Job description Hairstylist Apprentice in the Avalon Peninsula Region

Find out what work is like for a hairstylist apprentice in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Hairstylists and barbers (NOC 63210).

Hairstylists and barbers


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. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Hairstylists and barbers have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Hairstylists
  • Suggest hairstyle 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 train or supervise other hairstylists, hairstylist apprentices and helpers.
  • Barbers
  • 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.

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 63210), and a list of similar occupations:

  • barber
  • barber apprentice
  • hair colour technician
  • hairdresser
  • hairdresser apprentice
  • hairstylist
  • hairstylist apprentice
  • wig stylist

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Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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