Hair Preparer

Bleach, dye, and blend human hairs used in making hair pieces.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hair Preparers do?

Bleaches, dyes, and blends human hair used in making hair pieces: Soaks hair in soap and water to remove foreign matter and separates hair into strands. Mixes and blends ingredients to make bleaches and dyes according to formula. Dips strands into bleaching and dyeing solutions to obtain desired color. Hangs bleached and dyed strands on lines to air dry. Arranges and combs strands to blend them to specified hue and grade. May wash and soak hair in acid and soda solutions to thin hair and burn roots, preparatory to making theatrical hair pieces.

Should I be a Hair Preparer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Seed and Havana-Scrap Preparer

    How to become a Hair Preparer

    Hair Preparers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hair Preparer-related education!
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