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Expert Sources: Ash Ortiz
Date: June 6, 2019
Reads: 1,351

Career Overview

A Hairdresser will work to prepare an Actor’s look to suit the scene. Hair pieces, wigs, hair extensions, and hair dye are all tools of the trade.

Alternate Titles

Stylist, Hair Stylist

Avg. Salary


Salary Range

$50,000 to $70,000

Career Description

Like many jobs on set, the job of a Hairdresser can be a lot of work with long hours. Ash Ortiz, who earned her hair stripes during New York Fashion Week before making the leap to film, breaks down a typical day:

“If I am doing a day in production for freelance in hair, I will talk to the Director, Producer, and 1st AD or Set Dresser and get an idea of what the look is that they are going for and see if I can get headshots of our leads.”

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