So, you’ve finally made the leap and decided to pursue a career in hairdressing. Congratulations! You’re in for an exciting and fulfilling journey full of awesome opportunities.
Perhaps you’re wondering: what’s next?
Like any career, it takes years of practice, learning, and experience to master the art, especially with hair. Dexterity, patience, a real passion for hair and love of people will inspire you to be the best you can be!
In most parts of Australia, you’ll need a certificate III hairdressing through an apprenticeship or industry school to become a fully qualified hairdresser. To enter a course or apprenticeship, you will need to be a minimum of 15 years old. let’sLet’s take a look at the steps you’ll need to take to become a qualified hairdresser:
Step 1: Enroll in a course or take an apprenticeship.
To earn the certificate III in hairdressing, it will take 3-4 years of apprenticeship where you can earn while you learn, or 1 year of full-time study through an accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO) .
There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to hairdressing, and through training, you will develop various skills and knowledge, and begin to work towards becoming an expert. Hairdressers have to know how chemicals and products react with different types of hair and have an eye for detail, and which style will best suit your client’s shape and features. It’s also important to know how to work standing for long hours and stay physically healthy.
Step 2: Obtain your license.
Once you complete the certificate III in hairdressing, you’ve earned the qualification you need to become a truly qualified hairdresser! You can choose to seek employment or be your own freelance service, you may even travel while you’re at it). The sky’s the limit!
Step 3: Look for job opportunities.
Once you’ve obtained your certificate as a qualified hairdresser, a whole world of opportunities open up for you in a wide variety of settings, including hair salons, spas, and hotels. Applying for your first job can be pretty exciting and you’ll have a choice of locations and salons to apply for that really suit your personality. After a few years of experience, you’ll find you’ll develop your own niches or specialties and become known for your skills, your vibe and your uniqueness.
Step 4: Receive continued education and build up experience.
Learning doesn’t end with graduation. If you build up your portfolio, enter competitions, and participate in expos and conferences, you can even build a network that could see you start working with big brand names and celebrities or start your own business!
Ready to be a pro hairstylist?
Now that you have these steps, it’s time to make the leap into the first. We offer a fully accredited Certificate III in Hairdressing at Demi International with the best resources and mentorship to kickstart your professional career. Call us to find out more!