Hair Stylist job description

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Description

Hair Stylists are specialists in hair care and hair styles of both genders. They are responsible for enhancing the appearance of their clients by offering hair care services such as haircuts, coloring, conditioning, hair styles, among other treatments. Some of these professionals offer cosmetology services for women and services such as trimming, shaving, and cutting for men. They may work in salons or small scale establishments of their own.

Hair Stylists usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Providing guidelines after a haircut.
• Performing hair care treatments.
• Trimming beards.
• Creating databases of frequent clients.
• Cutting hair using scissors and razors.

Skills

• Having high attention to details.
• Being able to work under pressure.
• Having good communication skills.
• Being able to assess customer´s needs.
• Having good knowledge in various kinds of hair care products.
• Being creative.
• Having problem-solving skills.
• Being patient.
• Having advanced knowledge of chemical components.
• Having interpersonal skills.

Education

Applicants for Hair Stylist job placements are required to have a High School Diploma or equivalent qualifications as a minimum. Some local community colleges offer basic classes in hair styling and design for those who are interested in this industry. Several institutions offer training programs including practical job exposure and course study to get suitable knowledge and skills for these jobs. Recommended ways to obtain experience for this field is working as a receptionist in a hair salon in order to get good salon and customer service skills and having an internship under a well known hair stylist. Professionals working on this industry may specialize in particular areas of hair styling.

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