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Hairdressers and barbers shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair.

Tasks

  • Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style
  • Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments
  • Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb
  • Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten
  • Shaves and trims beards and moustaches
  • Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon
  • Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques
  • Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors
  • Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.

Entry Requirements

There are no minimum academic requirements for entry, although some colleges require candidates to possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is provided off- and on-the-job and lasts up to three years leading to the awarding of NVQs/SVQs at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Apprenticeships leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 are also available.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £18,000 per annum and can progress up to £28,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 22,315 employed Hairdressers & Barbers in the region.

Current Vacancies

Part Time Hourly Paid Hairdressing/ Barbering Lecturer

Nelson and Colne College
5 Jun 2019

Barber

Moustache Barbers Pudsey
6 Jun 2019

Destinations of Hair & Beauty Completers July 2018

60% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

5% of students went on to employment

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