Posted: 7 months ago
Category: Career Insider

Why Hairdressing is one of the happiest jobs...

Are you a social animal, creative, thrive on variety and crave flexibility and endless career opportunities? If this sounds like you then read on...

Hairdressers, it has emerged, come second only to the chief executives of multinational corporations in the job satisfaction stakes.

Here's what a career in hairdressing can offer you:

HAPPINESS...

It gets the thumbs up for all round job satisfaction - hairdressing is voted one of the happiest jobs in the world. It's sociable, never dull and you'll feel good about yourself making your clients look and feel wonderful!

DIVERSE OPPORTUNITIES...

Take your pick! As a hairdresser you can work in TV, Theatre, on photoshoots or within education. There are any number of directions you can choose to follow. If you love the idea of competing or making a name for yourself internationally -hairdressing is one of the best industries to work in. As the world of hairdressing never stands still you'll never stop learning - which will always open new doors.

A GOOD SALARY...

Everyone knows hairdressing is long hours, a lot of hard work and you have to work unsociable hours - but there are plenty of opportunities to earn good money, not only from a salary but also the added benefits of retail commission and client tips. Leading hair salons will always pay very good rates for exceptional stylists and salon managers earn upwards of approx £35k. You could aim to establish yourself as a social influencer and there are benefits from representing a brand and / or becoming a leading spokesperson or educator.

VARIETY...

Will be the spice of life as a hairdresser! No two days will ever be the same! You'll meet new people, learn new skills and techniques, broaden your outlook and be creative. Every one of your clients requirements will be unique to both you and to them.

FLEXIBILITY...

Forget 9-5! Hairdressing can fit around your own lifestyle. Choose to work on a mobile basis or in a salon renting a chair or as a freelance session stylist for shows. You can set your own hours as long as you prove yourself to be reliable and hardworking - you'll be in demand.

A GREAT SOCIAL LIFE...

As one of the most sociable jobs in the world, it's inevitable you'll meet, work and socialise with people from all walks of life - making great friends in the process. It will also hone your own communication skills, build your confidence and learn how to deal with all types of situations.

CAREER AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT...

Employees will invest in your skills for your growth as education is essential at every stage in your hairdressing career. You'll be encouraged to keep up with new trends, research new products and further your qualifications. You won't be stuck in a rut, they'll be no excuse for boredom!

JOB SECURITY...

This is a recession proof industry - people will always need - and want to have their hair done. This means you should never be out of work if you establish yourself in the industry. You'll always be a sought after employee if you are prepared to continually evolve - learn new skills, take an interest in training and education and prpove yourself to be reliable. Having a current portfolio of work you can showcase will also keep you one step ahead.

TRAVEL PROSPECTS...

Have scissors will travel! As a hairdresser, the world is your oyster and you'll be able to work in most countries. There are also ongoing opportunities for networking, attending events and training shows globally and researching what is trending internationally.

AND NOT FORGETTING...

You'll get to make people feel wonderful about themselves! How many jobs can you think of where you can help people look and feel amazing - and build up your own fan base of fabulous clients that will keep coming back for more!