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About the Job

Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.

It is also Called

  • Trichologist
  • Tonsorial Artist
  • Stylist
  • Salon Manager
  • Master Barber
  • Hairdresser
  • Hair Stylist
  • Hair Cutter
  • Cosmetologist
  • Barber Stylist
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What They Do

  • Identify hair problems, using microscopes and testing devices, or by sending clients' hair samples out to independent laboratories for analysis.
  • Provide skin care and nail treatments.
  • Provide face, neck, and scalp massages.
  • Recommend and sell lotions, tonics, or other cosmetic supplies.
  • Measure, fit, and groom hairpieces.
  • Apply lather and shave beards or neck and temple hair contours, using razors.
  • Curl, color, or straighten hair, using special chemical solutions and equipment.
  • Perform clerical and administrative duties such as keeping records, paying bills, and hiring and supervising personnel.
  • Keep card files on clientele, recording notes of work done, products used and fees charged after each visit.
  • Shampoo hair.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: REC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Enterprising and Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Working Conditions in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Preparation Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $34,000 with most people making between $21,930 and $41,120

Outlook

2.00%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 4,000 people in California. It is projected that there will be 4,800 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 80 openings due to growth and about 70 replacement openings for approximately 150 total annual openings.