This site is undergoing constant refinement.
Email your feedback to email@example.com, this will help us to improve it.
Hairdressers cut, style, colour, straighten and permanently wave hair, and treat hair and scalp conditions.
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very large occupation employing 61,400 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.Strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 25,001 and 50,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
There have been shortages of Hairdressers for a number of years. In 2016, employers in most locations found it hard to fill vacancies for Hairdressers. Employers generally required applicants to have completed an apprenticeship and have experience in all aspects of hairdressing. To find out more, view the Department of Employment's latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.
A Certificate III/IV is usually needed to work in this job and the majority of workers have this qualification. Training is most commonly through an apprenticeship which combines on-the-job training with the qualification.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Hairdressers who connect with their customers, work well in a team and are well presented.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
Teaching and course design.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists Opens in a new windowO*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The information on this site is derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2
Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Performing for, or speaking with, the public. This includes speaking on television, serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.
Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support to people such as co-workers, customers, or patients.
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.