Hair dressing industry in Australia is a promising industry in Australia. It is being predicted that, in the year 2017, it will generate more than $ 4 billion of revenue turnover. It is also being predicted to grow in the coming years and will create job opportunities for more than 50000 people in Australia. The structure of this industry is mainly female dominated but in the recent time, percentages of males are increasing as both employees and customers. Structure of this industry is mainly scattered with hairdressers working in diversified working environment such as, various spas, salons film, television and home service to the clients. Large organizations maintain hierarchical structure (Pine 2017). However, spas and salons do not maintain operational structure. Several hair dressers are working as freelancer also.
This industry offers huge career opportunities. It is being predicted that, in the coming years, hair dressing industry will have favorable track record in creating new jobs. Jobs for hair dresser is of diversified nature, however, the job profile of hair stylists in salon will be higher. Skill development is also a key advantage in this sector. Hair dresser can gain experience in different aspects of this industry and can cater to larger audience.
The main job of hair dresser is to enhance the beauty of individuals. They are professionally trained to create various hair styles on their clients. Film and television requires hair stylists to create the required hair style for their actors. In the fashion industry also, they are required to enhance the hair style of the models according to the requirement. Product suppliers require them to introduce new hair products in the market in consultation with them.
The latest concept in this industry is having hair color which will be 100 percent natural. Products will be resin based and will be free from paraben. Highlighter cap is the newest technique in this industry. Home based spa is also a new age service in this industry.
The prime job of the industry associations is to deal with cosmetic companies, salons and spa, government institutions and trade unions in maintaining the best interest of the industry. Various support service such as, providing templates. Member issues are also managed by them.
Hair dressers operating in Australia, has to adhere with the Public Health act, 2011. This act stated various clause covering inspections of the parlors, maintaining hygiene, equipment sterilization and prevention of injuries. They have to acquire license to work as a hair dresser. Sanitation and health issue is to be maintained by top priority by them according to the public health act, 2011 (Hoekstra et al. 2012). Also, the privacy of the customers should also be maintained in the parlors. Breach in this will attract legal actions.
Ethical strategies such as waste management plans and privacy of the customers should be met with highest standards. This industry generate wastes which needs to be decomposed, otherwise it will create various health issues for the customers. Water is also extensively used by this industry. Hence, effective management of water resource such as reusing can be beneficial. Products and services should be prices in a way which will be acceptable to all section of the society.
Hoekstra, M., van der Heide, S., Coenraads, P.J. and Schuttelaar, M.L.A., 2012. Anaphylaxis and severe systemic reactions caused by skin contact with persulfates in hair?bleaching products. Contact dermatitis, 66(6), pp.317-322.
Pine, C., 2017. Hair's head. Instyle, (Mar/Apr 2017), p.36.