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Overview

This unit is about providing eyelash extension treatments involving the use of individual eyelashes. Learners will gain the ability to attach, maintain and remove individual eyelash extension systems as well as developing an understanding of the products used and suitable aftercare advice to be given.

To carry out this unit, learners will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout working practices. Learners will also need to maintain personal appearance and effective communication techniques with the client.

 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, learners will:

 

Know the salon requirements for individual eyelash extension application

Understand the effects, choices and application of individual eyelash extensions

Be able to prepare the client, self, and work area for individual eyelash extension application

 

Be able to provide, maintain and remove individual eyelash extension systems

 

Assessment requirements

Learners must produce a portfolio of evidence which includes:

 

Treatment portfolio

Summative practical assessment

 

Treatment portfolio

Learners must produce a treatment portfolio that includes evidence of individual eyelash extension treatments carried out with proficiency

 

At a minimum the treatment portfolio for this unit must include client consultation and treatment records covering all of the following:

 

A minimum of 4 individual eyelash extension applications. The learner must have carried out these treatments on at least 3 different clients to include:

A full set of individual eyelash extensions

A partial set of individual eyelash extensions

A complete set of infills (maintenance)

 

Used all products

Non-oily eye cleanser

Pre-lash primer

Adhesives

Eyelash extensions (various lengths, curvature, colour, thickness)

Adhesive remover

Eye gel patches

Eye wash solution

Antiseptic swabs

Hand sanitiser

 

Used all tools

Micropore tape

Air blower

X-type tweezers

Straight tweezers with fine point

Disposable brushes and sponges where appropriate

Lash extension holder

Lash mat

 

Used all equipment

Magnifying lamp

Towels

Disposable paper roll

Tissue

Cotton wool

Pillow

Headband

 

Given all types of advice and recommendations

Aftercare

Avoidance of activities that may cause contra-actions

Post treatment restrictions

Products for home use that will benefit the client

Homecare and maintenance of individual lash extensions

The importance of professional removal and additional services

 

Evidence from the one summative practical assessment must also be presented in the portfolio.

 

The treatment portfolio must be completed prior to learners undertaking the one summative practical assessment.

 

The maximum service time for individual eyelash extension treatment is 120 minutes.

 

Summative practical assessment

Learners must carry out and complete an individual eyelash extension treatment which will be observed and marked by centre assessors.

 

The practical assessment must take place in a real or realistic working environment on a real client. At a minimum the summative practical assessment for this unit must cover:

Application of a full set of individual eyelash extensions

Recommended summative practical assessment time – 120 minutes

 

Recorded professional discussion can also be used as an assessment method attached to the practical assessment and is particularly useful for gathering evidence for criteria related to evaluation and reflection. Professional discussions should be planned and recorded.

 

Unit content

Know the salon requirements for individual eyelash extension application

Describe how to set up the work area:

 

Prepare the work area to allow for

Ease of access to all products, tools and equipment

Hygienic set up of work area

Effective lighting to promote accuracy

Correct positioning of client and therapist

 

Ensure a safe working environment

Clean and hygienic work area

Sufficient ventilation

Effective positioning of couch and salon chairs close to work surface to allow ergonomic and safe practice

 

Describe how professional beauty therapists present themselves:

Clean professional uniforms create a positive impression of the beauty therapist and the salon. Uniforms should be made from a comfortable fabric to facilitate movement throughout treatment

Beauty therapists should wear closed-in footwear, no jewellery, no piercings, hair neatly tied back, and any fringe secured, clean, short and well maintained nails

Personal hygiene and cleanliness including showering, covering cuts and abrasions, wearing deodorant or antiperspirant, oral hygiene (clean teeth, fresh breath), are all important elements of professional presentation

 

Explain the salon requirements for record keeping:

Accurate appointment systems, stationery, loyalty, rewards, acknowledgement of occasions

Consultation record keeping, contra-indications, signatures, reference to existing records, information clear, accurate and in logical order (name, address, contact numbers, age range, reason for treatment, occupation, sport/hobbies, medical history, current condition of nails, allergies/hypersensitivity, contact lenses, contra-actions)

Skin sensitivity tests, adaptations and modifications, recommendations

Treatment plan, update record at the end of the treatment, update at each visit, maintained electronically, paper records

 

Explain the importance of patch tests:

A patch test is designed to alert the therapist to any pre-disposed skin sensitivity on the client’s behalf. Any active, new or known ingredient that can potentially produce a reaction is usually patch tested 24-48 hours before treatment. All patch tests provided need to be noted and recorded, listing all products and where patch test took place on the body if appropriate, client signature and date

Patch testing for individual eyelash applications would include all active or new products to be used within the treatment such as the adhesive and adhesive remover. Client records need to be updated with results.

