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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


Skills required:

  • Creativity and communication
  • Technical skills – use a range of equipment and products
  • Teamwork
  • 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)


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