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Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists Print

Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.

Work Activities
  • Keep work stations clean and sanitize tools, such as scissors and combs.
  • Bleach, dye, or tint hair, using applicator or brush.
  • Cut, trim and shape hair or hairpieces, based on customers' instructions, hair type and facial features, using clippers, scissors, trimmers and razors.
  • Schedule client appointments.
  • Update and maintain customer information records, such as beauty services provided.
  • Demonstrate and sell hair care products and cosmetics.
  • Analyze patrons' hair and other physical features to determine and recommend beauty treatment or suggest hair styles.
  • Train or supervise other hairstylists, hairdressers and assistants.
  • Massage and treat scalp for hygienic and remedial purposes, using hands, fingers, or vibrating equipment.
  • Shampoo, rinse, condition, and dry hair and scalp or hairpieces with water, liquid soap, or other solutions.
  • Operate cash registers to receive payments from patrons.
  • Administer therapeutic medication and advise patron to seek medical treatment for chronic or contagious scalp conditions.
  • Order, display, and maintain supplies.
  • Comb, brush, and spray hair or wigs to set style.
  • Develop new styles and techniques.
  • Apply water, setting, straightening or waving solutions to hair and use curlers, rollers, hot combs and curling irons to press and curl hair.
  • Recommend and explain the use of cosmetics, lotions, and creams to soften and lubricate skin and enhance and restore natural appearance.
  • Shape eyebrows and remove facial hair, using depilatory cream, tweezers, electrolysis or wax.
  • Clean, shape, and polish fingernails and toenails, using files and nail polish.
  • Shave, trim, and shape beards and moustaches.
  • Apply artificial fingernails.
  • Give facials to patrons, using special compounds, such as lotions and creams.
  • Attach wigs or hairpieces to model heads and dress wigs and hairpieces according to instructions, samples, sketches or photographs.
Skills
  • Active Listening

    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  • Speaking

    Talking to others to convey information effectively.

  • Service Orientation

    Actively looking for ways to help people.

WorkKeys®
Applied Mathematics
3
Reading for Information
4
Locating Information
3
Abilities
  • Near Vision

    The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness

    The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

  • Finger Dexterity

    The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

Knowledge
  • Customer and Personal Service

    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

  • Sales and Marketing

    Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  • Administration and Management

    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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Pay
  • Ohio Annual Salary $22,590/yr
  • Typical Salary
  • Ohio Hourly Wage $10.86/hr
  • Typical Hourly Wage
Ohio Employment Trends
  • Currently Employed 33,610
  • Yearly Projected Openings 1,180
Typical Education
Personality
Artistic: People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules. They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Independence
Tools
  • Manicure implements
  • Hair scissors
  • Hair combs or brushes
  • Barrettes
  • Applicator brushes
Technology
  • Word processing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Office suite software
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Accounting software
Tags
  • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
  • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.