COS711 - Hairstyling for Professional Make-Up Artists

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Subject Title
Hairstyling for Professional Make-Up Artists

Subject Description

Students learn the procedures of basic hairstyling. From the simple art of a blowout, to the proper technique of an elegant up-do style. A variety of tools will be mandatory to perform in this class. Students will be required to bring a live model for one of the assignments.

Students are required to have all these tools and supplies for the first class. mannequin head with hair a minimum of 16 inches in length with stand clamp for table mount, blow dryer with nozzle, hot rollers, 1 inch or 1? barrel curling iron, 3 sizes of round brushes, small, medium and large, teasing brush, flat paddle brush, tail comb, barbering comb, bobby pins, do all clips, hair elastics, water spray bottle, medium to light hold hairspray.

Credit Status
Credit towards Special Effects Make-Up Artistry Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and use the right tools and product for any hair creation.
  2. Proper sectioning of the hair and blow drying techniques.
  3. Using and constructing different curl techniques and placement methods to create beautiful curly looks.
  4. Adding hair fillers and foundations to build hair into beautiful formal and evening looks.
  5. Hair pinning
  6. Finishing and polishing any hairstyle

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Topic Outline

  • Introduction to tools and products
  • Blow-drying/ Polishing hair
  • Curling hair using hot rollers and a curling iron
  • Up-do’s
  • Historical hair styles

Mode of Instruction
 Classroom lectures, demonstrations and practical applications in class.

Required Supplies
Tools and Supplies
-Blow dryer
-Curling iron
-Hot rollers or Velcro rollers
-3 size brushes small, medium, and large.
-Tail combs and barbering combs
-Teasing brush
-Flat irons
-Bobby pins
-Hair clips
-Hair spray (medium hold)
-Volume spray
-Water spay bottle
-Long hair mannequin head with tabletop stand.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Complete a blow dry from start to finish                              10%
Full roller set or curling iron placement                              10%
Hair structure with a finished up do with a braid               10%
Create a look from start to finish on a real model             20%                                                                       
Recreate a historical hair style                                              20%

Examination written                                                                           10%
Examination practical                                                                         20%

Approved by: Lisa Somers