Hair Dresser Job Description

October 13, 2009 | By More

Hair Dresser Job Profile and Description

A hairdresser also referred to as a hairstylist or cosmetologist provides beauty services such as cutting, shampooing, coloring and styling hair, and treating and massaging the scalp. This job specification may also include applying makeup, dressing wigs, performing hair removal and providing skin and nail care services. Hairdressers straighten, style, cut, color and weave hair with chemical solutions, and offer clients other hair treatments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Talking to clients and addressing their requirements
  • Cutting hair using scissors, clippers and razors
  • Shampooing, conditioning and rinsing hair
  • Providing services such as conditioning, bleaching, permanent waving, tinting and straightening hair
  • Drying and styling hair using combs, brushes, straightening irons and any other equipments
  • Shaving and trimming moustaches and beards
  • Advising clients on hair care, recommending products and providing technical assistance
  • Cleaning, coloring, adjusting, curling and cutting wigs and hairpieces
  • Attending hairdressing and cosmetics training and seminars in order to keep up to date with emerging techniques and products
  • Operating a computer and cash register
  • Keeping client records and scheduling appointments
  • Performing reception duties including answering phone calls and enquiry emails
  • Selling retail products and write up client record cards
  • Cleaning the salon, equipment and work areas
  • Assisting other hairdressers with shampooing, client preparation, applying and removing simple hairdressing treatments
  • Sterilizing and maintaining equipment in good working condition

Skills and Specifications

  • Well-presented
  • Pleasant personality
  • Good health without any skin allergies
  • Good communication skills
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Patience
  • Attention to detail
  • Some creative flair
  • Sense of humor
  • Ability and willingness to follow instructions

Education and Qualifications

  • High school diploma
  • Certificate in hairdressing or a related course

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