What Does A Hairsylist Do?

A hairstylist provides services related to hair including cutting, coloring, lightening, and styling.

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How Do I Become A Hairsylist?

Hairstylists must complete a cosmetology or related program and get licensed to do this work. These programs are often provided by colleges and may lead to a certificate or degree.

What is the Average Salary For A Hairsylist?

High – 45,000
Median – 26,000
Low – 18,000

Hairstylists who own their own salon may make considerably more money.

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Hairsylist?

  • Communication
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Cosmetology

What Is The Work Environment For A Hairsylist?

Hairstylists generally work salons and spas, and some are self-employed. This work may require a person to spend large amounts of time on their feet. Part-time positions are common in this line of work.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Hairsylist?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. There will likely be a lot of competition to work at the higher paying salons.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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