Hairdressers cut, style, treat, and colour hair for men, women, and children in a work environment that ranges from homes and salons, to film and television productions.
Skilled hairdressers are knowledgeable about many different cutting techniques, colouring and the chemicals involved, curling and barbering. A career in hairdressing requires creativity and manual dexterity, as well as interest in fashion and knowledge of new developments. Specialists in this field work closely with clients and it is important to have good people and communication skills. Therefore, client care, ability to analyse hair types and conditions, and to work safely and to manufacturers’ product instructions are the universal attributes of outstanding hairdressers.
With the globalization of various styles and trends in personal appearance or “look”, the worldwide demand for experts in hair treatment and hairdressing products is expanding rapidly. The need for hairdressers will also stem from an increasing population, which will lead to greater demand for basic hair care services.