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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing and bleaching 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377542  Perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing and bleaching 
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
114789  Prepare for and perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10  Complete 
114794  Prepare for and perform temporary hair removal by means of threading  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 
114842  Prepare for and perform temporary hair removal by means of sugaring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to prepare their workstation for temporary hair removal, assess the hair growth and skin of their client and perform the removal of unwanted facial and body hair. Learners are able to use strip wax, hot wax, sugaring depilation for the hair removal treatment.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Explain hair growth and hair types.
  • Assess the hair growth and skin in order to perform a temporary hair removal service.
  • Prepare workstation for a temporary hair removal.
  • Perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing.
  • Perform temporary hair removal by means of bleaching.
  • Perform temporary hair removal by means of sugaring. 

  • 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 3.
  • Mathematical literacy skills at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Temporary hair removal services include hot waxing, strip waxing sugaring and bleaching.
  • A basic hygiene procedure includes the personal cleanliness, sanitation of tools, equipment, plinth/chair, area and trolley.
  • Receiving the client will include supply with appropriate protective clothing, positioning client comfortably.
  • Recognised safety precautions pertaining to electrical and chemical procedures must be applied.
  • Contra-indication and precaution checklist includes allergies, cuts and abrasions.
  • Correct and complete systems and products should be used.
  • Cold wax will include but not limited to strip wax and body temperature wax. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain hair growth and hair types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of hair are identified and explained in terms of shaft shapes, hair follicle and fibre characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The types of hair structure are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of hair structure refer to lanugo, vellus and terminal.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Phases of the hair growth cycle are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Phases of the hair growth cycle refers to anagen, catagen, telogen.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess the hair growth and skin in order to perform a temporary hair removal service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods for temporary hair removal are identified and explained in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include but are not limited to bleaching, shaving, plucking, waxing and sugaring.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Client consultation is conducted in a polite and friendly manner to identify client hair removal needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods to assess skin and hair type/conditions/diseases or disorders are identified and explained in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include but are not limited to visual and tactile methods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contra-indications are identified, noted and discussed with client in a tactful manner for referral purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Skin/hair disorder/diseases/conditions are recorded for referral purposes to professional where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Assessment findings are recorded according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Areas of the skin/hair growth requiring special treatment are identified and confirmed with client in relation to the treatment plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Treatment plan refers to procedure and product(s) to be used.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Hygiene, sanitation, and safety procedures are undertaken to ensure maximum client safety in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare workstation for a temporary hair removal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work station is prepared according to organisational procedures and hygienic requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product and equipment are selected and prepared for the required temporary hair removal according to manufacturers' requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The trolley for the temporary hair removal service is prepared with the appropriate tools, products and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The temporary hair removal receptacle is replenished (where necessary) with appropriate production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The temperature control is set according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The treatment plinth is appropriately covered and protected according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work area is cleaned and tidied to meet the required level of hygiene accordance with workplace requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Waxing includes cold and hot wax. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The benefits of removing unwanted hair by means of waxing are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contra-indications to depilatory wax treatment for a client are identified in terms of skin diseases and disorders. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Contra-indications include but are not limited to bacterial, fungal, viral, parasitic, systemic and traumatic.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is selected, prepared, and arranged to accord maximum efficiency of service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The client is suitably positioned and protective clothes covering provided for treatment to maintain client's cleanliness and comfort in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Suitable waxing product is selected and applied in accordance with manufacturers' instructions to meet client satisfaction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The area to be treated is prepared and draped for a cold wax according to organisational and hygienic requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The client record card is completed according to organisational requirements sales opportunities for further treatments and products and suitable homecare advice and support are identified and recommended that ate suitable with the clients needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The removal and disposal of cold wax is performed in accordance with organisational, hygienic and safety requirements and client discomfort is minimized and modesty maintained throughout the service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The selected hair removal service is performed according to manufacturers' instructions and without injury or skin damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The temperature of the wax is tested and a safe, comfortable working temperature is maintained throughout the service in accordance with organisational, hygienic and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Safety precautions are observed in terms of control of wax temperature to minimise the risk of skin damage. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform temporary hair removal by means of bleaching. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process of removing unwanted hair by means of bleaching is explained in terms of its advantages and disadvantages. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The disadvantages of bleaching include but are not limited to skin irritation, temporary skin discoloration, pruritus, and the prominence of bleached hair against tanned or naturally dark skin.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Common sites for temporary hair removal by means of bleaching are identified and described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Common sits include the upper lip, beard area, and arms.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The active ingredients of bleaching agents are identified and described in terms of their effects on hair. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Active ingredients include but are not limited to hydrogen peroxide and sulphates.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A small patch test is performed to assess for allergic reaction in accordance with manufacturer's instructions prior to the bleaching process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Perform temporary hair removal by means of sugaring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effects from sugaring are identified and explained in terms of their adverse results. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Adverse results include but are not limited to pain, hyper pigmentation, scarring, folliculitis, and ingrown hair pseudofolliculitis.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The removal and disposal of the sugaring product is performed in accordance with organisational, hygienic and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Modesty is maintained throughout the service to minimise discomfort. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consumption of products and materials is used in an economic and effective manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The treatment area is left clear of unwanted hair and product and appropriate aftercare products are applied according to client's needs and manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The use of aftercare products and services is discussed and explained within the context of hair removal. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through Recognition of Prior Learning) 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 
  • Different types of hair removal products including the composition and properties thereof and the advantages and disadvantages.
  • Application and removal techniques of hot and strip wax and sugaring depilation.
  • 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 temporary hair removal services pertaining to the face, trunk (front and back), limbs and appendages.
  • Contra-indications and precautions to temporary hair removal services.
  • Safe work practices and precautions.
  • Hygiene and health procedures.
  • Pre-care and aftercare products.
  • The main layers of the skin.
  • Structure of the hair, follicle, hair growth cycle and hair growth patterns.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of temporary hair removal services.
  • Problem solving e.g. bruising, ingrown hairs, skin reaction.
  • Cultural constraints.
  • History of sugaring. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in order to plan and perform successful temporary hair removal services on a range of clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community by booking, preparing and completing any of the temporary hair removal services within a commercial work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by booking, preparing and completing any of the temporary hair removal services in a professional, organised and cost effective manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to perform the most suitable temporary hair removal services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in order to give appropriate home card advice to clients, completing client record cards and recommending related services and products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by completing any of the temporary hair removal services and using products, tools and equipment in a safe and professional manner. 

    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 the following unit standards:
  • 114789, "Prepare for and perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing", Level 3, 10 credits.
  • 114794, "Prepare for and perform temporary hair removal by means of threading", Level 3, 2 credits.
  • 114842, "Prepare for and perform temporary hair removal by means of sugaring", Level 3, 2 credits. 

  • 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 


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