What do they do?
Hairdressers cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person’s image. This is achieved using a combination of hair colouring, haircutting, and hair texturing techniques.
If you like people and get a buzz from helping them look and feel better about themselves. You’ve lots of physical stamina and you’re creative with great attention to detail, you’d make a great hairdresser.
- Cut, colour, straighten, perm, treat and maintain you clients hair
- Offering advice on styling, colouring and maintenance
- Shampooing, conditioning and treatments
- Braiding, adding hair extensions, weaves and dreadlocks
- Cut or style weaves or hair pieces.
- Shaving or trimming beards and/or moustaches
- Taking bookings, dairy management and processing payments
- Keeping your utensils as well as your premises clean and sanitary
- Creativity and communication
- Technical skills – use a range of equipment and products
- Friendly, tactful manner
- Continuous learning – new trends and techniques
- Attention to detail
- Cleanliness and good personal grooming
Certificate III in Hairdressing
Apprenticeships – usually required to complete Year 10 of high school
Average salary $41,600 but has potential to be much more (Source: Joboutlook.gov.au)
Job growth in this area is moderate (source: Joboutlook.gov.au)