Also known as Hair Assistant, Shampoo Assistant, Shampoo Person, Shampoo Technician, Shampooer, Stylist Assistant
Also known as Hair Assistant, Shampoo Assistant, Shampoo Person
Hairstylist Assistants shampoo and rinse customers' hair.
Hairstylist Assistants are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Hairstylist Assistants. More generally, Hairstylist Assistants are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Hairstylist Assistant is $24,190, and the average salary is $24,320. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Hairstylist Assistant salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Hairstylist Assistants earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Hairstylist Assistants earn less than $18,550 per year, 25% earn less than $20,320, 75% earn less than $27,260, and 90% earn less than $30,890.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Hairstylist Assistants is expected to change by 30.6%, and there should be roughly 1,600 open positions for Hairstylist Assistants every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Hairstylist Assistant are usually higher in their Realistic, Conventional, and Enterprising interests.
Hairstylist Assistants typically have strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Also, Hairstylist Assistants typically have moderate Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Lastly, Hairstylist Assistants typically have moderate Enterprising interests. 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.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Hairstylist Assistant tend to value Relationships, Support, and Independence.
Most importantly, Hairstylist Assistants moderately value 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.
Second, Hairstylist Assistants moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Lastly, Hairstylist Assistants very slightly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Hairstylist Assistants must consistently demonstrate qualities such as dependability, self-control, and concern for others.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Hairstylist Assistants, ranked by importance:
Working as a Hairstylist Assistant usually requires a high school diploma.
Hairstylist Assistants need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Hairstylist Assistants may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, sales and marketing, or public safety and security knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Hairstylist Assistants might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Hairstylist Assistants must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Hairstylist Assistants need abilities such as oral comprehension, oral expression, and speech clarity in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Hairstylist Assistants, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Hairstylist Assistants frequently use skills like speaking, active listening, and service orientation to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Hairstylist Assistants, ranked by their relative importance.
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