Free Assistant Nail Technician course (1year Diploma)

Brief Job Description:- An Assistant Nail Technician performs various duties such as manicure and pedicure and assists the nail technician in providing advanced nail care services like nail art, nail tips, nail enhancement. The Assistant Nail Technician needs to be knowledgeable on health safety and hygiene, beauty products, and a range of basic nail care services nail technician courses.

Personal Attributes: This job requires an individual with experience in manicure and pedicure to provide a range of nail care services efficiently and effectively in a safe and hygienic working environment. The individual must exhibit a pleasant personality, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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Carrying out manicure and pedicure services of nail technician courses:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC8. remove any existing nail polish using approved products and procedures before proceeding further PC9. enquire to establish the desired length and shape of nails (hands or toes) with the clien

 PC10. file the nails ensuring the nail’s free edge is left smooth and shaped to required length according to the client’s preference

 PC11. remove dirt in the underside of the nails using nail pick, clippers, nail brush, soaking and washing to be dirt free

 PC12. use suitable cuticle tools and products, safely and effectively, to remove excess cuticle, ensuring that the cuticle and nail plate are undamaged

 PC13. use specialized procedures (hand and leg, finger and toe nails) to improve theappearance of the client’s skin and nails Procedures: File, buff and shape, cuticle pushing, clipping, massage, polish, etc.

PC14. use smooth and even massage techniques for hands and lower arms, lower legs and feet and apply appropriate pressure to meet the client’s needs

 PC15. remove any excessive hard skin using a foot scrapper during the manicure service without discomfort to the client

 PC16. leave the hands and lower arm, foot and lower leg free of any excess massage medium at the end of the pedicure or manicure process respectively, by clearing these using a towel or other suitable materials

PC17. check that the nail plate is dehydrated and the underside is clean and free of debris of Free Assistant Nail Technician Diploma course.

 PC18. apply sufficient base coat, polish coats and top coats as required to achieve the desired nail finish PC19. check that the final nail finish is smooth, even textured and uniformly coloured, with the cuticle and nail wall free of enamel

Apply UV nail enhancements:- To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC14. identify and select the correct products and tools for the UV nail enhancement job Products: clear gel, gel polish, base and builder gels, dehydrator, primer, nail tips, nail glue, nail art etc. Tools: tip clippers, pushers, 180-240 grit filer, brush

 PC15. use primers to remove oils safely, protecting the skin nail technician courses.

PC16. use glue correctly to attach the acrylic nail tips to the natural nail accurately protecting the skin from the glue

 PC17. shorten the nail tips to the desired length and blend the tips PC18. apply UV gel layers in the correct sequence

PC19. perform the correct application of UV gel and filing technique to leave the nail balanced with the required shape and length with guidance from the supervisor, applying the tip to the natural nail accurately and in line with natural nail

PC20. apply the base and builder gel evenly to the nail without touching the cuticle, curing under UV/LED lamp after each application

 PC21. repeat the builder gel application if necessary to achieve desired thickness of the ge

 PC22. perform buffing techniques correctly on UV gel enhanced nail and seal to create a high shine finish, achieving the desired shape and thickness

 PC23. monitor UV curing timing to ensure adherence to product manufacturer’s instructions

PC24. use a coat of clear polish or paint them with coloured nail polish as required

 PC25. apply the polish to the entire nail to create a smooth, even surface

PC26. repair UV gel enhancements to restore desired look with guidance from the

Apply acrylic (powder and liquid) nail enhancements:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC27. identify and select the correct products and tools for the acrylic nail enhancement job Products: monomer (ethyl methacrylate), acrylic powder, dehydrator, primer, nail tips, nail glue, nail art etc. Tools: tip clippers, pushers , 180-240 grit filer, Dappen dish and brush

PC28. follow in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions to adapt and combine liquid and powder colours for application of acrylic nail enhancements

 PC29. use primers to remove oils safely, protecting the skin

 PC30. use glue correctly to attach the acrylic nail tips to the natural nail accurately protecting the skin from the glue

 PC31. pour the liquid and powder in different bowls in a well ventilated area nail technician courses.

