Hairstylists design hair by shampooing, cutting, styling and chemical alteration. Additionally, they perform related skills in retail and customer service.

What do Hairstylists do on the job?

  • Cut and trim hair according to client’s instructions or preferences.
  • Shampoo hair and provide other hair treatments, such as waving, straightening and colouring and may also provide scalp conditioning massages.
  • May train and supervise other Hairstylists and Hairstylist apprentices.

Hairstylists work with various tools and equipment including brushes, combs, shears, clippers, razors, hair dryers and irons. They own most of their tools and must keep them sanitized, disinfected and maintained.

Some hairstylists specialize in areas such as cutting, hair extensions and chemical services. In addition, diversity across Canada requires specialization in ethnic specific services.

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