A hairdresser is someone who specializes in cutting, colouring and styling hair in order to enhance or maintain a person’s appearance. Hairdressers are also referred to as hairstylists.
Hairdressing is a reputable and well-established career that is attractive to many because of its high demand and flexibility of operations. A hairdresser can work as an employee of a salon or as an independent contractor. Hairdressers can be either male or female, and are not gender stereotyped, although barbers are still considered to be mostly male. Most hairdressers have a broad range of skills, but some specialize in processes and techniques such as:
- Hair Colouring and Dyes
- Artificial Hair Extensions and Weaves
- Chemical Relaxing and Straightening
- Hair Plugs
- Wig Styling