The road to happiness: Become a hairdresser

When it comes to happiness at work, becoming a hairdresser appears to be a cut above the rest. According to City & Guilds, hairdressers are the happiest workers with a whopping 40% scoring the highest happiness rating. That is 14% higher than any other profession!

It is the relationship that you have with your clients which makes the job what it is. Hairdressers are appreciated. Dale Carnegie teaches that a human’s desire to be appreciated rivals that of their need for food, shelter and love! Being a hairdresser will give you the power to make people feel and look good. In return for that, you will be appreciated and respected!

Being a hairdresser: All the advantages

Becoming a hairdresser offers you tons of flexibility. You can work standard shifts or by appointment only. It also provides you a great opportunity to offer in-home service or even open your own salon.

You will have the opportunity to meet and interact with people from all walks of life. Dealing with all the different personalities is what makes the job interesting, challenging and rewarding. You will rarely be bored.

Being a hairdresser allows you to work in a salon, spa, hotel, or resort. Some opt to lease space in other salons while others choose to open their own after several years of experience. The working environment of a hairdresser is always pleasant with good lighting. This is important because it translates into a positive and uplifting mood.

More Hairdresser Information… Employment and Job Outlook

As I mentioned before, you will have the security of a recession proof job and your skills will always be in demand. Employment for hairdressers is set to increase at around 20% faster than most other professions. With that increase, entry level jobs will always be available.

The growth of full service salons and spas will also lead to more jobs for people looking to become a hairdresser. As thepopulation increases, more and more people will naturally be looking for hair care services. Other specialty services such as hair coloring and treatment are growing more and more popular as well.

Competition will remain VERY stiff when applying to high-end establishments. But this website will provide you with all of the resources, tools, knowledge and hairdressing information that you need to put you a step ahead of your competition!

Do you have what it takes to become a hairdresser?

“Being a hairdresser is anlike being an artist. It is an important element in fashion and requires creativity and the ability to visualize which hairstyles will suit an occasion or a personality.Becoming a hairdresser also requires specific people skills which will make a client feel special. This is necessary to ensure that they keep coming back to you.”

Here are some other qualities that will go a long way in making you successful at a career in hairdressing:

  • Pleasing personality
  • Professional behavior
  • Good communication skills
  • Sense of humor
  • Interest in fashion
  • Staying up to date on trends and hairdressing information
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work independently
  • Be trustworthy
  • Creativity
  • Be confidential about what your clients tell you
  • Observe and learn quickly
  • Eager to take on new responsibilities”

If you only take one thing from this entire website, let it be this…

Your ULTIMATE key to success being a hairdresser is to develop a reputation for kindness and genuinely care about the needs of your customers, managers and co-workers.

Do you think you have what it takes? Choose a chapter below to get started. More chapters are coming soon!