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Real-Life Hairdresser Job Profiles

Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Hairdresser field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33897Hairstylist's AssistantFemale24 $7,000Jamaica, NY01/01/2010
33404HairstylistFemale25 $25,000Bloomington, IL01/01/2010
33296Hair StylistFemale30 $30,000Bensalem, PA01/01/2010
33012CosmetologistFemale41 $25,000balto, MD01/01/2010

Overview

Hairdressers face the important task of making people look and feel good about themselves. On a regular basis, hairdressers cut hair in various styles, color hair in many different shades, and style hair for a variety of occasions. Whether they work in an upscale salon and spa, a casual hair salon or from home, hairstylists demonstrate their creativity and expertise as they perform a wide range of hair services for their clients.

Many people get attached to their hair and feel emotional when they don?t get the results they expected, so all aspiring hairdressers receive extensive training in this field. Before any official training can begin, most states require that individuals receive their high school diploma or GED at a minimum. The next step is to attend cosmetology school. There are a variety of state-approved institutions that can provide this training, and many high-end salons even have their own schools.

While being properly trained on how to perform various hair services is imperative, it is equally as important that hairdressers be personable. People love to chat while they are at the hair salon, and the entire experience can be negatively impacted if the customer does not feel comfortable with the hairstylist. Hairdressers should feel comfortable meeting new people, talking with them, and making them feel great.

To learn more about what it?s really like to work as a hairdresser, take a look at the career profiles below. We?ve interviewed professional hairdressers to give you the inside scoop.


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