What's it like to be a Hairdresser?
A Hairdresser cuts, colours, straightens, perms, treats and maintains their clients’ hair. They also take care of other requests, such as blow drying and styling.
Tasks and duties
- Shampooing, conditioning and providing hair treatments.
- Styling clients’ hair with scissors, razors and clippers.
- Keeping utensils and the premises clean and sanitary.
Hairdressers generally work in salons alongside other Hairdressers. After completing their general training some Hairdressers choose to specialise in a particular field, for example, as colourists or barbers.
What can I earn as a Hairdresser?
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How to become a Hairdresser
- Find an Apprenticeship Network provider or Group Training Organisation in your area to help you find a host employer and start your apprenticeship. Alternatively, complete a Certificate III in Hairdressing (SHB30416) at a Registered Training Organisation.
- Progress in the hairdressing field to become a colourist, stylist, senior stylist and or salon manager. You may choose to complete a Certificate IV in Hairdressing (SHB40216).
- Hairdressing is a service industry, so keep a detailed client database to ensure you can always provide the highest level of customer service to complement your hairdressing skills.
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