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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform a hair extension service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262498  Perform a hair extension 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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to perform a hair extension service using a variety of techniques.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Explain hair extension principles and procedures.
  • Perform a manual hair extension using the weaving technique.
  • Perform a manual hair extension using the glue technique. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Identify disorders of the skin and hair at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The hair extension procedure includes either the whole head or partial extensions.
  • Hair extension products include shampoo, mousse, setting and styling lotions, moulding gels, finishing hair sprays.
  • Hair pieces include any hair type including but not limited to artificial, synthetic or natural human hair. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain hair extension principles and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hair extensions are explained in terms of the methods, products and tools used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hair extension methods include manual weaving and gluing techniques.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contra-indications and precautions for use of hair extensions are explained in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors influencing the choice of products and methods are explained in accordance with industry standards and client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety precautions required in the process of hair extension application are explained in accordance with industry standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform a manual hair extension using the weaving technique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client's hair is prepared and sectioned for incorporation of the hair extension according to service requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hair is plaited according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hair extension is sewed onto plaits according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hair styling products are selected according to client requirements and manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hair extension is styled according to client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work is conducted in accordance with industry accepted timeframes and client comfort. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Hair extension in is incorporated to ensure an integrated end result. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform a manual hair extension using the glue technique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client's hair is prepared and sectioned for incorporation of the hair extension according to service requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hair pieces are measured and cut according to client requirements and industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hair pieces are glued to client's hair according to client requirements and industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hair styling products are selected according to client requirements and manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hair extensions are styled according to client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work is conducted in accordance with industry accepted timeframes without causing the client to feel rushed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Hair extension in is incorporated to ensure an integrated end result. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA in accordance with the current ETQA regulations.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Other ETQAs who have a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA would be responsible for moderation of achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles and procedures for hair extension techniques.
  • Products and tools available for performing hair extensions.
  • Methods of performing hair extensions.
  • How to braid hair.
  • How to glue hair.
  • Safety precautions when working with glue and chemicals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems directly related to hair extensions and the technique to be used. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others to perform a professional hair extension service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure that all the tools, equipment and materials are available for the hair extension service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information in order to select processes and products appropriate to the client's needs and desires. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively with the client in order to ensure client satisfaction with the hair extension service. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65729   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. ACADEMY OF SOMATOLOGY HAIRDRESSING PTY LTD 
    2. AMBRO S DILIGENT SKILLS 
    3. CAMBLISH TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    4. CENTRAL JOHANNESBURG COLLEGE 
    5. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
    6. CRL BEAUTY SCHOOL 
    7. EKURHULENI PRO LOVE HAIR ACADEMY 
    8. EKURHULENI WEST COLLEGE GERMISTON CAMPUS 
    9. FACE TO FACE BEAUTY AND MAKE-UP DESIGN SCHOOL PTY LTD 
    10. HYDRO INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    11. JABU STONE ENTERPRISES 
    12. JO S HAIR N BEAUTY PTY LTD 
    13. KHAMOR TRAVEL AGENCY CC 
    14. L OREAL SOUTH AFRICA 
    15. LA LOUVE PRIVATE HAIR ACADEMY 
    16. RED CLAVEL HAIR STUDIO 
    17. SERWALO HAIR ACADEMY 
    18. STYLISH FLOW HAIR ACADEMY 
    19. THE BEAUTY HUB ACADEMY 
    20. THE HAIR ACADEMY OF SA ALBERTON 



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