Profession performance hairdresser

Performance hairdressers assist and support artists before, during and after the performance to ensure the hairdressing is in line with the artistic vision of the stage director and the artistic team. They maintain, check and repair wigs and assist with quick changes.  

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Artistic / Enterprising


  • Hair

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


  • Work ergonomically

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

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Understand artistic concepts

    Interpret an artist's explanation or demonstration of their artistic concepts, inceptions and processes and strive to share their vision.

  • Work safely with chemicals

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

  • Work with respect for own safety

    Apply the safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the prevention measures and risks to your own personal health and safety.

  • Translate artistic concepts to technical designs

    Cooperate with the artistic team in order to facilitate the transition from the creative vision and its artistic concepts to a technical design.

  • Apply hair cutting techniques

    Apply various techniques that can be used in the process of cutting a person's hair, such as layering, slicing and face framing. Give artists haircuts and shaves for stage performances.

  • Manage personal professional development

    Take responsibility for lifelong learning and continuous professional development. Engage in learning to support and update professional competence. Identify priority areas for professional development based on reflection about own practice and through contact with peers and stakeholders.

  • Safeguard artistic quality of performance

    Observe the show, anticipate and react to possible technical problems, ensuring optimal artistic quality.

  • Repair wigs

    Maintain and repair damaged wigs for use in stage performances.

  • Prepare personal work environment

    Correct settings or positions for your working instruments and adjust them before starting operations.

Optional knowledge and skills

work safely with mobile electrical systems under supervision document your own practice design make-up effects keep personal administration promote yourself manage consumables stock advise client on technical possibilities decide on wig making process prevent fire in a performance environment develop professional network create wigs dye wigs maintain wigs draw make-up sketches