Are you looking for a career in the beauty industry? Want to work in a salon but not sure how to get started? In this blog post, we will discuss some important tips on becoming a hairstylist and working in a salon.
Basic Skills as a Hair Stylist: Hairstylists often need to complete their education in beauty schools or cosmetology schools. They may also learn through apprenticeship programs with experienced hair professionals. Hairstyling is not a job that can be learned without formal training; it requires the ability to perform many different skills simultaneously. So, consider joining a beauty school or a leading salon providing courses related to hairstyling.
Salon Etiquette: Whether you’re the stylist or a customer, this is important to know. You may not be able to tell by looking at someone’s hair if they want it styled and what precisely they would like done with their style; however, some simple ways will help discern whether or not someone wants their hair styled.
For example, when talking to them about hairstyles, ask questions such as “What color do you want?” “How short would you like your cut?” If these aren’t working for any reason, then just say something general like, “Wouldn’t it be fun to have an updo? I think we need volume.” In addition, never touch anyone without asking first—even if they are a customer.
Applying for the Job: First, you need to know that it is not uncommon to apply at more than one salon, even if they are nearby. Then go through and determine which salons meet your needs (do they offer further training? Do they have evening hours?).
Once you find a few salons that seem like great matches, be sure to research them online—including reading reviews of each place from other stylists or customers who may have worked there before. Once you decide where you want to work, call and set up an interview time with whoever manages those positions–and dress appropriately because first impressions matter!
Follow these tips from Therapy Hair Studio, and you’ll never have to struggle to find a job as a hairstylist at a leading salon in the Huston area.