HAIR 101 - Hairstylist Fundamentals

Students will receive theory and hands-on training in the basic knowledge and skills that employers are seeking when hiring for entry-level positions in hairstyling . 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: 471 (Lecture Hours: 132; Shop/Teaching Kitchen Hours: 339)




Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- Sanitize tools and equipment
- Disinfect tools and equipment
- Maintain a safe and hygienic environment
- 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 per/relaxing tools
- Use and maintain client capes
- Use and maintain sanitizing and disinfecting equipment
- Use and maintain major equipment
- Use and maintain office equipment
- Prepare for client services
- Communicate effectively with clients and co-workers
- Consult with clients
- Analyse facial shape
- Analyse hair and scalp
- Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
- Perform scalp massage
- Cut hair using tools
- Describe the procedure to cut facial and nape hair
- Prepare and style hair
- Colour hair
- Bleach hair
- Describe the procedure to perform colour correction
- Describe the principles of applying wigs and hairpieces
- Describe the principles of using hair extensions
- Perform salon operations
- Complete financial transactions
- Maintain product inventory
- Market products and services.


Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to:
- Perform all the duties of a hairstylist in accordance with industry health and safety standards related to hygiene, sanitation and disinfection practices
- Use and maintain tools and equipment according to industry standards
- Demonstrate professional behavior and communication skills with clientsand co-workers
- Identify the structure and foundations of skin and hair, and recognize possible diseases and disorders
- Perform hair shampooing, conditioning and scalp massage services using the correct manipulations and professional haircare products
- Demonstrate elevated and non-elevated haircuts using a variety of tools and techniques
- Perform wet and dry hair styling using a variety of styling techniques, products and tools.


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade:  70%


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