Job Description

Hairdressers maintain & create styles in their clients hair. They specialise in cuts, colours, treatments, blow drying, in trend styles and hair design.


Careers Ladder


Most hairdressers begin their career as an apprentice in a salon gaining much needed on the job practice and skill. These generally take 3-4 years to complete. There are many institutes to which you can gain certifications. Consider qualifications in Certificate III in Hairdressing.


  • Self-Motivation
  • Interpersonal
  • Communication
  • Team Work
  • Reliability
  • Integrity
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Autonomy
  • Talkative

Key Skills

  • Creativity
  • Good teamwork
  • Barbering
  • Maintaining a tactful, friendly manner
  • Openness to learning new ideas and techniques
  • Attention to detail
  • Cleanliness and good personal grooming

Future Prospects

Progress in the hairdressing field to become a colourist, stylist, senior stylist and or salon manager. You may choose to complete a Certificate IV in Hairdressing (SHB40216).

Home business - Hairdressing is a service industry, so keep a detailed client database to ensure you can always provide the highest level of customer service to complement your hairdressing skills.