Job Title: 


Alternate Titles: 

Barber,Colourist (hairdressing),Hair stylist,Hairdresser

Job Description: 

Hairdressers and barbers shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair.


There are no minimum academic requirements for entry, although some colleges require candidates to possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is provided off- and on-the-job and lasts up to three years leading to the awarding of NVQs/SVQs at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Apprenticeships leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 are also available.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 7
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 13.1
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style;
  • washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments;
  • cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb;
  • combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten;
  • shaves and trims beards and moustaches;
  • collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon;
  • maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques;
  • ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors;
  • demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
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