 PC32. apply the liquid and powder to the brush in the correct order, ratio and consistency

PC33. apply the acrylic evenly to the nail without touching the cuticle

PC34. ensure the acrylic is dried before moving on to the next step

PC35. use a buffer to buff the surface of the nails, with an increasing grit file to achieve the desired shine PC36. use a coat of clear polish or paint them with coloured nail polish as required

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Post treatment procedures:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC37. identify and resolve any problems with the nail enhancements seeking help from supervisor as required

 PC38. perform nail repair technique to restore the nail enhancement following guidance of the supervisor

 PC39. finish the nails evenly with a clear defined line ensure the work area is kept clean and tidy during the service PC40. use work methods to minimise wastage

 PC41. complete the service to the satisfaction of the client in a commercially acceptable time

 PC42. check the natural nail plate and surrounding skin is undamaged and free from product of Free Assistant Nail Technician Diploma course.

 PC43. refer problems that cannot be solved to the relevant person or supervisor promptly

 PC44. clean up the work area post-service to maintain the health and safety standard

 PC45. provide after care advise for specific after-procedure, homecare advice and recommendations for protecting and maintaining the nail enhancement to the client

PC46. dispose waste materials as per organisational standards in a safe and hygienic manner

PC47. record details of the procedure accurately as per organisational policy and approved practice

PC48. store information securely in line with the salon’s policies nail technician courses.

 PC49. ask questions to check with the client their satisfaction with the finished result

 PC50. thank customer for feedback post-service, where customer is not satisfied with service take actions to resolve matter to customer satisfaction or apologise for the same and refer to supervisor

Perform refill:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. adhere to the health and safety standards laid out by the manufacturer and organization

 PC2. position self and client throughout treatment to ensure comfort and wellbeing

 PC3. sanitize the hands prior to treatment commencement

 PC4. prepare the client and provide suitable protective apparel

PC5. set-up products, tools, equipment and techniques to suit client’s service needs, nail and skin conditions

 PC6. carry out client consultation technique to identify the treatment plan and client needs

PC7. ensure the client and you have understood the treatment objective and plan

 PC8. perform cleaning of nails to ensure they are free from bacteria.

 PC9. buff and remove the existing product using electric files/ buffer/ traditional filing methods as per refill guidelines

PC10. perform correct filing technique to achieve desired length and shape

 PC11. dehydrate the natural nail appropriately depending on acrylic/ gel service

 PC12. perform the correct application to refinish the nail with acrylic/ gel system

 PC13. perform buffing techniques correctly and seal to create a high shine finish

 PC14. monitor UV/ LED curing time as per product manufacturer’s instructions

 PC15. remove surface residue at the right stage, if required

 PC16. apply polish, if requested by client Free Assistant Nail Technician Diploma course.

PC17. finish the nail enhancements to the client’s satisfaction and meet the agreed service plan

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Preparing self and client:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. adhere to the health and safety standards laid out by the manufacturer and organization

 PC2. sanitize the hands prior to procedure commencement as per organisational approved process

 PC3. prepare the client suitably for the respective service procedure and provide relevant required personal protective equipment

PC4. ask relevant and effective questions to check and establish the client’s understanding, requirements and expectation prior to commencement and clarify doubts, if any

 PC5. position self and client throughout the procedure in a way to ensure privacy, comfort and wellbeing

 PC6. identify contra indications that restrict service and act accordingly as per organisational standards

PC7. set-up products, tools, equipment for relevant techniques to suit client’s service needs, nail and skin conditions Tools: brushes, stick on transfer, nail files Products: base coat, nail art paint, glitter, enamel remover, dehydrator, cotton, adhesive

