Alert
Close

Join us at AARP's 2015 Life@50+ National Event and Expo in sunny Miami.  Learn more

Highlights

Close

You and Your Town Contest-You could win an AARP RealPad
African American female chef in restaurant kitchen: Small Business Resource Finder
Introducing RealPad by AARP
AARP-iPad-ePub-app
AARP Auto Buying Program
Military and Veterans Discount

Contests and
Sweeps

$10,000 Winter Escapes Sweepstakes

Beat the cold and cozy up to a chance of winning $10,000! See official rules.

Free Fun!

AARP Games - Play Now!

PROGRAMS & resources

Best Employers for Workers Over 50

Check out the winners list and latest news about this AARP recognition program.

Employer Resource Center

Attract and retain top talent in a changing workforce.

Your Own Business

Information for business owners, entrepreneurs and the self-employed.

webinars

Learn From the Experts

Sign up now for an upcoming webinar or find materials from a past session. 

Most Popular
Articles

Viewed

Great Jobs for the Winter Season

These jobs in sunny destinations service vacationers and full-time residents

4. Hairdresser

The nitty-gritty: Who doesn't dread leaving their hairdresser for months at a time? Why not go south with your clients? If you can nab some referrals in the area, maybe you start a seasonal business. The essence of the job is shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling. Ready for a new look?"
The hours: Variable. Evenings and weekends are part of the mix
Median pay range: $7.76 an hour to $19.97 and up, plus tips. A typical cut and color can easily top $120 per appointment.
Qualifications: All states require hairdressers to be licensed. Qualifications for a license vary by state, but generally a person must have a high school diploma or GED, and have graduated from a State-licensed barber or cosmetology school. Some states have reciprocity agreements that allow you to transfer a valid cosmetology license. State licensing board requirements and a list of licensed training schools for cosmetologists may be obtained from National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences. Background checks are the norm. Good listening skills and stylish flair are your calling cards. Word-of-mouth marketing makes or breaks your success as a hairdresser. You may work out of your own home space. You may also find part-time work in a salon or a spa, hotel or resort. Many communities have full-service salons that rent chairs for a fee by the week or the month to freelancers. Employment of hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists will increase by about 20 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than average occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Why? Baby boomers are hip to hair coloring and other sophisticated hair treatments, spurring the demand, according to BLS. Can you say, cut and color?

Next: Show off your sense of style and love of fashion. >>

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points

Jobs You Might Like

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

UPS Store membership discount aarp benefits

Members save 15% on eligible products/services, 5% on UPS shipping at The UPS Store®.

membership adt

Small business owners save 20% on new installation of any new ADT security system.

Mujer en la parte de afuera de so negocio

Free quotes for members from the AARP® Small Business Insurance Program.

Member Benefits

Renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Explore Your Learning Possiblities