Social & Personal Services

Cutting, styling, treating, and colouring hair for men, women, and children in a work environment that ranges from homes and salons, to film and television productions.

Hairdressing could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Helping people
  • Using tools

About Hairdressing

A visit to the hairdresser can be much more than a quick trim. It can involve cutting, styling, colouring, chemical reformation and using special treatments. Hairdressing professionals must have good people and communication skills in addition to a full range of current hairdressing skills. The hairdresser is expected to understand different types of hair, to interpret the client’s wishes, and work safely with the products involved. 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. Hairdressers work in diverse environments including large, medium, small, or mobile salons, clients' homes and in product companies and training institutions, film and television productions or theatre, doing a wide range of things, like wig work, hair replacement, styling, and product research and design.

The Challenge

Competitors are required to:
  • Perform haircut designs
  • Perform hair colouring
  • Perform hairstyling
  • Perform beard cut
  • Process permanent wave

Our Experts

Chief Expert

Ms June Ng


J Salon Pte Ltd

Deputy Chief Expert

Mr Kuah Beng Lee

Education Manager

Koa Singapore Pte Ltd


Ms Lim Soo Ting

Head/Curriculum Planning /Hospitality & Tourism Curriculum

Curriculum & Educational Development Division

Institute of Technical Education


Felix Foo Seng Heng

Deputy Director/Skills Development and Manager/Engineering

Services Curriculum

Curriculum & Educational Development Division

Institute of Technical Education

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