Hairdresser or barber | Loughborough College

Hairdresser or barber

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Hairdressers and barbers shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair.

Current Entry Requirements

There are no minimum academic requirements for entry, although some colleges require candidates to possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is provided off- and on-the-job and lasts up to three years leading to the awarding of NVQs/SVQs at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Apprenticeships leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 are also available.

Typical education level:

Level 1-3

Typical Tasks

  • Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.
  • Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
  • Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
  • Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
  • Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
  • Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
  • Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
  • Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
  • Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.

Desired Skills

Speaking
Active Listening
Active Learning
Learning Strategies
Critical Thinking
921
New Job Opportunities
1.2%
An 1.2% rise in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.

Salaries

£19,422

Potential

£14,567

Average

£11,954

Entry level

Job Postings

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