Career Details


  • Inspect hair, face and scalp, to recommend treatment
  • Discuss hairstyle options
  • wash, color & condition hair
  • cut, dry and style hair
  • receive payments from clients
  • clean tools and work areas

Average Hours

  • Some work part time
  • However self employed workers may have long hours
  • Busiest days are evenings and weeekends


  • $11 in may 2010

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Education Needed

  • Complete a program in a state-licensed barber or cosmetology school
  • Associates degree
  • high school dimploma

Skills Needed

  • creativity- latest hairstyles and designs
  • pleasant, friendly and able to interact with clients
  • stamina
  • time management

Job Outlook

  • expect to grow 14 percent from 2010 to 2020
  • Demand for hair coloring, hair straightening & other hair treatments has increased in recent years & will continue to grow

Advancement opportunities or Related jobs

  • Owner of your own salon
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