If you have a knack for fashion and are a whiz with a pair of scissors, a career as a hair stylist might be right for you. Hair stylists offer a variety of services from cut and colour to styling and chemical processes.
Also known as hairdressers, hair stylists work mostly at salons or barbershops, though some may work at spas, hotels, or resorts. Most full-time hair stylists work at least 40 hours per week, and schedules are often busiest during the evenings and weekends.
The responsibilities of hair stylists vary greatly depending on position and employment size. In general, most hair stylists are responsible for mixing chemicals, applying treatments, and cutting hair, in addition to recording individual client regimens. Some may have had administrative duties in smaller salons.
Hair stylists owning and operating their own studios additionally have managerial duties like recording inventory, ordering supplies, hiring and firing workers, and supervising the general upkeep of the salon.