Hairdresser

Cuts, styles, colours, straightens and permanently waves hair, and treats hair and scalp conditions.
Training time 44 weeks - 3 years
Average pay $32,863
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 15,800

What does a Hairdresser do?

  • providing advice on hair care, beauty products and hairstyles
  • shampooing hair and conditioning scalps
  • colouring, straightening and permanently waving hair with chemical solutions
  • cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors
  • styling hair into dreadlocks and braids and adding hair extensions
  • shaving and trimming beards and moustaches
  • cleaning work areas and sanitising instruments
  • arranging appointments and collecting payments

Specialisations

  • Barber

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Salon Assistant
TAFE
Certificate III in Barbering
TAFE
Certificate III in Hairdressing
TAFE
Certificate IV in Hairdressing
TAFE
Diploma of Salon Management