Trichologist

Trichologists diagnose, treat and care for the human hair and scalp. They treat scalp problems such as dandruff, itchiness of the scalp, hair loss, baldness and excessive oiliness. They may carry out a microscopic examination of the hair; apply ointment or lotion to the scalp, massage, or use electrotherapy machines and/or infrared lamps.

They advise on the correct use of hair colouring, permanent waving and straightening products and treat damage sustained by the hair or scalp as a result of the misuse of such preparations. Where necessary, they will refer clients to medical or paramedical practitioners.


They may carry out a microscopic examination of the hair; apply ointment or lotion to the scalp, massage, or use electrotherapy machines and/or infrared lamps.

They advise on the correct use of hair colouring, permanent waving and straightening products and treat damage sustained by the hair or scalp as a result of the misuse of such preparations. Where necessary, they will refer clients to medical or paramedical practitioners.


Employment


  • hairdressing salons

  • beauty salons

  • self-employment, with own salon


Getting Started


  • try to obtain a Saturday morning, part-time or vacation work at a hairdressing salon

  • speak to trichologists about this type of career

  • consult the Registrar of Manpower Training concerning learnership programmes that may be available in your area


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