302 Ladies’ / Men’s Hairdressing

Lajivastaava Johanna Ojamäki ja varavastaava Nina Haring Tredusta.
Coordinator Johanna Ojamäki and deputy coordinator Nina Haring from Tredu.

 

General description of the competition

The competition tasks are based on the requirements and criteria of the “Excellent” (3) grade in the vocational qualification in hairdressing and on the requirements of working life for a junior employee. Hairdressers are required to provide a wide range of services related to the treatment of hair, skin and beard. The tasks of a professional in hairdressing include hair cutting, beard treatments, hair styling, make-up, dyeing and perms. Cooperation and interaction skills as well as entrepreneurship are also emphasized. A hairdresser must also have skills needed in working life, such as giving a comprehensive style service and hair care and styling service. Hairdressers mainly operate in hair salons either as employees, independent professionals or entrepreneurs. The competition tasks are based on the qualification requirements. The scope of the qualification study modules is emphasized in the competition tasks. The competition tasks can be utilized in vocational competence demonstrations. The competitors can also apply for recognition of non-formal learning based on the certificate received in the competition.

Form of competition: Individual

Skill requirements

The competence areas based on the hairdresser’s qualification and curriculum:

  • hair cutting and beard treatments
  • hairstyles and make-up
  • hair dyeing
  • perm treatments
  • business and entrepreneurship in hairdressing
  • customer styling services
  • comprehensive hair care and styling

A successful competitor must also master:

  • the practical and artistic competence in a hairdresser’s work
  • knowledge-based professional skills
  • work planning
  • working independently
  • customer service skills and entrepreneurship
  • teamwork skills
  • problem-solving skills
  • work safety, hygiene and ergonomics
  • ethical and aesthetic skills
  • product knowledge
  • environmental awareness and sustainable development.


1.     Description of the task modules

Task A) Festive hairdo for long hair with a given flower ornament and make-up for a live model. Competition time 2h 30min.

The competitor makes the theme contemporary in a trendy and commercial way. In the competition task, the competitor creates a themed commercial hairdo, taking the flower ornament into account. There will be no other unforeseeable elements in the task.

All hairdo structures and techniques are allowed, but cutting the hair is not allowed. The hairdo and make-up must match the whole and fit the model. The customer’s hairdo and make-up have to be performed within the competition time. The given hair accessory is attached to the hairdo.

The competitor makes a sketch of the work with hairdo directions, areas of emphasis and ornament attachment point. The competitors are not allowed to bring their own notes to the competition area. There will be paper and template forms for the competitors in the competition area.

Assessment is performed with the model in the customer chair with the cape on. After the assessment, the hairdos are photographed.

Implementation of the hairdo and makeup:

  • The hairdo is performed on a randomly assigned customer.
  • The hairdo must be trendy and commercial. Note that a commercial hairdo must not entirely cover one eye.
  • The competitor should present their technical hairdo skills in the work.
  • All hairdo structures and techniques are allowed.
  • Techniques that cannot be used in regular customer work are not allowed in the implementation of the hairdo.
  • The work must not resemble hairdos in the Hair By Night or fantasy competition tasks.
  • All work equipment is allowed.
  • The competitors are not allowed to use their own notes at the competition site.
  • Hair must not be cut.
  • The use of cushions and nets is allowed.
  • The use of hairpieces is forbidden.
  • The make-up must suit the customer and support the hairdo.
  • The competitor brings his or her own make-up products and equipment
  • All make-up equipment and products are allowed.
  • The competitor can bring his or her own Goldwell styling products.

Assessment:

Objective and subjective assessment

Task A assessment

Themed hairdo for long hair with an ornament and make-up for a customer, 18p. 

The result is commercial O 1
The ornament is used O 1
The hairdo is in line with the sketch O 1
The hairdo is in line with the theme O 1
Sustainable development, wellbeing at work and work safety O 1
   
Skilful make-up S 1
Skilful ornament use S 3
Skilful hairdo directions S 3
Skilful form of the hairdo S 3
Overall impression S 3

Task B) Men’s salon-style cut and dyeing with limited product selection (bleaching and Colorance). Competition time 2h 30min.

General description:
The competitor designs and performs a fashionable and trendy men’s salon-style haircut and dyeing treatment for a randomly assigned male customer. The competition task also includes the finish.