Prepare nail and applying art techniques of nail technician courses:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC8. remove any existing nail polish or nail enhancement to restore the nails to a natural condition, if required, using removers, soaking and/or filing methods

 PC9. prepare the nail plate by removing debris, filing the free edge remove shine and dehydrate the natural nail as required by the service under instructions from the nail technician

 PC10. apply various techniques of nail artTechniques: base coat, nail art paint, coloured polish, glitter, marbling, painting and alternative tip shapes, water nail art, design painted freehand, with stencil or needle

Complete nail art services:- To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC11. identify contra actions if any during the service and stop service and refer to the supervisor

 PC12. complete the service to the satisfaction of the client in a commercially acceptable time

 PC13. check the natural nail plate and surrounding skin is undamaged and free from product

 PC14. identify and resolve any problems with the nail art with guidance from the supervisor

Post procedure tasks:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC15. refer problems that cannot be solved to the relevant person or supervisor promptly nail technician courses.

 PC16. clean up and dispose the waste in the work area post-service to maintain the health and safety standard

 PC17. update relevant client and inventory records accurately, neatly and timely as per organisational policy and procedures

 PC18. dispose waste as per organisational standards, ensuring hygiene, safety and environmental considerations are addressed positively

PC19. provide after care advise. provide specific after-procedure, homecare advice and recommendations for protecting and maintaining the nail enhancement to the client

Appearance and behavior:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. maintain good health and personal hygiene

 PC2. comply with organisation’s standards of grooming and personal behavior

PC3. meet the organisation’s standards of courtesy, behavior and efficiency

 PC4. stay free from intoxicants while on duty

 PC5. wear and carry organisation’s uniform and accessories correctly and smartly

Task execution as per organization’s standards:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC6. take appropriate and approved actions in line with instructions and guidelines

 PC7. record details related to tasks, as per procedure Free Assistant Nail Technician Diploma course.

 PC8. participate in workplace activities as a part of the larger team nail technician courses.

 PC9. report to supervisor immediately in case there are any work issues

 PC10. use appropriate language, tone and gestures while interacting with clients from different cultural and religious backgrounds, age, disabilities and gender

Core Skills/ Generic Skills:-

The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

SA1. read about new products and services with reference to the organization and also from external forums such as websites and blogs

SA2. keep abreast with the latest knowledge by reading brochures, pamphlets, and product information sheets

 SA3. reading and writing comprehension to understand, communicate and maintain processes, techniques, records, policies and procedures

Prepare self and client:- To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. adhere to the health and safety standards laid out by the manufacturer and organization

 PC2. position self and client throughout the procedure in a way to ensure privacy, comfort and wellbeing

 PC3. sanitize the hands prior to treatment commencement using a hand sanitiser nail technician courses.

 PC4. prepare the client for the treatment and provide suitable protective apparel

PC5. ask relevant and effective questions to check and establish the client’s understanding, requirements and expectation prior to commencement and clarify doubts, if any

 PC6. clean the nails to ensure they are free from bacteria

 PC7. use a soak, hand wash, sanitizer, dis-incrustation wipes, anti-septic solutions

 PC8. set-up products, tools, equipment and techniques to efficiently and safely deliver services suiting client’s needs

PC9. prepare products for application, by mixing the ingredients in the correct proportions as per manufacturer instructions and organisation standards and place for ease of use by the nail technician

PC10. promptly refer problems that cannot be solved to the relevant person/ nail technician for action PC11. remove any existing nail polish or nail enhancement to restore the nails to a natural condition, if required

 PC12. identify the condition of the nails and any corrective work to suit the client’s natural nail shape and condition

 PC13. prepare the nail plate by removing debris, filing the free edge remove shine and dehydrate the natural nail

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Writing Skills:-

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

 SA4. maintain accurate records of client, treatments, operating and closing checklists, product stock status

SA5. reading and writing comprehension to understand, communicate and maintain processes, techniques, records, policies and procedures nail technician courses.

Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills):-

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

 SA6. discuss task lists, schedules, and work-loads with co-workers

SA7. question customers/ clients appropriately in order to understand the nature of the problem and make a diagnosis

SA8. give clear instructions to customers/ clients

SA9. keep customers/ clients informed about progress

 SA10. avoid using jargon, slang or acronyms when communicating with a customer/ client, unless it is required

SA11. manner and tone, professional, supportive, respectful, sensitive to client

SA12. speak clearly and precisely in a courteous manner and develop a professional relationship with the client

 SA13. understand the directives passed down by supervisors

SA14. ability to listen and understand the local language in dealing with clients and maintain client confidentiality

Professional Skills:-

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

 SB1. make decisions pertaining to the concerned area of work

Plan and Organize:-

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

 SB2. plan and organize service feedback files/documents

SB3. plan and manage work routine based on salon procedure

 SB4. understand the client scheduling and bookings and maintain the work area, equipment and product stocks to meet the schedule

 SB5. maintain accurate records of clients, treatments and product stock levels

 SB6. accept feedback in a positive manner and develop on the shortcomings

Customer Centricity of nail technician courses:-

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

SB7. committed to service excellence, courteous, pleasant personality

 SB8. manage relationships with customers who may be stressed, frustrated, confused, or angry

SB9. build customer relationships and use customer centric approach

 SB10. clean, sporting the professional uniform, neat combed hair, closed-in footwear, personal hygiene and cleanliness (shower/bath), oral hygiene (clean teeth, fresh breath) nail technician courses.

 SB11. maintain a hygienic work area adhering to the salon and applicable legal health and safety standards

SB12. sanitize the hands and clean all working surfaces, use disposable products and sterilized tools

SB13. manage the storage/ disposal/ cautions of use of products, fire precautions, occurrences, hygiene practice, disposal of waste and environmental protection

SB14. handle, use and store products, tools and equipment safely to meet with the manufacturer’s instructions

Problem Solving:-

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

SB19. identify problems that hinder achievement or increase risks

 SB20. recall organizational policies, procedures, rules and guidelines applicable to the situation that may be used to decide course of action when faced with problems

SB21. act in line with organizational policies, procedures, supervisor/manager instructions, rules and guidelines to contribute towards resolution of the problem in a timely and safe manner, within limits of authority

SB22. escalate the problem in a timely manner to the supervisor/manager for effective resolution minimizing damage

 SB23. explain the importance of resolving problem in a timely manner

SB24. explain the importance of accurate communications in problem resolution

 SB25. explain the negative effects of hiding problems instead of identifying, highlighting and working to resolve them

Analytical Thinking:-

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

 SB26. seek guidance to define criteria and assign values of importance and urgency

SB27. sort information in order of importance

 SB28. identify impact of own actions in terms of health, safety, security, customer satisfaction, influence of coworkers, achievement of task objectives

SB29. differentiate between routine and non-routine issues and escalate issues of a non-routine nature and as needed

Critical Thinking:-

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

SB30. verify information to clarify doubts through seeking guidance from organization documents, supervisor, managers and co-workers

SB31. identify relevant and reliable sources of information for seeking clarity where required

 SB32. explain the concept of assumptions and how they impact decisions, actions and consequences

SB33. identify situations and possible underlying intent where information provided by others may be unreliable

Carry out basic depilation services:-

• Consult, plan and prepare clients for waxing treatments

. • Identify various techniques associated with working temperatures for different waxing methods

 • Identify different types of hot wax and warm wax based on hair and skin types

 • Select methods of application and removal of waxing products in relation to the direction of hair growth • Take precautions during the waxing process

 • Identify the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of facial waxing and suitable alternative facial hair removal procedures

 • Apply various methods of hair removal and their effects like threading, sugaring, tweezing, shaving, depilatory creams, electrical depilatory, abrasive mitts, depilation, intensive pulse light, laser

