As the world population increases, so does the pressure on the service sectors which has resulted in an increased demand for the skills needed to meet the population’s needs. For instance, hairdressing has become a skill whose demand has grown over the years and according to Career Explorer, the hairdresser job market is expected to grow by 13.0% between 2016 and 2026.


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What is a hairdresser?

A hairdresser is a person who’s occupation is to cut/style hair in order to maintain a person’s image through the use of a combination of multiple hair altering techniques, such as hair coloring, hair extensions etc…

Getting into hairdressing

Hydro International College offers Cosmetology or Hairdressing courses that provide you with the vital skills of becoming a professional hairdresser. To be successful Hairdresser, you should be detail-oriented and able to build a good reputation with clients, additionally, you should be able to follow clients’ instructions, have excellent communication skills, and be able to keep up with the latest hairstyles and hairdressing techniques.

What does the typical day of a hairdresser look like?

So lets have a look at some of the tasks that a hairdressers would typically look like:

  • Studies the client’s face, hair and scalp and decide on a style and treatment
  • Shampoos and treats hair
  • Gives scalp treatments and massages
  • Cuts, shapes and styles hair
  • Bleaches and tint hair
  • Gives permanent waves
  • Trims and styles beards and moustaches
  • Provides customers with advice regarding personal grooming and cosmetic aids
  • Fitting and styling wigs
  • Keeps the salon clean
  • Responsible for admin duties such as: keeping track of supplies, keeping records, keeping an appointment book, receiving clients and hiring employees.

What jobs could I do as a hairdresser?

As a licensed hairdresser you have the opportunity of having quite a flexible career locally and internationally. Your employment options range from working at hair salons, hotels and departmental stores, film and television industry, unisex styling salons for Performing Arts Councils, self-employment.

Does hairdressing sound like something you’re interested in? Click here to find out more about our application process.

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