Hairdresser Jobs At Sea

The Hairdresser and/or Barber performs professional cuts, styles, colouring services, and therapeutic hair and scalp treatments. The barber, in addition, performs professional men’s grooming services.

The ideal candidate must possess and maintain knowledge of current hairstyles and fashion trends, effectively interpreting our guest’s image desires whilst providing them with a relaxing environment that exceeds their expectations.

Hairdressers must possess excellent cleanliness and sanitation skills as well as be willing to train in our specific hair and scalp service offerings. Excellent communication skills are required, and the candidate must be able to learn the product and service knowledge necessary to effectively provide wellness and beauty solutions to meet the needs of our guests.


To train at the London Wellness Academy we require all candidates have the following minimum qualifications and experience:-

  • Candidates may have completed hairdressing training at a full-time college or completed a three-year apprenticeship.
  • Hairdressers should be qualified in ladies’ hairdressing and confident with gentlemen’s hairdressing.
  • All Caribbean nationalities must have by the NCTVET (government ) certificate/diploma.


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    Hair Dresser Careers

    A career as a hairstylist / hairdresser can be both a rewarding and challenging line of work. If you are thinking about pursuing a career in this field, it is important to understand what the role entails and what skills you will need to succeed.

    To succeed in a hairdressing career, you should have a strong interest in the Hairdressing industry, be creative and artistic, and have excellent communication skills. You will need a passion for your work to ensure that your column is always fully booked and that you exceed your revenue targets with ease.

    Hair Dressing Jobs on Luxury Cruise Liners

    As an onboard hairdresser, you’ll need to be skilled at many things since you may provide a variety of treatments. Full training will be provided via our London Wellness Academy training programme.

    Working as a hairdresser at sea has its challenges your guests could be from anywhere from across the globe which means working with all hair types.

    You must run your own column as you would in a land-based salon as we do not provide any juniors so your timing must be on point. It is vital to upsell all guests from a regular blow-dry to one of our signature services to hit targets also retailing is expected making sure we give 100% service and never forget your 3 R’s rebook, retail and refer.

    Your main role will be to offer ladies hair up styles and blow-dries for formal evenings, colouring and cutting for ladies and gentlemen.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Exceeding client expectations in terms of service and professionalism, while providing a high level of expertise.
    • Consistently and thoroughly performing treatments in accordance with training standards given.
    • Educating each and every guest
    • Dry hair into shape and create a finished look
    • Always maintain a clean, presentable appearance
    • Be adaptable and prepared to work shifts as required
    • Be able to work well under pressure
    • Be confident in hitting extremely high targets, upselling, retailing and rebooking
    • As a member of a team, you’ll need to be friendly and able to collaborate.

    Style Inspiration and creativity

    Once you join your ship, you are no longer that regular hairdresser you were at home. You must be confident to work solo with no help from a junior. Timing is key when working onboard; not only are you expected to deliver all aspects of hairdressing but also be open to learning new treatments such as teeth whitening, skincare, brows, lashes and more. It’s time to get wavey.

    One of the key skills required for any hairdressing or hair stylist job is inspiration and creativity. This involves not only having an eye for creating attractive and flattering hairstyles but also being able to work with different hair types and textures, as well as a variety of hair care products and techniques.

    Hairdressers must be able to work well with their hands, have good people skills, and be creative. To develop your creativity in this area, it is important to keep up with current trends in hairstyles and colours. 

    A Passion for Customer Service

    Hair stylist jobs also require employees to have excellent customer service skills. This means being professional and courteous with clientele at all times, as well as having the ability to upsell different services and products. You will be given full training on upselling and sales communication techniques during your time at the Academy.

    One of the key factors in becoming a successful hairdresser on board is the ability to build relationships It is also important to be able to build relationships with clients, as this can lead to repeat business. During your time at the Academy, you will be taught various techniques that will help you become a polished relationship builder.

    Top Tips for a Successful Career in Hairdressing

    Some tips for developing your career as a hairdresser/barber include:

    • Maintaining a positive attitude at all times
    • Willing to take on new challenges.
    • Knowledge of specific brands and products that London Wellness Academy and One 

    Spa World offer their guest, including;

    • Kerastase
    • Keratin complex
    • L’oreal
    • Elemis Barbering
    • Gosmile teeth whitening
    • Nouveau Lashes and brows

    Working in a salon at sea is extremely rewarding. Working with guests from across the globe has its challenges but will make you not only a stronger more confident hairdresser but a person also, you gain an incredible skill of how to adapt to different personality types.

    Whether you are interested in pursuing a career as a hairdresser or are already an experienced hairdresser working in the field,  you should always follow new trends in this forever-changing industry.

    There are many different specialities within the field of hair styling, including colouring specialists, braiders and weavers, wig stylists, blow dryers and curling iron experts, men’s haircutting specialists, etc. If you are passionate about working with hair and trying new styles, a career as a hairdresser may be the perfect fit for you.

    With hard work and perseverance and the training you will receive at the Academy, you can succeed in a career as a hairdresser onboard and build the skills necessary to help your clients feel beautiful and confident. 

    Job Placements on Cruise Ships

    Successful graduates from The London Wellness Academy Hairdressing Training Program are placed into paid positions on the world’s most luxurious cruise ships. We work with the most prestigious cruise lines in the world to secure our student’s employment following their graduation.

    Hairdresser Salary

    Being a hairdresser on board is like having your own business. So your earning potential is maximised by the study you do via our training programme and your performance on board. The training will give you all the tools you need to succeed and you will also gain all the skills necessary to run a business at sea or on land. 

    Your Ticket to Travel the Globe

    We hire passionate Hairdressers and develop their skills to an exceptional world-class level. You will have the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry so you can go on to work with some of the most diverse clientele from all over the world. We provide our graduates with an education that allows them to work anywhere in the world.

    Apply today

    If you are interested in a career that allows you to travel the world, then we encourage you to apply to The London Wellness Academy for our hairdresser training program.

    Our top-notch curriculum will give you the skills and experience needed to succeed in this exciting industry, working on luxury cruise liners. With our expert guidance and support, you can start your journey towards an amazing career today.


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