Job hunting information
To become a hairdresser the usual path is to complete an apprenticeship, and in most states and territories beauty therapy is available as a traineeship. Barbering is becoming a more popular course and apprenticeship.
Hairdressing employers are looking for those that can work as part of a team, willing to learn, have integrity and time management skills. You must also have good communication and customer service skills, as you will be working with people all day!
Beauty employers are looking for those that are customer focused, can work in a team, be willing to learn, have good communication and time management skills.
Many businesses in this industry won't advertise positions. Hairdressers still commonly put signs up in the window to advertise for new staff. You should contact your local hairdresser or beauty salon as some opportunites may not be formally advertised. You should also check the websites for large, hair salons and beauty therapists.
Working in this industry will give you a lifelong career, whether it would be working for someone else, running your own business or teaching others about the industry.