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NVQ Level 1 Hairdressing

The NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing is the entry level course and you will be expected to gain the basic skills within a hairdresser environment. There are no entry exams, but you may need at least 3 GCSEs grade E or above.


Recommended book:

S/NVQ Level 1 Introducing Hairdressing (S/Nvq Level 1 Hairdressing) (S/NVQ Hairdressing for Levels 1 2 and 3)

We have found this book to be very helpful in the introduction of hairdressing. The book covers important information such as health and safety in the work place, hair salon duties, how to shampoo and cut hair and how to deal with different hair types. The book is fully illustrated and gives practical advice as well as theory.

 


As with most NVQ courses, you will need to get a placement within the field of work i.e. working in a salon.

NVQ Level 1 HairdressingFor this course, you will be expected to demonstrate the ability to perform the following tasks:
– Be aware of health and safety within the workplace
– Ability to shampoo/condition hair
– Maintaining work areas
– Maintaining salon treatment work areas

Most NVQ providers will expect you to choose additional units, some of which are shown below:

– Blow drying hair
– Assisting with hair dye
– Basic techniques of plaiting hair
– Removing hair extensions
– Reception duties

After an NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing?

You can seek employment within a hairdressing salon or work towards your NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing.

The course usually lasts 1 year and will typically start in September.

 

More about hairdressing training



NVQ course in Hairdressing – Level 1, 2 and 3


NVQ courses in Hairdressing

If you are working in the hair or barber industry, an NVQ course in Hairdressing will help enable you to pursue work in the fashion industry and hair salons.

NVQ Level 1 Hairdressing
Entry level

NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing
Those wishing to become certified
Hairdressers

NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing
Those wishing to become specialists,
maybe starting up their own salon

 

Typical mandatory Level 1 units:

– Be aware of health and safety within the workplace

– Ability to shampoo/condition hair

– Maintaining work areas

– Maintaining salon treatment work areas

 

Typical Level 1 optional units:

– Blow drying hair

– Assisting with hair dye

– Basic techniques of plaiting hair

– Removing hair extensions

– Reception duties

More details about the NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing

 

Typical mandatory Level 2 units:

– Be aware of health and safety within the workplace

– Ability to shampoo/condition hair and treat the scalp.

– Cutting hair using basic techniques

– Dry and finish all types of hair

– Style hair

– Ability to dye hair

– Consulting with customers

 

Typical Level 2 optional units:

– Reception duties

– Promoting additional services

– Perming hair

– Ability to use hair extensions

More details about the NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing

 

Typical mandatory Level 3 units:

– Maintaining health and safety within the workplace

– Be able to consult

– Cutting hair creatively

– Dying hair using various techniques

 

Typical optional Level 3 units:

– Style hair creatively

– Ability to use hair extensions

– Hair and scalp treatments

– Perm all types of hair

More details about the NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing
Further information on hairdressing training



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