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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply and perform hair extensions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114779  Apply and perform hair extensions 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to ensure the correct preparation for both the client and workstation for the application of hair extensions. They will also be able to carry out manual hair extension using both the weaving or glue technique and a mechanical hair extension. The learners will also be able to carry out and recommend after care product and services to the client.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing client and workstation for hair extension services.
  • Performing and manual hair extension using the weaving technique.
  • Performing a manual hair extension using the glue technique.
  • Performing a mechanical hair extension procedure.
  • Discussing, explaining and applying the use of after care products and services. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence against unit standards in mathematical, computer, numerical and communication studies at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The hair extension procedure will include doing the whole head.
  • Hair extension products will include shampoo, mouse, setting and styling lotions, moulding gels, finishing hair sprays.
  • Hair pieces will include 100% artificial hair, mono fibre hair, all other synthetic hair.
  • Hair extension techniques will include weaving, braiding and highlighting. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare client and workstation for hair extension services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The workstation is prepared for the hair extension service. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client is suitably prepared for the hair extension service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The client's hair is analysed through questions and physical examination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information and recommendations regarding the hair extensions are recorded on client record card. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The method for applying hair extensions using the weaving technique is explained and demonstrated using practical examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety precautions for weaving on a hair extension are explained according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Client's hair is prepared and sectioned for the manual hair extension. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hair is platted and hair extension is weaved on and the client is consulted during the hair extension procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The hair extension styled according to the client's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The manual weaving hair extensions procedure is performed within the agreed time and safety and client comfort is adhered to throughout the services. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The method for performing a manual hair extension using the glue technique is explained and demonstrated using practical examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety precautions for applying a manual glue hair extension are explained according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Client's hair is prepared and sectioned for the manual glue hair extension. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hair pieces are measured and cut according to client's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Glue is applied to the hair piece and attached to the client's hair. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The hair extension and styled according to the client's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The manual glue hair extension procedure is performed within the required time frame and safety and client comfort is adhered to throughout the services. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform a mechanical hair extension procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The method for performing a mechanical hair extension is explained and demonstrated using practical examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety precautions for performing a mechanical hair extension are explained according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Client's hair is prepared and sectioned for the mechanical hair extension. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hair pieces are measured, cut and braided according to extension requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Braided hair piece is sealed into client's hair using the C2 clamp. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The hair extension styled according to the client's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The mechanical hair extension procedure is performed within the required time frame and safety and client comfort is adhered to throughout the services. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Discuss, explain and apply the use of after care products and services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct after care products are identified and explained as per hair extension service provided. 

    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 home care treatment and products to maintain hair extension. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sales opportunities are identified throughout the hair extension 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 
  • A basic understanding of hair extension techniques.
  • An in depth understanding of safety precautions when performing hair extensions.
  • A broad understanding of contra-indications and precautions.
  • A basic understanding of the hair structure, hair follicle and hair shaft.
  • Different factors influencing the choice and method of hair extension.
  • Different products and tools available for performing hair extensions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when using the mechanical hair extension technique and the C2 clamp. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities to expedite the carrying out of hair extensions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the correct client's requirements regarding the hair extensions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the client in order to ensure client satisfaction and during the performing of the mechanical hair extension. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology by using the correct tools and products to perform a satisfactory hair extension 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 

    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  64652   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  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.
     
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