Even from ancient time it can be seen that individuals have paid attention on fixing and styling their hair and beards. It also can be observed that different cultures around the world has different perceptions about their hair. For example, in some cultures females cut their hair while men grow their hair, in some cultures woman stile their hair in a very traditional manner in a day to day basis. Therefore, personnel who are hired to design hair have existed for thousand years. However, this industry have developed a lot by now and has become a separate career path.
What does hairstylists do?
The primary job of these individuals can be described as styling people’s hair according to different occasions or according to what each individual prefer. These stylists usually work in an environment which is known as a shop or a barber salon. Hair Salon is one of the examples. Some shops only focuses on female clients while other shops serve both the clients. Therefore, some stylists only master in female hairstyles while others master in both.
According to their qualifications the place they work might differ. If a hairdresser in Surry Hills only have interest or knowledge in female hairstyles they need to work in a shop where they server female clients more. For example, hair designing shops also do focus on attracting females by offering other services such as makeup consultations, spa treatments, and manicure and pedicure treatments while barber shops mainly focus on male clients for their needs. But all these hair designers should be practiced and trained beforehand.
What kind of responsibilities do they have?
These stylists have many responsibilities. In some occasions one might not consider those responsibilities, however it is vital to a stylist to finish his/her task without any issue because a slight change could make a huge impact on the clients appearance. One of the main responsibly is to provide a service for the client’s wish. But sometimes what the client wants might not suit her physical appearance, hair type or colour. In such cases it is the responsibility of the stylist to tell her what is suitable. Some other responsibilities of a stylist includes, colour changes, straining, curling, shaping eyebrows, removing facial and body hair, shaving, trimming, shaping beard and moustaches, attaching wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions etc. Apart from task related responsibilities, they need to keep their work station and tools they use clean before serving customers. A good workplace include both doing a good job and providing a clean and comfortable service to clients.