Film - Hair Dresser

Hairdressers work closely with the actors, make-up and costume departments as well as the Directors and extras. Your job is to plan, prepare and design the actors (and extras) hair to fit the theme and continuity of the film and separate scenes within said film.

Some hairdressers will work independently with actors and prepare their hair by the actor's personal choice when there is no production requirement.
You will also need to make sure the actors you're working on are clear from any allergies from the equipment you use.


  • Have skills with cutting, waving, straightening, colouring, perming, setting, extensions, brading, shaving, wigs and hairpieces

  • Patience

  • Good observation skills

  • Excellent concentration skills

  • Problem solving

  • Own hairdressing kit