Hairstylists and barbers

Hairstylists and barbers

NOC
6341

Cut and style hair and perform related services.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

211
 

Median Hourly Wage

$15.00
$11.70
Low
$20.94
High

Median Salary

$12,353
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

2,558
 

% Working Full Time

68%
 

% Working Full Year

68%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Hairstylists and barbers cut and style hair and perform related services. They are employed in hairstyling or hairdressing salons, barber shops, vocational schools, health care establishments and theatre, film and television establishments.

Main Duties

Hairstylists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Suggest hair style compatible with client's physical features or determine style from client's instructions and preferences
  • Cut, trim, taper, curl, wave, perm and style hair
  • Apply bleach, tints, dyes or rinses to colour, frost or streak hair
  • Analyze hair and scalp condition and provide basic treatment or advice on beauty care treatments for scalp and hair
  • Clean and style wigs and hair pieces
  • Apply hair extensions
  • May shampoo and rinse hair
  • May perform receptionist duties and order supplies
  • May train or supervise other hairstylists, hairstylist apprentices and helpers.

Barbers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Cut and trim hair according to client's instructions or preferences
  • Shave and trim beards and moustaches
  • May shampoo hair and provide other hair treatment, such as waving, straightening and tinting and may also provide scalp conditioning massages
  • May book appointments and order supplies
  • May train and supervise other barbers and barber apprentices.

Also Known As

  • barber
  • barber apprentice
  • hair colour technician
  • hairdresser
  • hairdresser apprentice
  • hairstylist
  • hairstylist apprentice
  • wig stylist
Requirements

Employment Requirements

Hairstylists

  • Some secondary school education is required.
  • Completion of a two- or three-year hairstyling apprenticeship program or completion of a college or other program in hairstyling combined with on-the-job training is usually required.
  • Several years of experience may replace formal education and training.
  • Employers may require applicants to provide a hairstyling demonstration before being hired.
  • Trade certification for hairstylists is compulsory in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified hairstylists upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Barbers

  • Some secondary school education is required.
  • Completion of a two-year apprenticeship or other barber program is usually required.
  • On-the-job training may be substituted for formal education.
  • Trade certification for barbers is compulsory in Ontario and available, but voluntary, in the Yukon.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to barbers, as qualified hairstylists, upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

92.2%
Female
7.8%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

7.6%
15-24
22.9%
25-34
20.0%
35-44
28.7%
45-54
15.9%
55-64
5.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.8%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
1.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
58.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
36.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
1.9%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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97.3%
Other services (except public administration)
0.8%
Retail trade
0.8%
Health care and social assistance
1.2%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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21.50%
Northeast
31.30%
Southeast
19.70%
Southwest
15.90%
Central
11.60%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$10,353
Northeast
$13,764
Southeast
$14,702
Southwest
$16,306
Central
$9,654
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available

Southeast

$15.00
$11.70
Low
$20.94
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$12,353

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$15,002

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$12,353

Newfoundland

$17,435

Prince Edward Island

$15,585

Nova Scotia

$15,731

Canada

$16,398
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

211
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

6
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

206
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

769
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

88
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

683