The Hairdresser is a professional figure, now necessary in our society, who takes care of those who need to take care of their hair.
A job that requires time, passion and care for themselves and for the customer. Being a real beauty consultant, the hairdresser must be able to style the hair and provide a series of services both practical and advising hair inserts as well as having the ability to advise their clients as far as possible. it concerns the hairstyle, the cut and the color that are best suited to each person's face and personality. Furthermore, the professional can perform various operations such as:
Beauty treatments such as masks, clutches, balm applications and regenerating vials etc.
The professional hairdresser must also be responsible for the cleaning and hygiene of his salon or in which he works: they must provide for the regular washing, the so-called boiling, the towels, hygiene and the possible sterilization of the tools that are used as scissors, razors, combs etc.
Becoming professional hairdressers also means being constantly updated on fashion and trends of the moment and knowing the best hair treatment products on the market. Following the introduction of the law of October 17, 2015, the professional hairdresser, in its salon, can also sell products related to hair health. The professional has to deal with their clients even from a purely psychological point of view: it often happens, in fact, that the hairdresser is to listen to their customers and advise the hairstyle that could best enhance the face of customers. The professional hairdresser can work both inside a beauty salon as an employee, or as a freelancer starting an independent activity and looking for some partner who can amortize costs with her: it is also possible to open a franchise store.
To become professional hairdressers is not a simple action: in fact, it is not enough just to have great passion but it is essential for candidates to also follow specific training courses that last a few months or even years. The law, which came into force on 17 September 2005, regulates the hairdressing activity according to which in order to be able to exercise the profession of hairdresser it is necessary to obtain an appropriate qualification after a theoretical-practical examination which is carried out at the end of a training course: condition necessary to embark on this career is to have completed the compulsory education. In particular, to become a professional hairdresser it is necessary to choose one of the suggested professional courses which all last three years:
Carry out two years of training course and one year of specialization or internship to be held in a hairstyling company;
Conduct a three-year insertion course at a beauty salon and follow a special theoretical training course;
Perform a period of qualified work for a year that must be preceded by an apprenticeship report.
The training courses to enable candidates to become professional hairdressers are present throughout Italy: just choose the region or province desired, follow the course for the duration established by law, obtaining training on these topics:
Examination of the face-body-combing forms, hair and scalp examination and hair washing;
Massages, wraps and friction as well as hair cutting with scissors;
The use of the machine (the tondeuse) and the coloring and discoloration of the hair;
The treatment of wigs and hairpieces, taking the exact measures to be provided to the posticheur, or the specialist who realizes them and knows the manufacturing methods;
The responsibilities of cleaning, hygiene of the salon and how to provide for regular washing, boiling;
Become a good adviser on the purchase of various cosmetic products and take care of the sale;
As for the necessary requirements, it is necessary that the aspiring professional hairdresser has a predisposition to contact with the customer, is kind, has good customer care and good dexterity, has a lot of creativity and good taste as well as interest in fashion and trends and be endowed with good physical endurance and resistance to stress and have knowledge of foreign languages, in particular of the English and French languages. As far as the knowledge of the trade is concerned, the hairdresser must have in-depth technical knowledge of the anatomy and the pathology of the hair, chemistry, cosmetology and sanitary regulations of the sector.
Despite the economic crisis that rages in our society, the profession of professional hairdresser has not suffered consequences: the labor market, in fact, is constantly looking for specialized professionals such as professional hairdressers.