Hair Stylist Overview
Hair Stylists go beyond just washing and cutting hair. They also inspect a client's hair and scalp to recommend various treatments. In addition, they may suggest specific hair colors and cuts for the purposes of improving a client's overall appearance. Hair Stylists also perform hair conditioning, tool sanitation, work area sanitation, hairpiece fitting, hair bleaching, shampooing and, depending upon managerial level, may also carry out supervising, hiring, recordkeeping, supply ordering, advertising and other managerial services.
Hair Stylist Education Requirements
It is necessary that a person obtain a license to be a Hair Stylist. To obtain a license, a person must graduate from a state-approved program in cosmetology. This usually entails at least nine months of education, an oral exam, styling skills exam and a written exam. However, many seek additional education to gain knowledge in current hair-cutting and coloring trends. In addition to licensing, a hair stylist must be at least 16 years of age.