6 Steps to Becoming an Excellent Hairstylist

Don’t you just love when your hair looks fabulous and you can show off your new haircut to everyone? Well, if you are looking for a career that will give you the ability to make people’s day more beautiful then becoming an excellent hairstylist is perfect! In this blog post I am going to discuss how one becomes an excellent hairstylist.

Obtain formal training

The first step in becoming a hairstylist is obtaining formal training. This usually consists of attending cosmetology school which takes about 9 months on average or completing a recognized apprenticeship program. Cosmetology schools offer courses in cutting, coloring, styling and nail care while apprenticeships cover everything from hair washing to business practices.

Use the right tools for the job

A good haircut is the backbone to a sleek and professional look. It’s important that you use quality tools for your hair-cutting needs, which includes using scissors made specifically for cutting human hair as opposed to other materials such as metal or plastic. Professional hair shears are designed with an angled blade at one end while also having thinning teeth on both sides of the blades near its pivot point in order to cut through tangles smoothly without interrupting any natural movement; this provides more control when working around sensitive areas like ears and eyebrows so they can maintain their shape after cuts have been completed – making them excellent all-arounders!

Know your limits and don’t take on more than you can handle

Know your limits and don’t take on more than you can handle as a hairstylist. You’ll be much happier if you are confident in the quality of work that is done for each client because they will appreciate it too!

Becoming a great hair stylist means knowing when to say no, which doesn’t mean saying “No I cannot do this or help with these services.” It simply means having enough self-confidence to know what skillset meets certain needs best.

Learn to work with a range of hair types, textures, and colors

To be an amazing hairstylist, you need to learn how to work with a variety of hair types such as curly, straight or wavy. You also have the opportunity for creativity and innovation by mixing colors together like reds and oranges which give your client’s locks a fiery appearance!

To become great at what you do in this industry it is important that we’re able to stay on top if trends. I remember when everyone wanted their waves sleek so they could blow dry them all day long but now there are some who prefer curls because they want something different from everybody else!

Build your portfolio

These days, many celebrities and professionals use social media sites like Instagram or Pinterest to display their portfolio of work. You should start your own today by uploading pictures that show off the best aspects of both you as a professional and what you can do for others with portraits, product shots, before-and-afters–whatever!

No one wants just another generic hairstylist in town when they are looking through pages upon pages on an online website or scrolling down a feed full of posts from people who look the same but have different names. Create something unique about yourself so clients know why they need someone like you instead!

Practice! Practice! Practice!

Becoming a professional hairstylist is not for the faint of heart. It takes years and years to master cutting, styling, coloring hair- yet you need that perfect balance between creativity and precision in order to make it as an artiste who can service clients with all different types of styles!

Becoming a stylist isn’t just about having great skills like being able to cut or color hair well. You also have to be creative enough so your customer’s needs are met no matter what their request might be when they come into your salon chair – whether it’s something simple or more complex than anything else on offer at any other place.


If you’ve ever wanted to become a hairstylist, I hope these 6 steps have helped you get started. Remember that before you can be an excellent hairdresser, you need to know your limits and what kind of work load is best for YOU. There are so many different hair types out there! Know how each one behaves and how to care for it in order to help people with all kinds of needs. The more practice the better – don’t just stick with doing the same thing over and over again because it’s easy or comfortable! Embrace creativity as well as repetition; try new things but also perfect old ones. You will eventually find your own style which reflects who you want to be professionally and personally.

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