Hairdressers cut, style, colour, straighten and permanently wave hair, shave or trim facial hair and treat scalp conditions.
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Human hair, its composition and interaction with various chemicals, environment factors and health issues.
- Barbering techniques
The various techniques used for cutting and grooming male hairstyles and beards, such as shaping, graduating, and blending.
- Hair products
The qualities and applications of various styling products used on different types of hair, such as curling creams, hairspray, shampoos, and conditioners.
- Advise on hair style
Make recommendations to customers about suitable hair styles, based on their preferences and your own professional judgment.
- Listen actively
Give attention to what other people say, patiently understand points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times; able to listen carefully the needs of customers, clients, passengers, service users or others, and provide solutions accordingly.
- Promote yourself
Market one's own strengths in terms of skills and knowledge.
- Stay up-to-date with fashion trends in hair style
Keep abreast of current and future fashion trends, especially in hair styles.
- Style hair
Style a person's hair using the appropriate techniques and products.
- Use equipment for hair care
Use tools to cut, trim or shave hair, such as scissors, clippers, razors and combs.
- Maintain customer service
Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.
- Maintain equipment
Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.
- Process payments
Accept payments such as cash, credit cards and debit cards. Handle reimbursement in case of returns or administer vouchers and marketing instruments such as bonus cards or membership cards. Pay attention to safety and the protection of personal data.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Treat facial hair
Shape, trim or shave beards and moustaches, using scissors and razors.
- Work safely with chemicals
Take the necessary precautions for storing, using and disposing chemical products.
- Show social competences
Ability to interact effectively with other people.
Optional knowledge and skillsadminister appointments apply hair cutting techniques supervise staff help customers with hair problems train employees manage a small-to-medium business maintain relationship with suppliers order supplies keep stock records give massages dye hair sell hair products maintain professional administration recommend cosmetics to customers manage schedule of tasks issue sales invoices wash hair maintain work area cleanliness
Source: Sisyphus ODB