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Hair stylists are beauty service professionals who specialise in the fashioning and treatment of hair: responsibilities include preparing, cleaning, conditioning and cutting hair, offering hair care and hair styling consultations, colour techniques and hair styling products.

Hairstyle choices depend on a customer’s face shape and particular tastes: it is important to keep up to date with styling trends so that you can advise your client of new trends.

Knowing various makes of hair products and the use of different shampoos, conditioners and styling products is very important.

Be proficient in hair straightening and curling methods and the tools used for these.

It is important to communicate well with your clients and get to know their own preferences by asking pertinent questions.



  • Start-up Capital: $200
  • Space required: A salon and wash basin facilities
  • Equipment: Various dryers, scissors etc
  • Specific skills: Cosmetology qualification in hair styling

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