A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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ORDER XXVII.—PERSONS ENGAGED IN PERSONAL SERVICE (including Institutions, Clubs, Hotels, etc.)

920.—Hair Dressers, Manicurists, Chiropodists

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artist in hair
see hairdresser.
a hairdresser's assistant (q.v.) in a men's hairdressing establishment.
barber's boy
see lather boy.
beauty specialist, beauty doctor ; complexion specialist
massages face, neck and arms, prescribes face creams, washes, powders, and colourings; manicures hands and feet; removes superfluous hair by electrolysis and other means; removes blemishes, moles, birth marks, warts, by means of electric and other treatments.
chiropodist ; corn cutter
cuts, trims or corrects toe nails, corns and callous growths of the feet; treats and corrects malformations of the toes and general defects of the feet.
see hairdresser.
complexion specialist
see beauty specialist.
corn cutter
see chiropodist.
see tinter.
general hand
see hairdresser's assistant.
gent's hand
see hairdresser's assistant.
hairdresser ; artist in hair, coiffeur
working proprietor of hairdressing saloon; for operations see hairdresser's assistant.
hairdresser's assistant ; gents' or ladies' hand, general hand
cuts, shampoos, singes, waves, arranges, dyes, and bleaches human hair; shaves beard; massages face; sometimes gives electrical treatment to promote growth of hair and health of scalp; sometimes also does boardwork, see boardworker (428).
ladies' hand
see hairdresser's assistant.
lather boy ; barber's boy
assists hairdresser or barber, lathering face before shaving, removing soap, sponging and powdering after shaving; also assists in cleaning apparatus and sweeping floor.
cuts, trims, files, cleans, and polishes finger nails, removing cuticle and undertaking general care of the nails; removes warts, etc.
an assistant in. large hair dressing establishment who specialises in shampooing, i.e., washing the hair with soap and hot water or spirit.
tinter ; dyer
washes and applies tint or colour to human hair on the head or in the manufacture of wigs.
a hairdresser (q.v.) who is qualified to advise as to treatment of hair, both from medical and hairdressing considerations.
waves hair on human head by various means, e.g. (i) water waving, i.e. wetting hair and pressing it into shape by hand or by using a waving iron;
(ii) marcel waving, by using hot irons or wavers;
(iii) permanent waving, by rolling strands of hair and inserting the rolls into tubes, heating the tubes electrically and thus maintaining the wavy form induced by rolling.

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From: A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921,
Ministry of Labour, 1927. Digitised by Peter Christian, August, 2016.   This text is in the Public Domain.