Pedicure Services

1. Demonstrate the knowledge of anatomy of hands, nails and feet

  • 1. Human body systems
  • 2. Skeletal system
  • 3. Bones of the arm and leg
  • 4. Bones of hand and wrist
  • 5. Muscular system
  • 6. Structure of the nail
  • 7. Nail growth and structure

2. Perform Manicure services

  • 1. Preparing the work area
  • 2. Equipment and materials used for Manicure
  • 3. Identification of nail conditions and contra-indications
  • 4. Manicure procedure
  • 5. Applying nail polish

3. Perform Pedicure services

  • 1. Preparing the work area
  • 2. Equipment and materials used for Pedicure
  • 3. Contraindications for Pedicure
  • 4. After care advice

Unit 4: Depilation Services

1. Perform waxing

  • 1. Types of hair
  • 2. Structure of hair
  • 3. Growth cycle of hair
  • 4. After care advice for waxing
  • 5. Guidelines for waste disposal
  • 6. Guidelines for work area preparation
  • 7. Consulting, planning and preparing for waxing with the Client
  • 8. Performing skin sensitivity test
  • 9. Contra-indications and contra-actions that affect or restrict waxing treatments
  • 10. Equipment and products required for waxing

2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills of basic depilation services - threading

  • 1. Benefits of threading
  • 2. Types of tools and materials used for threading - e.g. scissors, disposable eye brow brush etc. materials: thread
  • 3. Threading techniques
  • 4. Aftercare procedures for threading services