Thinking of becoming a hairdresser? Let us be the first to congratulate you — becoming a hairdresser is one of the most rewarding career choices you can make! Financially, creatively, and socially, it can even be one of the most fulfilling jobs in the world.
There are plenty of reasons to become a hairdresser, and if you’re still on the fence about your decision, this list might be enough to convince you.
You’ll always have a job.
This is huge because this isn’t always the case for many professions. Hairdressers are always in demand, even in tough economic times. In terms of job security, you’ll be pretty much guaranteed a steady job for life!
It is one of the most fulfilling and satisfying careers in the world.
Hairdressing is, in fact, routinely one of the happiest jobs in the world according to several surveys. And rightly so — for the fashion-oriented, you get to fulfil your full potential while tapping into your creativity and truly feeling like you’re making a difference.
There’s huge potential to earn good money.
Although most people get into hairdressing because they love it, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be earning a good income. Starting out, it’s likely that you’ll be working hard for long hours and the rewards will be more about what you are achieving for your clients. Like with any industry, it takes time and hard work to build a good career that also rewards you financially. Experience and skill will give you the opportunity to make a name for yourself (or work with well-known brands/name celebrities) and you could be earning exponentially more than the average hairdresser. If you love what you do, it’s a win-win.
You can travel and see the world and be flexible with your time.
Part of being a hairdresser is being a part of a global industry. As long as you’ve got your scissors and a comb, you’re set to work pretty much anywhere, whether you want to see different parts of Australia or go abroad. If you’re freelancing, then you also get to work on your own time; great for people who need the flexibility to work around other life commitments.
You meet some amazing people.
As one of the most sociable jobs in the world, you’re going to meet all kinds of people in your professional journey. You will be spending all day with people making them look and feel amazing, and there is no shortage of people socializing within the industry.
Each day is different.
Variety makes the industry. When it comes to hairdressing, it’s safe to say that no day is the same. Each customer you get in the chair will present its own unique challenges with different requests and results. Also, you’ll never be out of things to talk about, whether it’s with your clients or co-workers.
You’ll develop amazing communication skills.
Hairdressing is more than just hair. Working as a hairdresser will continually teach you essential skills, from client psychology and customer service to time and finance management, that you can also apply out into the world.
Ready to take the plunge?
Convinced that hairdressing is the right career path for you? Now that you know the potential and benefits of becoming a hairdresser, it’s time to take the next step: training at a hairdressing school. You’ll need to be at least 15 to start.
To become a hairstylist in Australia, you must complete the Certificate III in Hairdressing. At Demi International, our course is fully accredited with the best resources to jump-start your career. Call us to find out more!