They are conducted to ascertain suitability of products and sensitivity of the client

 

Patch test application techniques

Cleanse area (either crook of elbow or behind ear)

Apply product to the area with a brush

Allow to dry

Leave on for a minimum of 24 hours

Explain positive and negative reactions

Remove excess product

Record results, products used and where placed on record card

 

Explain how to interpret results of the patch test:

Positive – red, itchy, irritated, swelling, sore

Negative – no change to skin

 

Explain the insurance requirements for individual eyelash extension treatments:

As a minimum a salon should hold where applicable employers liability insurance as well as public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance

 

Describe the legal requirements for providing treatments to minors:

The age at which an individual is classed as a minor and how this differs nationally

 

Understand the effects, choices and application of individual eyelash extensions

Describe the factors that influence individual eyelash extension application treatments:

Pre-treatment tests – the client must have a patch test to check sensitivity 24-48 hours before treatment

Hair growth cycle should be considered as this affects growth and thickness of natural lashes

Thickness, length, and colour of natural lashes will affect product selection and the finished result

Client’s lifestyle may affect longevity of individual lash extensions

Age of client – a more mature client may require individual lash extensions that are lighter in colour and reduced in thickness

Professional removal must be recommended to prevent damage to the natural lashes

Incorrect removal of lash extensions

 

Describe the products used in individual eyelash extension treatments:

Non-oily eye cleanser, pre-lash primer, adhesives, eyelash extensions (various lengths, curvature, colour, thickness), adhesive remover, eye gel patches, eye wash solution, antiseptic swabs, hand sanitiser

Eyelash systems available – strip lashes, flares, semi-permanent lashes, eyelash extensions (thickness of lash – 0.10mm, 0.15mm, 0.20mm, 0.25mm), (curvature of lash – J, C, C Y, D, B), length of lash (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 mm).

 

List the benefits of individual eyelash extension application treatments:

Enhances natural lashes

Opens eye area and corrects eye shape

Longer lasting lash effects for visual impact

Thickens the lashes and disguises any natural gaps

Provides confidence to the client

Replaces mascara for everyday wear, special occasions and holidays

 

Describe the limitations to the effects and applications of individual eyelash extension treatments:

Thin, sparse natural eyelashes

Short and weak eyelashes

Claustrophobic/nervous clients

Wearers of heavy eye make-up

Clients who touch their eyes and lashes often

Hypersensitive/watery eyes

Hay fever and other allergies

Eye shape and size

 

Describe how to maintain and remove (where appropriate) individual eyelash extensions:

Correct and safe removal of individual lash extensions

Avoidance of damage to natural lashes

Removal of products from natural lashes

Recommendations for maintenance every two weeks

Return to salon for safe removal

 

Explain the contra-indications to individual eyelash extension treatments that prevent or restrict treatment:

Examples of contra-indications that may prevent treatment – contagious diseases and disorders of the eye including conjunctivitis and blepharitis, trichotillomania, recent eye surgery and chemotherapy

Examples of contra-indications that may restrict treatment – psoriasis, styes, dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, contact lenses, thyroid imbalances

 

Explain how to refer the client to a health practitioner and why:

If a client presents with symptoms that are not identifiable the learner must refer the client to a health care practitioner for appropriate care and diagnosis. Therapists can refer the client directly to their general practitioners. They are not qualified to diagnose diseases and disorders

 

Common symptoms warranting referral

Undiagnosed eye diseases and disorders

Oedema and erythema in related treatment areas

 

Explain the possible contra-actions that may occur during or after individual eyelash extension application treatments:

Adhesive entering the eye, skin irritations, itchiness, redness, burning, swelling, watery eyes