A trendy haircut, a dyeing treatment with modern techniques and a finish that suits the whole are designed and implemented on a male customer assigned by drawing lots. The task includes the selection of home care products (3 to 4 products) and presenting them to the customer. The products and the reasons for their selection must be included in the work plan and explained to the customer (the judges will ask the customer). The authentic customer situation in this task covers the 30% change required in the competition. There will be nothing else unforeseeable in the task.

The competitor will use a tablet to take a cover-like photograph of the result. The competitor organizer will lend the tablet. The competitors are not allowed to use their own tablets, camera phones or similar devices in this task. The competitor can take several pictures but selects one picture that is posted on Instagram for the audience to vote on. The competitor deletes the extra pictures from the tablet. The judges will also assess the picture. The focus areas are the angle of view and general appearance. The aim is to capture the best assets of the competition work in the picture. The photograph must be taken inside the competition area. No more than 15 minutes is allowed to photography. The assistant will upload the selected picture to Instagram. In addition to the official hashtag, 3 hashtags of the competitor’s choosing can be added to the picture.

  • Hair clippers are allowed (guards forbidden).
  • The competitors are not allowed to use their own notes at the competition site.
  • The competitors are not allowed to bring their own notes to the competition area. There will be paper and template forms for the competitors in the competition area.
  • Gloves must always be used when handling dye.
  • If the competitor cuts the customer’s hair while the dye is taking effect, he or she must use gloves.
  • The competitor is allowed to cut the hair after dyeing.

Additional:

There is one “wild card” available, which means that the competitor is allowed to make one change in the work plan (the dye or haircut). The change has to be presented to the judge before it is carried out and the change also has to be noted in the work plan. The judges will not check the cut during the competition work. The cut is checked using the result (the judge will not check the cut structures by combing). The work ends precisely when the competition time ends. The competitor is allowed to take the cape off the customer after the competition time has ended.

Assessment: Objective and subjective assessment

Task B assessment

Men’s salon-style cut and dye treatment with a limited product selection and finish on a randomly assigned customer, 25p.

Customer service and home care guidance O 1
Clear and thorough work plan O 1
Sustainable development, wellbeing at work and work safety O 2
Workstation tidiness and customer protection O 1
Appropriate and economical dye use O 1
Dye corresponds to the objective O 2
Cut corresponds to the objective O 2
Finish corresponds to the objective O 1
 
Overall impression of the cover photo S 2
Cut (technically demanding) S 3
Dye (technically demanding) S 3
Finish (technically demanding) S 3
Skilful overall impression S 3

 

 

Task C) Men’s trendy perm treatment, cut and finish in accordance with the customer’s wishes (inspiration pictures) on a training head (TONY). Competition time 2h 30min.

General description:
The competitor designs and performs a fashionable and trendy men’s perm treatment. The competition task also includes a haircut and finish. The focus in assessment is on the implementation of the perm treatment.

Brushes, combs, clips etc. are allowed in finishing the curls. Only irons and rollers are forbidden. The finished hair must be dry. The competitors can plan themselves how the back and the sides will match the front in the best possible way. The work is done on a training head.

  • The training head provided is Pivot Point, Tony.
  • The hairdo is done in accordance with the competitor’s plan and inspiration picture. The back and the sides are combined with the front according to the competitor’s design.
  • No more than 25 rollers may be used when rolling hair (regular rollers).
  • All hair cutting equipment is allowed.
  • Attaching pins to the training head is forbidden. A coloured pencil may be used for marking the skin, but the colour must be wiped off before the assessment.
  • The training head’s face must not be covered with plastic or other covering materials in the area showing in the picture.
  • Hair clippers are allowed (guards forbidden).
  • The competitors are not allowed to use their own notes in the competition venue. The competitors are not allowed to bring their own notes to the competition area. There will be paper and template forms for the competitors in the competition area.
  • Gloves must be used at all times when handling perm products.
  • If a competitor cuts the customer’s hair while the perm product is taking effect, they must use gloves.
  • Competitors decide the amount of time they use to rinse the perming lotion. The fixative must be rinsed off. Gloves must also be used when handling the fixative.

 

The curl is checked when still wet. If a competitor has to wait for the judge, he or she will get extra time.

