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Hairstylists and Barbers  (NOC 6271)
Ottawa Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Hairstylists and barbers cut and style hair and perform related services. They are employed in hairstyling or hairdressing salons, barber shops, vocational schools, health care establishments and theatre, film and television establishments.

barber, barber apprentice, hair colour technician, hairdresser, hairdresser apprentice, hairstylist, hairstylist apprentice, wig stylist.

Hairstylists perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Suggest hair style compatible with client's physical features or determine style from client's instructions and preferences
  • Cut, trim, taper, curl, wave, perm and style hair
  • Apply bleach, tints, dyes or rinses to colour, frost or streak hair
  • Analyze hair and scalp condition and provide basic treatment or advice on beauty care treatments for scalp and hair
  • Clean and style wigs and hair pieces
  • Apply hair extensions
  • May shampoo and rinse hair
  • May perform receptionist duties and order supplies
  • May judge in competitions
  • May train or supervise other hairstylists, hairstylist apprentices and helpers.
Barbers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Cut and trim hair according to client's instructions or preferences
  • Shave and trim beards and moustaches
  • May shampoo hair and provide other hair treatment, such as waving, straightening and tinting and may also provide scalp conditioning massages
  • May book appointments and order supplies
  • May train and supervise other barbers and barber apprentices.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Ottawa, Gloucester, Nepean, Brockville, Cornwall, Vanier, Carleton Place, Clarence-Rockland, Gananoque, Hawkesbury, Mississippi Mills, Perth, Prescott, Smiths Falls, Bourget, Buckham's Bay, Clarence, Constance Bay, Embrun, Hazeldean, Kars, Old Stittsville, Richmond, Rockland, Rockland East, Russell, South March, South March Station, Stittsville, St-Onge

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Outlook & Prospects for Hairstylists and Barbers in Ottawa Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Hairstylists and Barbers in Ottawa Region as well as in the rest of the Ontario.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Ottawa Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2014-07-31

For the 2013?2015 period, employment opportunities for hairstylists and barbers are expected to be fair in the Ottawa economic region. This occupation had a regional labour force of about 3,300 at the time of the 2011 National Household Survey.

Hairstylists and barbers who speak English and French may have better chances of finding employment in this region.

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