Thickening of the cornea

Overstimulation of the meibomian gland

 

Describe how to effectively respond to contra-actions:

Discontinue treatment and take remedial action

Refer to GP if necessary and note on record card

 

Be able to prepare the client, self and work area for individual eyelash extension application

Prepare and check the client, work area, equipment and products for treatment:

Prepare treatment area according to salon requirements – ensure the area is well lit, with adequate ventilation

Prepare yourself and your client using appropriate products and techniques

Check the client by completing the consultation process

Ensure all equipment and products are to hand and are working efficiently

Use safe working practices

Positioning of yourself to avoid injury

Positioning of your client

Positioning of your equipment

 

Agree the treatment with the client and check for contra-indications or restrictions to treatment:

Verbal communication – use a speaking manner and tone suited to the client and your surroundings. Be sensitive to the client, use open questioning related to the treatment to establish their suitability for treatment

Non-verbal communication – eye contact, body language, listening

Perform a consultation with the client to check for contra-indications, ask relevant questions and document and record the client feedback. Prior to commencement of the treatment complete a visual observation of the treatment area to re-affirm client’s eligibility for treatment

Record keeping – contra-indication check, signatures, name, address, contact numbers, age range, reason for treatment, occupation, sports/hobbies, medical history, allergies/hyper-sensitivity, contact lenses, contra-actions, skin sensitivity tests

Ensure the client confirms agreement to treatment

 

Explain the treatment procedure taking into account the client’s expectations and other influencing factors:

Step-by-step explanation, using clear non-technical language and confirm client understanding

Ensure the client is clear about the areas to be treated, what clothing needs to be removed, the necessary positions to adopt for application

 

Instruct the client on how to prepare for the individual eyelash extension application:

Removal of clothing as appropriate, positioning throughout the treatment communicating clearly

 

Be able to provide, maintain and remove individual eyelash extension systems

Prepare the client’s eyes for treatment:

Remove or protect clothing as appropriate

Position the client with good support

Explain each stage of the treatment

The area should be cleansed using a suitable non-oily eye make-up remover

 

Establish

Hair growth pattern, length, colour and curvature of natural eyelashes

Current sensitivity levels, skin condition, medication and health concerns

Client expectations and wishes

 

Establish the client’s desired appearance of eyelashes before commencement of treatment:

Client preference, face and eye shape (round, almond, deep set eyes)

Natural – 30-50 lashes per eye

Enhanced – 50-70 lashes per eye

Thick and full – 80 plus lashes per eye

 

Select the products, tools, equipment and different systems available to carry out individual eyelash extension treatments:

Products – non-oily eye cleanser, pre-lash primer, adhesives, eyelash extensions (various lengths, curvature, colour, thickness), adhesive remover, eye gel patches, eye wash solution, antiseptic swabs, hand sanitiser

Tools – micropore tape, air blower, x-type tweezers, straight tweezers with fine point, disposable micro brushes, disposable sponge applicators, disposable mascara brushes, lash extension holder, lash mat

Equipment – magnifying lamp, towels, disposable paper roll, tissue, cotton wool, pillow, headband

 

Apply individual eyelash extensions in line with the manufacturer’s instructions:

Choose appropriate eyelash system as agreed with client

Select lashes of suitable length and thickness and adapt to create required effect

Use individual lash extension application techniques in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and secure lashes in the required direction

Remove excess adhesive throughout the attachment process

Allow sufficient time for the adhesive to dry

Comb through lashes to blend individual lash extensions with the natural lashes

Achieve a well-balanced look that meets the client’s requirements

Reassure the client and communicate your positioning instructions clearly during the treatment

 

Provide aftercare advice:

Advise the client to avoid touching the eyes, do not use oil-based products, avoidance of any heat or water for the first 24 hours, maintenance appointments if required, professional removal of lashes

 

Provide maintenance treatments

Agree a time span for infill appropriate to the client’s individual needs

Follow manufacturers’ guidance

Importance of correct preparation

Removal of product build up and debris

Reapply extensions to infill gaps 1-2mm from eyelid

 

Update the client treatment records:

Maintain the client record card, complete with all necessary details e.g. thickness and curvature of lashes

 

Prepare the work area for the next treatment:

