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Science in the Workplace. A lot of science is involved in the hairdressing profession. One of the scientific topics is the structure of hair. Although it may not be apparent, hair has a very delicate complex structure

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Science in the Work Place: Hair Dressing Stanley Salon is located in Stanley School of Technology. It is staffed by a tutor (Nichola Hall) and several Level 2 students which includes S Alexander, N Charlton, L Westray, N White, K Wilson. Nichola Hall has several qualification which means she can safely carry out the hairdressing profession and teach others. She has NVQ levels 1, 2 and 3 in hair dressing. She also has Wella colour and perm diplomas. In addition to these, she also has a Hair council master craftsman #A1 assessors award. The level 2 students are trained to apply hair colouring products and mix various products. Throughout their hairdressing career, they have gained there NVQ level 1. Hairdressing in the school is extremely importance in the school setting. ...read more.

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The salon is also environmentally important to the school as it is situated on site. As it is within the school, it can easily be integrated into the school timetable as the students do not have to travel to reach the salon. As the school is centrally situated in the community, it can be easily accessed by the public, so they can take advantage of the cheap prices of the services provided. A lot of science is involved in the hairdressing profession. One of the scientific topics is the structure of hair. Although it may not be apparent, hair has a very delicate complex structure. Hair consists of three layers. The medulla is the innermost layer of hair, but this layer is only present in thicker hairs. ...read more.

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Temporary hair colouring is only expected to last for a very short time and is normally removed by washing hair. The pigment molecules in temporary hair color are large and cannot penetrate the cuticle layer, which is why they are removed by a single shampooing. Semi-permanent has smaller pigment molecules than temporary dye. It can therefore penetrate the cuticle but not to the extent of permanent dye but will usually be able to wash the hair a few times before the colouring disappears. Permanent hair colouring is able to be fully penetrate the cuticle. Once inside the hair, it can enter the cortex where the melanin (natural hair colouring) is located. It then breaks down the melanin and replaces it with a new colour, resulting in a permanent new shade of hair that will last until the hair grows out. This cannot be reversed as the natural hair colouring is destroyed, so no longer exists in the hair, unlike the other two. ...read more.

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