Three Jobs Available in a Traditional Salon

Three jobs available in a traditional salon include professional hairstylist, nail technician, and salon manager.

The professional hairstylist will cut, color, perm, or style hair. Hairstylists attend cosmetology school to learn their profession. In addition to classes, cosmetology students will gain hands on experience styling customer’s hair as part of the curriculum.

To become a licensed hairstylist, states require students to take a written exam. Once students achieve their license, they are ready to work with customers.

Nail technicians work with artificial nails such as acrylic, gel, fiberglass, and sculptured extensions. Nail technicians also do traditional manicures and pedicures. Some nail technician education programs include courses on anatomy, physiology, sanitation, chemistry, and hygiene.

States require nail technicians to become licensed after graduation from beauty school by passing a written and practical exam.

Salon managers need to know about salesmanship, working with different personalities, new trends, and managing a business. Typical responsibilities include hiring stylists, ordering inventory, handling customer complaints, budgeting, and decorating the salon.

Salon managers must be licensed cosmetologists with experience.

If you are interested in a cosmetology career, check to see if there is a beauty school in your community that will visit with you about their program.

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