Job Description Hairdresser

Hairdressers cut and style hair and offer other hair-related services. The work with clients to trim or alter their existing hairstyle, creating new looks to match a customers request. A Hairdresser typically works in a hair salon or a barbershop, where it is common for a Hairdresser to rent a chair. Combining artistry with technical skill, it is a client-focused profession with much of their successes depending on the satisfaction of their clientele.

5 Requirements to be Hairdresser

  1. Be a registered apprentice of the provincial trade school or organization
  2. Attend and graduate from a certified training school
  3. Complete an apprenticeship, typically lasting for 1-2 years
  4. Correctly and safely know how to use chemicals, dyes and relaxers
  5. Be comfortable standing for long periods of time

What does a Hairdresser do ?

A Hairdresser works with clients to cut and style hair to their specifications. Many clients will be willing to differ to a Hairdressers expertise, but Hairdressers must be prepared to follow a client’s wishes. A Hairdresser uses their artistic eye and technical training to create hairstyles that are flattering and help a client feel positive. There are many different techniques that can be used, depending on the type of hair and the style desired by a client. Typical duties of a hairdresser include:

  • Consult with a client regarding potential styles
  • Trim and cut hair to match an existing style
  • Wash and rinse hair to ensure cleanliness
  • Dye and highlight hair
  • Use chemicals to treat, relax and curl hair per clients wishes
  • Advise client on proper care and maintenance
  • Recommend products to ensure healthy hair
  • Maintain a clean and sterile work environment
  • Build a strong relationship with clients
  • Schedule appointments and place orders

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