Creating a flawless resume and showing off your glowing personality will help you secure a position as a salon stylist. Once you've found a job you love, you'll need to continue working hard to keep it. Use the tips below to solidify your position as a valuable salon employee.
Maintain Your Enthusiasm
When you're searching for a new job, it's usually easy to project your passion for styling during interviews. After all, you're excited and in need of a job. Once that process is over and you've landed the job, it's important to keep that enthusiasm going. When you become bored with your job, your clients and boss will notice. Keep yourself interested by making an effort to learn about new techniques and trends.
No matter how long you've been working for a company, it's always important to be professional. In a salon, that means showing up for appointments early, keeping conversations with clients appropriate, and being a responsible member of the business team. Remember that you're representing yourself as well as the salon at all times.
Cultivate Client Relationships
A stylist must give clients 100% of their attention. Building a great relationship with both new and regular clients will make you a valuable member of the salon team. Be sure that your clients feel comfortable with you. Be a great listener and ask questions. At the same time, if your client is indicating that they'd rather just chill out in the chair, respect their desire to relax. After every appointment, make sure your client is happy with their look. If not, resolve the situation.
Be A Team Player
If you don't work well with others, the others won't want to work with you. In a salon, for both commission-based salons and booth rentals, every employee is part of a team that needs to work together for the business to be successful. Ask for help when you need it, offer help when you're able, and take initiative to keep things running smoothly. Your coworkers and boss will appreciate your effort.
Do Great Work
While there are many things you can do to get along well with clients and coworkers, as a stylist, your work should also speak for itself. The beauty industry changes quickly. Stay up to date on the latest trends and techniques to be ready for client requests. Be willing to learn from other stylists as well. As you continue your education and gain experience, your skills will grow and your salon owner will see you as an important part of the team.
Join A Great Team
Having a salon job where you'll thrive starts with joining a great team. For more information about being a part of The Salon by Lora Brown, contact us today.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.