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The Hair & Beauty department at the Belfast Model School for Girls has a fully equipment hair and beauty salon, giving students an opportunity to study GCSE Occupational Studies comprised of:

Year 11 Total Beauty

This unit is designed to give the learner an understanding of how make-up techniques link to different looks in the beauty industry. The learner will develop technical understanding and practical skills in the development of make-up. They will learn about individual and teamwork approaches for using make-up skills and selecting clothing to complement the total beauty look.

This unit includes:

  • consideration of the role of the beauty therapist and career opportunities;
  • skin tone and application of make-up;
  • influences of hair fashion, design and the media;
  • creating a beauty look for different occasions;
  • consideration of health and safety issues in the beauty industry;
  • communication skills and client consultation;
  • consideration of environmental issues in the beauty industry; and
  • a review and evaluation of performance.

Year 12 Creative Styling of Long Hair

This unit is suitable for learners who wish to experience the occupational area of hairdressing. The learner will be required to carry out a consultation with their client and then set and dress both long and short hair using different setting techniques. This will include environmental issues to encourage learners to choose, use and dispose of products wisely and correctly.

On completion of this unit the learner will have gained a foundation of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to allow progression into further education aimed at pursuing a career in the hairdressing industry.

This unit includes:

  • consideration of the role of the hairdresser and career opportunities within hairdressing;
  • communication skills and client consultation;
  • salon policies, regulations and local bylaws;
  • consideration of health and safety issues within hairdressing;
  • setting and dressing long and short hair;
  • consideration of environmental issues within hairdressing; and
  • a review and evaluation of performance.

The Hair and Beauty department also offer a range of extra-curricular activities including Hair & Beauty Club and vocational opportunities for students such as running their very own pop-up Hair & Beauty Salon for staff.

 


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