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Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
(SOC Code : 39-5012)
in California

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.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$13.31$9.20$11.07$14.82

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202041,40049,3007,90019.11,580

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
CosmetologistDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
www.barbercosmo.ca.gov
ElectrologistsDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
www.barbercosmo.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Personal Care Services 53,47853.0%
Health and Personal Care Stores 18,0621.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Electrolysis/Electrology and Electrolysis Technician
Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Keep work stations clean and sanitize tools such as scissors and combs.
Cut, trim and shape hair or hairpieces, based on customers` instructions, hair type and facial features, using clippers, scissors, trimmers and razors.
Analyze patrons` hair and other physical features to determine and recommend beauty treatment or suggest hair styles.
Schedule client appointments.
Bleach, dye, or tint hair, using applicator or brush.
Update and maintain customer information records, such as beauty services provided.
Shampoo, rinse, condition and dry hair and scalp or hairpieces with water, liquid soap, or other solutions.
Operate cash registers to receive payments from patrons.
Demonstrate and sell hair care products and cosmetics.
Apply water, setting, straightening or waving solutions to hair and use curlers, rollers, hot combs and curling irons to press and curl hair.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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Alternate Titles
Beauticians; Colorists; Beauty Operators, and Stylists.
 
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