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Hairstylist tipped for promotion: Hairdressers tipped for new jobs at Australian Hairdressering outlets, as demand for the craft increases.
The industry has grown at an alarming rate over the past decade, and is expected to reach $11.5 billion by 2025, according to the Association of Hairdressiers of Australia.
Hairdressing has been a career for a long time in Australia, with a variety of occupations available, from hairdressing to home decorating and manicuring.
Some of the most recognised hairdressers are the ones in the entertainment industry, including TV presenter and presenter of the ABC’s Good Morning Australia, Jodie Whittaker, who has her own YouTube channel.
But many of these same professionals also work in the personal care sector, and many hairdresses are now recognised as being a great fit for the new age of hair styling, says Hairstyle Expert, Sarah Hickey.
“Hairdressers have been around for a very long time.
The word ‘hairdress’ dates back to the 1600s, and in the 1920s, hairdresser was a term used to describe someone who worked in the hair department of a hotel or a boarding house.
Nowadays, hairdryers are seen as an alternative to hair stylists, who are typically seen as the front-line professionals who can treat clients, who may not necessarily have the knowledge or the training, to achieve a hairstyle,” she says.
The key to a great hairstyle?
Hairdressery is about style and not cost.
“It’s all about the look,” says Dr Sarah Hinkle, who is currently leading a course on the subject at the University of Sydney.
“The key is to find a hairdress for your style, not the cost.
A great hairstylist can get you to look like the best in your field and the best hair in your home.”
Hairstyles are also a great way to find out how to get a job, says Dr Hinkle.
“When I started looking for a job and asked around, I was quite surprised at the number of people that said that they were looking for someone to work with.
You can have a great, professional experience and still have a very casual job,” she explains.
“And it’s a lot of fun.
You get to do it every day, every week, for six months.”