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NOC 6341 – Hairstylists and barbers

NOC 6341 – Hairstylists and barbers

December 22, 2019

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 6341 is for Hairstylists and barbers

NOC skill type/level: Skill Level B

Employment requirements

Hairstylists
  • Some secondary school education is required.
  • Completion of a two- or three-year hairstyling apprenticeship program or completion of a college or other program in hairstyling combined with on-the-job training is usually required.
  • Several years of experience may replace formal education and training.
  • Employers may require applicants to provide a hairstyling demonstration before being hired.
  • Trade certification for hairstylists is compulsory in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified hairstylists upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
Barbers
  • Some secondary school education is required.
  • Completion of a two-year apprenticeship or other barber program is usually required.
  • On-the-job training may be substituted for formal education.
  • Trade certification for barbers is compulsory in Ontario and available, but voluntary, in the Yukon.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to barbers, as qualified hairstylists, upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

List of Job Titles for NOC 6341 – Hairstylists and barbers

  • Barber
  • Barber apprentice
  • Beauty salon operator
  • Hair colour technician
  • Hair dyer
  • Hair-care specialist
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairdresser apprentice
  • Hairstyling specialist
  • Hairstylist
  • Hairstylist apprentice
  • Men’s hairdresser
  • Wig stylist
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