Hairstylists style, cut, curl and perm hair and apply other hair and scalp treatments.
Barbers cut and trim hair, and shave and style beards and moustaches. They may also wave or tint hair and provide other hair and scalp treatments.
Duties May Include
Hairstylists perform some or all of the following duties:
Suggest hair style compatible with client's physical features or determine style from client's instructions and preferences;
Cut, trim, taper, curl, wave, perm and style hair;
Apply bleach, tints, dyes or rinses to colour, frost or streak hair;
Analyze hair and scalp condition and provide basic treatment or advice on beauty care treatments for scalp and hair;
May shampoo and rinse hair;
May train or supervise other hairstylists, hairstylist apprentices and helpers.
Barbers perform some or all of the following duties:
Cut and trim hair according to client's instructions or preferences;
Shave and trim beards and moustaches;
May shampoo hair and provide other hair treatment, such as waving, straightening and tinting and may also provide scalp conditioning massages;
May train and supervise other barbers and barber apprentices.
Examples of Titles
Hair Colour Technician
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.