Level 3 (NVQ/SVQ) Diploma in Hairdressing (Barbering & African-type Hair)

Provides all you need to complete the NVQ/SVQ Level 3 Hairdressing award and beyond


Fully updated to reflect the 2009 Hairdressing Standards from Habia, this new edition of the bestselling Candidate Handbook is an essential companion for anyone working towards the Level 3 NVQ, SVQ or Advanced Apprenticeship with any awarding body (such as City & Guilds and VTCT).

The workplace environment
G22 Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
G21 Provide hairdressing consultation services
G18 Promote additional services or products to clients
G19 Support client service improvements
G11 Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
Professional skills – hairdressing
GH16 Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
GH17 Colour hair using a variety of techniques
GH18 Provide colour correction services
GH19 Creatively style and dress hair
GH20 Creatively dress long hair
GH21 Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills
GH22 Create a variety of permed effects
GH23 Provide creative hair extension services
H32 Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
AH28 Design and create intricate styles using plaiting techniques
AH30 Style African-type hair using thermal styling techniques
Professional skills – barbering
GB6 Provide shaving services
GB7 Design and create a variety of facial hair shapes
GB8 Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques
AH35 Design and create patterns in hair

  • Covers all mandatory and optional Level 3 Hairdressing units, ensuring you have all the underpinning knowledge and technical guidance you need.
  • Provides coverage of selected popular Level 3 Barbering and African-type Hair units, helping you develop your skills further in these areas.
  • Offers guidance on assessment, activities and questions to check your knowledge and links to Key Skills, to support you in preparing for assessment.
  • Includes a magazine-style page design packed with glossy new step-by-step photos, helping to recap all you have covered in your practical sessions.
  • A new 'professional' feature offers a wealth of tips for promoting good practice and helps you to make that transition from 'Junior' to 'Senior' hairdresser.
  • A motivational foreword written by Andrew Barton, International Creative Director for Saks Hair & Beauty.
Part of NVQ/SVQ Hairdressing (2009)

Product details

Production date:May 2009