You have your license and now you are ready to find your best, first job. There are several important things to consider before embarking on your journey to salon employment.
Once you have secured an interview, its important to prepare correctly for that. What is the salon culture and dress code like? How do the styists dress? How do the clients dress?
Treat the interview with the respect it deserves. Be certain your appearance is in keeping with the style and culture of the salon you want to work in. Your clothing should be clean and neat. Even if the stylists are wearing jeans; jeans are not appropriate interview attire. Black is always a good choice. Be sure your nails are polished or manicured. Your hair should be styled and trendy. Makeup is also important. The beauty business is a head to toe industry.
You should prepare for interview questions. Be ready to answer questions like “Why do you want to work here? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Why should I hire you?” Salons invest in their stylists’ training so they want to know you will be happy and successful.