Hairstylists in Germany can choose how they want to become recognised in the country. They can become an apprentice by applying to a salon and making sure to render at least 3 years. A contract between the employer and apprentice should be made, and the apprentice must enrol in a course program for hairdressing for the theory.
Dual vocational training is also another option and is similar to an apprenticeship program. The training is a combination of theory and on-the-job learning that lasts from 2 to 3 1/2 years.
Aspirants can also complete theoretical training first by enrolling in a vocational school. Upon course completion, they can enrol in an on-the-job training program for practical experience.