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Hairdressers and Cosmetologists

Skills & Knowledge


Most Important Skills for Hairdressers and Cosmetologists


Most Important Knowledge Areas for Hairdressers and Cosmetologists


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Describe Your Skills

People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.

  • Working directly with the public.
  • Selling or influencing people.
  • Creating and maintaining interpersonal relationships.
  • Helping and caring for people.
  • Keeping up-to-date with new knowledge.
  • Thinking creatively.
  • Making decisions or solving problems.
  • Resolving conflicts or negotiating with people.


Careers that Use Similar Skills

The following careers use skills, knowledge, and abilities that are similar to those used for Hairdressers and Cosmetologists.


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