With the progression of the job market and the recession we may all be facing, you may be thinking about what kind of job will not only fill your days with joy but also what kind of career can weather the storm.
Hairdressing is one of those careers that is always in high demand. Trade careers will always need new and innovative people to enter the industry. Like many people say, ‘everyone needs their haircut’ and that need is unlikely to disappear.
But, if you need a little more of a nudge to start your hairdressing career path, here are six reasons why you should consider training as a hairdresser.
1. You Get To Flex Your Creativity
If you are a creative person, it is unlikely you see yourself working in front of a computer all day long. Hairdressing is the perfect career choice for people who love creativity and want to get paid well for their creative flair.
From styling and cutting, to colouring, the creative options are endless when you become a hairdresser. Although if you work in a hairdressing salon you will have to create the looks your clients’ demand, your fellow hairdressers will more often than not be open to experimenting with their looks, and this is definitely where you come in.
If you are looking for a creative career that is also reliable, then hairdressing could be the perfect choice for you.
2. You’ll Meet New People
Social butterflies will thrive in the social atmosphere of the hairdressing industry. By working in a salon you will be able to build a social bond with your regular clients. However, you will also experience visits from people all over who are on holiday, visiting for a wedding or other family event and this can give you the chance to get to know people you otherwise may not have come in contact with.
As well as client work, hairdressers often take courses to upskill and build on existing skills. These courses, workshops, and even award shows allow you to connect with others in your industry.
3. Hairdressing Is A Secure Career Choice
The world of work isn’t as stable as it used to be. People can find themselves let go at the click of a finger nowadays. Luckily, with hairdressing, your skills will be in demand wherever you go. All you need is your scissors and comb and you’ll be good to go. Even if you do experience a job layoff, it won’t be difficult to find a new job in the industry.
As long as you keep up with your training, and continue to be open to new experiences, hairdressing can provide you with the job security you have been looking for.
4. Constantly Learn Something New
Hairdressing is a fast-paced industry. Styles and fashions are always evolving and so are the hairstyles that go with them. Most salons will foot the bill for up-skilling courses, so this usually isn’t something you have to worry about.
It’s so hard to get bored with hairdressing as your job because every day is different and every day offers the opportunity to learn and try something new.
5. Wide Career Opportunities
Working in a salon isn’t your only option as a hairdresser. The hair industry is so wide and varied that you are bound to find a place that suits you. Here are some examples of popular career paths in this industry.
Working in a salon is only one option for a hairstylist. You can move into the movie industry, working on the hair of actors and actresses or perhaps theatre is more your vibe.
If you love those glossy fashion magazines, there are always opportunities for passionate hairstylists to make a name for themselves.
You can even go freelance and work from your clients’ homes.
Most hairdressers are initially trained to cut women’s hair – both long and short hairstyles. However, you can further your training even more and branch out into the barbering industry. This particular industry is only just now starting to garner as much attention and respect as the hairdressing community as men get more adventurous and creative with their hairstyles.
Cosmetic wig-making is an incredibly interesting and rewarding career you can take with your hairdressing qualification. From creating wigs for cancer patients and sufferers of alopecia to wigs for TV and film. Yes, it does require a little extra training but getting your qualification with a reliable provider, like Omni Academy, can set you on the right path.
If you love to teach, you can become a hairdressing tutor and help others to find the joy of hair styling. Most tutors have a few years of real hands-on experience before they start teaching others. However, this is a good goal to have in mind if this is where you would like to end up in your hairdressing career.
6. No Age Limit
As long as you have nimble hands and a willingness to learn there isn’t much of an age limit when it comes to who can learn to style, cut, and colour hair. If you have always dreamed of becoming a hairdresser, now is the time to change career paths. Whether you’re 17 or 47, the community is always open to new creative minds.
The hair industry doesn’t judge by age, unlike some other industries, instead, it values creativity, social skills, a willingness to learn, and passion for the job. If that’s you, don’t let your age stop you.
Are You Ready To Become A Hairdresser?
If you’ve been convinced, because we’re thinking how couldn’t you be, then get in contact with us here at Omni Academy in Surrey. We have a variety of hairdressing courses that can help you reach your career goals. Whether you want to become a barber, a wedding hair stylist, or need help getting a hairdressing apprenticeship, we want to help you.