Nov 15, 2019 - 09:48 AM
If you have been away from salon work for a while, consider sharing or creating an Instagram feed or blog that shows off your personal style or interest in beauty products or services. (Employers shouldn't be directed to personal accounts that are not related to the profession.) If you have attended a cosmetology school or have had any beauty-related training, be sure to prominently display the information in the Education and Training section of your resume.
A cosmetology certificate or degree will be required before you can work with clients, whether it's cutting hair or providing spa treatments. In addition, every state requires that hairstylists, barbers, and cosmetologists be currently licensed to provide services.
For those who want to work in a salon, it's been described as working with "family," where each person plays an important part in keeping the salon running smoothly. Clients may share intimate details of their lives, so professionalism and good communication skills, as well as a positive attitude, are also considered important to a salon position. When you get an interview, make sure you are dressed in a way that shows your sense of style, and be sure you are well-groomed, including everything from your hair to your nails (hopefully, this is a no-brainer!).