Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling
hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May also apply makeup, dress wigs,
perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.
Sample of reported job titles: Cosmetologist, Hairstylist, Hair Stylist,
Hairdresser, Barber Stylist, Hair Dresser, Manager Stylist, Nail Technician
* Keep work stations clean and sanitize tools such as scissors and combs.
* Cut, trim and shape hair or hairpieces, based on customers' instructions, hair
type and facial features, using clippers, scissors, trimmers and razors.
* Analyze patrons' hair and other physical features to determine and recommend
beauty treatment or suggest hair styles.
* Schedule client appointments.
* Bleach, dye, or tint hair, using applicator or brush.
* Update and maintain customer information records, such as beauty services
* Shampoo, rinse, condition and dry hair and scalp or hairpieces with water,
liquid soap, or other solutions.
* Operate cash registers to receive payments from patrons.
* Demonstrate and sell hair care products and cosmetics.
* Develop new styles and techniques.
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or
dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants
and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications,
ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and
applying new knowledge to your job.
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical
attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as
coworkers, customers, or patients.
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information
from all relevant sources.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing
constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining
them over time.
Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that
require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such
as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating
results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice
to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing,
positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Makeup Artist Skills
* Confer with stage or motion picture officials and performers in order to
determine desired effects.
* Duplicate work precisely in order to replicate characters' appearances on a
* Establish budgets, and work within budgetary limits.
* Apply makeup to enhance, and/or alter the appearance of people appearing in
productions such as movies.
* Alter or maintain makeup during productions as necessary to compensate for
lighting changes or to achieve continuity of effect.
* Select desired makeup shades from stock, or mix oil, grease, and coloring in
order to achieve specific color effects.
* Cleanse and tone the skin in order to prepare it for makeup application.
* Assess performers' skin-type in order to ensure that make-up will not cause
break-outs or skin irritations.
* Analyze a script, noting events that affect each character's appearance, so
that plans can be made for each scene.
* Requisition or acquire needed materials for special effects, including wigs,
beards, and special cosmetics.
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking
time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and
not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Speaking — Talking to