CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services. 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.
 
Develop new styles and techniques.
 
Apply water, setting, straightening or waving solutions to hair and use curlers, rollers, hot combs and curling irons to press and curl hair.
 
Comb, brush, and spray hair or wigs to set style.
 
Shape eyebrows and remove facial hair, using depilatory cream, tweezers, electrolysis or wax.
 
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.
 
Shave, trim and shape beards and moustaches.
 
Train or supervise other hairstylists, hairdressers and assistants.
 
Recommend and explain the use of cosmetics, lotions, and creams to soften and lubricate skin and enhance and restore natural appearance.
 
Give facials to patrons, using special compounds such as lotions and creams.
 
Clean, shape, and polish fingernails and toenails, using files and nail polish.
 
Apply artificial fingernails.
 
Attach wigs or hairpieces to model heads and dress wigs and hairpieces according to instructions, samples, sketches or photographs.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Customer and Personal Service 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.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Chemistry 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.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
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.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
On-the-Job Training None or short demonstration
 
Related Work Experience None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Barber Stylist
Beautician
Beautician Apprentice
Beauty Advisor
Beauty Operator
Beauty Therapist
Colorist
Cosmetic Consultant
Cosmetician
Cosmetician Apprentice
Cosmetologist
Cosmetologist Apprentice
Cosmetology Instructor
Cosmetology Teacher
Electrologist
Electrolysis Needle Operator
Electrolysis Operator
Electrolysist
Funeral Home Makeup Artist
Hair Colorist
Hair Cutter
Hair Designer
Hair Dresser
Hair Specialist
Hair Stylist
Hair and Makeup Designer
Hairdresser
Hairpiece Stylist
Hairstylist
Hypertrichologist
Image Consultant
Manager Stylist
Men's Custom Hair Piece Consultant
Mortuary Beautician
Nail Technician
Salon Manager
Stylist
Trichologist
Wedding Makeup Artist
Wig Dresser
Wig Stylist
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
 
 
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