Hairstylists and Barbers

(NOC 6271)

Career Description

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

Barber Apprentice
Hair Colour Technician
Hairdresser Apprentice
Hairstylist Apprentice
Wig Stylist

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Modified on January 26, 2022