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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

2424540 Beautician (Cosmetologist)

Provides beauty services for customers. Analyzes hair to ascertain condition of hair. Applies bleach, dye or tint, using applicator or brush, to color customer's hair and scalp with water, liquid soap, dry powder, or egg, and rinses hair with vinegar, water, lemon, or prepared rinses. Massages scalp and gives other hair and scalp-conditioning treatments for hygienic or remedial purposes. Styles hair by blowing, cutting, trimming and tapering, using clippers, scissors, razors, and blow-drier. Suggests coiffure according to physical features of patron and current styles, or determines coiffure from instructions of patron. Applies water or waving solutions to hair and winds hair around rollers, or pin curls and finger-waves hair. Sets hair by blow-dry or natural-set, or presses hair with straightening comb. Suggests cosmetics for conditions, such as dry or oily skin. Applies lotions and cream to customer's face and neck to soften skin and lubricate tissues. Performs other beauty services, such as massaging face or neck, shaping and coloring eyebrows or eyelashes, removing unwanted hair or retain curls or waves in hair and waving or curling hair. Cleans, shapes, and polishes fingernails and toenails.