Hairdressing service or hairdressing job?

hairdressing service or hairdressing jobWhen a client decides to get their hair done, it’s a good idea to remember what the client is actually paying for. They are not buying a tangible product (unless they decide to buy hair products before they leave the salon). They are paying for a skilled service. As hairdressers, it is our job to provide that skilled service.

You know how to shampoo, cut and style your clients hair proficiently, but that is not all a prospective employer is looking for. They want a hairdresser that can provide more than just the physical service of attending to a client’s hair.

Good communication skills are not only needed to understand a client’s needs but to give advice and allow a client to feel comfortable and in safe hands. In this way any misunderstandings can be avoided. A hairdresser needs to be confident and outgoing. They need to be able to socialise with many different types of people and genuinely show an interest in their clients.

Being able to work as part of a team is also essential as most hairdressing salons have several members of staff. A higher level of efficiency can be attained when working together which can produce a better level of service to the client over all.

An understanding of changing fashion trends and a flair for creativity is essential in having a long and successful hairdressing career. An awareness of Health and Safety in the salon is also important and must be apparent at all times.

A willingness to learn new hairdressing skills, techniques and methods shows commitment to having a lengthy career in hairdressing.

Most hairdressing salons are open 6 days a week with Fridays and Saturdays being the busiest days. A hairdresser must be prepared to work on their feet for long hours and still enjoy what they do.

There is much more to getting the hairdressing job you want than just the skills and qualifications you have gained. Commitment, determination and a love of hairdressing will eventually give you experience. This experience will give you the ability to provide a great level of hairdressing service to any client and hopefully it will give you a very happy and successful career in hairdressing.

2 Comment(s). 

  • emma  22:13 Jan 19, 2012 

    i went to a hairdressers once who wos more interested in ansering her text messages than doing my hair. she stopped to check her phone a dozen times while doing my hair. some hairdressers are just rude. i now found a good hairdresser who is polite and does a good job.

  • Renee  10:01 Apr 18, 2012 


    I recently visited my normal salon for highlights and my hair was runied by one of the colourists. My hair is now block white due to her messing up the first lost of highlights, first lot came out brown instead of blonde and patchy. She then put two toners on and finally had to do another lot if highlights which has left what looks like cuts in my hair. I now have white hair!! I am devastated!! I called the salon and they agreed to give me my money back but its going to have to wait out as hair is damaged and fine. When I went back in to have money refunded in sum of £45 which she charged me knowing I was unhappy to begin with, not the manager nor the part owner apologised or looked at me. I am very upset and my hair is my glory. What can be done about this? Will cost a fortune for conditioners and also to rectify this.

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