Task C assessment

Men’s trendy perm treatment, cut and finish in accordance with the customer’s wishes (inspiration pictures), 17p.

Perm conforms to the theme of the inspiration picture O 2
Cut conforms to the theme of the inspiration picture O 2
Finish conforms to the theme of the inspiration picture O 1
Max. 25 rollers used O 1
No traces of elastic bands in roots O 1
No buckled ends in hair O 1
Sustainable development, wellbeing at work and work safety O 1
   
Cut skilfulness S 3
Perm skilfulness S 2
Overall impression (cut, curl and finish) is well done and fashionable S 3

Task D) Women’s salon-style hairdo (haircut, dye and finish) on a randomly assigned model. Competition time 3h 30min.

General description:
The competitors plan and perform a trendy cut and a colour treatment with current methods, as well as a suitable finish and make-up to match the whole for a randomly assigned female customer. The task includes the selection of home care products (4 products) and presenting them to the customer. The products and the reasons for their selection must be included in the work plan and explained to the customer (the judges will ask the customer).  The authentic customer situation in this task covers the 30% change required in the competition. “The actual competition task that is only announced at the competition venue may not differ from the sample task by over 30%.” (Taitaja 2016 rules, section 4.5.) There will be nothing else unforeseeable in the task.

Work plan:

  • The competitors fill in a work plan. It includes the desired darkness and shade and a sketch of the result, including form lines and cut structures used.
  • The competitors are not allowed to bring their own notes to the competition area. There will be paper and template forms for the competitors in the competition area.
  • The competitor is not allowed to start the work before the judges have checked the work plan.
  • If the competitor has to wait, he or she receives extra time.
  • The competitor can bring a hairstyle lookbook to ease the discussion with the customer. The lookbook can be homemade or published by Goldwell. The lookbook must not include work instructions.

Dye:

  • Dyeing is performed with current dyeing methods.
  • All dyeing methods used on customers are allowed.
  • The hair dye must be trendy.
  • All dyes provided by the competition organizer are allowed.
  • Only the dyes at the competition site may be used; the use of other dyes is forbidden.
  • Gloves must be used every time dyeing products are handled.
  • The competitors must wear gloves if they cut the customer’s hair during dyeing.
  • Less than 20 g of dye can be left over in the dyeing bowl and 30 g in the bottle. The bowls and bottles will be weighed in unclear situations.
  • The competitor is responsible for showing the dyeing bowls and bottles to the judges.

Haircut:

  • Can be carried out before or after dyeing.
  • All hair cutting equipment is allowed.
  • All haircut techniques and structures are allowed.

Finish:

  • The choice of finishing techniques is free.
  • All equipment is allowed.
  • All styling products provided by the organizer are allowed.
  • Colour foams and sprays are not allowed.
  • The competitor can bring his or her own Goldwell styling products.

Additional:

There is one “wild card” available which means that the competitor is allowed to make one change in the work plan (the dye or haircut). The change has to be presented to the judge before it is carried out and the change also has to be noted in the work plan. The judges will not check the cut during the competition work. The cut is checked using the result (the judge will not check the cut structures by combing). The work ends precisely when the competition time ends. The competitor is allowed to take the cape off the customer after the competition time has ended.

Workstation tidiness and customer protection is checked twice during the competition time, and the checking time is decided by drawing lots.

Assessment: Objective and subjective assessment

 

Task D assessment

Women’s salon-style hairdo (haircut, dye and finish) on a live model, 23p.

Customer service and home care guidance O 1
Clear and thorough work plan O 1
Sustainable development, wellbeing at work and work safety O 2
Workstation tidiness and customer protection O 1
Appropriate and economical dye use O 1
Dye corresponds to the objective O 2
 
Cut corresponds to the objective S 2
Finish corresponds to the objective S 1
Cut (technically demanding) S 3
Dye (technically demanding) S 3
Finish (technically demanding) S 3
Skilful overall impression S 3

Task E) Hairdo in accordance with a model and, if desired, partly fixed (e.g. one elastic band and 5 pins) with dye treatment, performed on a training head (Ingrid). Competition time 2h.

