Hairstylists perform some or all of the following duties:
A. May judge in competitions
B. May train or supervise other hairstylists, hairstylist apprentices and helpers.
2. On-the-job training may be substituted for formal education.
3. There are various provincial/territorial certification and licensing requirements for barbers, ranging from trade certification to licensing by a provincial/territorial association.
4. Barbers can also obtain inter-provincial trade certification (Red Seal) as qualified hairstylists.
5. Some secondary school education is required.
6. Completion of a two- or three-year hairstyling apprenticeship program or completion of a college or other program in hairstyling combined with on-the-job training is usually required.
The average hourly wages for Hairstylists and Barbers is $10.63/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the sale and service sector and are below average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.