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Hairdressing in action

Cutting, styling, treating, and colouring hair for men, women, and children in a work environment that ranges from homes and salons, to film and television productions.

Hairdressing could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Helping people
  • Using tools

More about Hairdressing

A visit to the hairdresser can be much more than a quick trim. It can involve styling, colouring, and using special treatments. You work closely with your clients and it’s important to have good people and communication skills in addition to a full range of professional hairdressing skills.

The hairdresser is expected to understand different types of hair, to interpret the client’s wishes, and work safely with the products involved.

Recent medallists in Hairdressing

WorldSkills Kazan 2019

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    Dan Shi


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    Milana Mikheeva


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    Phoebe McLavy

    United Kingdom

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The WorldSkills Occupational Standard specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.

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