302 Hairdressing

Finalists

  • Minna Ala-Penttilä, Vamia
  • Wallu Kapanen, Jyväskylän koulutuskuntayhtymä Gradia
  • Suvi Keurulainen,
    Keski-Uudenmaan koulutuskuntayhtymä Keuda
  • Tiia Mäkinen, Valkeakosken ammattiopisto
  • Lassi Suominen, Salon seudun ammattiopisto
  • Janica Söderman, Salon seudun ammattiopisto
  • Maija Tolvi, Salon seudun ammattiopisto
  • Alona Yershova, Turun ammatti-instituutti

International competitors

  • Utkarsh Kumar (Intia)
  • Seda Türkoglu (Austria)

Competition task structure and central task module components

The assessment criteria for the tasks correlate with the skill level ”Excellent” of Vocational Qualification in Hairdressing.

 

Module 1. Festive themed hairdo for long hair with a given accessory and make-up for a live model.
Competition time 2 h 30 min

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 accessory 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 accessory at-tachment point. The customer will fill in a written feedback form, which is included in the assessment. 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 showcase his or her 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 HairBy 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 competitors use only the hair accessory which is given at the competition site.
  • The competitors use only Goldwell styling products, which are at the competition site.
  • 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.

Attachment 1. Work plan

 

Module 2. Men’s salon condition cut and dyeing with limited product selection (bleaching and Colorance) and finish
Competition time 2 h 45 min

The competitor designs and performs a fashionable and trendy men’s salon condition 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 de-signed and implemented on a male customer assigned by drawing lots. The task includes a written work plan, which is included in the assessment. The task also includes the selection of home care products (3 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 after the assessment. No more than 15 minutes is allotted to photography. The as-sistant 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.

  • Use of the machine is allowed.
  • 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.
  • When dyeing, the competitors must protect the cape with a paper towel.
  • If a competitor cuts the customer’s hair while the perm product is taking effect, he or she must use gloves.
  • The competitors are allowed to cut the hair after drying, too.

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.

Attachment 2. Work plan 

 

Module 3. Men’s trendy perm treatment, haircut and finish in accordance with the customer’s wishes (inspiration pictures) on a training head TONY
Competition time 2 h 30 min

The competitor designs and performs a fashionable and trendy men’s perm treatment for a male customer. 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 training head provided is Pivot Point, Tony.
  • The hairdo is done in accordance with the competitor’s plan and inspiration picture.
  • 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 show-ing in the picture.
  • The use of the machine is allowed.
  • 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, he or she must use gloves.
  • The competitor applies the fixative for as long as he or she thinks is suitable. 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.

 

Module 4. Women’s hairdo of salon condition: haircut, dye and finish
Competition time 3 h 30 min

The competitor plans and performs a trendy cut and a colour treatment with current methods, as well as suitable finish for an 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 selec-tion must be included in the work plan and explained to the customer (the judges will ask the customer). The customer will fill in a written feedback form, which is included in the assessment. The authentic cus-tomer situation in this task covers the 30% change required in the competition. There will be nothing else unforeseeable in the task.

Work plan:

  • The competitors fill in a work plan (the darkness level and tone of the goal colour. A sketching of the resultate, inc. the form lines for cutting and cut structures.).
  • 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 carried out 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.
  • When dyeing, the cape must be protected with a paper towel.
  • 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 at the competition site are allowed, own products are forbidden.
  • Colour foams and sprays are not allowed.

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.

Attachment 4. Work plan 

 

Module 5. Hairdo for long hair partly in accordance with a model and, if desired, partly fixed, with dye treatment, performed on a training head (Ingrid).
Competition time 2 h

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 condition, 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 al-lowed 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.
  • When dyeing, the cape must be protected with a paper towel.
  • 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.

Attachment 5. Work plan

 

Main assessment criteria

  • Themed hairdo for long hair with a given accessory and make-up for a live model, 17 p
  • Men’s salon condition hair cut and dying with limited product selection and finish for a live-model, 24 p
  • Men’s trendy perm treatment, haircut and finish ”in accordance with the customer’s wishes (inspiration pictures)”, 17 p
  • Women’s hairdo of salon condition: haircut, dye and finish for a live-model, 25 p
  • Hairdo for long hair, partly in accordance with a model and, if desired, partly fixed, with dye treatment, 17 p

 

Description of the assessment process

The jury consists of five 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 oversees 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.

 

Materials, equipment and work phases used and the competition area

The competition is held at the Joensuu Arena, 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. When protecting the training head and customer, and when doing make-up, other manufacturers’ products are allowed.

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
  • Floor stands for the training heads
  • 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
    • Elumen
    • Oxycur Platin
    • Silklift
    • Oxidizers
  • Perm products
    • Vitensity
    • Fixatives
  • Finishing
    • StyleSign series
  • Other
    • Color remover skin

 

What the competitor brings to the competition venue

The competitor brings the following personal equipment:

  • Personal work equipment (scissors, combs, brushes, spray bottle etc.)
  • Straightener, curler, heated rollers etc.
  • 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 car-ried 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

 

Sample task and assessment as a whole

The task is based on Taitaja2018 task. The jury reserves the right to change 30% of the competition task on the competition site, before the start of the competition task.

Previous final tasks can be examined at the Skills Finland website.

 

Judges

  • main judge Taneli Ylinen, Stadin ammatti- ja aikuisopisto
  • Tommi Ruskomäki, KAO Finland
  • Judge Heli Jääskeläinen, Riveria
  • Tuula Pietarila, PKO S-parturi-kampaamo Sokos
  • Virpi Oksman, Parturi-kampaamo Paananen
  • Tiia Mökkönen, tmi Tiia Mökkönen

Taitaja Competition enables the develompent of competence and competence demonstration for the competitors. The judges of the skill categories will give feedback to the competitors during the competition and they will also evaluate the competition tasks. The presentations and ideas created during the competition are in the public domain and can be used by an individual or an enterprise. The presentations and ideas can be used as they are or further developed. The Taitaja2019 event is mainly publicly funded from the semifinals to the finals. The materials produced during the event are openly availabe without any usage fees.