Hairdressers cut, style, colour, straighten and permanently wave hair, and treat hair and scalp conditions.


Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,025

Where you could work:

Hair Salons, Entertainment and Event Organisations, Hotels

Hairdressers do the following tasks:

  • Providing advice on hair care, beauty products and hairstyles.
  • Shampooing hair and conditioning scalps.
  • Colouring, straightening and permanently waving hair with chemical solutions.
  • Cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors.
  • Styling hair into dreadlocks and braids and adding hair extensions.
  • Shaving and trimming beards and moustaches.
  • Cleaning work areas and sanitising instruments.
  • Arranging appointments and collecting payments.
  • May clean, colour, cut and style wigs and hairpieces.