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Offline Learnist Careers

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Hairdresser Job Description
« on: May 07, 2013, 06:41:05 PM »

Job Description: Hairdresser

A hairdresser is responsible for cutting and styling client’s hair. From trims to fades to updos, your expertise will be called upon to advise and carry out numerous different styles and cuts. Beginning with a consult, a hairdresser will go on to perform services such as washes and treatments, cutting, styling and colouring.

What you’ll be doing

Snipping, cutting and chatting just about sums it up! You’ll be on your feet all day, talking with a variety of clients and creating hair masterpieces. If you have bundles of creativity, this is an excellent role to consider. That said, adhering to clients wishes and demands is important, as a botched dye job or wonky cut can cost you a paying client. Each cut counts, and there can be lots of pressure to give clients what they want – make sure you’re prepared to handle it!

Salary

The starting salary can sometimes be fairly low, but according to PayScale, hairdressers with between 10-19 years experience can expect to earn £12,208 - £26,400 a year. Of course the better the service the higher the tips, which can contribute to your annual earnings. You can choose to work in a salon or work independently depending on your personal preferences and ability to market yourself.

Qualification

While there is no official designation for hairdressing, almost all hair stylists undergo training. NVQ Qualifications in Hairdressing, Barbering and Combined Hair Types are available at several salons and through private institutions. The very lowest NVQ level that accredited hairstylists have is a level 2.

Who is it for?

Hairdressing is ideal for people who don’t crave the 9-5 structure. The nature of the work calls for hours worked in the evening and on weekends, so if you value a rigid weekday schedule, this may not be for you. It’s also an ideal vocation if you’re a ‘people person’, as you’ll be spending lots of time chatting with clients sat in the chair, which can add up to about 8 hours of gossip if you’re fully booked through a shift! Hairdressing is also a good choice if you like variety. On peak times like the weekends you may be run ragged, but downtimes or on days with bad weather causing cancellations can result in a slower workday. If you love fashion and beauty, have a great work ethic, are personable and creative, than a career in hairdressing might be on the cards.

Offline Glenys

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Re: Hairdresser Job Description
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 01:04:22 PM »
Hairdressers and barbers, something we will probably always need, but not something you will hear many wanting to become at school

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Re: Hairdresser Job Description
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 02:14:57 AM »
Hi There Glenys

We are looking for qualified hairstylists with 3-5 years experience to work  in a top salon in Wellington New Zealand. In case there is anyone interested they can reply to   ******.
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Re: Hairdresser Job Description
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 11:11:12 AM »
Despite people possibly not considering it as a career, I feel it is ideal for anyone who is committed but has few academic qualifications. there are many salons looking to train up inexperienced staff so that they can teach them their ways. They may not have good pay to start with but it can be a great career for those who are looking for part-time or more flexible work in the future, perhaps because they are planning a family.

 

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