Qualifications To Be A Hairdresser On A Cruise Ships

 

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Cruise ship passengers that are sailing the seas love to treat themselves to the most lavish spa treatments and salon splurges. Being on vacation makes it much easier for many travelers to treat themselves in ways they might not normally, so it’s a good place for beauty school graduates to hone their skills and pamper people. Luxury spa and salon services will always be in demand as long as people continue to travel on cruise ships! The rapid addition of salon services and spas on cruise ships can give stylists an exciting and fascinating opportunity.

Life at Sea

Each salon or spa onboard a cruise typically has a manager as well as an assistant, both of whom the hair stylists are expected to report to. The stylists perform all of the same services that a client would be able to get on land. This means hairdressers are required to cut, style, shampoo and condition, dry hair into shape, as well as color, treat, or dye the hair of men, women, and children of any ethnicity or age. It’s an exciting opportunity because cosmetologists can get amazing experience working with all kinds of people from around the world!

The stylist is often responsible for maintaining all of their equipment and services while actively driving upsells to additional services and products for clients. Oftentimes a product display or service promotion will be held at various locations throughout the ship. Hairdressers in particular are expected to be present and professional during these presentations.

Requirements for Becoming a Cruising Cosmetologist

Every business can be different with the way they select candidates to be cruising cosmetologists, but many of the basic requirements can be the same, such as:

  • Applicant must possess a professional hairdressing or cosmetology license or certification equivalent to that of the national level
  • Applicant must have proof of obtaining an apprenticeship for a minimum of three years
  • Applicant must have proof of obtaining hair stylist work experience for a minimum of one year
  • Applicant must be willing to travel for extended periods of time (without getting sea sick or needing serious medical attention for chronic or other serious illnesses)

With a little experience working in a salon, you can find opportunities to work as a cruising cosmetologist if it’s what you’re passionate about!

Learn at Evergreen Beauty School

Are you ready to take the first step toward your dream? At Evergreen Beauty College, we can offer all of the training and development you need to become a professional licensed cosmetologist where you can turn ordinary looks into beautiful works of art. We strive to teach each and every student the skills and techniques necessary for creating and maintaining a happy client base—tools they will use long after the classroom days are gone. Take the first step to gaining the qualifications necessary to become a cruising cosmologist by learning with Evergreen Beauty College! Visit our programs page or contact us to learn more about how you can change your life!

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sam
sam
2 years ago

I think that being a criuse ship hair dresser is silly beacause you should get your hair done before you go on a cruise holiday. But if you need yor hair doing say like washing or something spacial for a night out on the ship, i think you should have to do it yourself. Beacause even though the hairdressers and nail peopel have said yes they are willing to travel but deep down they might be missing the family.

Sheri
Sheri
2 years ago
Reply to  sam

How do I start to work on cruise ships?

Karen
Karen
1 year ago
Reply to  sam

When you are on the cruise ship, say 3 days in and have been swimming and sleeping you hair is a mess, a hairdresser is perfect to make you look gorgeous for the evening! Don’t worry we don’t miss our family that much! It is a great opportunity to travel, meet people and perform Cosmetology services!

Barb M
Barb M
3 months ago
Reply to  sam

Why? People like to be pampered. A lot of people who can afford the luxury of travel also enjoy salon and spa services. It is a big industry and people pay to look good.

Marina Toman
Marina Toman
2 years ago

Hi!Is 42 years person can get yob as hairdresser on cruiser,with 25 years of expirience in hairdressing world?

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago
Reply to  Marina Toman

Could you clarify your question? I would love to assist but don’t quite understand.

Manjula madhavarapu
Manjula madhavarapu
1 year ago

Hi I’m 28 years old I m I’m interested to do job in cruise , I have completed my beauty course in vlcc . I did my hair dresser course and skin and makeup too with advance certificate

Marina Toman
Marina Toman
2 years ago
Reply to  Marina Toman

Am I to old with 42 for aplly for this work possition?

Abhinay baraily
Abhinay baraily
2 years ago
Reply to  Marina Toman

Hello ma’am my name is abhi I am from India
Can I ask you a question please
….

Abhinay baraily
Abhinay baraily
2 years ago
Reply to  Marina Toman

You really mean 25 years of experience ….
Ma’am I also started a work in hairdressing
It’s good but here in India there is nobody like who is guiding me in hairdressing so I don’t know I am improving my work or not …..
Ma’am please can you help me….in this???

Diana Valenzuela
Diana Valenzuela
2 years ago

Is there an age limit to work as a Hairstylist on a cruise ship I just turned 50 I’ve been doing hair since 1991 I have plenty of experience working at a franshice Great Clips which teaches great techniques and professional people skills but I’m ready for a life adventure please let me know thanks.

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago

If you are thinking about working on a cruise ship, you may want to reach out the Steiner Group. Here is a great article which may be helpful: workingabroadmagazine.com/cruise-ship-jobs/steiner-cruise-jobs/

Kudzai mawoko
Kudzai mawoko
2 years ago

I want to study l am a hairdresser

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago
Reply to  Kudzai mawoko

Kudzai, where would you like to study? We have 5 schools here in Washington State … evergreenbeauty.edu

Abhinay baraily
Abhinay baraily
2 years ago

To respected THE EVERGREEN BEAUTY COLLEGE can you help me to be a good hairdresser I know some but it is far difference between Indian hairdresser and foreign hairdresser so I want to learn with you guys

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago

Thank you for your encouraging words. We actually have a graduate of both our Cosmetology Program and the Instructor Program that would be a great reference. Search Elisha Chauha or @elisaUSA and you will find a number of online classes, webinars, etc. She has a huge heart and know that she wants to help students just like you! Whatever we can do to support you and Elisha, please let us know!

Prashant
Prashant
2 years ago

I want a job as Hair stylist in cruse. So to whome I need to contact

Chloe Papier
Chloe Papier
1 year ago

Hi, i am Chloe a 17 year old South African girl who wants to pursue a career in hairdressing/cosmetology. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my future and was keen on learning more about life at sea as a hairdresser, as i want to be that hairdresser. So I’ve been doing my research and so fourth. Next year will be my last year on high school, God willing, i just wanted to know are there any specific colleges in South Africa, specifically Cape Town that focuses on my specific career field but at sea?

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
1 year ago
Reply to  Chloe Papier

Chloe, thank you for writing us! I am unsure of the requirements in South Africa, but hearing your passion, I am so excited for your success ahead!

Zahra
Zahra
1 year ago

How can hairdresser work on a cruise?

Ernest
Ernest
1 year ago

Hi am Ernest am really interested to work in a cruise but now am still compliting my Two years practical so I would like to apply for 2023 and ill be glad to get a good result

Md jamshed
Md jamshed
1 year ago

I am hair style and makeup artist

EnriqueRagas
EnriqueRagas
1 year ago

I want to apply as a barber in cruise ship…

Gunjan
Gunjan
5 months ago

I have experience of 5 years but i am on a Junior hair stylist can i get a job

Barb M
Barb M
3 months ago

Hello from Tennessee, USA.

I was a cosmetologist years ago, I quit to join the US Navy. I do have experience at sea as a Hospital Corpsman. (Medicine and Healthcare, enlisted)

I am in the process of reinstating my license. I think it would be fun to work on a cruise ship for a couple of years. I do have a few personal health issues that I need to resolve first.

I may be too old, if there are age restrictions. I’m over 50. I remember fondly of being at sea in the Navy, and there is nothing like it.

I wish that I could combine two of my passions; doing hair/nails and going to sea.