Overview

Cutting, styling, treating, and colouring hair for men, women, and children in a work environment that ranges from homes and salons, to film and television productions.

A visit to the hairdresser can be much more than a quick trim. It can involve styling, colouring, and using special treatments. You work closely with your clients and it’s important to have good people and communication skills in addition to a full range of professional hairdressing skills.

The hairdresser is expected to understand different types of hair, to interpret the client’s wishes, and work safely with the products involved.

Hairdressing could be for you if you like:

Being creative/artistic

Helping/engaging with customers

Using styling tools

Career options

Entrepreneur

International opportunities

Theatre/Film/Cruise ship stylist

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