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Unit B3 Assist with day make-up
This unit covers the topics that learners need to know for assisting with and carrying outbasic day make-up directed and supervised by a senior therapist. This includes what isrequired to perform assisted make-up applications, consultation and aercare advice. It alsostresses the importance of working safely and eﬀectively. Health and safety and dataprotection legislation covered in Unit B1 are also relevant here.The unit is divided into four main areas of learning:
Maintain safe and eﬀective methods of working when providing day make-up
Consult and prepare for make-up
Apply day make-up
Provide aercare advice.The ﬁrst area uses two activity sheets on hygiene and safe and eﬀective methods of working in asalon, including preparing and clearing up the workstation, use of products and clientconsultation. Learners are also referred to
Unit B1 Prepare and maintain salon treatment work areas
for guidance on disinfecting/sterilising tools and equipment and avoiding cross-infection.In the second area the learner should be able to carry out a consultation using appropriatelistening and questioning skills and with reference to clients’ diﬀerent cultural and religiousbackgrounds, age, gender and disabilities. The importance of good communications skills foreﬀective client consultation is covered in
Unit G2 Assist with salon reception duties
G3 Contribute to the development of eﬀective working relationships
.This unit requires learners to identify a range of diﬀerent skin types and conditions and torecognise what they can and cannot treat (contra-actions and contra-indications). They mustalso be able to adjust their treatment plan to suit the range of diﬀerent clients, includingthose wearing glasses or contact lenses.The third area includes activities to help learners choose suitable products for diﬀerent skintypes and conditions and also a PowerPoint
presentation of a step-by-step make-upapplication. A gap-ﬁll activity on aercare advice will help reinforce knowledge. Theindividual development plan allows learners to see what needs to be covered and can beused for self-assessment both before and aer the topics have been delivered.
To complete the unit, learners must demonstrate in their everyday work that they have metthe standards. They must be assessed on at least three occasions, each with a diﬀerentclient. They must practically demonstrate using questioning and visual consultationtechniques and referring to the client’s record card; identifying oily, dry and combination skintypes; preparing a client by protecting the client’s clothing and hair and removing anyaccessories; using foundation, concealers, powder, eye products, cheek products and lipproducts; and giving advice on suitable make-up products, possible contra-actions and howto deal with them, and make-up re-application and removal techniques. Simulation is notallowed as a means of assessment for this unit.