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What You Need to Know to Become a Hairstylist

by David Greenaway 7 months ago in how to
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Do you want to become a hairstylist?

What You Need to Know to Become a Hairstylist
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The job of a hairstylist can offer a lot of satisfaction, especially to creative people who seek to express their artistic sense in a useful and profitable way.

If you are passionate about hairstyling and you like to ask your friends or family members to leave their hair in your hands, why not turn your passion into a profession?

If you like the idea, here are some things you need to know before you start a hairstyling career. And that's because, in addition to talent and passion, you need to be properly equipped to live up to your customers' expectations.

1. Professional training

As in any other field, you need to know very well the profession you want to pursue, and hairstyling is no exception. A self-respecting stylist has certifications that attest to his skills. Therefore, no matter how skilled you are, if you want to make a career in this field, it is essential to have diplomas and certifications in hairstyling.

Many hairdressing salons offer hairstyling courses, authorized by the National Qualifications Authority, which ensures a stable job both at home and abroad after graduation. However, they also have costs.

If the financial situation does not currently allow you to enroll in a professional training course, you can apply for personal loans.

2. Skills

In addition to hairdressing and haircuts, a hairstylist must have excellent communication skills, patience, endurance, attention to detail, and aesthetic sense.

The haircut is a meticulous activity that can last a long time, requires strength of concentration and increased attention to detail, because the results must be in line with expectations. Aesthetic sense cannot be lacking in this context, and creativity is encouraged.

Of course, in addition to the technical skills, you need to know what the client wants from you and send him your recommendations. Thus, efficient communication and a full understanding of the clients' needs will make them return to you.

3. Equipment

Utensils are your reliable allies, so it's important to invest in quality professional equipment. For starters, you will need scissors, a comb, a hair clipper, a hairdryer, a hair straightener, and a curling iron.

Scissors and comb

These are the basic tools with which you will start any hairstyle and hairstyle. The shearing scissors have a sharp tip, which offers precision in cutting, and those for spinning help to finish the haircut.


When buying a lawnmower, you need to consider two aspects: the type of blade and the accessories.

A lawnmower can have a titanium, steel, or ceramic blade. Titanium blades are recognizable by their golden color. Steel blades are the most common but heat up quite quickly. Ceramic blades are harder than titanium and steel and have a long life. Their disadvantage is that they are more expensive and harder to find.

In addition, a hair clipper equipped with quality accessories makes your work easier, giving the haircut the impeccable finish that any customer is looking for.

Dryer, curler, and hair straightener

Hairdryers, curlers, and hair straighteners are extremely diverse and vary by brand, functionality, and temperature. Although in your job you will use only professional hairdressers, they differ from one product to another and differ in the materials from which they are made, characteristics and price.

In terms of material, at the moment, the most efficient is tourmaline, but tourmaline equipment is more expensive. A more convenient alternative is ceramic, which performs and protects the hair just as well.

For a professional hairstyle, the special functions of the equipment are decisive. Among the most appreciated is the regulation of the temperature and the type of corrugation, the digital display, the ionization or treatment functions, and the automatic shutdown.

All of this may seem like an investment beyond your power, but don't be discouraged. There are solutions you can use to take the first steps in this area.

By fulfilling some conditions, for example, you can apply for a personal loan with which to financially support your passion at the beginning of the road.

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