Dispose of all waste, clean equipment, sterilise all metal tools, sanitise working surface/work area, set up trolley, clean couch roll and position couch and chair, replace clean tools, stock up lashes for next treatment, ensure record card for next client is ready for completion

 

Employability skills to be demonstrated throughout the practical assessment

Communication:

Adapt and tailor approach for different clients e.g. new and existing clients, male and female clients

Allow sufficient time for the consultation and communicate clearly and concisely to explain the concept of the treatment/service, encouraging clients to ask questions and offer reassurance

Use positive verbal communication e.g. speaking manner and tone of voice, being supportive, respectful, sensitive to client, using open questioning to obtain information

Use positive non-verbal communication e.g. eye contact, body language, actively listening

Promote goodwill and trust by using good communication

 

Customer service:

Have an awareness of the principles of customer service e.g. quality, keeping promises, managing customer expectations, customer satisfaction, speed of services and treatments, offering reassurance

Show good practice in customer service e.g. meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations, demonstrating a willingness to please the customer, treating the customer as an individual

Invest time in explaining the concept of the treatment/service clearly but concisely to the client, encouraging them to ask questions

Deal quickly and effectively with any complaints or issues e.g. know who to refer to if needed

Know the importance of customer service to a business e.g. professional image, reputation, customer retention, customer satisfaction, customer relationships

Know the impact of poor customer service e.g. dissatisfied customers will seek out competitors, loss of reputation, loss of profit, frequent complaints

Manage client expectations and identify requirements

 

Commercial and environmental awareness:

Adopt eco-friendly and cost-efficient use of resources, minimising waste e.g. all products measured correctly; efficient use and correct disposal of consumables and recycling where possible

Be aware of others and protect their ‘space’ when using products, specifically aerosols

e.g. sprays used in nail treatments or hair services

All used products will be disposed of in accordance with the salon rules and legislative guidelines

Ensure all electrical equipment switches are turned off when not in use

Identify opportunities to promote and sell additional products and treatments e.g. during consultation or when providing aftercare advice

Talk and actively listen to gain knowledge of client preferences and routines so that the retail selling approach is personalised

Be aware of competitors for commercial success e.g. local salon offers and promotions, new treatments/services

Know the unique selling points of treatments/services to offer the most appropriate advice

Know business goals and sales targets to encourage focus on the vision of the business and it’s long term goals e.g. seasonal promotional offers

Know how to advertise and display special offers, promotions e.g. local newspaper stories, awards, photographs, thank you letters/cards

Promote any loyalty schemes or special offers for repeat/new clients and the benefits of other products and services e.g. buy one get one free, introductory offers

Offer new/additional products and services to existing or new clients to promote self/salon experiences

Ensure the cost reflects the time taken to provide the treatment/service, reflecting commercial times allocated e.g. tailor cost to client characteristics

 

Skin cancer awareness

Please note this information will not be assessed for the achievement of this unit. Public awareness of skin cancer has never been higher, and yet skin cancer remains the fastest growing cancer in the UK, especially amongst young people. The chances of a positive outcome can be dramatically increased with early identification and diagnosis.

 

Professionals in hair, beauty, sports massage and health and wellbeing industries work closely with clients and in many cases have sight of areas of skin which may not be easily visible to the client. An informed awareness of the signs, symptoms and changes of appearance to be aware of when checking for early signs of cancer is a crucial tool for the conscientious practitioner in order to provide the most thorough service and in some cases, possibly lifesaving information signposting.

 

Signs to look for when checking moles include utilising the ABCDE guide:

A - Asymmetry – the two halves of the area/mole may differ in their shape and not match.

B - Border – the edges of the mole area may be irregular or blurred and sometimes show notches or look ‘ragged’.

C - Colour – this may be uneven and patchy. Different shades of black, brown and pink may be seen.

D - Diameter – most but not all melanomas are at least 6mm in diameter. If any mole gets bigger or changes see your doctor.

E - Elevation/evolving – elevation means the mole is raised above the surface and has an uneven surface. Looks different from the rest or changing in size, shape or colour. Anyone can get a suspicious mole or patch of skin checked out for free by the NHS by visiting their doctor, who may then refer to a dermatologist (an expert in diagnosing skin cancer).