General description: 

The hairdo is implemented on a training head, Pivot Point Ingrid. The hairdo is based on a model picture, and the part shown in the picture must be in accordance with the model. The picture can be from any side of the hairdo. The rest of the hairdo must be designed to fit the visible part. The hairdo must be of salon style, not a competition hairdo. Dye must be used in the hairdo, but the dye area is not defined. The competitors receive 5 pins and an elastic band, and no other fixing equipment is allowed. Braiding is allowed for max. 1/3 of the whole hairdo.

The competitor drafts a sketch showing hairdo directions, focus areas and dye area. The competitors are not allowed to bring their own notes to the competition area. There will be paper and template forms for the competitors in the competition area. Dyeing is performed with current dyeing methods and all dyeing methods used on customers are allowed. The dye must support the hairdo.

  • Gloves must be used every time dyeing products are handled.
  • Less than 20 g of dye can be left over in the dyeing bowl and 30 g in the bottle. The bowls and bottles will be weighed in unclear situations.
  • The competitor is responsible for showing the dyeing bowls and bottles to the judges.

Task E assessment

Hairdo for long hair, partly in accordance with the model and, if wanted, partly fixed, with dye treatment, 17p.

The hairdo is commercial O 1
The area conforming to the model can be found in the hairdo O 2
Sustainable development, wellbeing at work and work safety O 2
The hairdo conforms to the sketch O 1
 
Hairdo directions (technically demanding) S 3
Hairdo forms (technically demanding) S 3
The dye fits the hairdo S 2
Skilful overall impression S 3

 

2.     Instructions for the competitor

The competition tasks can be utilised in a vocational competence demonstration. The competitor can receive a separate certification of the competition tasks, which must be requested from the competition coordinator by e-mail in advance, johanna.ojamaki@tampere.fi, by 30 April 2018. Each teacher is responsible for the student’s demonstration or partial demonstration and whether the competition tasks are equivalent to the institute’s criteria and instructions. The completed competition tasks are in line with the “Excellent” (3) grade level. The student and his or her own teacher will have an evaluation discussion to assess the demonstration.

All competitors must arrive at the competition venue for a briefing on Monday 14 May 2018 at 2.30 pm.

 

3.      Equipment, machines, installation structures and materials needed in the tasks

The competition is held at the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre where the competition area is equipped with up-to-date furniture and equipment. Our partner KAO Finland Oy (Goldwell) provides all the necessary equipment and products at the competition site.

The competitors are provided with:

  • A workstation (dressing table, customer chair, hairdresser chair, small table etc.)
  • 5 hair washbasins
  • 5 accelerators
  • Training heads

The competition organizer and main partner provide the following machines, equipment and supplies:

  • 5 hair clippers and trimmers
  • 5 hair dryers
  • Accessories for hairstyling (hair pins and needles)
  • Accessories for customer protection (capes, gowns, cutting collars, towels, cotton wool etc.)
  • Accessories for protecting the employee (disposable gloves, aprons)
  • Dyeing bowls, paintbrushes, foils, colour charts
  • Perm rollers, end papers, roller pins

Goldwell products available in the competition:

Shampooing and conditioning products, hair washbasin-sized, Dualsenses-series:

  • Color Shampoo, Color Conditioner, Deep Cleansing Shampoo, Curl Conditioner, Rich Repair 60 sec. treatment

Colours:

  • Topchic
  • Colorance
  • Soft Color
  • New Blonde
  • Elumen
  • Oxycur Platin and Ultra
  • Silklift
  • Oxidizers

Perm products:

  • Vitensity
  • Fixatives

Finishing:

  • StyleSign series

Other

  • Color remover skin

 

THE COMPETITOR’S OWN EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

The competitor brings the following personal equipment:

  • Personal work equipment (scissors, combs, brushes, spray bottle etc.)
  • Straightener, curler, heated rollers etc.
  • A training head and a floor stand
  • Hair pins, hair grips, rubber bands etc.
  • Make-up products for the customer
  • Black work trousers, Goldwell shirt and work shoes
  • Equipment for covering the “skin” of the training head. Please note that the covering must be carried out as with a real customer. The face may not be covered e.g. with a plastic bag or adhesive tape, and the use of pins on the skin is forbidden.
  • Colour charts for own use
  • Own Goldwell StyleSign styling products or Sprühgold hairspray may be used in the competition tasks, as well as discontinued products. The labels of the products must not be covered, but the products can be marked with names.

