This professional is someone that styles and cuts hair of children and adults. In addition to cutting and styling a person’s hair they may offer other services like hair extensions and coloring. When working as a hair stylist your employment can vary. You can be self-employed, work in a high-powered hair salon that cater to the famous and rich, or work in a small town salon or barbershop. Typically before you can work as a hair stylist you must have a cosmetology license from a certifying organization. This shows that they have fulfilled the requirements of the necessary basic training.
Being a hair stylist is an old profession as people have been cutting and styling hair for thousands of years, as far back as Roman and Greek times. To become a good hair stylist, in addition to the training and license, they should having a keen eye for looks and knowing what will be attractive on different clients, and a good sense of fashion. To give their clients the look that they desire the hair stylist will use different tricks to texture and cut the client’s hair to achieve their client’s desired look. Some people will take care of their hair at home but for special events they will contact a professional stylist when they have a major event to attend like the prom, weddings, formal charity event, and more. They will rely on the stylist’s skills and experience to get that fashionable sleek look.
Some will choose a specific subfield of working on hair. One example is being a hair coloring specialist. When dying a client’s hair it is very easy for the job to go wrong because coloring someone’s hair is very complex. Some stylist may specialize working with clients that have unique hair types after receiving special training, specializing in ethnic hair, using all natural products, or other services such as facials, nails, and makeup.
Finding employment in the hairdressing field is usually good because people often find a reason to visit a hair stylist even if it is only for special occasions or to have things done that the perspective client does not have time to do themselves. What a hair stylist receives in wages varies. It all depends on where they are employed. When working in a salon often the owner will rent a space. This will let the stylist set their own prices and take in as many clients as they desire. The stylist will pay the owner a set monthly rental fee. The hair stylist will be responsible for buying their own supplies and having their own tools.