Hair Dressing

Hairdresser is a term referring to anyone whose occupation is to cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person’s image. This is achieved using a combination of hair coloring, haircutting, and hair texturing techniques. Most hairdressers are professionally licensed as either a barber or a cosmetologist.

Occupationally, hairdressing is expected to grow faster than the average for all other occupations, at 20%. Hair plays a very important part in enhancing the overall beauty and appearance; hence people have started giving a lot of emphasis on it.

So, are you one of them who are always messing around with your or your friends or maybe your daughter’s hair?

Hairdressing is all about creativity but it is definitely hard work. You require to achieve professional training and there are different requirements for starting hairdressing in different countries. But if you are passionate enough then the learning process would be a lot of fun.

You can either start practicing at a salon or start a home business, nowadays mobile hair dressing is quite popular too. If you are not confident you should practice in a saloon and once you understand the business requirements as well as gain enough experience you can consider setting up your own salon.

Depending on the salon, a hair dresser may do most of the work of a haircut and styling, or may have assistants to wash the customer’s hair, set and check the dryer temperature and remove rollers, perm rods or coloring foil once everything’s timed out. If it’s a small salon, the hair dresser will do all of the above, as well as checking to see how healthy the hair and scalp is and may suggest treatment for dandruff or itching.

Hair dressers must stand for many hours for most of the day except for lunch and breaks. Use of both hands is constant, and being able to figure out what exactly a customer is asking for when she’s trying to describe a cut she admired is truly a gift! One of the drawbacks of this profession is that you’re constantly exposed to people’s colds and coughs, and your hands are subjected to water, chemicals and hot air a lot. Fumes from some chemicals used to straighten or color hair aren’t good to breathe constantly, either, so make sure there’s good ventilation in the shop for which you work.

Remember, people come to you for some of the most special events in their lives, like weddings, a big convention in town or a picture to be taken that will be in the newspaper, and they depend on you to make them look their very best. So it is a very responsible job but more importantly it is a very important job! So if you really think this is what you want to do, don’t waste anymore time and take your first step.

In addition to taking professional training, you can get tips and ideas from online videos as well as some good books. Join the hairdressing group and share your knowledge as well as showcase your work to others by either uploading pictures or videos.