HAIR 100 - Haistylist Foundation

As a Hairstylist Foundation student, you will receive theory and hands-on training in the basic knowledge and skills that employers are seeking when hiring for entry level positions in hair styling . The course presents theory and practical applications during which learners will become proficient at maintaining a safe and hygienic work environment, and the use and maintenance of the tools and equipment of their trade.


Hours: 943 (Lecture Hours: 320; Shop/Teaching Kitchen Hours: 623)


Total Weeks:  32


Admission into the program


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
As per ITA curriculum:
Hygiene, Sanitation and Disinfection Practices
- Sanitize tools and equipment
- Disinfect tools and equipment
- Maintain a safe and hygienic environment
Use and Maintenance of Tools and Equipment
- Use and maintain single-use tools and accessories
- Use and maintain cutting tools
- Use and maintain styling tools
- Use and maintain colouring tools
- Use and maintain perm/relaxing tools
- Use and maintain client capes
- Use and maintain sanitizing and disinfecting equipment
- Use and maintain major equipment
- Use and maintain office equipment
Client Service
- Prepare for client service
- Communicate effectively with clients and co-workers
- Consult with clients
- Analyse facial shape
- Analyse hair and scalp
Hair and Scalp Care
- Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
- Perform scalp massage
Hair Cutting
- Cut hair using tools
- Describe the procedure to cut facial and nape hair
Hair Styling
- Prepare and style hair
- Finish hair
Chemical Waving and Relaxing of Hair
- Chemically wave and perm hair
Hair Colouring
- Prepare for colouring hair
- Colour hair
- Bleach hair
- Describe the procedure to perform colour correction
Specialized Services
- Describe the principles of applying wigs and hairpieces
- Describe the principles of using hair extensions
Business Management
- Perform Salon Operations
- Complete financial transactions
- Maintain product inventory
- Market products and services


Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course learners will be able to perform the tasks of an entry-level position in a Hair Salon setting which include:
- Sanitize, disinfect, maintain and use the tools and equipment relevant to their trade
- Demonstrate effective communication with clients and coworkers
- Perform consultations with clients, analysing facial shape, hair and scalp
- Perform appropriate shampoo, condition and scalp massage in preparation for hair styling
- Demonstrate proficiency at cutting, styling and colouring hair, and chemical perming and straightening hair
- Describe the principles of wigs, hairpieces and extensions
- Perform salon operations such as financial transactions, product inventory and marketing


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade:  70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100%


Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.