Ella is cutting and styling hair at a trendy, upbeat hair salon. She helps clients look and feel their best!
Ella loves the energy and excitement of the salon! She loves the chance to be creative working with people!
Do you have a passion for hair styles? Are you creative about hair styling?
How do you know if hairstyling is right for you?
What Do They Do?
Hairdressers make their clients look and feel their best by bringing their hair visions come to life.
At its core, hairstyling is about helping someone feel better about themselves and brightening their day! The best hairstylists aren’t just stylists, they are people who really care about making someone happy.
What Might A Typical Day Look Like?
Wash, cut, color and style hair
Make customers feel at ease
Keep a tidy work area
Sanitize hair styling tools
Develop new customers
Manage their time
Have physical stamina to stand on their feet a lot
What are some things that a hairstylist may do each day?
But Will It Pay The Bills?
In the United States, the average yearly salary for a hairstylist can range from $18,000-52,000.
In Canada, the average yearly salary for a hairstylist can range from C$25,000-43,000.
You Will Love It If..
You enjoy working with people
Have a passion for hair styles
You can handle a lot of responsibility
You have the physical stamina to stand on your feet all day
You enjoy helping people look their best
You can keep a tidy and clean work area
Look For Another Career Path If...
You do not like working with people
You do not like touching hair
You won't like being on your feet all day
You don't want to be tied to client or salon schedules
It is hard for you to keep a clean work area and disinfect tools
What are some things to consider before becoming a hairstylist?
How Can I Become A Hairstylist In The United States?
Hairstylists must obtain a license in order to work
Qualifications for a license vary by state, but generally, a person must meet this criteria:
16 years of age or older
High school diploma or GED
Graduated from a state-licensed cosmetology school
Take the state exam that includes a written test, possibly a practical test of styling skills or oral exam
What are the state educational requirements to become a hairstylist in the US?
How Can I Become A Hairstylist In Canada?
In Canada you'll need to complete a 37-week hairstylist program where you will:
Learn skills to be a 1st year apprentice
Spend time between the classroom and salon
Complete a 3 week work term before graduating
After school you will complete an apprenticeship, making you eligible for theory and practical exams and earning your Red Seal Certification.
What is the criteria for becoming a hairstylist in Canada?
Do you think you want to become a hairstylist?