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Technicians (perm and colour)

Descriptions & Duties

  • Technicians (perm and colour) provide perming, colouring and other chemical treatments services according to the requirements of hairstyling design by hairdressers.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Perming, colouring and other chemical knowledge and skills

Technicians (perm and colour) must be able to master perming, colouring techniques and other chemical treatments; and work closely with hairstylist for styling design required by the customers.


Technicians (perm and colour) must keep up with the latest trends of different applications of chemical products.

Customer-service knowledge and skills

Technicians (perm and colour) must have good customer-service skills to retain current customers and attracting new ones.

Time-management knowledge and skills

Time-management skills are important for technicians (perm and colour) in scheduling appointments and providing services.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A relevant recognised diploma or certificate or equivalent


  • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $8,000-$13,000

Monthly Salary $15000- $30,000

Monthly Salary > $30,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Technicians (perm and colour) generally work indoors in hairdressing salons and may need to stand for long periods. Their work schedules include late evenings, weekends, and holidays and may work full time or part time.


  • Digital Perming Machine
  • Electric Clippers
  • Hand Dryer
  • Heat Accelerator
  • Hood Dryer
  • Hot Roller
  • Hot Tongs (Straight & Curling)
  • Shampoo Basin with Chair
  • Steamer
  • Styling Chair
  • Styling Station
  • Tripod
  • Trolley

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