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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Perform a hair perming service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114840  Perform a hair perming service 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-05-15  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
262501  Perform a hair perming service  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to provide a complete hair perming service. This will include the preparation of both the workstation and client for the hair perming service. They will be able to investigate and examine the hair in preparation of the permanent waving and choose the correct tools, equipment and products suitable for the client's hair and to carry out the full hair perming procedure for best results. The learner will also be able to conduct a full after sale service for the client.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing client for a workstation hair perming service.
  • Analysing the hair and scalp and selecting appropriate tools, equipment and products.
  • Preparing hair for perming service.
  • Performing perming application techniques.
  • Rinsing and finishing off hair.
  • Discussing, explaining and applying the use of aftercare products and services. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence against the unit standards Mathematical, computer, numerical and communication studies at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Professional manner will include aspects such as ethical standards, commitment to service, personal and interpersonal skills, body language, tone of voice, posture and personal appearance.
  • Perming rod diameter will include the different size and shape rods.
  • Winding techniques will include brick, on-base, over-directed, under-directed, spiral, weave, stack winding, perming, textured and combination winding.
  • Different types of perm lotion will include normal, resistant, coloured, lightened, treated, acid, alkaline, gel and 3 step perm. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare client and workstation for hair perming service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The workstation is prepared for a permanent wave service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The client is consulted with in a professional manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Superfluous jewellery and clothing is removed according to salon procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Removed items are placed in safekeeping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The client is gowned and protected in readiness for a hair perming service according to salon procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the hair and scalp and select appropriate tools, equipment and products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The clients hair and scalp is analysed through questioning and physical examination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information and recommendations regarding the perming service are captured on the client record card and the release form is completed in full. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate tools, equipment and products are selected based on the results of the analysis of the hair and scalp. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct permanent wave product and strength, rod size and winding / blocking techniques are selected according to the analysis results. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare hair for perming service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The methods and techniques for performing a perming service is chosen. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The hair is shampooed according to manufacturers instructions prior to perming service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A barrier cream is applied according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Porosity equalizer is applied if necessary according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The hair is parted and sub-sectioned according to perming service requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform perming application techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The chosen methods and techniques for the perming service are performed and the eyes, ears and neck are protected using suitable barrier products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The hair is sectioned according to rod width and diameter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The end papers are applied correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The hair is evenly distributed across the rod and correct tension is applied and the perming rods are secured according to salon procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The permanent wave product is applied to every rod in a controlled manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The curl development is monitored, timed and a test curl is taken according to manufacturers instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Rinse and finish off perm service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The hair is thoroughly rinsed to remove lotion and excess water is removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The neutralizer is applied, monitored and rinsed according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The perm rods are removed according to salon procedures and manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hair is rinsed and the appropriate product is applied to finish off the perming procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Discuss, explain and apply the use of after care products and services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct aftercare products for the hair perming service provided are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct after care product is applied according to manufacturer's instructions and client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client is advised of homecare treatment and products to maintain the hair perming service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sales opportunities are identified throughout the hair perming service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A follow up appointment is secured and the client record card is completed according to requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Methods, techniques and principle of hair perming causes of unsuccessful perms and solutions.
  • Hair texture and diameter and the influence of texture on:
    - Choice of perm lotion;
    - Development time of the perm;
    - Elasticity of the hair and the elasticity test;
    - Porosity of the hair and the different states of porosity with regard to;
    - Influence on development time of the perm
    - The porosity test;
    - Pigmentation of the hair;
    - Growth direction and patterns;
    - Methods and techniques of winding;
    - Products used in providing a hair perming service and the manufacturers instructions.
  • Sizes and uses of perming rods.
  • Different types of perm lotions.
  • Record keeping systems policies and procedures.
  • Hair analysis procedures.
  • Hygiene, safety and sanitization procedures.
  • Salon procedures for preparing a workstation and client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in the processing of the hair perming service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities in order to be fully prepared to perform a hair perming service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information pertaining to the clients hair and perming request. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with clients throughout the preparation, analysis and perming phases so that a professional service is offered. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science of chemistry and technology in order to provide the most effective hair perming service and by following manufacturers instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems where the poor analysis of the hair could lead to a poor hair perming service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262501, which is "Perform a hair perming service", Level 4, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64651   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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