Hairstylists cut and style hair and perform related services.
hair colour technician
Occupations in this group are characterized by the following aptitudes, interests and worker functions as they relate to main duties:
- General learning and verbal ability to suggest hair styles compatible with clients' physical features and to determine styles from clients' instructions and preferences
- Form perception to observe detail in facial features and analyze hair and scalp conditions
- Motor co-ordination and finger dexterity to cut, trim, taper, curl, wave, perm and style hair
- Manual dexterity to apply bleach, tint, dye and rinses to colour, frost and streak hair; may shampoo and rinse hair
- Innovative interest in compiling information to provide basic treatment and advice on beauty care treatments for scalp and hair
- Objective interest in manipulating combs, scissors, clippers, brushes and other devices to cut and style hair
- Social interest in serving clients by cutting and styling hair and performing related services; may train and supervise other hairstylists, hairstylist apprentices and helpers
2Standing and/or walking
1Upper limb co-ordination
L1Regulated inside climate
H3Equipment, machinery, tools
- Some secondary school education is required.
- Completion of a two- or three-year hairstyling apprenticeship program or completion of a college or other program in hairstyling combined with on-the-job training is usually required.
- Several years of experience may substitute for formal education or training.
- Employers may require applicants to provide a hairstyling demonstration before being hired.
- There are various provincial/territorial certification and licensing requirements for hairstylists, ranging from trade certification to licensing by a provincial/territorial association. Interprovincial trade certification (Red Seal) is also available for qualified hairstylists.
Hairstyling or hairdressing salons
Health care establishments
Theatre, film and television establishments
Red Seal trade certification allows for interprovincial mobility.
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