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What do they do?

Shampoo and rinse customers' hair.

Also known as:

Hair Assistant, Shampoo Assistant, Shampoo Person, Shampoo Technician, Shampooer, Stylist Assistant

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Shampooers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Shampooers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 16.8%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #5 in job growth rate
  • 180

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #5 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (2.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (18%)
  • Associate's degree (11%)
  • Some college, no degree (33.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (30.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (3.7%)

Percent of workers in this field

★ You’re seeing education information for Shampooers(1) because we don’t have information for Shampooers. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.

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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Apply cleansing or conditioning agents to client hair, scalp, or skin.
  • Administer therapeutic massages.
  • Provide medical or cosmetic advice for clients.
  • Maintain client information or service records.
  • Apply solutions to hair for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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