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Hairdresser

Hairdresser

“Hairdressers need creativity and an awareness of fashion.”

If you enjoy hairstyling and like meeting different people, this could be the perfect job for you. Hairdressers cut, colour and shape clients' hair to create the look they want.

You can train as a hairdresser either full-time or part-time at a college. You could also work as a trainee, where you would learn on the job and go to college on day release.

To become a hairdresser, you will need to have customer service and 'people' skills. You'll need creativity and an awareness of fashion. You'll also need a willingness to learn new techniques and methods.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • keeping a salon clean and tidy
  • shampooing and conditioning
  • cutting and styling
  • colouring, perming and straightening
  • making appointments and handling payments
  • making sure that hair products containing chemicals are used and stored correctly

Your future

  • Around 75% of leisure, travel and related personal service occupations will require qualifications at level 2 or above by 2020
  • 35,000 people will be employed within professional services across the South West by 2020. An increase of 37% on 2010 totals
  • 388,000 new jobs will be created nationally in the professional services sector by 2020. A 17% increase. 2,668,000 in total
  • 95% of Hairdressing students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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