 

If your learners are interested in learning more about skin cancer awareness alongside this qualification, VTCT runs the following qualification: VTCT Level 2 Award in Skin Cancer Awareness for Non-Healthcare Professionals.

 

This qualification has been specifically designed for those working in the sports massage, health and wellbeing, beauty, hairdressing and barbering sectors. It will enable learners to identify any changes to their client’s skin and to highlight those changes to the client using appropriate language and communication skills. It will enable the learner to raise awareness of skin cancer and signpost their clients to public information about skin cancer.

 

This qualification will enable hair, beauty and wellbeing professionals to gain the appropriate knowledge and communication skills required to provide non-diagnostic, professional advice and information to clients in a discrete, empathetic and confidential manner.

 

Assessment criteria

In order to pass this unit, learners must achieve all pass criteria. The pass criteria relate to the proficient demonstration of skills and knowledge.

 

Assessment guidance

Assessors must use the amplified assessment guidance in this section to judge whether assessment criteria have been achieved in the practical assessment.

 

Know the salon requirements for individual eyelash extension application

P1 Describe how to set up the work area

P2 Describe how professional beauty therapists present themselves

P3 Explain the salon requirements for record keeping

P4 Explain the importance of patch tests

P5 Explain how to interpret results of a patch test

P6 Explain the insurance requirements for individual eyelash extension treatments

P7 Describe the legal requirements for providing treatments to minors

 

Understand the effects, choices and application of individual eyelash extensions

P8 Describe the factors that influence individual eyelash extension application treatments

P9 Describe the products used in individual eyelash extension treatments

P10 List the benefits of individual eyelash extension application treatments

P11 Describe the limitations to the effects and applications of individual eyelash extension treatments

P12 Describe how to maintain and remove (where appropriate) individual eyelash extensions

P13 Explain the contra-indications to individual eyelash extension treatments that prevent or restrict treatment

P14 Explain how to refer the client to a health practitioner and why

P15 Explain the possible contra-actions that may occur during or after individual eyelash extension application treatments

P16 Describe how to effectively respond to contra-actions

 

Be able to prepare the client, self and work area for individual eyelash extension application

P17 Prepare and check the client, work area, equipment and products for treatment

P18 Agree the treatment with the client and check for contra-indications or restrictions to treatment

P19 Explain the treatment procedure taking into account the client’s expectations and other influencing factors

P20 Instruct the client on how to prepare for the individual eyelash extension application

 

Be able to provide, maintain and remove individual eyelash extension systems

P21 Prepare the client’s eyes for treatment

P22 Establish the client’s desired appearance of eyelashes before commencement of treatment

P23 Select the products, tools, equipment and different systems available for individual eyelash extension treatments

P24 Apply individual eyelash extensions in line with the manufacturer’s instructions

P25 Provide aftercare advice

P26 Update the client treatment records

P27 Prepare the work area for the next treatment

 

Prepare and check the client, work area, products and equipment for treatment

Learners must demonstrate that they have sanitised their hands and cleansed the client’s eye area and lashes, removing make-up where appropriate, and leaving the lashes free from product debris. Learners must carry out final preparation/checking of work area prior to commencement of treatment.

Learners must demonstrate that they have set up the work area in line with the treatment requirements, and have met the health and safety requirements. Learners must use suitable lighting, temperature, ventilation and appropriate background music. All the required products, tools and equipment for the treatment are to hand and are fully stocked in advance.

 

Agree the treatment with the client and check for contra-indications or restrictions to treatment

Learners must demonstrate that they have consulted with the client using appropriate questioning techniques, as well as conducting visual and manual checks for contra- indications. Learners must explain the treatment in full to the client and ascertain the client’s treatment expectations. Learners must check the results of the patch test and correctly identify any treatment limiting conditions during the consultation and recommend the most appropriate method of individual false eyelash application. Any treatment preferences should also be discussed and agreed with the client.

 

Explain the treatment procedure taking into account the client’s expectations and other influencing factors

 

Learners must explain the treatment step by step to the client. At a minimum the explanation should include the benefits of the treatment and an estimated timescale.

