Career outlook for hairdresser
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would cut, colour and shape clients' hair to create the look they want.
As a junior hairdresser, you would:
- Greet customers
- Shampoo their hair
- Do simple cutting
- Make sure towels and supplies are ready for use
- Keep the salon clean and tidy
As a senior hairdresser, you would talk to clients about how they want their hair done. You’d tactfully give them advice and suggest style ideas.
- Shampoo and condition customers’ hair
- Cut and style customers’ hair
- So colouring, perming or straightening
- Advise on minor hair and scalp problems
- Make appointments and handle payments
- Order materials
- Make sure that hair products containing chemicals are used and stored correctly
You’d make people feel at ease so they enjoy being in the hair salon. You’d keep up to date with fashion and the latest hairstyles.
You could specialise in working with particular clients or techniques, for example:
- Cutting men's hair in a barber shop
- Pressing, braiding and plaiting Afro-Caribbean hair
- Colouring and dyeing hair
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