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Hairdressers/barbers may do some or all of the following

  • consult with clients about the style or cut they want
  • cut and blow-wave clients' hair
  • sell haircare products
  • treat and recommend products for hair and scalp problems
  • clean and sanitise the equipment and the work area
  • help train other hairdressers/barbers
  • run their own businesses
  • do the banking and other bookkeeping tasks
  • wash, colour or highlight hair
  • perm and/or set hair
  • style hair into dreadlocks, braids or hair extensions
  • style hair for events, such as weddings and balls
  • may enter competitions
  • shave and trim beards and moustaches.

Hairdressers/barbers need to have

  • skill in different hairdressing methods, including cutting, styling, perming and colouring techniques
  • knowledge of past and current hairstyles and trends
  • an understanding of hair and skin types, and how they react with different types of chemicals such as colouring products
  • knowledge of health and hygiene regulations
  • creative and artistic skills
  • communication skills for building up a rapport with clients and inspiring confidence
  • good time management skills
  • basic maths skills.
Medium_fghjkl_ Brooke Carrington
Hair Dresser

I started at Avonmore in April 2013. I have completed level 3 and level 4 hairdressing (also known as year 1 and 2). Next year I plan to... read more »

Medium_servilles Alice Tucker

Tell us about studying hairdressing? I completed two 34 week courses at Servilles Academy of Hairdressing. During that time, I was taught... read more »