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HAIRSTYLIST: Not A Normal Nine-To-Five

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Cheyenne, a hairstylist for Vidal Sassoon, has known since high school that this was her creative outlet and what she wanted to do. Her advice to those looking to become a hairstylist is that you have to be confident and believe in yourself - just doing that goes a long way to achieving your goals.

Degree: Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services
Job Title: Hairstylist
Employer: Vidal Sassoon

Job Summary: Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Job Description

Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide hair styling and beauty services.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$10,000 - $35,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Organizational skills, People skills, Strength/stamina, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Trade/vocational School
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