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Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair; trimming beards; or giving shaves.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Clean and sterilize scissors, combs, clippers, and other instruments.
    • Drape and pin protective cloths around customers' shoulders.
    • Cut and trim hair according to clients' instructions or current hairstyles, using clippers, combs, hand-held blow driers, and scissors.
    • Question patrons regarding desired services and haircut styles.
    • Clean work stations and sweep floors.
    • Measure, fit, and groom hairpieces.
    • Apply lather and shave beards or neck and temple hair contours, using razors.
    • Identify hair problems, using microscopes and testing devices, or by sending clients' hair samples out to independent laboratories for analysis.
    • Record services provided on cashiers' tickets or receive payment from customers.
    • Shape and trim beards and moustaches, using scissors.
    • Perform clerical and administrative duties such as keeping records, paying bills, and hiring and supervising personnel.
    • Stay informed of the latest styles and hair care techniques.
    • Suggest treatments to alleviate hair problems.
    • Order supplies.
    • Provide skin care and nail treatments.
    • Shampoo hair.
    • Keep card files on clientele, recording notes of work done, products used and fees charged after each visit.
    • Recommend and sell lotions, tonics, or other cosmetic supplies.
    • Curl, color, or straighten hair, using special chemical solutions and equipment.
    • Provide face, neck, and scalp massages.


    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy


    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary 40110/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 19.28/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

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    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation
    • Self Control
    • Dependability
    • Concern for Others
    • Social Orientation


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    • Hair scissors
    • Hair or curling iron
    • Hair combs or brushes
    • Electric hair clipper


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