Hairstyling today has become an art. Hairstylists are required in different sectors such as make-up artists for movies, stylists in salons, personal hair stylists for celebrities, etc.
By learning hairdressing professionally, the learner will be equipped with important tools and techniques of haircutting and hairstyling. The learner is also equipped with the basic skills of managing healthy hair by applying various techniques of washing, coloring, dressing and cutting hair. With the wide array of haircuts already invented, newer hairstyles being introduced everyday and the world population spending a good amount of money on styling and, hairdressing courses are in huge demand.
Courses on hairdressing equip the learner with all the necessary skills to manage hair. Starting with fundamental skills such as washing and beading the hair, advanced skills such as haircuts of different types, hair straightening, hair plunking, hair plopping, hair coloring in different manners such as high-lighting, low-lighting, complete dyeing, etc. are imparted to the learner.
After the successful completion of a hairdressing course, the learners are expected to possess competency in a prescribed range of hair management and dressing techniques. The learner is also expected to possess the ability of providing their clients with proper advice about various hair-care products and their possible benefits or side-effects on their client’s hair.
In most parts of the world there is no specific eligibility criterion for taking a certification course in hairdressing. In some parts, however, some experience of assisting a qualified hairdresser on the job may be required.
However qualities such as a friendly and welcoming demeanor, diplomacy, the act of listening and communicating well, the ability to explain the detailed outlook of any procedure to the client, ability to sell beauty products, business awareness are needed.
Hairdressing courses generally span from a few days’ tenure to some months at the maximum.
More than a way to remain fashionable, hairdressing is considered a necessity by many. There is no dearth of opportunities for a person with the best-skills, an innovative outlook and the sense of beauty – something that allow hairdressers to impart the best style to their clients.
Most celebrities also have their personal hairdressers, accompanying them wherever they go. For professionals with the outlook and sense of making these already beautiful people even more good-looking and stand-apart from the general crowd, hairdressing could be a high-earning business. Opportunities are also plenty in private salons, specialty magazines, leisure groups, etc.