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT FORBIDDEN AT THE COMPETITION SITE

Only Goldwell products are used in the competition. In the protection and make-up of the training head and the customer, other manufacturers’ products are also allowed.

 

4.     Assessment

Description of the assessment process

The jury consists of seven members who are teachers and business representatives. They are experienced and recognized professionals in the field. Furthermore, there is a head judge who organizes and is in charge of the implementation of the assessment.

The jury and coordination group decide on the assessment criteria.

The jury will rank the competitors by determining a score for each. The scoring system is the CIS marking system, which has a maximum total score of 100 points per competition. Each competition task performance is assessed individually. The competition is assessed both objectively and subjectively.

In the objective assessment a competitor can lose all his or her objective points, e.g. “clear and thorough work plan”, 2 objective points. If the work plan is not clear, the competitor loses both points.

In the subjective assessment the judges give points e.g. for “skilful overall impression”, 4 subjective points. After this the CIS scoring system counts the total points of the competitor, which may be e.g. 3.6 or 2.3, but never zero, as in the objective assessment. Possible ineligibility of the judges has been taken into account.

5.     Other

MONDAY 14 MAY 2018
10.00 am – 4.00 pm Accreditation of the competitors, supporters, judges and team leaders
1.00 – 2.00 pm Briefing for international competitors
2.30 4.00 pm The competitors get to know the competition area and attend a briefing in the competition area.
7.00 pm The Taitaja2018 opening ceremony at the Tampere Hall

The days also include (more precise schedule to be confirmed):
jury meeting, team leaders, competition support teams

 

TUESDAY 15 MAY 2018
  Competitions
10.00 – 10.45 am Briefing for judges, competitors and supporters

Workstation lots drawn

10.45 – 11.00 am Inspiration picture publishing and independent planning time for task C
11.00 am – 1.30 pm Task C

Men’s trendy perm treatment, cut and finish on a training head, competition time 2h and 30min.

1.30 pm Assessment
1.30 – 2.30 pm Lunch break
3.00 pm Workstation lots drawn and inspiration pictures for task E
3.15 – 5.15 pm Task E

Partly fixed hairdo and dye for long hair on a training head, competition time 2h

5.15 pm Assessment

 

WEDNESDAY 16 MAY 2018

 

  Competitions
08.00 –08.30 am Supporters check the assessments of tasks C and E at the competition site

The judges select the models for the task

8.30 am Briefing for the day, workstation lots drawn
9.00 –11.30 am Task B, Men’s salon-condition cut and dyeing with limited product selection (bleaching and Colorance), competition time 2h and 30min.          
11.30 am – 12.00 pm Task B photographing for Instagram
12.00 – 1.00 pm Assessment

Lunch break

1.30 – 5.00 pm Task D
Women’s trendy haircut, dye and finish, competition time 3h and 30min.

 

4.30 pm Assessment
7.00 pm Networking event, Restaurant Näsinneula or Välke. Entrance fee €83 or €59.

 

Coordinator team meeting at the competition site

THURSDAY 17 MAY 2018

 

  Competition
8.00 – 9.00 am Supporters check the assessments of tasks B and D at the competition site
8.30 – 9.00 am The judges select the models for task A
9.00 – 9.30 am

Briefing for the day and

workstation lots drawn for task A

9.30 am – 12.00 pm Task A
Festive hairdo with a flower ornament and make-up for a randomly assigned customer, competition time 2h 30min.
12.00 – 1.30 pm Assessment

Lunch break

1.30 – 3.00 pm Personal feedback for competitors at the competition site
1.30 – 3.00 pm The supporters check the assessments of task A at the competition site
3.00 pm The winner of the cover photo competition published at the competition site
4.00 pm The Taitaja2018 closing ceremony and awarding of Finnish Championships medals, Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre

 

Judges
Main Judge Taneli Ylinen, Helsinki Vocational College
Deputy Main Judge Heli Råglund, Helsinki Vocational College
Tommi Ruskomäki, KAO Finland
Deputy Judge Jari Kytömäki/Päivi Palviainen, KAO Finland
Sari Lehti, Riveria
Ritva Ikonen, VAAO
Tiina Syrjälä, Helsinki Vocational College
Elina Salminen, TMI Elina Salminen
Kati Metso, Freshair Tampere