ABREVIATED SHEAR CLASS OUTLINE
DISCUSSION OF BASIC RULES FOR PROPER MAINTENANCE AND LONG LIFE:
Proper shear handling methods to avoid micro abrasions and premature need for repair.
Procedure for keeping blades free of moisture and oxidizing solutions to avoid molecular change in steel and introduction of rust.
Trouble shooting procedures used when shear begins push bend and fold hair.
Process used to determine shear need for sharpening and selection of reliable sharpening service.
REVIEW FACTS ON FORGED VS CAST BLADES AND BENEFITS FOR STEEL TYPE. :
High level but detailed discussion on process of Forged vs. Cast blades with benefits and draw backs for each type. This includes review of Beveled vs. Convex blade edges.
Detailed review of steel types from 440C through Hitachi 317 process and ultimate blended steel.
Review and have class participate in simple exercise program designed to help prevent Repetitive Stress Syndrome and Carpal Tunnels disease.
Explanation and student participation with three (3) positions on thumb ring designed to assist with healthy cutting posture.
Full review and student participation of handle types and ergonomic benefits to include swivel, double swivel, three rings, two and one half rings and much more.
BLADE TYPE AND USES:
Over view of e various blade types to meet requirements for the many different types of cuts to include slide, dry, precision, thinning, texturizing and longer blades for shape cutting.
MEASUTING SHEARS TO HAND:
Important facts and demo on proper use of inserts to keep fingers and thumb on parallel for increased comfort and potential avoidance of RSS and CTS.
Fun demo on how to recognize the proper length of shear to increase comfort of cutting.
EAR PIERCING CLASS OUTLINE
Licensing: Explain any licensing/certifier requirements from local health departments
Retail Promotion: Explain the profit and new customer development potential through ear piercing
Certificate of accomplishment: Show certification that student receives at end of class
Basic procedure: Visual presentation of basic performing of an ear piercing (what is shown/taught
in most retail outlets)
SPECIFIC GUIDELINES OF PROCEEDURES
Release forms; Explain why and how they should be filled out
Effective healing times: Show through charts the procedures to follow during the healing period
Sterilization vs. sanitation: In detail explain the differences between sanitation and sterilization
Steel types; Through charting explain in detail the different types of steels (surgical, stainless, etc.),
gold levels, and sensitivities (how and why) to costume jewelry
HANDS ON DEMONSTRATION
Volunteer: Ask student or teacher (school allowance) to be a model
Sanitation: Explain and demonstrate on hands, instrument and ears
Scar tissue: Explain scar tissue, keloids and skin irritations
Alcohol vs. antiseptics: Explain in detail all aftercare products and procedures to use (antiseptics,
bactine, antibiotics, etc.)
Infection preventive techniques
Surgical marking pen: Explain the importance of marking skin with non-toxic materials
Cartilage area: Explain the pros, cons and limitations of piercing soft bone tissue
Newborn babies: Explain the times and procedures of piercing infants
Body Piercing: Review all dangers regarding using an instrument to body pierce
Insurance: Explain the recommended insurance coverage and potential liabilities (body piercing)
Pierce volunteer’s ears
Pass out kits: Each student receives an ear piercing kit to practice on foam ear only.
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