Hairdressing is at the cutting edge of fashion.

As a hairdresser you need to have exceptional technical knowledge of colouring,  styling and cutting, and be able to work with all styles and textures of hair.

Hairdressers also require exceptional customer service skills and self-promotion via social media channels as well as an awareness of Fashion trends.

This competition assesses all the skills and abilities of competitors entering the field of Hairdressing.

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The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Customer Service Skills

  • Health and Safety Knowledge

  • Creativity

  • Attention to Detail

  • Team working

  • Innovation

  • Time management

  • Interpreting customer requirements

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter the competition from any organisation.
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies (these can be found in the ‘Useful resources’ section below) and must not have more than 5 years’ industry experience

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2024 for the WorldSkills 2026 Cycle, subject to the skill progressing to the international competition cycle.

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