The beauty industry offers the opportunity for a satisfying and successful career that can take people around the world. There are many branches in the beauty sector and the more skills someone can offer, the better the opportunities available. This mega-course comprises 4 separate courses and is designed to provide those interested in working in beauty with the comprehensive working knowledge and the skills they need to achieve their dream and make a success of their career. Within this course, students will learn about hair styling and waxing, and the skills needed by nail technicians and make-up artists.
The hair styling module in this course is a comprehensive guide to becoming a stylist. It begins with the history of hairdressing from the earliest historical times, then explains the qualifications needed to train as a hairdresser in the UK.
The technicalities of the anatomy and the life cycle of hair, as well as which parts of the hair determine its colour and texture are detailed, before covering how to handle client consultations and communicate effectively to achieve the best result. This is followed by a breakdown of the tools and products used for styling, and how to use them. A guide to recognising different facial shapes and hairstyles appropriate for each shape is followed by instructions for washing and conditioning hair.
The module also includes step-by-step directions for styling and colouring hair, plus styles for children. Styles for special occasions, plus braiding, and how to use hair extensions are included. This is followed by the importance of hygiene within salons. The final part discusses the practicalities of starting a business, managing costs, and marketing your salon.
Waxing is a popular service throughout the world, for both men and women. This module begins by explaining the function of the skin, the anatomy of hair, and its purpose on the body. It covers the benefits of waxing, the different methods that can be utilised to remove hair, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
The mechanics of conducting a consultation, completing the necessary forms, ensuring a healthy and safe environment, and the importance of maintaining accurate client records is explained. How to create a professional working environment is also covered.
The following section of the course details the different equipment utilised in the industry and the advantages of disposable products. It lists the precautions that should be taken when waxing to prevent issues, and the importance of sanitisation. The next part of the waxing module demonstrates the methods for waxing different parts of the body, including the face, arms, legs, torso, and delicate areas. Finally, it explains various aftercare solutions, and how any problems should be handled.
The nail technician module starts with an explanation of the role of a nail technician, and the anatomy of both the nail and the different layers of the skin. The next section covers the importance of hygiene and effective preparation of the work area. It continues with how to conduct a consultation, offer advice and guidance, and help clients understand how to care for their nails afterwards to prolong the life of their manicure or pedicure.
The mechanics of performing manicures and pedicures, along with how to prepare and shape nails, and how to incorporate hand and arm massages in treatments is included. Acrylic, and gel nails and tips have become extremely popular and these, along with nail art and ideas for designs, are also covered in this course. The importance of health and hygiene of both equipment and workstations are also emphasised.
The last part of this section details some of the practicalities of setting up and running your business, including staffing, employee law, and maintaining accurate records.
Make-up has been part of human culture for millennia. This course includes some of the history of make-up from the time of Ancient Egypt, the role of the modern make-up artist, and some of the latest trends in the make-up world.
The anatomy of the skin, common problems that clients may present with, and how these can be solved are covered. The functions of different brushes, products and tools are explained, plus how to care for the equipment.
Students will learn make-up styles suitable for different occasions and seasons, plus techniques for brow shaping, and applying eyeliner and false lashes, blusher, and lip products. The particular requirements of make-up for TV, film and magazine work, and creating character looks are also discussed as an additional career option.
At the end of this course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the beauty industry and the necessary skill sets to begin an exciting career.