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A career in hairdressing

Choosing to learn the skills needed to become a hairdresser is only the start. Once you are qualified, a hairdressing career can lead to many possibilities. You could become a very well known or famous hairdresser. You could own your own salon or chain of salons. You could work in the limelight within the television or film industry. You are not tied down to just working in high street salons either. Hairdressing jobs can be found almost anywhere.

Places you can find hairdressing jobs

hairdressing jobs in hotels Hotels
hairdressing career in department stores Department stores
hairdressing jobs in holiday camps Holiday camps
hairdressing career in residential homes Residential homes
hairdressing jobs in hospitals Hospitals
hairdressing career in leisure centres Leisure centres
hairdressing jobs in health clubs Health clubs
hairdressing career on cruise liners Cruise liners

Becoming a manager

Working your way up to becoming the manager of a salon is a great hairdressing career goal. It will take time, lots of hard work and loyalty. Being the manager and owning your own hairdressing salon can be even more rewarding, but you will have more responsibility as a business owner and need a good understanding of basic business skills.

Working for manufacturers in the hairdressing industry

Another great hairdressing career to look into is working for manufacturers. Manufacturers of hairdressing products and tools employ many qualified hairdressers within their industry. There are many hairdressing jobs in this industry. They need representatives to give advice on tools or hair products. They need sales reps to sell hair products to hairdressers and retail outlets. They also need product demonstrators who can show how products are used in colleges and training centres.

A hairdressing career in television, film or theatrical work

To work in this industry you will need some practical experience, as well as extra qualifications, in stage make-up and wig making. Your working hours will be varied and you may be asked to work late into the night. But there are many rewards to be had working in television, film or theatre. As such, there is huge competition for these hairdressing jobs.

A hairdressing career as a teacher

You will need some advanced hairdressing qualifications as well as some basic teaching qualifications to become a hairdressing teacher. As a hairdressing teacher you can work in training centres, hairdressing colleges or hairdressing schools. You will be teaching the next generation of hairdressers, who will then be looking for good hairdressing jobs and careers as well.

A hairdressing job as a hair consultant

A hair consultant (or trichologist) is a hair and scalp expert. A hair consultant is one of the most important and specialist hairdressing jobs to have. They deal with many hair and scalp problems such as hair loss. There are hair clinics all over the world that deal with hair and scalp problems. Becoming a hair consultant can take many years of learning, but it can prove to be a very rewarding and highly paid hairdressing career.

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