Profession hairdresser assistant

Hairdresser assistants clean the hair of clients, apply hair conditioner and dying treatment in a beauty salon. They apply shampoo, rub scalp and rinse the hair. They may also do scalp treatment, bleaching, tinting, and massaging for their clients. Shampooers use specialized lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care equipment, according to their client's needs and preferences.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Artistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Hair colouring

    The theory and practice of colouring a hairstyle and various process steps and types such as bleaching, highlights, and balayage.

  • Hair products

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

  • Hair

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

Skills

  • Work safely with chemicals

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

  • Treat scalp conditions

    Use specialised lotions, shampoos or equipment to treat scalp or hair problems such as hair loss, hair damage, dandruff or psoriasis.

  • 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.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Dye hair

    Dye hair using a special solution to change its colour.

  • Wash hair

    Use shampoo to clean clients' hair and scalp, use hair conditioners to create volume or make hair more smooth and shiny and afterwards dry the hair with a blow dryer or a towel.

  • Use equipment for hair care

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

  • Work ergonomically

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

Optional knowledge and skills

give massages monitor stock level provide directions to guests order supplies show social competences sell hair products maintain work area cleanliness listen actively maintain professional administration help customers with hair problems advise on hair style process payments recommend cosmetics to customers administer appointments greet guests stay up-to-date with fashion trends in hair style