Hairdressers spend most of their day on their feet and an individual considering this career should be able to stand for long periods of time. Additionally, steady hands and good hand to eye coordination are necessary for accurate cuts and trims. Hairdressers must interact with clients in close proximity making good hygiene and social skills a must. Hairdressers that can make the client feel at ease are most likely to generate regular customers and steady income.
Becoming a hairdresser requires a small amount of schooling followed by extensive hands-on experience. Most states and provinces require hairdressers to be licensed before performing hair services. Typical license requirements will include: