Hair Color Tech

Hair color technicians also called hair color specialists or colorists are cosmetologists who can shampoo cut and style hair but they apply their expertise mainly to coloring hair. The processes they frequently perform include coloring bleaching frosting highlighting low-lighting and applying touch-up color. In some cases they are asked to correct the color that has been applied previously and to offer advice on what color might best suit a client’s skin tone facial shape and general style. Most hair colorists work in salons but some have their own businesses. Some work for movie and television studios. The website www.braintrack.com says that hair color technicians must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. In order to be employed they must attend and graduate from a cosmetology school which is usually a program requiring nine to twenty-four months. After completing this program the website www.ehow.com says that hair color technicians must pass a state-based examination in order to get a license. Job prospects for hair color technicians are positive and their earnings depend on experience employer and the number of hours per week they work. The website www.braintrack.com reports that hair color technicians who work in salons for 40 hours a week earn between $27000 and $35000 a year. However those with special talent can earn considerably more.

Education Required: High School Diploma & Certification and/or License
Avg Salary: $31000
High Salary: $35000
Low Salary: $27000
Tasks: Shampoos, cuts, styles and colors hair.
Discusses hair color options to clients.
Provides hair color samples.
Makes hair color recommendations to clients.
Also Called: Hair Color Specialists
Hairstylist
Colorist
Cosmetologist
Additional Resources: http://www.beautyschools.edu/Career_Descriptions
http://www.braintrack.com/colleges-by-career/chemical-technicians/job-titles/colorist
http://www.ehow.com/facts_6761103_job-description-hair-colorist.html