Hair Cutting Jobs
Cosmetologists are most commonly known for cutting hair.
Communication plays a vital role in the haircutting process. Hairdressers must be willing to make suggestions, but also listen to what the client is saying. If the client says they want a "trim," and the cosmetologist arbitrarily decides instead to take two inches off the length, he will undoubtedly have a very unhappy client on his hands. Even if a cosmetologist thinks he knows better than the client what is best for her hair, he should listen attentively and ultimately do what she asks. That doesn't mean he can't make suggestions or offer alternatives, but when a client sits in a cosmetologist's chair and says "do whatever you want," that is very seldom the case. There is usually an accompanying "but don't cut the length, don't add layers, and don't cut my bangs too short!"
There are three basic haircuts: solid form, graduation, and layering. All haircuts are a combination of one or more of the three. So if a cosmetologist can master these three cuts, they can literally do any haircut they are asked to do. But besides knowing the mechanics of the three basic haircuts, they must also consider a client's body style, face shape, hair texture and thickness to achieve the best look for the individual client.
Two people can request the same haircut, but it will most likely look entirely different on each of them. That is where a cosmetologist's creativity and artistry are most useful. Clients come to cosmetologists for suggestions and advice as much as a new haircut, and the more creative a stylist is, the more loyal her clients will be to her, and the referrals she will get. Advertising helps, but nothing speaks louder than a happy client with a flattering hairstyle.