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This short course is intended for the hairdresser who needs more guidance in upstyling.

This is a 12 hr guided learning course.  Students need to invest further hours in the course, which will include private study and home assignments.

Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website.

A short motivational talk which inspires creativity to the student is given in the introduction of every lecture. Students explore different occasions and ways in which to create upstyles which are suitable in the particular context. Students are then guided in a step by step manner to create a final product.

Learning Outcome 1;   Consult with clients to identify their needs

Unit Content

  1. Identifying Client Features
  2. Hair Textures
  3. Hair Defects

Learning Outcome 2;   Use the correct tools and work safely

Unit Content

  1. Applying hair products safely and correctly
  2. Electrical tools
  3. Working safely for yourself and the client

Learning Outcome 3; Create an upstyle using pictures, magazines and designs as sources for inspiration

Unit Content

  1. Upstyles for Weddings
  2. Upstyles for TV
  3. Upstyles for Stage
  4. Upstyles for Photoshoots
  5. Using finishing products and Straighteners for upstyles
  6. Use of Tongs
  7. Use of Hairpieces 

The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed:

Entry requirements:

  • City and Guilds Diploma in Hairdressing or have three years work-experience in a hairdressing salon. Applicants should attach an ETC Employment Sheet showing these years to the application form.

Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.

MCAST Certificate of Attendance

  • An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 80% of the lessons.

MCAST Certificate of Achievement

  • An MCAST Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those candidates who satisfy the 80% attendance criteria and also choose to sit and pass the course assessment/s.
  • Students who opt not to sit for the assessment or fail (the assessment/s) will however be awarded the MCAST Certificate of Attendance provided that they fulfill the minimum attendance criteria as stated above.

If the student intends to obtain a Certificate of Achievement, she/he is required to sit for an assessment/s.  Assessment/s may take various forms such as a home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test.  However, the assessment/s is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it.

Students should provide their own mannequin head or live models for the duration of the course.

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