About the Industry

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Hairdressers cut, colour and shape clients' hair to create the look they want.

Job Summary

  • Greeting customers
  • Shampooing and conditioning, cutting and styling, colouring, perming or straightening customer’s hair
  • Making sure towels and supplies are ready for use
  • Keeping the salon clean and tidy
  • Advising on minor hair and scalp problems
  • Making appointments and handling money

Skills Required

  • Good practical skills
  • Creativity
  • Customer service and people skills
  • An understanding and tactful approach
  • An awareness of fashion
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and methods
  • An awareness of health and safety

Qualifications & Training

You can train to become a hairdresser either full-time or part-time at a college. Alternatively, you can start work as a trainee in a salon and learn on the job. Whichever option you choose, there are several qualifications you can take.

Salary Expectations

£14,000 - £20,000