When working for a salon most people think that the only job is to do things with a person’s hair such as cutting it, giving a permanent, high lightening, dying, and more. The two most common jobs are barbers and hairdressers. If they own their own salon, they may work alone or have assistants who rent booth space in their salon. They normally do all of the jobs that are needed to take care of their customers themselves. Generally, most who own a hair salon started out as a hair stylist
However, you can find other jobs in a hair salon. What they will be depends on the salon where you work and the services the hair salon offers. In larger hair salons, you may there be positions as:
• Shampooers-they are the ones that wash and condition the customer’s hair before it is cut and styled.
• Skin care specialists-this job may also have the title of makeup artist or estheticians. They focus on the customer’s face and advise them on different skin care options. To work as a skin care specialist requires that you have knowledge of all the different skin types along with being familiar with common skin problems. They may recommend products to the customer and helps them choose the right one. A skin specialist may work as just a makeup artist and apply makeup on customers for special occasions like weddings, the prom, etc. They may also teach the customers how to put it on themselves and which products they need to buy in order to accomplish the same outcome.
• Nail technicians-being a nail technician their responsibilities include providing pedicures and manicures along with caring for the feet and hands in general. They may also apply acrylic nails, clean, and polish their nails.
• Receptionist-they will answer the phone, schedule appointments, take and process payments.
Many hairdressers, especially if they have their own hair salon, complete training in various services so they can offer their customers additional services besides hair styling. Many times hair salon businesses will operate as a spa or full-service salons in order to increase profits and attract new customers. When operating as a spa there is a new job opening as a massage therapist. They have their own space in which to work.
In larger hair salons, including the ones that operate as a spa may also have hair salon jobs in the housekeeping role. They would be the ones that keep the salon clean by sweeping the floors, making sure the equipment is sanitized, the towels washed and dried, and more. They may come in after the hair salon is closed to sweep and mop the floors, clean the mirrors, dust, and make sure everything is ready for the next day.