 • Recommend intervals between waxing services

 • Mention the activities to avoid after waxing services i.e., possible contra-actions that may occur after waxing services • Select threading tools, materials and equipment

 • Identify different types of tools and materials used for threading, e.g., scissors, disposable eyebrow brush, thread

 • Use products suitable for pre and post threading services

 • Apply different types of threading techniques

 • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of threading as per the shape and proportion of the eyebrows in relation to facial features and existing eyebrow shape

 • List the methods to carry out the threading techniques

 • Apply safe, quick and effective threading techniques

 • Adapt threading techniques to suit male client requirements, e.g. removing external hair on ears and nose • Provide aftercare procedures for threading services

 • Maintain customer service principles including privacy and protection to modesty of the customers

• Record services, and product usage (inventory)Select equipment, materials, products, techniques and treatment for waxing

 • Identify contra-indications that affect or restrict waxing treatments

• Work safely and effectively when providing waxing treatments

• Use safe and effective methods of working when waxing

Guidelines for Assessment of nail technician course:-

  1. Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Performance Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each
  2.  . The assessment for the theory part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the SSC
  3. . Assessment will be conducted for all compulsory NOS, and where applicable, on the selected elective/option NOS/set of NOS
  4.  Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papers for theory part for each candidate at each examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below
  5.   Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each examination/ training center based on this criteria
  6. . To pass the Qualification Pack , every trainee should score a minimum of 50% in aggregate
  7. In case of unsuccessful completion, the trainee may seek reassessment on the Qualification Pack.
  8. Communication and Information record:-
  9. To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
  10. PC11. communicate procedure related information to clients based on the sector’s code of practices and organisation’s procedures/ guidelines
  11. PC12. communicate role related information to stakeholders in a polite manner and resolve queries, if any
  12. PC13. assist and guide clients to services or products based on their needs
  13. PC14. report and record instances of aggressive/ unruly behavior and seek assistance
  14.  PC15. use communication equipment (phone, email etc.) as mandated by your organization
  15.  PC16. carry out routine documentation legibly and accurately in the desired format
  16.  PC17. file routine reports and feedback PC18. maintain confidentiality of information, as required, in the role

Provide nail enhancement services using UV gel nails and (liquid and powder) acrylic nails:-

PC1.adhere to the health and safety standards laid out by the manufacturer and organization

PC2.position self and client throughout the procedure in a way to ensure privacy, comfort and wellbeing

PC3.sanitize the hands prior to treatment commencement using a hand sanitiser

PC4.prepare the client for the treatment and provide suitable protective apparel

PC5.ask relevant and effective questions to check and establish the client’s understanding, requirements and expectation prior to commencement and clarify doubts, if any

PC6.clean the nails to ensure they are free from bacteria

PC7.use a soak, hand wash, sanitizer, dis-incrustation wipes, anti-septic solutions

PC8.set-up products, tools, equipment and techniques to efficiently and safely deliver services suiting client’s needs

PC9.prepare products for application, by mixing the ingredients in the correct proportions as per manufacturer instructions and organisation standards and place for ease of use by the nail technician

PC10.promptly refer problems that cannot be solved to the relevant person/ nail technician for action

PC11.remove any existing nail polish or nail enhancement to restore the nails to a natural condition, if required

PC12.identify the condition of the nails and any corrective work to suit the client’s natural nail shape and condition

PC13.prepare the nail plate by removing debris, filing the free edge remove shine and dehydrate the natural nail

PC14. identify and select the correct products and tools for the UV nail enhancement job

PC15.use primers to remove oils safely, protecting the skin

PC16.use glue correctly to attach the acrylic nail tips to the natural nail accurately protecting the skin from the glue

PC17.shorten the nail tips to the desired length and blend the tips

PC18.apply UV gel layers in the correct sequence

PC19.perform the correct application of UV gel and filing technique to leave the nail balanced with the required shape and length with guidance from the supervisor, applying the tip to the natural nail accurately and in line with natural nail

