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The opportunities available in hairdressing are endless. Never have there been so many exciting possibilities at the cutting edge of the fashion, style and grooming business. And with TV programmes such as The Salon still being popular, hairdressing is fast becoming one of the most popular choices for school-leavers. Successful hairdressers can take their pick from many top beauty jobs – preparing supermodels, working on magazines and photos shoots, or tending the locks of the rich and famous. What’s more, with irish and UK hairdressing regarded as the best in the world, there is ample opportunity to travel internationally and show off your skills abroad. However, hairdressing isn’t just about glamour. It requires hard work and dedication. The hours are long and sometimes unsociable, but the rewards more than make up for it. After all, how many jobs give you the chance to be creative, try out new things and meet new people each and every day? And how many professions give you the very real chance to set up and run your own successful business well before your 30th birthday?
Is it for me?
Some people have known since childhood that they wanted to be a hairdresser. Others fall into it by accident. Others still turn to it after first embarking on another path in life – top UK hairdresser Charles Worthington first studied Architecture at university before becoming one of the top names in hairdressing. And The Salon star Adee Phelan was originally a painter and decorator!One thing’s for sure, most of those who try it are bitten by the bug. Not to mention the thrill of doing a job that allows you to be artistic and creative. On top of that there is the best feeling of all – the satisfaction that your work has helped brighten up someone’s day.
How do I get there?
UK and Irish hairdressing is rightly regarded as the best in the world. Much of this is to do with the high standard of our qualifications. Without these qualifications you’re unlikely to get far. Even the top names who grace our TV screens with makeovers or the column inches of newspapers with beauty tips had to start somewhere. No specific qualifications are needed to become a hairdresser, but good points in your Leaving Certificate in English, Science and Maths are recommended. Colleges and employers also look for other qualities such as, communication and people skills, stamina, patience, enthusiasm, and reliability.
The standard qualification for hairdressing is ITEC Diploma Level 3, which can be studied at most colleges. If your ambition is to be a manager or a salon owner, or if you fancy yourself as the next top Irish hairdresser, then obtaining the Mags Browne hairdressing Academy ITEC Diploma in Hairdressing level 3, is the first step on the career ladder.