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Cutting, styling, treating, and colouring hair for both men and women in a work environment that ranges from homes and salons to film and television productions.
All of us appreciate and take advantage of the best work of expert hairdressers.
Hairdressing has a practical role in the everyday world of personal appearance and hygiene, and also plays an important therapeutic role in supporting individuals’ self- esteem and confidence. It also may help to relieve the effects of illness, and can aid recovery.
The hairdresser works in diverse environments including large, medium, small, or mobile salons, client homes and in product companies and training institution, film and television productions, theatre, wig work, hair replacement, technicians, session stylists and product research and design. They may either specialize or offer a wide range of services, including cutting, colouring, styling, chemical reformation and special hair treatments for men, women or both.
Communication and client care, the ability to analyze hair types and conditions, and to work safely and to manufacturers’ product instructions are the universal attributes of the outstanding hairdresser.
With the globalization of various styles and trends in personal appearance or “look”, the worldwide demand for experts in hair treatment and hairdressing products is expanding rapidly with WorldSkills affording the most outward-looking and talented entering professionals the chance to succeed.
Important elements of the challenge include:
Working under time constraints, Competitors will show they can cut, colour and style hair to a desired effect.
Competitors will show they have the ability to analyse different hair types and conditions.
Each Competitor will also be tested on chemical reformation and special hair treatments.
Planning and creativity are important in this Skill.
|Medallion for Excellence||731||Qin Wang||China|
|Medallion for Excellence||728||Gaby Ware||Australia|
|Medallion for Excellence||728||GEUNTAEK KIM||Korea|
|Medallion for Excellence||724||Marion Müller||South Tyrol, Italy|
|Medallion for Excellence||721||Keiya Kawamura||Japan|
|Medallion for Excellence||720||CHUN-YU WU||Chinese Taipei|
|Medallion for Excellence||715||CAROLINA EVE SAMBAG||Malaysia|
|Medallion for Excellence||715||Bridie Thorne||United Kingdom|
|Medallion for Excellence||713||Olivia Jonsson||Sweden|
|Medallion for Excellence||709||Vitória Guimarães||Brazil|
|Medallion for Excellence||707||Tomás RIVERA||Spain|
|Medallion for Excellence||702||Chun Kiu Li||Hong Kong, China|
|Medallion for Excellence||700||NADZEYA KASHTELIAN||Belarus|
|Medallion for Excellence||700||Alexandra Kovacs||Hungary|
|Medallion for Excellence||700||Kylie Burkey||United States of America|
|698||Nur Aisyah Adha||Indonesia|
|694||Leif Anders Øverland||Norway|
|691||Suly Andrea Jiménez Hurtado||Colombia|
|675||Emmy Pan Anun||Netherlands|
|634||Shana-Lee Smale||South Africa|
To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.
Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.