PC20.apply the base and builder gel evenly to the nail without touching the cuticle, curing under UV/LED lamp after each application

PC21.repeat the builder gel application if necessary to achieve desired thickness of the gel

PC22.perform buffing techniques correctly on UV gel enhanced nail and seal to create a high shine finish, achieving the desired shape and thickness

PC23.monitor UV curing timing to ensure adherence to product manufacturer’s instructions

PC24.use a coat of clear polish or paint them with coloured nail polish as required

PC25.apply the polish to the entire nail to create a smooth, even surface

PC26.repair UV gel enhancements to restore desired look with guidance from the supervisor

PC27. identify and select the correct products and tools for the acrylic nail enhancement job

PC28.follow in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions to adapt and combine liquid and powder colours for application of acrylic nail enhancements

PC29.use primers to remove oils safely, protecting the skin

PC30.use glue correctly to attach the acrylic nail tips to the natural nail accurately protecting the skin from the glue

PC31.pour the liquid and powder in different bowls in a well ventilated area

PC32.apply the liquid and powder to the brush in the correct order, ratio and consistency

PC33.apply the acrylic evenly to the nail without touching the cuticle

PC34.ensure the acrylic is dried before moving on to the next step

PC35.use a buffer to buff the surface of the nails, with an increasing grit file to achieve the desired shine

PC36.use a coat of clear polish or paint them with coloured nail polish as required

PC37.identify and resolve any problems with the nail enhancements seeking help from supervisor as required

PC38.perform nail repair technique to restore the nail enhancement following guidance of the supervisor

PC39.finish the nails evenly with a clear defined line ensure the work area is kept clean and tidy during the service

PC40.use work methods to minimise wastage

 PC41.complete the service to the satisfaction of the client in a commercially acceptable time

PC42.check the natural nail plate and surrounding skin is undamaged and free from product

PC43.refer problems that cannot be solved to the relevant person or supervisor promptly

PC44.clean up the work area post-service to maintain the health and safety standard

PC45.provide after care advise for specific after-procedure, homecare advice and recommendations for protecting and maintaining the nail enhancement to the client

PC46.dispose waste materials as per organisational standards in a safe and hygienic manner

PC47.record details of the procedure accurately as per organisational policy and approved practice

PC48.store information securely in line with the salon’s policies

PC49.ask questions to check with the client their satisfaction with the finished result

PC50.thank customer for feedback post-service, where customer is not satisfied with service take actions to resolve matter to customer satisfaction or apologise for the same and refer to supervisor

Provide simple and basic nail art services:-

PC1.adhere to the health and safety standards laid out by the manufacturer and organization

PC2.sanitize the hands prior to procedure commencement as per organisational approved process

PC3.prepare the client suitably for the respective service procedure and provide relevant required personal protective equipment

PC4.ask relevant and effective questions to check and establish the client’s understanding, requirements and expectation prior to commencement and clarify doubts, if any

PC5.position self and client throughout the procedure in a way to ensure privacy, comfort and wellbeing

PC6.identify contra indications that restrict service and act accordingly as per organisational standards

PC7.set-up products, tools, equipment for relevant techniques to suit client’s service needs, nail and skin conditions

PC8.remove any existing nail polish or nail enhancement to restore the nails to a natural condition, if required, using removers, soaking and/or filing methods

PC9.prepare the nail plate by removing debris, filing the free edge remove shine and dehydrate the natural nail as required by the service under instructions from the nail technician

PC10.apply various techniques of nail art

PC11.identify contra actions if any during the service and stop service and refer to the supervisor

PC12.complete the service to the satisfaction of the client in a commercially acceptable time

PC13.check the natural nail plate and surrounding skin is undamaged and free from product

PC14.identify and resolve any problems with the nail art with guidance from the supervisor

PC15.refer problems that cannot be solved to the relevant person or supervisor promptly