 

Instruct the client on how to prepare for the individual eyelash extension application

 

Learners must instruct the client on any outer clothing that needs to be removed and where to store the clothing. The client’s jewellery must be removed and stored safely. Guidance should be given to the client on positioning for maximum comfort during the treatment.

 

Learners must demonstrate that they have sanitised their hands and cleansed the client’s eye area and lashes, removing make-up where appropriate, and leaving the lashes free from product debris.

 

Establish the client’s desired appearance of eyelashes before commencement of treatment

Learners must establish the client’s desired appearance of eyelashes. Natural, enhanced, or thick and full variations should be discussed and the client’s preference matched to the appropriate quantity of lash extensions per eye.

 

Select the products, tools, equipment and different systems available for individual eyelash extension treatment

Learners must demonstrate that they have selected the correct equipment, tools and products to match the treatment objectives and client’s requirements. All application techniques should be carried out safely and proficiently to meet the treatment/eyelash effect objectives.

 

Apply individual eyelash extensions in line with the manufacturer’s instructions

Learners must demonstrate that they have selected the correct equipment, tools and products to match the treatment objectives and client’s requirements. All application techniques should be carried out safely and proficiently to meet the treatment/eyelash effect objectives. Learners must complete the treatment in a commercially viable time (as agreed with the assessor). Learners must note down any contra-actions or findings during the treatment if appropriate. Learners must ensure client satisfaction and eyelash effect objectives have been met.

 

Provide aftercare advice

Learners must demonstrate that they can provide feedback and aftercare to the client describing any findings during eye and skin analysis, providing information on further treatment options and requirements for maintenance, explaining the importance of homecare for longevity of eyelash effect, providing advice on retail products to enhance treatment benefits, describing possible contra-actions that may occur.

 

Update the client treatment records

 

Learners must fully complete the treatment records to meet the salon requirements and show an understanding of the legal requirements for record keeping.

 

Prepare the work area for the next treatment

Learners must demonstrate they have prepared the work area by removing used couch roll, wiping down the trolley/working surfaces and sterilising metal tools. Re-stock products and consumables. The work area must be tidy and ready for the next treatment and beauty therapist.

 

Resources

The special resources for this unit are access to a real or realistic working environment which supports the provision of individual eyelash extension treatments in the salon.

Learners must have access to health and safety standards, manufacturers’ instructions and individual lash extension products and tools.

 

Delivery guidance

Teachers are encouraged to use innovative, practical and engaging delivery methods to enhance the learning experience. Learners may benefit from:

Meaningful employer engagement so they relate what is being learned to the real world of work and understand commercial competence and the use of products, tools and equipment for individual eyelash extension treatments

Work experience within a commercial beauty salon so they can practise to hone their skills in a real environment

Using interactive information and technology, systems and hardware so they can learn about concepts and theories; research current trends; research product knowledge and produce visual aids for individual eyelash extension treatments

 

Links with other units

This unit is closely linked with the following units:

 

Health and safety in the salon

The Health and safety unit will provide knowledge and understanding of the responsibilities for health and safety as defined by any specific legislation covering the role of the professional therapist. This unit greatly underpins all practical unit delivery. Learners will be required to apply their knowledge and understanding of health and safety when preparing for and providing individual eyelash extension treatments in a real or realistic working environment.

 

Anatomy and physiology for the face and body systems

Knowledge of the structure and function of the skin, as well as skin diseases and disorders most significantly underpins the knowledge and practical skills gained in this unit. Other elements of anatomy and physiology are also relevant to this unit in terms of understanding contra-indications to treatment as well as possible contra-actions.

 

Client care and consultation

Client consultation before all beauty treatments is actually a legal requirement and failure to consult properly with clients prior to treatment could invalidate beauty therapy insurance. It is essential that beauty therapists elicit information from their clients about their medical history, including any allergies’ as well as checking for contra-indications. The client consultatio n unit underpins all technical units within this qualification and should be delivered prior to the delivery of any technical beauty therapy units.

 

Promote and sell products and services

The ability to be able to retail effectively is a skill that is necessary to ensure effective contribution to any business. This unit will enhance a learner’s ability to work effectively within a team while covering the skills required to work within a wide variety of retail areas, dealing with retailing of goods, stock levels, customer orders and returns.

 

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