Hairdressers and Barbers

Hairdressers and barbers shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair.


New workers
£ 7,772
£ 13,968
£ 24,462

Available jobs

In the past year there were 97,919 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.

  • Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.

  • Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.

  • Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.

  • Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.

  • Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.

  • Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.

  • Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.

  • Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Hairstyling

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Product Knowledge

  • Professional Hair Care

  • Housekeeping

  • Upselling

  • Hair Coloring

  • Visual Merchandising

  • Selling Techniques

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • English Language

  • Detail Oriented

  • Mathematics

  • Teamwork

  • Organizational Skills

  • Patience

  • Sales

  • Management

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.