More skills your good hairdresser is likely to pick up in their careers:

  1. Chit Chat - If you think it's easy, day after day, to make nice nice talk with people you don't know and aren't likely ever to see again, you've obviously never done it. A hairdresser's ability to talk to people in a comfortable and easy way without creeping them out is one of the most important parts of the job. What a hairdresser does is, for most people, a fairly intimate thing. Keeping the customer relaxed and in high spirits while doing something they may not let their best friend or signifigant other do is a skill to be admired.
  2. Dermatology/Bone Structure 2 - Something that cobweb neglected to mention. Hairdressers are some of the first people to discover growths on the skull. Things like menengial cysts, cancerous growths, etc.. can be life threatening if not caught in time. A hairdresser is often the first person to spot such a thing, as they are the only people who pay a great deal of attention to that area of your body.
  3. Eidetic Memory - For those folks lucky enough to frequent a hairdresser, they will probably agree that the good ones always remember everything. The only truly good relationship I had with a hairdresser lasted for about four years, but she remembered such things as: What topics I was interested in, my job, my birthday, friends, family. She was amazing. Likewise, she knew what topics to shy away from (religion, my father). This, tied in with Chit Chat, is what keeps people returning to the same stylist over and over again.