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What is a Hairdresser?

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Being a Hairdresser can be a very fulfilling career choice. It enables you to showcase your creative side, it can take you around the world and you can meet some amazing people along the way.

A hairdresser is a person whose occupation is to cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person’s image.

This is achieved using a combination of hair colouring, hair-cutting, and hair texturing techniques. Most hairdressers are professionally licensed as either a hairdresser, a barber or a cosmetologist.


If you are undecided about becoming a hairdresser here are a few reasons why this could be the right career choice for you. Then you can take the next step and join our hairdressing course in Sutton.


Why become a Hairdresser?

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With hairdressing you will always get work:

People will always need to get their hair cut even in tough economic times. There are around 41,000 hair and beauty businesses in the UK, with the highest numbers in London, the South East and the North West.


Hairdressing offers flexible working hours:

If you decide to work for yourself and go freelance then you decide your own hours. Freelance work could include working on Fashion Shows, being a mobile Hairdresser going to people’s homes or renting a chair in a Salon.


Hairdressing is a very sociable job:

Wherever your Hairdressing career takes you it is a very sociable job. Working directly with the client, talking to them finding out exactly what they want or coming up with new looks that would suit them. No day is the same in the Hairdressing world!


“If you get hold of a head of hair on somebody you’ve never seen before, cut beautiful shapes, cut beautiful architectural angles and she walks out looking so different – I think that’s masterful.” Vidal Sasoon

“I think that the most important thing a woman can have next to talent, of course is her hairdresser” – Joan Crawford


Learn Hairdressing Skills in Sutton:

Being a good Hairdresser or studying to be a good Hairdresser is all about projecting your passion for the trade.

If you have a great energy and a good attitude (and obviously good skills) then your Clients will always come back to you. This will build your confidence and help you create a solid client base.

Get an education in Hairdressing:

Education is key when you are just starting out. Soak in everything, work as hard as you can and your hard work will pay off.

This will give you the skills/knowledge to go out there and start your career

Here at Sutton and District Training (SDT) we offer Level 2 & 3 NVQ Diplomas in Hairdressing and Barbering 

A Hairdressing NVQ is for anyone who is serious about a hairdressing or barbering career. There are options to suit individual needs and aspirations. If you are already working in hairdressing  you could develop your skills to become a senior stylist.


5 famous celebrity Hairdressers from the UK:

Nicky Clarke:

Is an English hair stylist and media personality known for owning notable hair. He initially became famous for styling the hair of various celebrities on several television shows, before earning fame in his own right. Clarke received and OBE in 2008, awarded for 30 years service to the hair-styling industry


John Frieda:

is a British celebrity hairstylist and founder of hair salon and hair product businesses. He has been in the industry for over 30years! In 1988 at the age of 37, Frieda moved to the United States (New York) for 12 years and collaborated with Gail Federici. They created different hair products for blondes and brunettes and the Frizz Ease products.


Charles Worthington:

Over 30 years ago Charles opened his first salon in Charlotte Place, with his partner Allan Peters, sister Jane and one other stylist. Over the years Charles Worthington Salons have grown in size and reputation to become one of the most prestigious and renowned hairdressing names in the U.K. Originally trained as an architect, Charles has won the industry’s most prestigious accolades. He has also developed an award-winning portfolio of products sold worldwide. 


George Northwood:

George began his hairdressing career over 14 years ago. His instinctive understanding and feel for hair enabled him to rise through the ranks of hairdressing quickly. Eventually working as a Creative Director in some of London’s most prestigious salons.

The George Northwood salon on Wells Street, W1 is his first solo venture following demand from celebrity clients and magazine editors to bring his unique sense of style to the London beauty scene.


Josh Wood:

Josh Wood is a British hair colourist. He is best known for his work with colour, his hair salons and his celebrity clientele. Wood is co-founder of home hair colour brand, Josh Wood Colour and Global Colour Creative Director for Redken. He is also one of the worlds most expensive mobile hairdressers.


If you are interested in SDT’s Hairdressing Courses in Sutton please email careers@suttondistrict.co.uk or download a prospectus