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.


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. Devise proper sectioning of the hair and blow drying techniques.
  3. Produce different curl techniques and placement methods to create beautiful curly looks.
  4. Add hair fillers and foundations to build hair into beautiful formal and evening looks.
  5. Apply Hair pinning
  6. Demonstrate Finishing and polishing any hairstyle
  7. Create historical hairstyles

Cheating and Plagiarism
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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.

COS710 - Make-up Basics

Topic Outline
Available in weekend classes - 9 Week Lecture Scheduile:

1.  Introduction to tolls and products
2.  Blow Drying / Polishing Hair
3.  Curling hair using hot rollers and a curling iron
4.  Hair Extensions
5.  Up-do's for Bridal land Formal occasions
6.  Historical Hair Styles

** A detailed weekly addendum with due dates will be posted on Blackboard.

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

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

Required Supplies
Studnet are required to supply the following:


- 3 size brushes small, medium, and large.
- Blow dryer with nozzle
- Bobby Pins
- Camera
- Curling iron (1" or 1 1/4")
- Do All - Hair Clips
- Elastics
- Flat Irons
- Flat paddle Brush
- Hair Pins
- Hot rollers or Velcro rollers
- LOng Hair Mannequin HEad with Tabletop stand - 16" Long
- Tail combs and barbering combs
- Teasing brush
- Water spay bottle

- Hair Spray - (Medium Hold)
- Volume Spray

** Students are required to have all their tools and products for the first class**

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
As stated in Academic Policy, a student must successfully complete all major segments of a subject in order to earn a passing grade. Students who have not passed the term work may not be permitted to write the final examination. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of Academic Policy, available at Seneca registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

# Project Description Value
1 Complete a blow dry from start to finish 5%
2 Complete a full set with hot rollers and a curling iron 10%
3 Create a pinned-up hairstyle using 3 different techniques 10%
4 Create a polished look with clip in hair extensions 5%
5 Re-create a historical hair style 15%
6 Create an inspired bridal look from start to finish 10%
7 Create a look from start to finish on a real model 15%
8 Examination - Written 10%
9 Examination - Practical 20%
10 Total 100%

Late projects WILL NOT be accepted for marking.
All homework is to be completed before class time.

Due to the nature of this course, attendance in all classes is mandatory in order to achieve the learning outcomes.  Any absences must be supported by a Doctor's note or a legal document, within one week.  Any student who fails to attend more than 2 three hour classes or 1 six hour class will not pass the subject.

No student will be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if, in more than 30% of the subjects required for graduation, the student has received
a "D" grade.

**Please retain this document for future educational / employment use. 

Approved by: Lisa Harfield