Career Pathways

Career Pathways in Hairdressing and Barbering

Think Hairdressing and Barbering are only for those who are not good at school? Think again…

All successful hairdressers and barbers possess a mix of academic competence, creativity, and an outgoing personality.

Hairdressing and barbering is a dynamic career choice. It is a universally recognised career pathway across much of the world. Hairdressing and Barbering as a career are unique as it opens a world of opportunities not only in Australia but also internationally where Australian hairdressers and barbers are coveted worldwide.

There are many pathways a qualified hairdresser or barber can take.

Taylorweir graduates go on to become:

  • Nationally Recognised Stylists and Barbers
  • International Stylists and Barbers
  • National and International Session Stylists
  • Cruise Ship Stylists and barbers
  • Platform Artists
  • Artistic Directors
  • Salon and Barbershop Managers
  • Salon and Barbershop Owners
  • Technical Advisors
  • Product Consultants
  • Competition Judges
  • Film and Theatre Stylists and barbers
  • Educators/Facilitators/Assessors

Hairdressers and barbers who love their craft are never out of work. Once qualified, the pathways for a hairdresser and barber are numerous; it is up to the individual where they would like to take their career. Whether they follow an artistic, educational or business stream, or all three pathways; hairdressing and barbering can be a lifelong career and lifestyle choice.

Hairdressing and barbering is a rewarding career choice that once made, is seldom regretted.

More information on Hairdressing and barbering as a career choice on the DTWD website.

Pathways to Become a Hairdresser or a Barber

SIH20111 CERTIFICATE II IN SALON ASSISTANT

  • Salon Assistant
  • Apprenticeship to Certificate III in Hairdressing and Certificate III in Barbering

SHB30416 CERTIFICATE III IN HAIRDRESSING APPRENTICESHIP TRADE CERTIFICATE
SHB30516 CERTIFICATE IN BARBERING APPRENTICESHIP TRADE CERTIFICATE

  • Senior Hairdresser
  • Senior Barber
  • Colour Specialist
  • Company Technician
  • Product Consultant
  • Salon or Barbershop Owner

Artistic Pathway

CERTIFICATE III IN HAIRDRESSING APPRENTICESHIP TRADE CERTIFICATE

  • Senior Hairdresser
  • Salon Stylist
  • Colour Specialist
  • Company Technician
  • Product Consultant
  • Salon Owner

CERTIFICATE III IN BARBERING APPRENTICESHIP TRADE CERTIFICATE

  • Senior Barber
  • Colour Specialist
  • Company Technician
  • Product Consultant
  • Barbershop Owner

CERTIFICATE IV IN HAIRDRESSING ADVANCED DESIGNER CERTIFICATE

Pre-requisite: Certificate III in Hairdressing

  • Session Stylist
  • Platform Artist
  • Artistic Director
  • Film & Theatre Stylist
  • Hair & Beauty Journalist

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HAIRDRESSING CREATIVE LEADERSHIP

Pre-requisite: Certificate III in Hairdressing

  • Artistic Director for Global Hairdressing Company
  • Artistic Director for International Fashion Shows
  • International Session Stylist
  • International Platform Artist
  • International Film and Theatre Stylist
  • International Hair and Beauty Journalist

Business Pathway

DIPLOMA OF SALON MANAGEMENT

  • Salon Manager
  • Salon Owner
  • Franchisee/Franchisor

Educational Pathway
RTO Trainer and Assessor

CERTIFICATE IV IN TRAINING AND ASSESSING

Pre-requisite – Minimum of 3 years working in a commercial hairdressing salon or barbershop as a trade qualified hairdresser or barber