Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

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Will "Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll suggests a higher chance of automation: a 35% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

No worries

or 11% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $11.66 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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Least likely

How this compares with other jobs: 177 out of 706

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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

Job description

Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.

SOC Code: 39-5012

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Elle (Small chance) says
AI still has a long way to go before it can start doing people’s hair, too much dexterity involved.
Sep 21, 2019 at 11:17 AM
Millie (Small chance) says
Because they will probably do something wrong
Sep 04, 2019 at 09:47 AM
Sarah (No chance) says
Hairstyling is a creative job to do at saloons. Saloons are opening so this job should grow a bit.
Jun 26, 2019 at 01:36 AM
zoe haumaha (Could go either way) says
I really want to be a hair dress
Jun 13, 2019 at 10:53 PM

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