Overview

A Hairdresser is someone who specializes in cutting, colouring and styling hair in order to enhance or maintain a person's appearance. Hairdressers are also referred to as hairstylists.

Hairdressing is a reputable and well established career that is attractive to many because of its high demand and flexibility of operations. Hairdressers can work as employees of salons or as independent contractors. Hairdressers can be male or female and are not gender stereotyped, although barbers are still considered to be mostly male. Most hairdressers have a broad range of skills, but some specialize in processes and techniques such as:

  • Hair Colouring and Dyes
  • Artificial Hair Extensions and Weaves
  • Chemical Relaxing and Straightening
  • Perms
  • Hair Plugs
  • Wig Styling
  • Braiding
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