Hairdresser & Cosmetologists

Creating Beauty

What do I do in this career?

Provide beauty services such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair. We also massage and treat scalps,m and apply makeup and nail or skin care services.

Working conditions...

  • The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals
  • Freedom to make decisions without supervision
  • Having face-to-face discussions
  • Dealing with external customers

The physical demands in this occupation...

  • Standing- When cutting and styling costumers hair
  • Walking- To get to costumers and/or materials
  • Running- In busy situations

Required skills to know...

  • Thinking critically
  • Helping others
  • Listening
  • Teaching
  • Understanding how people learn

How to prepare for this occupation

  • College certificate for entry
  • No related work experience for entry
  • Little or no on-the-job training to became competent
  • Requires a license

Are licenses and/or certificates required?

Yes, a high school or GED are required to enter a beauty school program, a license is also required by the state to apply for this career.

Wages and outlook in this occupation...

Typical wage is around $11.33/hr, and there are currently 10,350 workers employed in this career. This occupation is in high demand.