Profession barber

Hairdressers cut, style, colour, straighten and permanently wave hair, shave or trim facial hair and treat scalp conditions.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Artistic

Related professions hair, beauty, cosmetics

Knowledge

  • Hair products

    The qualities and applications of various styling products used on different types of hair, such as curling creams, hairspray, shampoos, and conditioners.

  • Barbering techniques

    The various techniques used for cutting and grooming male hairstyles and beards, such as shaping, graduating, and blending.

  • Hair

    Human hair, its composition and interaction with various chemicals, environment factors and health issues.

Skills

  • Advise on hair style

    Make recommendations to customers about suitable hair styles, based on their preferences and your own professional judgment.

  • Stay up-to-date with fashion trends in hair style

    Keep abreast of current and future fashion trends, especially in hair styles.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Style hair

    Style a person's hair using the appropriate techniques and products.

  • 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.

  • Show social competences

    Ability to interact effectively with other people.

  • 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.

  • Treat facial hair

    Shape, trim or shave beards and moustaches, using scissors and razors.

  • Maintain equipment

    Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.

  • 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.

  • Use equipment for hair care

    Use tools to cut, trim or shave hair, such as scissors, clippers, razors and combs.

  • Promote yourself

    Market one's own strengths in terms of skills and knowledge.

  • Work safely with chemicals

    Take the necessary precautions for storing, using and disposing chemical products.

Optional knowledge and skills

manage a small-to-medium business maintain work area cleanliness sell hair products maintain relationship with suppliers supervise staff administer appointments train employees dye hair manage schedule of tasks wash hair give massages apply hair cutting techniques help customers with hair problems recommend cosmetics to customers keep stock records maintain professional administration order supplies issue sales invoices