Job Description

Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May also apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.

Detailed Work Activities:

  • advise clients or customers
  • apply creativity to art or design work
  • apply health or sanitation standards
  • clean rooms or work areas
  • dress hairpieces according to instructions, samples or sketches
  • cut or permanently wave hair
  • follow customer instructions
  • maintain appointment calendar
  • schedule meetings or appointments
  • demonstrate goods or services
  • receive customer orders
  • maintain customer records
  • make appointments
  • use cash registers
  • use hair, cosmetic, or nail care instruments

Tasks include:

Analyze patrons' hair and other physical features to determine and recommend beauty treatment or suggest hair styles.

Demonstrate and sell hair care products and cosmetics.

Shampoo, rinse, condition and dry hair and scalp or hairpieces with water, liquid soap, or other solutions.

Schedule client appointments.

Cut, trim and shape hair or hairpieces, based on customers' instructions, hair type and facial features, using clippers, scissors, trimmers and razors.

Apply water, setting, straightening or waving solutions to hair and use curlers, rollers, hot combs and curling irons to press and curl hair.

Keep work stations clean and sanitize tools such as scissors and combs.

Comb, brush, and spray hair or wigs to set style.

Develop new styles and techniques.

Bleach, dye, or tint hair, using applicator or brush.

Operate cash registers to receive payments from patrons.

Update and maintain customer information records, such as beauty services provided.

Administer therapeutic medication and advise patron to seek medical treatment for chronic or contagious scalp conditions.

Massage and treat scalp for hygienic and remedial purposes, using hands, fingers, or vibrating equipment.

The following knowledge is required:

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.