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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform eye lash tint and eyebrow tinting and shaping 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377482  Perform eye lash tint and eyebrow tinting and shaping 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Beauty and Skin Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
114792  Perform eyebrow and eye lash tinting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to prepare a treatment locality and their workstation so that eyebrow tinting and shaping and eye lash tinting can be performed in a professional manner. They will also be able to prepare the client for the treatment.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Prepare the treatment room for eyelash and eyebrow tinting services.
  • Prepare the client for eyelashes and eyebrow tinting.
  • Manage and performing the colouring of eyelashes and eyebrows by means of tinting.
  • Perform post tinting services.
  • Consult, plan and prepare client for treatment.
  • Shape eyebrows.
  • Tint eyebrows and lashes.
  • Apply artificial lashes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy skills NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Safe and hygienic work practises means that the required levels of hygiene are maintained at all times and that the equipment, tools, materials, treatment areas and the working environment are cleaned and sanitised in the appropriate manner.

    Required level of hygiene for this unit standard includes:
  • Disposable tools and materials are required with the exception of tools and materials that can be sterilised.

    Work environment includes:
  • Immediate work environment is clean and dust free.
  • Environment is odour fresh.
  • All spills are dealt with immediately.
  • All products and containers are clean.

    Waste disposal includes:
  • All needles and lancets are put in a sharp's container.
  • The contents of sharp's containers are incinerated according to health specifications.
  • Materials (inter alia -gloves, cotton wool, gauze, tissues, orange sticks, disposable garments, spatulas) soiled with bodily fluids are placed in a bin/receptacle with plastic liner sprinkled with the appropriate sterling, the bag is sealed and disposed of.
  • Professional manner is continuously assessed according to aspects such as ethical standards, personal and interpersonal skills, body language, verbal and non-verbal communication, posture and personal appearance.

    Lash and brow treatments may include:
  • Eyebrow shaping including waxing or tweezing.
  • Eyelash or eyebrow colouring.
  • Application of false eyelashes.
  • Lash perming.

    Chemical treatments may include:
  • Eyelash or eyebrow colouring or perming. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Consult, plan and prepare client for treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area is set up and maintained to meet legal, hygiene and treatment requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consultation techniques are used to determine the client's treatment plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A written and signed consent is obtained prior to carrying out the treatment from the client or parent/guardian if the client is a minor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible contra-actions resulting from lash and brow treatments are explained to determine ways on how to deal with them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Actions to be taken in an event when tint adhesives or solvent enters the client's eye are described in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A client is consulted to identify any contra-indications to the treatments for recording purposes in order to take any necessary action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Clients are encouraged to ask questions in order to clarify any points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    A sensitivity test on a suitable area of the client's skin is performed according to manufacturers' instructions and organisational requirements and record the results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Client advice is provided without reference to a specific medical condition and without causing undue alarm and concern. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The treatment plan that is acceptable to the client is explained and agreed upon in order to sign a consent form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    The need to protect the client's clothing, hair and accessories is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    Patch test is performed to determine possible allergic product reaction where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
    Suitable equipment and materials are selected for the treatment plan based on the outcomes of the sensitivity test. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Shape eyebrows. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The shape and proportions of the eyebrow is described in relation to facial features and shape. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways to remove eyebrow hairs carefully and effectively are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client's understanding of the treatment prior to commencement is checked in order to discuss any areas that require clarification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Time intervals between eyebrow shaping treatments are explained as per the recommendations of the manufacturer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The eyebrow area is cleansed and prepared prior to the treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The skin is kept firm to minimise discomfort to the client using application techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The hair in the direction of the hair growth is removed using suitable tools or equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The types of soothing agents available are used according to the needs of the client and manufacturers' instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The finished shape is checked in order to ensure client's satisfaction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Ways on how to maintain and care for tweezed eyebrows are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Aftercare advice is provided that meets the client's individual needs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Tint eyebrows and lashes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client's understanding of the treatment is checked prior to commencement in order to discuss any areas that require clarification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Treatments of eyebrows include: plucking, reshape/tidy, grooming, tinting and cosmetics. Eyelashes include tinting, cosmetics, individual extensions and strip lashes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The area is cleansed and prepared prior to the treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways for safe application of eyebrow and lash tinting are described to keep the skin surrounding the area protected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ways include but are not limited to using an applicator and application with white petroleum jelly, small cardboard protectors and rinsing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tints are mixed to meet manufacturer's instructions and client' requirements and expectations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Client expectations include but are not limited to colouring; availability; costs and effects.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The client's skin, clothes and surrounding areas are protected in order to minimise the risk of spread of colour to during application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The product is applied evenly to ensure that the product fully covers the hair to be tinted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The tint is removed promptly in the event of any contra-actions and a cold water compress is applied to soothe the eye. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The product development is timed to meet the colouring characteristics of the client and manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The treated hair is left free of product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The finished result is checked to ensure client's satisfaction. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply artificial lashes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process of how to select and fit artificial lashes to enhance the eye shape is explained in order to suit the needs of the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of following manufacturers' instructions for the use of adhesives and artificial eyelashes is explained to meet safety and health requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The factors that prevent artificial lashes from adhering is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The range and use of available artificial lashes is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The maintenance and care requirements for artificial lashes are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Provide aftercare advice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Effective questioning and active listening are used to obtain client feedback. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The outcomes of treatment are recorded accurately and legibly for future reference. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Future treatment plan is recommended to meet client's needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    After care advice and guidelines are provided to meet client's needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Product recommendations are made according to client 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 
  • The purpose of a consultation, the procedure and techniques.
  • Client record card, the purpose and the information to be recorded.
  • Different types of tinting products including the composition and properties thereof.
  • Disadvantages or advantages.
  • Application and Removal techniques.
  • Preparation of working environment, treatment area, equipment, tools, materials, client and self.
  • Procedure for assessment of area's to be treated.
  • The positioning and techniques for tinting services.
  • Contra-indications to tinting services.
  • Safe work practices and precautions.
  • Hygiene and health procedures.
  • Pre-care and after care products.
  • Other commercial and current products pertaining to tinting services.
  • Tint disposal.
  • After care advice and products.
  • The layers of the skin and skin types.
  • Advantaged and disadvantages of tinting services.
  • Problem solving.
  • A basic understanding of analytic resource to the tint. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 114792, "Perform eyebrow and eye lash tinting", Level 3, 1 credit. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  80646   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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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