PC16.clean up and dispose the waste in the work area postservice to maintain the health and safety standard

PC17.update relevant client and inventory records accurately, neatly and timely as per organisational policy and procedures

PC18.dispose waste as per organisational standards, ensuring hygiene, safety and environmental considerations are addressed positively

PC19.provide after care advise. provide specific afterprocedure, homecare advice and recommendations for protecting and maintaining the nail enhancement to the client

Prepare and maintain work area:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. ensure that ambient conditions are suitable for the client and the service procedures to be carried out in a hygiene and safe environment

 PC2. identify and select suitable equipment and products required for the respective services

PC3. set up the equipment and prepare the products for services in adherence to the salon procedures and product/ equipment guidelines

 PC4. place and organize the products in a trolley or area convenient and efficient for service delivery PC5. prepare sterilisation solution as per organisational standards using approved products and as per manufacturer’s instructions

 PC6. sterilize, disinfect and place the tools on the tray as per organisational standards using recommended solutions and conditions conditions: Time, temperature, etc.

 PC7. dispose waste materials in adherence to the salon’s and industry requirements Waste materials: Cotton, wax, strips, hair, etc.

PC8. store records, materials and equipment securely in line with the salon’s policies

Maintain the health and safety at the workplace:-

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

 PC1. set up and position the equipment, chemicals, products and tools in the work area to meet legal, hygiene and safety requirements

 PC2. clean and sterilize all tools and equipment before use

 PC3. maintain one’s posture and position to minimize fatigue and the risk of injury

PC4. dispose waste materials in accordance to the industry accepted standards

PC5. maintain first aid kit and keep oneself updated on the first aid procedures

 PC6. identify and document potential risks and hazards in the workplace

 PC7. accurately maintain accident reports PC8. report health and safety risks/ hazards to concerned personnel

PC9. use tools, equipment, chemicals and products in accordance with the salon’s guidelines and manufacturers’ instructions

Technical Knowledge:-

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:

 KB1. environmental conditions required and expected for carrying out services and importance of maintaining these Conditions: Air, light, space, temperature, sound, cleanliness, etc.

 KB2. anatomical structure and function of nails Structure: Nail root-matrix, mantle, plate, wall, grooves, bed, lunula, free edge, hyponychium, cuticle Functions – protection

 KB3. characteristics of nail and the process of nail growth

 KB4. nail diseases and disorders

 KB5. nail analysis by visual/manual examination to identify treatable conditions and contra indications restricting or preventing treatment

KB6. products and tools suitable to carry the procedure of UV gel nail enhancement Products: enamel remover, gel, tips Tools: gel brushes, clipper, nail brush, nail file, cuticle nippers, emery boards, nail clippers Equipment: UV lamp

 KB7. products and tools suitable to carry the procedure of acrylic (liquid and powder) nail enhancement Products: Monomer (ethyl methacrylate), acrylic nail tips, nail glue, acetone based oil free nail polish remover Tools: Acrylic clippers, acrylic files, 180-240 grit, acrylic liquid and powder, acrylic bowl and brush

 KB8. basic anatomy, physiology and pathology for nail treatments

KB9. basic contraindications, contra actions, relevant subsequent plans Contra actions: Lifting, breaking and splitting of extension, discoloration of product, breaking and splitting of natural nail, bacterial, fungal infection, discoloration of natural nail

 KB10. nails feature and conditions relevant to gel enhancements and impact on the same Features and conditions: cuticle conditions, nail shape, nail length

 KB11. manicure and pedicure services

KB12. nail shaping and filing techniques Shaping techniques: Filing, buffing, application of cuticle cream, removal of cuticle, cuticle pushing, polishing Filing techniques: emery board, glass, buffing block, electrical files, beveling, etc.

 KB13. customer service principles including privacy and protection to modesty of the customers

KB14. importance of keeping accurate records of treatments, clients and product usage (inventory)