If you are looking for an exciting career that gives you a chance to express your creative side as well as providing an opportunity to meet new people then you should look no further than hairdressing.
As a hairdresser you will get the chance to offer your clients a wide range of services from simple blow-dries through to complex hairstyles and extensions. Do your job well and not only will you leave your clients very happy but you may also receive extra reward by way of a cash tip.
So, how do you become a hair dresser? Well, you firstly need to enrol on a suitable course and undertake basic hairdresser training. The standard qualification currently is the NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) in Hairdressing. The NVQ is offered by a wide number of institutions across the country, so you should have no trouble finding a course near to you.
It will take anywhere from one to two years to complete the training depending upon whether you study part or full time. The beauty of training to be a hairdresser part-time is that you can study around your other commitments. Moreover there are currently no entry requirements to start hairdresser training. This means no matter what your age of previous qualifications are that you are free to enrol on the NVQ course and begin the process towards a new career.
Once you have passed your final course assessments you are free to apply for hairdressing jobs. Initially most newly qualified hairdressers opt to go and work as a junior in a salon. While this is not well paid it does give you valuable experience of a salon environment. Once you have gained a bit of experience you will soon find yourself “climbing the ladder” and moving on to higher pay grades.
Many qualified hairdressers also opt to work for themselves as mobile stylists. Choosing this option gives you the ultimate flexibility. You can choose when you want to work and you are free to move around and find new customers. However, like all self-employed positions, it involves a degree of self motivation. In addition it may take a bit of time to build up your client base. Once established though you can potentially earn a good sum of money.
As you can see there are many great reasons to become a hairdresser. Training is available to all no matter what your qualifications are and once qualified you have many different career options available to you.
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