What does a Hair Stylist do?

As a hair stylist you would provide insight to men, women and children on various hair styles, cuts and color. In addition, you would have the ability to learn and share information on the hair care products to upsell items solid by the salon. Effectively use various marketing methods to grow your clientele such as social media and customer referrals.

The ability to successfully communicate with a diverse customer population is essential. A friendly and approachable individual who finds it easy to speak with a variety of individuals. Experience with various types of hair is preferred. A valid cosmetology license in the state you are practicing is required.

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Superior oral communication skills
  • Ability to develop your own clientele through social media and customer referrals
  • Demonstrate consistent telephone etiquette
  • Keep your station clean and sanitary
  • Assist in upselling salon products and services
  • Safe use of equipment and chemicals
  • Assist with laundry and linens as needed
  • 3+ years of experience as a hairstylist
  • Knowledge of products solid by the salon
  • Exhibit basic computer skills
  • Accurate use of an office phone
  • Able to lift boxes up to 10 pounds
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with customers
  • Reliable transportation to meet scheduling requirements
  • Maintain inventory product log
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.0 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Hair Stylist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£24,021 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £24K
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Hair Stylist Career Path

Learn how to become a Hair Stylist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Hair Stylist Insights

Read what Hair Stylist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Casual Stylist
9 Oct 2021

“retail pay on the weekend was good (though I guess this would standard casual pay)”

Sport ClipsSport Clips
Hair Stylist
14 Oct 2021

“Great way to build a clientele and much better money than renting a booth in a salon!”

Boardroom Salon for MenBoardroom Salon for Men
12 Aug 2019

“The company provides the resources and knowledge you need to become the best stylist and to really grow your career”

Stitch FixStitch Fix
28 Jan 2021

“I had the chance to meet many other lovely stylist and my team lead was absolutely amazing!”

Public Barber Salon
Senior Stylist
25 Oct 2020

“There was limited education outside of our product reps classes and classes taught by our own staff.”

KaRu Salon
12 Aug 2019

“Manager Nikki is great and takes care of any issues I have and always listens to my concerns.”

Sport ClipsSport Clips
Hair Stylist
14 Oct 2021

“$24. Manager Kendall is super nice and I still keep in touch with her.”

Hair Stylist
19 Dec 2019

“It’s nice to work here because of the interactions with children and the pay is good too.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a hair stylist

When working as a hair stylist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Firing, Test Equipment, Attention To Detail, Schedules and Microsoft Office Suite.

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