Km training: eku nvq level 2 Plait and Twist Hair

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KM Training: EKU NVQ Level 2 Plait and Twist Hair

KM Training: EKU NVQ Level 2 Plait and Twist Hair

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Understand Salon and Legal Requirements

  1. Describe the salons requirements for client preparation.

  1. Describe salon and own responsibilities under the current Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations in relation to the use of products for plaiting and twisting hair.

Salon responsibilities

Own responsibilities

Control of substances hazardous to health

Understand How to Work Safely, Effectively and Hygienically When Plaiting and Twisting Hair

  1. Describe contact dermatitis and how to avoid developing it whilst carrying out plaiting and twisting service.

  1. Identify the protective clothing that should be made available for clients.

  1. Explain the personal protective equipment available, and when and why it should be used.

  1. Describe how the position of the client and yourself can affect the desired outcome and reduce fatigue and the risk of injury.

The position of the client

The position of yourself

  1. Explain why it is important to keep the work area clean and tidy.

  1. Describe the methods of cleaning, disinfecting and/or sterilisation used in salon.




  1. Explain the importance of positioning equipment for ease of use.

  1. Describe methods of working safely and hygienically and which minimise the risk of cross-infection and cross-infestation.

  1. Explain the importance of personal hygiene.

  1. Explain the importance of using covered hair bands for professional use.

Understand How to Use Plaiting and Twisting Techniques

  1. Describe how hair texture affects the plaiting process and styling possibilities.

  1. Describe how to create:-


French plait

Two strand twists

Fishtail plaits

Flat twists

d. Identify methods of securing the completed plaits and twists.

e. Describe how to handle the hair when plaiting and twisting to maintain a correct and even tension.

f. Describe how to adjust the tension of plaits and twists.

g. Describe how factors influence the choice and direction of plaited or twisted styles.

Understand How to Use Products to Plait and Twist Hair

  1. Identify the products available for use with plaits and twists.

  1. Explain when and why certain products would be used.

  1. Explain the importance of using products economically.

  1. Describe the importance of following the manufacturers’ instructions relating to the use of the products.

Understand How to Communicate with and Provide Aftercare Advice to Clients

  1. Describe the products for home use that will benefit the client and those to avoid and why.

Name of product for home use

Why it will benefit the client

Name of product to avoid

Why it should be avoided

  1. Describe how lifestyle can influence the choice of style.

  1. Explain the removal requirements for plaits and twists.


Name of Learner Signature of Learner Date

Name of Assessor Signature of Assessor Date

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