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Shampooer  What They Do

Just the Facts


Shampoos and rinses customers' hair.

This career is part of the Human Services cluster Personal Care Services pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Massages, shampoos, and conditions patron's hair and scalp to clean them and remove excess oil.
  • Advises patrons with chronic or potentially contagious scalp conditions to seek medical treatment.
  • Treats scalp conditions and hair loss, using specialized lotions, shampoos, or equipment such as infrared lamps or vibrating equipment.
  • Maintains treatment records.

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Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation involves bending or twisting your body more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves use of protective items such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, a hard hat, or personal flotation devices
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves walking or running more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others

Work Hours and Travel

  • Rotating shift work
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Apprentice Cosmetologist --
  • Apprentice Stylist --
  • Assistant Hairstylist --
  • Hair Assistant --
  • Shampoo Assistant --
  • Shampoo Person --
  • Shampoo Technician --
  • Stylist Assistant --